Jun
15
2009
Who Else Loves The U.S. Open Pairings?
By Stephanie Wei under General

At the 2010 U.S. Senior Open Media Day Outing, Billy Rodgers paired me with two guys from the University of Washington team because he knew I was a former collegiate golfer. And my friends from GolfingMyWay.com that went to the University of Oregon played with a fellow Duck alumni.

That said, I shouldn’t have been surprised last Thursday when I first saw the U.S. Open pairings for Bethpage. (To be honest, I’d just never paid close enough attention until this year.) My first reaction? LMAO. I thought, is this a joke? Nope! It appears the U.S.G.A. is known to put together groups that will draw interest or a good chuckle – there’s a method to their madness.

Ryan Ballengee over at Waggle Room mentioned that U.S. Open set-up chief Mike Davis had announced the week prior that the top three golfers in the world would not be grouped together like last year at Torrey Pines. Instead, we’ll get to see Tiger Woods, Angel Cabrera and Padraig Harrington, the reigning champions of the four majors, tee-up the first two rounds together.

Here are some of the groups that immediately caught my eye:

Which group will you follow in the first two rounds? Or which would you follow if you could?