Thursday, June 18, 2009

Parr Leads '09 US Open

Well, the USGA likes par to be a good score during the Open, so now we have one in the lead after the deluge shortened first round screeched to a halt. Canadian Andrew Parr was actually one under after going birdie, par, par over his three recorded holes. The 26 year old is playing in his first US Open and gets to claim the overnight lead tied with three other relative unknowns. The USGA halted play early in the day after observing that the 18th green had become a "slip 'n slide".

No relation to Jack Paar, one wonders why young Parr's parents just didn't go two more strokes and tag him Andrew Eagle. It also brings the confusion, at least for the first two rounds, of score in relation to par, or is it Parr? Heady stuff.

Expect the rain to be a factor with The Weather Channel predicting steady showers and a possibility of thunderstorms throughout the event. The bombers should prevail in wet conditions, not needing roll to move down this 7,600 yard trial.

Looks like the tournament really starts tomorrow, although Andrew Parr's journey has taken it's first tentative steps.

Til' next,

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