Tag Archives: Gregory Havret

Jun
24
2010
By Stephanie Wei under General

I have some US Open fatigue — even if I might have been the only media member who was hoping for a playoff on Monday, just because I didn’t want it to end — but I can’t move on to the Travelers Championship without a wrap-up post. For those wondering why there has been a lack of posts in the past few days (or why I haven’t responded to your emails), I apologize, but I’ve been sleeping at my parents’ house in Seattle. (My parents are very concerned about my health and what the heck the US Open did to me, but I assure them I’m just worn out from the excitement of Graeme McDowell winning.)

First things first, thanks to my readers for all your support, particularly those who contributed to the WUP US Open Fund. Last week was a fantastic, unforgettable experience, and it’s tough to rank the best moments, but here’s a recap on a few of my favorites, along with my behind-the-scenes observations.

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Jun
21
2010
By Stephanie Wei under General

After Northern Ireland’s Graeme McDowell two-putted from 30 feet for par to clinch the US Open title, he looked to the sky, fists clenched and let out a sigh of relief. The grueling battle against Pebble Beach was finally over and he had outlasted the field to win his first major and to become the first European to win the event in 40 years.

On a day where the groans were more frequent than the cheers, McDowell shot a ho-hum 74, three-over, to win by a stroke over Frenchman Gregory Havret, a virtually unknown name in the US whose world ranking was 391 entering the championship. For the people who watched the trainwreck action at home, some probably want a refund on those five hours of their time. And for the players who slogged and punted their way around the course, all — with the exception of McDowell and perhaps Havret — probably wish they could have theirs, too.

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Jun
20
2010
By Stephanie Wei under General

Good afternoon! First things first, Happy Father’s Day to all the dads, especially mine.

Who’s ready for the final round of the US Open at Pebble Beach? I am! Wait, it’s Sunday already? No! I don’t want this week to end!

Can Dustin Johnson hang on? Will Tiger Woods, who has never come from behind to win a major, to pull off the biggest victory of the century? Will Graeme McDowell break Europe’s 40-year winless streak at a US Open? Will Gregory Havret play his way out of anonymity and replace Jean Van de Velde as the most well known French golfer? Will Phil Mickelson get out and win one for the dads? Thoughts on Ernie?

My pick? I like DJ. He’s hitting it too good and has the perfect mentality to actually win. Simple as that. And then it will be a win for the youth movement! Who you got?

Finally, the course setup — DJ might need to hit a 2-hybrid instead of a 3 iron to drive the fourth green today. And the pin on 17 should evoke some fond memories from Tom Watson. See below for sweet fist-bumps and hole-by-hole info.

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