Here’s the video of the British fan who was tackled during the post-round interview of U.S. Open winner Webb Simpson. USGA executive director Mike Davis is the one who threw down the fan, who then was arrested without further incident. Here’s the video.
Webb Simpson! The 26-year-old from North Carolina won the U.S. Open in just his second time playing this major. He finished three groups ahead of Jim Furyk and Graeme McDowell, who led before the round started. Simpson shot a 2-under 68 and waited in the locker room while McDowell missed his final putt on the 18th, one that would’ve forced a Monday playoff. Michael Thompson and McDowell tied for second, one shot back.
Beau Hossler, the 17-year-old amateur from Santa Margarita High, will tee off in the final round of the U.S. Open in about 20 minutes. Hossler is tied for eighth, four shots behind co-leaders Jim Furyk and Graeme McDowell.
Asked yesterday if he thought he could win, he answered immediately: “Absolutely. There’s not a doubt in my mind. I’ve just got to go out there and do everything right mentally and physically, but it’s definitely out there for me.”
After his third round 5-over 75 in the U.S. Open yesterday, Woods was about to walk up the steps toward the Olympic Club clubhouse when he and a camerman, err – camera, collided. Neither the camerman nor Woods did anything to get out of one another’s way. Woods’ hand hits the camera. Watch here. Woods has plenty of work to do today if he’s to win the U.S. Open.
Tiger Woods shot a 1-under 69 to move into a five-way tie for second after today’s first round of the U.S. Open, three shots behind Michael Thompson. Woods’ playing partners – Phil Mickelson and Bubba Watson – didn’t fare so well. Mickelson shot a 6-over-66 and Watson a 8-over 88. Woods shaped seemingly every shot the way he wanted, and he’s feeling good. Is he back?
“Yeah, that was the old Tiger,” Watson said. “That was beautiful to watch. That’s what we call come to see.”