Open leaves players bruised, battered

Originally Published: June 20, 2010
By Gene Wojciechowski | ESPN.com

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. -- I love the U.S. Open because, to steal a line from "Sabrina," it's the world's only living heart donor.

It has no feelings. It's as cold as Fairbanks in February. It wants to waterboard you into submission, reduce you to a Stillwater Cove worth of tears.

That's what happened Sunday at Pebble Beach. The final round of the U.S. Open became an 83-player gum scraping. Everybody in the field got kneecapped except Northern Ireland's Graeme McDowell, ...

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