Compton embarks on U.S. Open journey
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. -- Rule No. 1 in sports journalism: No cheering in the press box.
Rule No. 2: Unless it's Erik Compton.
Compton qualified a week ago for the U.S. Open. He did it the day after shooting a disastrous 82 in the final round of the Memorial Tournament. It took him 36 nerve-racking holes, plus another three-hole playoff, before the USGA punched his first ticket to an Open appearance. Check that -- his first majors appearance.
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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