Daniel Berger calms his nerves – which sure look visible in the closeup in the above video – and kicks off the 2014 U.S. Open at Pinehurst No. 2 with his tee shot at 6:45 a.m. on Thursday, June 12, 2014.
Right side of the fairway, in perfect position. He made birdie.
It was the moment we’ve been waiting for since at least 2005. And it was special:
As if Payne were watching from above, 99-esque skies break behind 1st tee to reveal Carolina blue skies just in time for opening tee shots.
— Pinehurst Resort (@PinehurstResort) June 12, 2014