Golf is a funny game, it can come and go quickly, and fortunately for me my game was finally good under the pressure coming down the stretch. I got one down in all 4 of my matches after 7 holes, but then was able to play solid golf on a golf course that was a dream to play. The course conditions were close to the condition the players enjoyed during the US Open, without the high rough of course. This event had significant meaning to me, as this was my 8th Olympic Club Championship, now a new record.
I can remember as a kid growing up in the East Bay, just hoping to get a chance to just play this course once in my life. For any of you that have not played this course lately, it is truly one of the best courses in the world. My final match against Tim OReardon was a pleasure as always as Tim is good natured and always a good sport. The match was tight through 10 holes at all square, but for some reason Tim decided to putt from off the green about 20 feet into the rough. He didn’t even get the ball on the green and it was the beginning of a tough stretch for him.
Picture below is of me and my mom that faithfully followed me in the thick fog!