Posted by: randyhaaggolf | June 17, 2012

Another Simpson wins the Open at the Olympic Club, today it’s Webb

Webb Simpson shot another brilliant 68 to out last some really good players. It was sad to see Jim Furyk hit shots we aren’t used to seeing. This could have easily been an Ernie Els win as well.

The only survivor was Olympic Lake course that didn’t allow the best in the game a chance to break par over 4 rounds on this amazing course. I was amazed even with so many tees forward that the scores weren’t a little lower, BUT this course is hard from start to finish. I’m sure you all saw the action, it was fun to watch, and it will now be fun to see this course resort back to the membership at OC that cannot wait to try their hand at the course with the rough down a bit starting next weekend. Congrats to Webb, he played the best when it counted!

Well it’s back to covering the events I am scheduled to play in, and it gets wild starting tomorrow- Heading down to Monterey now for a 8:00 am tee time at Spyglass for the start of the NCGA Masters, which is a two day event concluding on Tuesday at Poppy Hills. From there I head to the San Jose airport to fly Tuesday evening to El Paso Texas, arriving late to drive to Las Cruces where Wednesday I’ll play a practice round for the US SENIOR OPEN qualifier, a 18 hole qualifier with pro’s and amateurs. We’ve got 28 players in the field for 1 spot. Last year I was fortunate to win the qualifier at Peach Tree Country Club where we had 70 players for two spots. Playing in a National Championship is a thrill beyond description, and I hope to return to the SHOW in early July.

I fly back to San Jose on Thursday night to get back in time to drive to Santa Barbara for a Saturday practice round at La Cumbre Country Club the site of the 101st California Amateur. It continues at a fast pace throughout July, and I plan to post my full schedule. I will be providing insight into these events and results as I move from event to event.

STAY TUNED AND THANKS FOR FOLLOWING ALONG


Responses

  1. No doubts in my mind that you will have a great season. Just made the switch to Merill four weeks ago with Andy & Dawna. I love reading your blog. Much better than Golf Digest or Golf Magazine.

    • Thanks Richard, always great to hear from you!!!

  2. Hello Randy!
    Congrats on the interesting blog! And thanks again for the tickets yesterday, what an amazing experience! I followed some of the action on the 3rd, 4th, 8th and 17th holes, it was awesome. It was my first time in a professional golf championship and I got hooked. Look forward to going again some other time.
    Cheers!


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