So (so, but not so so), this is the third day of this weirdo US Open at the Olympia Lake Course in San Francisco (precisely where in SF I have not looked up on a map). There is much talk about how hard/tricky/contrived the course is, and the pros and cons of that. I almost agree, which makes me agree with Mickleson, whom I've been busy disagreeing with re some golf course design.
A new star, or two or three, teens have been borne to the game by virtue of qualifying and not doing so badly, including the chinese fourteen year old who didn't make the cut but appears to have a sense of humor and a future. Many others with more golfing history than he did less well; Beau Hossler is a serious talent at seventeen. There's an 18 year old who made the cut too, don't remember his name as I type, but I've read about him before.
My key fun is reading The Guardian's Scott Murray's sort of loopy but sharp play by play takes - always start from the bottom:
He swears, he makes fast asides, it's a very lively commentary. Soooooo much better than ponderous talking heads.