Monday, June 22, 2009

Michael Walker Jr., Golf Magazine senior editor, live-blogged the final round of the U.S. Open at Bethpage Black. Follow Walker's commentary in 140 characters or less on TwitterLeaderboard | Photos | Join SI GOLFNation | Twitter

1:50 p.m. One last thing. Reader Doug F. writes: So
this is what passes for U.S. Open Coverage now: Tweets? Why would I
ever come back to your site for golf coverage when this is the quality
of your reporting. Comical.
Doug, come back to Golf.com later today and you'll find final-round
U.S. Open coverage from the best golf writers in the business: guys
like Michael Bamberger, Gary Van Sickle, Alan Shipnuck, Cam Morfit and
Alan Bastable. The Live Blog is so people stuck at work can have a
little fun following the action. 
OK, I'm done, promise.1:30 p.m. Final leaderboard:1. Glover -4, WINNER

T2. Mickelson -2, F T2. Duval -2, F T2. Barnes -2, FThanks to Brady Riggs, Jon Tattersall, Brian Mogg for their expert analysis, all you commentators--sorry if we frustrated you with the leaderboard updates, you all make the site and we appreciate it. Plus, thanks to Golf.com's David Dusek and Alan Bastable for on-course updates, and Charlie Hanger and Anne Szeker for making this all work as smoothly as possible. Since this U.S. Open has stretched on longer than the NBA playoffs, it's time to call it a day. You can stay here and talk, but I'm going home. See you at the British Open.1:20 p.m. Your U.S. Open champion is Lucas Glover! The 109th U.S. Open is finally over.1:19 p.m. Glover could easily miss his par putt, can Ricky force a playoff.......no. Just misses.1:17 p.m. Lucas Glover's wife sure has some big sunglasses.1:15 p.m. Ricky Barnes has a makeable birdie putt on 18 after a solid approach. Friend of the Blog and former Tour pro Brian Mogg says Ricky's known as a big-money player.1:13 p.m. Lucas Glover finds the green with his second shot. Could three-putt for the U.S. Open unless Barnes can make birdie.1:12 p.m. Round 4 Leaderboard from the Bizarro U.S. Open:1. Glover -4, thru 17

T2. Mickelson -2, F
T2. Duval -2, F
T2. Barnes -2, thru 171:11 p.m. Lucas Glover finds the fairway on 18. Duval makes par on 18, ties Mickelson at 2-under in the clubhouse. Ricky Barnes, still 2-under, absolutely rips one down the center of the fairway. 1:07 p.m. David Duval misses his birdie attempt right on 18. 1. Glover -4, thru 17

T2. Mickelson -2, F
T2. Duval -2, thru 17
1:05 p.m. "Jack Fleck, Andy North, Lee Janzen, Steve Jones, Michael Campbell, Lucas Glover." 1:02 p.m.
1. Glover -4, thru 16



12:59 p.m. 12:58 p.m. 12:56 p.m. It's Glover's to lose. 12:54 p.m.

2. Duval -3, thru 16

T3. Mickelson -2, thru 17
T3. Fisher -2, thru 16
12:52 p.m. 12:51 p.m. 12:50 p.m.
T1. Duval -3, thru 16
T1. Glover -3, thru 15


12:48 p.m. 12:45 p.m.


12:42 p.m. 12:39 p.m. Scoreboard update:
T3. Fisher -2, thru 15

12:35 p.m. 12:33 p.m. 12:29 p.m. 12:26 p.m. Junior golfer mistake hitting the coin for Fisher. What a bonehead move! 12:24 p.m.

Mickelson -3, thru 15

Fisher -3, thru 14

Mahan -2, thru 15

Barnes -2, thru 1412:22 p.m. Fisher's putt actually hits Duval's marker and land short. Now 3-under, Fisher will give at least one back. Then Duval makes his putt for a birdie on 15 and he's now 2-under!
BTW, disappointing finish for Live Blog favorite Adam Scott. After a good
first two rounds, he finished 8-over after a 5-over final round. Kate Hudson's new nickmame should be "Kryptonite Kate." Scott's game
goes in the tank and then he's spotted on the beach with Hudson. Her
new boyfriend Alex Rodriguez is batting .212. And don't even get me
started on the Black Crowes. 12:20 p.m. Ross Fisher has long putt on 15 for par. Lucas Glover starts the crucible (No. 15) with a drive that ends up in the right rough, not the deep stuff and he could get to the green from there.12:18 p.m. Reader Ann writes: Plenty of time yet for Phil to choke, as usual...Yup, plenty of time for a lot of chokes.12:17 p.m. Glover should make par on 14 and be alone on top of the leaderboard at 4-under. He's still got to play 15, Miller reminds us.12:14 p.m. Mahan (2-under) makes e par on 15, the crucible of Bethpage Black. Phil  makes bogey. Glover's tee shot to the collar on par-3 14th. Don't get on the plane yet, Tiger. Just in case.12:11 p.m. Scoreboard upate:Mickelson -4, thru
14
Glover -4, thru 12 Fisher -3, thru 13 Mahan -2, thru 1412:05 p.m. Fisher makes another par at 15. Glover makes par on 13, but Johnny and Rog don't like Glover not taking a run at birdie.12:01 p.m. David Duval (even) sticks his tee shot on the pitch-and-putt 127-yard 14th to about three feet. Co-leader Glover (4-under) going after birdie on 13.11:59 a.m. Phil catches a break in the rough on his tee shot at 15. Johnny Miller says if Phil can par 15, he'll win the U.S. Open.11:56 a.m. Glover finds the right rough on his tee shot at 13, and hacks it out to the fairway on his second shot.11:55 a.m. Ross Fisher makes eagle on 13, now 3-under. Just one back of the lead. 11:54 a.m. Phil and Mahan make pars on the par-3 14th.

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