In about 4 hours I will be teeing off in the US Senior Open at Del Paso CC in Sacramento. The temperature should be about 100 when I tee off, climbing to about 104 by 5PM. This is a VERY tough test of golf, long, high rough, and definitely will favor the bombers. It also has perhaps the toughest finishing hole stretch I’ve seen, other than at Carnoustie 15-18.
It’s been a real treat for an amateur to be sitting at breakfast with the likes of Tom Watson, Bernhard Langer, and other legions of the game. I played a practice round with Peter Senior, and Eduardo Romero (Champion of the Open in 2008) these guys can still play…WOW they are very straight and accurate, and its obvious to see why they have made a living playing golf. The common theme is how great these guys are to the other players, and the golf fans. Not like some of the PGA tour players I’ve seen shy away from signing autographs (I won’t mention any names DJ).
Despite my surprise at how DJ at Olympic in the 2012 US Open would not sign ANY autographs, I still find myself feeling bad for all of golf when he three putted from 12 feet to hand the Open to Jordan.
The Senior US Open should make for some great viewing, and scores will not be low, I predict. But remember these guys are good….even the older guys are really good!!
Scores are live at http://www.usga.org