Rich Lerner, whose essays I usually enjoy, began this Live From edition by making it all about Tiger’s quest, which included telling us that there are several players “poised to keep him stuck at 14″.
Um, funny but I figured they were merely trying to win the championship. Oh well, the “everything from the Tiger perspective” coverage is, unfortunately, par for the course these days.
Here you have Jim Furyk and Graeme McDowell each bidding for his second US Open win. You have Lee Westwood looking to finally break through in a major. You have Cinderella stories like Blake Adams, James Peterson, Frederick Jacobsen and the 17-year old amateur Beau Hossler. You have the venerable South Africans Ernie Els and Retief Goosen, each shooting for his third US Open title. So many sidelines.
But really, per Lerner’s open, they are all merely obstacles to Tiger’s quest for the major championship victory record. Par for the very difficult US Open course.