Previewing the U.S. Open
June 12, 2012, 4:19 pm
The 112th U.S. Open will be held this weekend at the Olympic Club in San Francisco and the field is stacked with the world’s best golfers. With everyone from Tiger Woods to a Chinese 14-year-old, no one knows who will prevail on Sunday. Legendary golf writer Art Spander and Jerry Pate, former PGA golfer, join the Bald Faced Truth with John Canzano to talk about the U.S. Open.
As one of the most prestigious golf tournaments of the year, the U.S. Open will give every golfer an opportunity to stake a claim on greatness.
Art and John talk about the conditions at the U.S. Open. Art reveals how it feels to have covered 136 Majors over his storied career. He previews the field at the Olympic Club and gives his prediction on who will win. He then discusses how Tiger Woods has aged as a golfer. He also talks about the gap in knowledge between young and older golfers due to the advances of technology.
The winner of the 1976 U.S. Open, Jerry Pate, joins John to talk about his memories of the 1976 U.S. Open. Jerry explains what the golfers at the Olympic Club can expect on the course. He discusses what it feels like to play at such a high-level. He explains the importance of a good grip and mastering the fundamentals of golf. Jerry then talks about his career as a television golf analyst.