The U.S. Open is underway at Bethpage Black in New York. The second Major Championship of the season shouldn’t be short on drama. A lot of eyes will be on Phil Mickleson this weekend. He’s playing in what will probabably be his final Major of the year because of his wife’s diagnosis with breast cancer. He’s been a fan favorite at Bethpage for years and now he becomes a sentimental favorite as well.And of course there is that Tiger guy. You know, the one that won last year’s U.S. Open on one leg? It is hard to ever bet against him.
The weather is another factor. There has been a steady rain on the course today and there is a chance play could be delayed or suspended. Undoubetly the course will play much longer in these wet condidtions.
Three former Clemson stars will play together today. Lucas Glover, DJ Trahan and amateur Kyle Stanley will be in the same threesome teeing off at 1:03 this afternoon. Others playing with ties to the state are Clemson’s Ben Martin, and Greenville’s Matt Bettencourt.
You can follow the action here and we will have complete coverage, including interviews with the top players tonight on SportsTalk.