Michael Allen realizes career goal at Olympic

Updated: June 15, 2012, 4:26 PM ET
By Michelle Smith

SAN FRANCISCO -- Michael Allen walked off the pathway and into the media interview room on Thursday. The smallish space jutted out from the backside of the main clubhouse, just off the No. 8 hole at Olympic Club.

"Where's the pool?" Allen asked, looking around. "There used to be a pool in here, right? We used to swim in here."

The pool, it turns out, is temporarily covered by a large plywood floor. But Allen knows the lay of the land at the U.S. Open.

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