All the credit in the world goes to Justin Rose for winning the 2013 US Open and Rose is clearly one of the finest gentlemen in the world of sport today….BUT….what is so terribly disappointing is that the US Open this year was yet another replay of what happened at the Ryder Cup last fall with….
The Americans Flailing Around and Failing at the End
….with the Europeans and Foreign Golfers (think Adam Scott at The Masters who is also a first-rate individual in addition to be being a Helluva golfer) were…
Holding the Trophy AGAIN!
Give this startling FACT some thought….
Since the United States WON the Ryder Cup in 1993 at The Belfry in England the Europeans have WON….
7 of the last 9 Ryder Cups!
YES, you read that right!
Europe has WON 7 of the last 9 Ryder Cup Competitions
On Sunday at the 2013 US Open the troubling trend of American Golfers failing at the end….
“A champion is someone who gets up when he can’t.”
“A champion owes everybody something. He can never pay back for all the help he got,
for making him an idol.”
“By forgetting the past and by throwing myself into other interests, I forget to worry.”
“When I was a young fellow I was knocked down plenty. I wanted to stay down, but I couldn’t. I had to collect the two dollars for winning or go hungry. I had to get up. I was one of those hungry fighters. You could have hit me on the chin with a sledgehammer for five dollars. When you haven’t eaten for two days you’ll understand.”
As usual at dinner in the last decade plus on the Saturday night before the US Open Final Round on Sunday the conversation here at Coaches Hot Seat always gets around to Payne Stewart and how much Payne and his presence is missed especially at a place like the Merion Golf Club.
Payne Stewart would only be 56 years old if he was still alive today and with Payne’s glorious golf swing we have no doubt he would still be playing in and competing with the big boys on the PGA Tour and would more than likely have been in the field at the US Open this week at Merion.
14 years ago in the 1999 US Open at Pinehurst.....
…..after getting a good look at the USGA set-up for the 2013 US Open Championship (with an emphasis on CHAMPIONSHIP!) over the last few days the golf course only plays tough for those “professional” golfers (professional = someone that makes a living playing golf!) that cannot hit their golf ball in the fairway off the tee because from the fairway the Merion East Golf Course can easily “be had” but then let’s not confuse any of the Crybabies (Crybabies = PGA Tour Golfers) with the FACTS!
The Par of 70 that the USGA has placed on the Merion East Golf Course this week is pretty much irrelevant since there are several holes that would be a higher par in most circumstances if the US Open was not being held at Merion this week which means that instead of Merion playing to a Par 70 the truth is that Merion is more accurately described as a…
….which means that the two leaders in the clubhouse…