Live Awatching The U.S. Open
Dateline: Friday, June 17, 2011
C. G. C. in Bethesda, Maryland
The second round leader of the annual United States golf invitational tournament championship is not an American but curly-haired Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland. His 36-hole score is 11 strokes under-par and he holds an eight-stroke lead over any other Yankee amateur or international professional golfer.
Rounds of 18-holes will be played both on Saturday and Sunday about 15-miles from the U. S. Capitol Building. McIlroy held a commanding lead in this season’s The Masters and did not win after playing 72-holes; the odds of failure for this twentysomething pro are significantly less.
None the less, McIlroy and Mickelson tee-ed their pressured shots into the water surrounding the 18th green on Friday. So, anything might happen; it shall be exciting again.
Last year while waiting for a shuttle bus to Pebble Beach where the 2010 Open was played, I asked many who their favorite to win the tournament might be. A majority said Phil Mickelson, who has been a runner-up five times. Amazingly, three of twenty surveyed mentioned the previously obscure Rory McIlroy.
Telecasts of the U. S. Open are being carried by NBC and ESPN with commentaries and highlights on The Golf Channel.
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