ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – St. Louis Redux – Dustin Johnson’s three putt failure at Chambers Bay mirrors a famous moment in US Open and St. Louis golf history.
In 1947 at St. Louis Country Club Sam Snead three putted the eighteenth hole of the playoff to lose the championship to Lew Worsham. Snead had a 15-foot birdie for the win but left it 2 ½ feet short. Before Snead could putt, Worsham asked to measure who was further away, and Snead was so rattled by the delay that he missed the short putt and lost the championship. Snead never won the US Open to complete the career slam.
Fescue, Zoysia and Cannabis – With all the firsts taking place at the US Open at Chambers Bay one note jumped off the page of the Seattle News Tribune.
For Open week the local sales of marijuana have spiked with the out of town customers in a pot legal state. One proprietor said he could tell his new clients immediately. “It’s how they dress. Funny hats and outfits are welcome any time.”
There is no word if the USGA will have its own tournament blend in the merchandise tent on a future return.
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