|U.S. Open Championship entrance|
Ok, so you've been glued to your TV sets. There's room for anyone to win now. So while we are waiting for who will triumph in the 112th U.S. Open let me try and give you a picture of how it goes right here on the grounds of the Olympic Club in San Francisco.
|The line to get Phil Mickelson's autograph|
First of all there are massive crowds. Thousands more than from the first day of the practice rounds last Monday.
If you're caught in the middle of this crowd trying to get an autograph, you could get crushed especially if you are small like me! If you stay at the left side by the stairs on the 18th hole you have a good chance of the players throwing their glove and golf balls after their round. I've seen quite a number of players give their tees, balls, gloves, towels away after their round.
There's also some serious food going on....
|Taking our lunch break|
Expect long lines to buy anything from water to coffee to sandwiches. That gives you an idea of the lines to the restrooms as well....
While waiting for the players to tee off head for the practice range to watch them warm up.
|David Leadbetter with one of his players|
|Choose your golf ball|
They are sorted out according to brand and the players just pick up their own basket.
|Steve Williams carrying Adam Scott's bag|
|Justin Rose at the bunker|
The rough is a salad bar. If your ball gets caught in the rough it can really get tough on the players. On the 18th hole yesterday Tiger's ball was caught by the rough around the green. You saw what happened to that... Check out the rough around this bunker and how deep the sand trap is. I saw Justin Rose shank his bunker shot onto the crowd. It happens to them too apparently....
|Fairway by the Olympic Club house|
You can imagine what the USGA does to keep the course in top condition all throughout the week. From checking how fast the greens will go and keeping the fairways in tip top condition. These along with the thousands of volunteers who make sure that all the spectators enjoy the experience of watching the players at the U.S. Open Championship.
Now off to hole 1 to watch the players.
This is going to be an exciting Sunday!