This certainly doesn't seem like the right venue to talk about golf, but it is soooo much more than people think and I hope some members here will agree, and join in on the convo.... First off.... fuck Tiger. Yea he is great. Well, god-like. So was Nicholas and Palmer and my person fav (my dad modeled his halfway back-swing after him) Lee Travino. That being said, they should NOT get that much attention.... unless he is murdering the field or winning on 1 leg. It is not fair to the other 160+ tour card holders. Perhaps in a popular tour event like the Memorial, but not in our (sorry outlanders) country's Championship. I feel it is a showcase for up-comers and tour players who are basically just as good as Tiger, and can (and have) beat him. There are guys who play ooodles (yea I use the word oodles) of rounds at shit public courses, beat the field, rise up the ladder in regionals, and then qualify for the fucking US Open! And they don't get press coverage? I would be pissed. Sure the best the field could do last year was Rocco in 90 holes against Tiger with a broken leg and torn-up knee..... I thought the story was Rocco! A dumpy old dude hangin around killin greens? Awesome. Perhaps it is because I play, and know how unbelievably, ridiculously (grab thesaurus) hard it is to play the game. Has anyone seen how easy some of these guys swing? In particular Geoff Oglivy and Ernie Els. Its like magic. And how about that kid Weaver? Drew, right? He is one of a few to win both the NCAA Championship AND the US Amatuer in the same year. Who are the others you ask?? Lefty, Tiger and Jack. Thats hardcore. And to top that off, he was like 100 yards away from the massacre at Va Tech a couple years back..... motivation maybe? Having said all that, I am routing for (and have been since I learned that the game I suck at learning was on TV like 12+ years ago) ) David Duval. He's been my favorite player forever and he's finally making a comeback. He was three in the red, blew a few holes and dropped to 1 over, then made it back to -3! Mean while.... Tiger is E after 3 rounds. I do certainly feel for those who waited several hours, and had to play in shit conditions while the first groups of non-names played in steller conditions. But hey.... your a fucking professional golfer. Your playing the fucking US Open for fuck sake. Deal with it. I would be stoked to go shoot 100 in the first two rounds in 3" hail. Just wondering.... as if anyone even read down this far.... what are the memebrs handicaps? Don't lie, because everyone sucks. Me, when I played in HS I could consistantly score in the low 90s, broke 90 a few times. Best round ever was a 84 at a par 72 here in CT..... and that is including my 2nd shot on the 8th that I ho9led for an eagle! (Orange Hills CC in Orange Connecticut). Now, seeing as how broke I am and how much of a rich white man's sport golf is (I'm white too), I don't get out enough to keep up the skills..... I'd give myself a shot a hole. (18 handi).