Rickie Fowler decided to honor Payne Stewart, the great champion of the ’99 U.S. Open at Pinehurst, by wearing knickers during his opening round.
The 2014 U.S. Open is the end of an era. It will be the 20th and final* U.S. Open televised by NBC. The NBC team includes Johnny Miller, Dan Hicks, Gary Koch, Roger Maltbie, Peter Jacobson, and Jimmy Roberts. They have called several of the greatest U.S. Opens in history, and their coverage of the national championship will be missed.
Rory McIlroy finished off his pre-U.S. Open week prep by making the epic Payne Stewart winning putt from the 1999 U.S. Open. Not a bad way to get the positive vibes going for the season’s second major.
Phil Mickelson got off to a fantastic start at the Wells Fargo Championship, opening with a five-under 67 on Thursday. He credited his fine play to his putter. Well, it was the opposite story for Friday’s second round at Quail Hollow Club.