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117th U. S. Open Golf Championship – A Father’s Day Tradition Continues – OPEN THREAD

The fourth and final round of the 117 United States Open Championship will be played today at Erin Hills Golf Club in Erin Wisconsin.   Here is a brief summary of the history of the Championship…

2017 U.S. Open

…and here are fabulous photographs of the course.

The United States Open Championship, commonly known as the U. S . Open, is the annual open national championship of golf in the United States.  It is the second of the four major championships in golf contested each year.

Played each year in mid-June at a site which varies among a variety of historic old American golf venues, along with some newer courses, the Tournament is scheduled so that, weather permitting, the fourth and final round is always played on Father’s Day.

U.S. Open golf course are prepared to be very challenging, which normally results in higher scoring than typical professional tournaments.  Rains however, have left the Erin Hill layout vulnerable, despite foot deep fescue rough outside the fairways.

Going into the final round, the leader is Brian Harman (US) at 12 strokes under par, and who leads Justin Thomas (US), Tommy Fleetwood (UK), and Brooks Koepka (US) by one stroke each.

Popular American player Ricky Fowler is two strokes behind at 10 under par.

None of these top five players close to the lead have ever won a major championship before, and Harman, should he hold on and win, would be the first left-handed player to ever win the U.S. Open.

Television coverage begins at 11 AM Eastern on Fox, and can be live-streamed here.

Happy Father’s Day to all Spartan Dads, and enjoy the 117th U. S. Open.

See ya’ll in the cements.


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