Jun
19
2017
By Stephanie Wei under US Open

At the start of the final round of the U.S. Open at Erin Hills, we thought we might be in for a thriller and perhaps even that dreaded “p-word,” but Brooks Koepka separated himself from the field on the back nine and cruised to a four-shot victory. Koepka’s 16-under total tied the tournament record for lowest total under par, which was set by Rory McIlroy in 2011 at Congressional — which quite a few players and caddies predicted as a possibility before championship commenced.

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Jun
17
2017

Nikki B and I talk about the thrilling action on moving day at the U.S. Open at Erin Hills. We know the leaderboard isn’t filled with a bunch of “big” names, but we are loving the “nice guys” that are in contention heading into Sunday’s final round. Chances are we’ll crown another first-time major champion at the end of play.

Take your pick — they’re good storylines.

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Jun
17
2017

Sports Illustrated’s Alan Shipnuck joins Stephanie Wei and Nikki B before the leaders teed off in the third round of the U.S. Open at Erin Hills. Shipnuck offers his witty, perceptive thoughts and his expert insights into what the weekend may hold and what the “very nice chaps” on the leaderboard need to do to come out on top and hoist the trophy on Sunday.

It’s a fun little 20-minute chat. Tune in after the jump!

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Jun
16
2017

We’ve been big fans of Seamus Golf for years. I caught up with co-founder Akbar Christi on Wednesday afternoon in the U.S. Open Merchandise Tent at Erin Hills.

The Oregon-based company’s specialty products have been a huge hit at the U.S. Open the past few years — which comes as no surprise given the care they put into their classic yet chic designs. Some of their hand-forged items can be personalized on the spot. Check it out!

Jun
15
2017

Nikki B and I check in to talk about the action after the morning wave finished. She walked nine holes with two different groups, so we discussed her observations, and of course, go on random tangents. Check it out!

FYI: We tried out a new app called Bumpers just for kicks and it was pretty cool, but it’s probably not a format we’ll use normally since we can’t upload it and send it out on our RSS feed that distributes our podcast to the proper channels. But it’s definitely a fun, easy-to-use app to record a pod! Enjoy!

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Jun
14
2017

In this episode, Craig “The Wee Man” Connelly chats with Steph and Nikki about how he became a caddy, pranks and camaraderie between caddies on tour, what it’s like being on the bag for Martin Kaymer, and his thoughts on the infamous US Open fescue. Jump to the 4:30 mark if you don’t want to hear Steph and Nikki blubber about how much they enjoyed chatting with The Wee Man. Grab a glass of wine or cold beer, sit back, and enjoy the Scottish lad’s hilarious quips and stories.

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Jun
14
2017
By Stephanie Wei under Podcast

We spoke with the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s Gary D’Amato, who penned the intriguing seven-part series about the various twists-and-turns that took place to carve out Erin Hills from a plot of farmland and how the USGA decided to bring the U.S. Open to this new venue. It’s a must-read.

Tune in after the jump:

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Jun
13
2017

Nikki B and Steph

It’s finally here. I know the anticipation has been killing you — the debut of our podcast. Stephanie Wei and Nikki B are at Erin Hills for the 2017 U.S. Open. In this episode, the co-hosts introduce themselves and chat about how they met, their vision for the podcast, their plans, and just entertaining banter. Tune in for details. Email us — WUPpod@gmail.com — your thoughts, send us questions for a mailbag episode.

Check it out after the jump!

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Jun
13
2017

Hello from the U.S. Open at Erin Hills! Due to popular demand after the WUP Masters Pool, I’ve organized another one for our national championship this week.

More good news: Same deal as last time — it’s FREE to join. Better news: Awesome golf swag again!

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