2013 US Open

I watched the 2013 US Open Golf Tournament this week-end.  I know, watching golf isn’t for everyone, but I really actually enjoy it.


The tournament was held at the Merion Golf Club in Merion PA.  It was speculated by the golf commentators that this would be an easy golf course/tournament.

In reality it was a force to be reckoned with.  It had its way with the golfers, and managed to devour the worlds #1, and #2 players, Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy, without so much as a glance back.

Over the course of the 3 days of play, the leader board changed repeatedly. On the last day, Sunday, it was virtually  impossible to tell just who was going to walk away the winner.  The leader board changed with almost every stroke of the ball.

One of my favorites of the game, Phil Mickleson was holding his own and staying in the top 3.  A tournament that has alluded him 5 other times up to this point.  Always the bridesmaid, never the bride.  It was his to win, and it appeared to be falling into place for him.

At the end of the 2nd round of play he was in the lead by a very slim margin.  A little too close for my comfort, but the lead, never the less.

And then Sunday came.  The final round of the tournament.

It was Father’s Day.  It also just happened to be Phil Mickleson’s birthday.  The stage was set for him to take home the trophy and finally come out victorious at this particular tournament.

It was a nail biter, right down to the final hole.  I was cheering him on. At times I was barely able to watch.  I just wanted him to win!

And once again Phil Mickleson made golf history. He had some amazing shots, and played some terrific golf. But in the end, he just had one too many misses.  He became the 2nd runner-up for the 6th time at this tournament.

Missed it again.


I can’t even imagine the turmoil that he experienced that evening.  He said it was a heart breaker.

He said it right.