Monday, June 22, 2009

It's finally a U.S. Open

It took a while -- five wet, sloppy days -- but it finally became the U.S. Open today.

Lucas Glover has a two-stroke lead with seven holes to play in the final round of the Open but they'll be the toughest seven holes he's ever played.

Tiger Woods isn't going to win but Phil Mickelson still may. So may Ross Fisher, the best player on the board you've never heard of. Hunter Mahan is right there.

They're two back on the back nine and the U.S. Open causes strange things to happen.

It's no great surprise that the leaders -- Glover and Ricky Barnes -- have backed up. It would have been a bigger surprise if they hadn't. Barnes has looked uncomfortable throughout the day. Glover, meanwhile, looks understandably nervous.

They play for moments like these. Now someone has to deliver.