Golf on the West coast is about to get a whole lot more exciting.
Some of you have asked where you could watch my TV work. Well, the answer to that is Fox Sports International in 30 countries across Asia! But, obviously, most of you guys are not from that area and can’t access that channel.
I’ve picked just a few features and several of my favorite interviews with the men and women from the U.S. Opens at Pinehurst to post on my YouTube page. Enjoy!
First, here’s a preview piece to the first week on the challenges the players would face on unique Donald Ross course that was restored by Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw.
During the U.S. Open, I asked a variety of players about the World Cup, which was just about to kick off at that time. Now that we’re in the full swing of things, so to speak — and more important, I have some time to sift through my video clips from two weeks at Pinehurst — I thought it’d be fitting to post this fun piece. Enjoy!
Rickie Fowler posted his best career finish in a major with a T2 at the 2014 U.S. Open. He said his goal coming into the season was to contend in the major championships, and he is two-for-two if you include his T5 at the Masters. Fowler is now in his fifth season on the PGA Tour, and he is poised for a big year.
After making a six-foot downhill par putt on the final hole to finish T2 at the 2014 U.S. Open, Erik Compton said, “You can’t ever give up. I mean, we all have adversity in our lives, some are different than others. Some are more major. The up-and-down I made on 18 is an example of never giving up. I hit the world’s worst shot into the green and then got up-and-down.”
Martin Kaymer capped off his record-setting U.S. Open performance with a 10-footer for par to win the 114th edition by eight strokes over Erik Compton and Rickie Fowler. Kaymer is the seventh player in the history of the championship to go wire-to-wire, and his 271 (9-under) total score is second to Rory McIlroy’s 268 total score at the 2011 Open at Congressional.
Cart drivers are indispensable to members of the media, especially on course commentators. Unfortunately, Roger Maltbie’s cart driver, Tommy Lineberry, got into an incident with a North Carolina State Trooper that resulted in Lineberry’s arrest during the third round.
Matthew Fitzpatrick finished up his amateur golfing career in style with a one-under 69. The 19-year-old was the only amateur to make the cut, so he officially earned low amateur honors once he holed his putt on 18.