Posted Jun 03 2010, 09:32 AM by Cathy Erickson
In a few weeks we will be treated to the US Open at Pebble Beach Golf Links - June 14-20, 2010. The United States Open Championship is open to any professional golfer, and any amateur golfer with a handicap of 1.4 or less. That means any guy with the right handicap and a dream could have the chance to compete at the 2010 US Open at Pebble Beach!
At the close of entries on April 28, 2010, there were 9,052 men who turned in applications, including 63 players who were already fully exempt into the Championship (as of May 10). Each guy forked over $150 to start the dream to get to Pebble Beach.
Posted Aug 18 2009, 09:21 PM by Cathy Erickson
On Friday morning my sister in law and my 2 nieces escorted me to the golf course since my brother had to work in the morning. It was just after 8am when I arrived and I knew the players I wanted to see were on the back 9 first. I headed over to the 10th hole and there was already a full grand stand by the green and the fairway was at least 2 people deep. I tried to find a spot to watch at the green, but there wan't much close. The 16th green was right behind the 10th green, so I decided that I was going to find a good spot by the green and commit to being there for the morning. I figured it was a good 45 minutes before we'd see the first group come through, but we were entertained by watching Nick Faldo doing some sort of backstory on the fairway with Lake Hazeltine in the background.
Posted Aug 18 2009, 07:09 AM by Cathy Erickson
Thursday morning my brother and I were up and at the course by 9:00am (the parking pass was awesome!). It was another warm day in MN and the winds had already started to pick up. We checked out the pairing sheets and realized that all of the players we wanted to see were all on one side in both the morning and afternoon. We knew Tiger was on the back side and had just teed off, so we made our way to the green on the par-3 17th hole to watch for the morning.
Posted Aug 17 2009, 06:52 AM by Cathy Erickson
It's Monday morning and I'm back at work, still absorbing the 3 great days I had at Hazeltine and not quite believing that a player ranked 110th in the world beat Tiger Woods and will have his name engraved on the Wannamaker Trophy. YE Yang - the 91st PGA Champion!
Posted Aug 10 2009, 09:58 AM by Cathy Erickson
When I talked to my brother this morning he said that Tiger Woods has already practiced at Hazeltine this morning - flew in from OH last night and was on the tee at 6:45am today. The PGA Championship has officially started! Up until this morning I didn't think I would be heading down to the Championship, but I was lucky enough to get some tickets by entering a contest online (Thank you Ryan & Waggle Room!).
So now it looks like I'm going to head down for 2 days...YAY!!
When I found Tees2Greens website and forum I found a happy place. There were great people there and in 2009 they asked me if I wanted my own blog space. It was a dream come true!! The site is down now, but I was able to get all of my posts to be able to post here. I will always be grateful for all of the Tees2Greens folks!!