Long, strange trip for Open qualifiers
There is a scene in the film "Tin Cup" in which the fictitious-yet-realistic Roy McAvoy describes the U.S. Open as "not just the biggest golf tournament in the world -- the most democratic."
Asked to clarify, McAvoy delivers an impassioned speech that could serve as liner notes for the United States Golf Association's annual program.
"I mean, it's open," he says. "Anyone's got a shot at it. You just gotta get past a local and a sectional qualifier, and unlike Doral or ...
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2010 U.S. OPEN
At a U.S. Open that will likely always be defined by failure, Graeme McDowell turned what was a final-day fiasco for just about everyone else into the highlight of a lifetime. Bob Harig | Championship Central2010 champion: Graeme McDowell
Course: Pebble Beach Golf Links
Where: Pebble Beach, Calif.
Yardage, par: 7,040 yards, par-71