US Open 2017_Stingley
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Coverage of this exciting tournament is being captured by brothers, co-inventors at C.S. Innovation and avid golf critics, Derrick and Craig Stingley.  Follow them on this portal for a perspective you can find nowhere else.

(June 16   9:40p.m.)–Another fantastic day of golf at the 117th U.S. Open at Erin Hills!  Rickie Fowler and Paul Casey started out the day in the lead at 7, but a number of players had strong rounds to make what seemed to be a 2 man race, a legitimate tournament, that was sure to thrill spectators on this coming Saturday and Sunday.

Ernie Els at 1st Tee

Ernie Els at 1st Tee

3 shots separated the top 13 players on the leaderboard. Though the temperature was only mid-80’s, it was humid, with a scorching sun which seemed to cause a 94-year-old gentleman, who was reportedly attending the event for the first time, to succumb to the heated conditions and loose his life.  CPR was performed onsite, to no avail. All indications point to death by natural causes, per the Washington County Sheriff’s Department who said that no foul play was involved.  The county’s medical examiner’s office assisted with the investigation and says the death is the first of this kind to happen at the U.S. Open. Our prayers go out to the family.

 

Rickie Fowler and Brooks Koepka got off to a hot start, moving to -9, before coming back to the field today. Rickie cooled off mid-round with 3 straight bogies, to finish the day at 6 under and in a 3-way tie for 5th place.

Brothers John and Andre Harvey, Chicago, IL.

Brothers John and Andre Harvey, Chicago, IL.

During our movement around the grounds today, we met a couple of brothers, John and Andre Harvey, who had traveled up to the U.S. Open from Chicago, Illinois.  They s shared with us that they are avid golfers with a love for the game, and they try to make it to most tournaments in the area; so they had to come up to this major. They were rooting for Rickie Fowler–but said, they just really like watching the young guns on the Tour.  The brothers want to see who will ascend to the number 1 spot, watching to see if they’ll be able to maintain the ranking as long as Tiger Woods (which of course holds is a record that may never be broken).  I asked the brothers if they attended the Rider Cup at Medinah in 2014, and with broad smiles, they replied, almost in unison, “Oh yes!”

 

?We also spoke with a Wisconsin native who was working inside the ropes as a volunteer for the event, Joah Tucker.  Joah said that this tournament was his first time volunteering to work a PGA Event.  “It’s been an awesome experience being inside the ropes, watching the best players in the world tee it up!” he said.  Joah’s an avid golfer but has not yet had an opportunity to actually play the Erin Hills track.  He admits that the course is “definitely” on his bucket list. He says, he doesn’t have any favorites on the week but, it was awesome being inside the ropes with the biggest names in golf! The tournament is shaping up to be a real barn-burner for the weekend.  If the rain holds off.  This weekend there will be several players from the top 10 missing in action, such as Dustin Johnson, Rory McElroy Adam Scott, Jon Rahm and Jason Day.  But yours truly will be there to continue the coverage so, stay tuned…. Tee times for Saturday:

OFF TEE NO. 1

Derrick and Craig Stingley, providing U.S. Open tournament coverage.

Derrick and Craig Stingley, providing U.S. Open tournament coverage.

  • 9:26 a.m.: Tyler Light, Webb Simpson
  • 9:37 a.m.: Matt Kuchar, Zach Johnson
  • 9:48 a.m.: Jason Kokrak, Gary Woodland
  • 9:59 a.m.: Rafa Cabrera-Bello, Talor Gooch
  • 10:10 a.m.: Jordan Niebrugge, Ryan Brehm
  • 10:21 a.m.: Steve Stricker, Shane Lowry
  • 10:32 a.m.: Keegan Bradley, Daniel Summerhays
  • 10:43 a.m.: Stephan Jaeger, Jordan Spieth
  • 10:54 a.m.: Branden Grace, Kevin Kisner
  • 11:05 a.m.: Lee Westwood, Haotong Li
  • 11:16 a.m.: Stewart Cink, Kevin Chappell
  • 11:27 a.m.: Jim Furyk, Louis Oosthuizen
  • 11:38 a.m.: Kevin Na, Brandon Stone
  • 11:49 a.m.: Patrick Reed, Martin Laird
  • 12 p.m.: Michael Putnam, Kevin Dougherty
  • 12:11 p.m.: Whee Kim, Trey Mullinax
  • 12:22 p.m.: Matt Fitzpatrick, a-Scottie Scheffler
  • 12:33 p.m.: Eddie Pepperell, Jack Maguire
  • 12:44 p.m.: Ernie Els, David Lingmerth
  • 12:55 p.m.: Thomas Aiken, Yusaku Miyazato
  • 1:06 p.m.: Jonathan Randolph, Justin Thomas
  • 1:17 p.m.: Adam Hadwin, Andrew Johnston
  • 1:28 p.m.: Satoshi Kodaira, Martin Kaymer
  • 1:39 p.m.: Bernd Wiesberger, Sergio Garcia
  • 1:50 p.m.: Russell Henley, William McGirt
  • 2:01 p.m.: Chez Reavie, Charley Hoffman
  • 2:12 p.m.: Bill Haas, Harris English
  • 2:23 p.m.: Marc Leishman, Brendan Steele
  • 2:34 p.m.: Hideki Matsuyama, Brandt Snedeker
  • 2:45 p.m.: a-Cameron Champ, Xander Schauffele
  • 2:56 p.m.: Si Woo Kim, J.B. Holmes
  • 3:07 p.m.: Rickie Fowler, Jamie Lovemark
  • 3:18 p.m.: Brooks Koepka, Tommy Fleetwood
  • 3:29 p.m.: Brian Harman, Paul Casey

  The U.S. Open Championship® hosted by the United States Golf Association (USGA) is regarded as golf’s ultimate test, and recognized as one of the game’s four major championships. Winners of the championship include the legendary Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods and Jordan Spieth. The championship features a 156-player global field that includes both professionals and amateur golfers.   The golf courses that host this esteemed event are recognized as golf’s most iconic venues in the game and Erin Hills is no exception. This course situated squarely between Milwaukee and Madison offers a chance for the golf fans in the region to join a global following in an amazing 7-day experience!  

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