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By Stephanie Wei under US Open

Keegan Bradley with his dad Mark Bradley looping for him on the 18th

At the 2008 U.S. Open at Torrey Pines, Kevin Streelman came up with an idea to share a special moment with his dad Dennis on Father’s Day. A player can change caddies at any time and Kevin confirmed it with the walking official.

Four years ago, heading into the 72nd hole on Sunday, Kevin teed off well ahead of the leaders, allowing him the opportunity to surprise his dad when he told him to switch places with his caddie Mike Christensen.

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Hell yeah!

Robert Garrigus rolled in a clutch 20-footer to save par on the 72nd hole. It was awesome. His celebration and the reception from the crowd were even more awesome. (I had a case of being at the right place, right time on Sunday — while McIlroy and Yang waited on the 18th tee, I rushed down to 18 green for prime-time seating.)

While many players are lengthening their putters these days, Garrigus hunches over a 28 1/2-inch, toy-like putter, which is even too short for me. Who cares how silly you look as long as you’re making noise, though?

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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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