Looking Back at the U.S. Open by Frank LaRosa

The 2010 US Open is in the books and a big hurrah is in order for the massive undertaking which resulted in a wonderful experience for the more than 200,000 people in attendance. Being there and walking the course with the massive galleries gave me an appreciation for all it takes to put on an event of that magnitude.

 

It’s estimated 50,000 people were on the grounds daily including spectators, staff, volunteers, media, vendors and more. Planning to safely move those people in and out of the grounds, providing areas for them to eat, to shop, to cover their personal needs, and to follow and cheer for their favorite players is nothing short of amazing.

 

You have to admire the USGA and their efforts to make the golf course a stringent but fair test. The arguments will continue about the par 5, 14th hole and Pebble Beach’s Poa greens…we’ll all remember the erratic play of Woods and Mickelson and the steady play from McDowell and Havret. The memories will have to last until 2019 when the US Open returns to Pebble Beach for the course’s 100th anniversary. I can hardly wait.

June 30, 2010 at 10:16 am | Golf To Go by Frank LaRosa | No comment

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