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The USGA Sees the Light

“Hooks and Slices” will bring you our view on whats happening in the golf world.

What a difference a little sunshine can make. On Thursday rain turned Bethpage Black into a 7,426 slip and slide. On Friday a little bit of sunshine transformed it back into a wonderful golf course. The Open got on track and allowed the players to get plenty of holes in. Lucas Glover leads at -6 but Mike Weir threatened the US Open record single round record of 63 and finished with a 64. Phil Mickelson was King for the Day as he was welcomed on each hole by his enthusiastic New York fans with constant cheers and applause. Tiger had a balky putter and is ten strokes back. The USGA will start early again tomorrow in an attempt to get the tournament finished on Sunday. Unfortunately, there is more rain in the forecast.

The course isn’t the only thing that looked better on Friday. The USGA has back tracked and stated that Thursday’s tickets will be good for a Monday admission if the golf tournament goes into Monday. The USGA saw the light and changed its antiquated policy on “rain check tickets.” If there is golf on Monday the tickets will be honored and if there is no golf there will be a $50 refund. Cheers to David Fay and his swift response to a horrible situation.

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