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While Graeme McDowell says he thinks the U.S. Open will be very difficult on Pinehurst No. 2, Will Ferrell believes it could be much more penal.
Will also has some thoughts on his favorite U.S. Open Champions.
Oh, and he has prediction for a 2014 winner.
Finally, Will has thoughts on golf fashion.
“Obviously, very different than nine years ago when I was here last,” he said. “(Coore and Crenshaw) have just done a beautiful job of restoring this golf course and presenting it. It plays lovely.”
Whatever you do today, make time to watch this. Brilliant work by ESPN’s Hannah Storm for ESPN’s Nine for IX series.
Love & Payne
“I have known Tracey Stewart since doing an interview with her shortly after the loss of her husband. At that time, and still today, I was struck by Tracey’s uncommon combination of both strength and support, a wife happy to be in the background of a charismatic, talented man, who would not have achieved his personal or professional success without her. … ‘Love & Payne’ is above all, a love story that resonates beyond the tragedy, beyond golf; one that I hope will touch and inspire those who watch the film.” — Hannah Storm
Rory McIlroy, the 2011 U.S. Open Champion, played Pinehurst No. 2 for the first time on Monday during a pre-championship practice round to prepare for the 2014 U.S. Open.
These are Rory’s first comments about Pinehurst No. 2.