Teddy Greenstein joins CTL to recap Day 1 of the U.S. Open from Bethesda, Maryland - 6/16
Thu, 16 Jun 2011|
It's kind of a typical Phil Mickelson experienced some look up the wall -- and he's he's in the heavy rough so it takes his driver you know I mean that that that's who you want hit driver. He's got a two iron that he's using even though most guys haven't had a two iron like a decade any shanks one in in some junk so. You know just kind of scrambling at last I saw I think he's he's around two over is not out of it but. -- you -- it's hard to have any confidence in the guy isn't He struggle so much off the tee. And -- the short game is really little overrated I mean He doesn't have hit a lot of greens but He is he's not the magician he's reputed to be. They've cities DC when you go this Bermuda Rasual Butler sidebar. And but when more seriously. You've you've also kind of become Luke Donald's biographer so to speak terrible when you met here in his round today and that would reasonably expect resolution. It was very strange she starts on basically that the toughest two holes out here on his first shot at 806 in the morning. Is four iron over water to a Green that's about that it looks like it's about five paces the makes birdie makes birdie on the second hole with any of the six hole stretch 36 over. So you know really struggled today I ended up with 74 you know on the one hand. Nobody shoots themselves out of the US open championship on Thursday on the other hand I was I was looking this up. No US open winner over the last twelve years has shot worse than one over par so you know -- worried as anything. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- I'm just wondering without tiger around. Are the galleries is seeing where they is bigger than it is in -- ask Dick. As they used to be when He was around and in making a charge. And secure -- question -- you know and there wasn't much today to be enthusiastic about maybe except he's sirens going and they we have some Vancouver fans who made it this way but. You know Mickelson didn't get much to get excited about you know there's a pairing of Donald Westwood and timer top three players in the world. None of those guys that much to get excited about so I would say it was kind of a lot today I mean. In the media none of us is really too broken up over the fact that tiger's not here you know He has given us a good quote about five years so. But I think for the fans they're probably as rules on this and -- thank you for the knowledge -- we will be reading your stuff on line and in the Tribune all weekend long.