5. Boston-area sports fans showed their love of golf with great galleries at the Deutsche Bank Championship. Based on the experience at the 2012 U.S. Open at Merion, should the USGA bring the U.S. Open back to the Country Club in Brookline, Mass.?
Bamberger: Absolutely. The Country Club is American golf. The question is not whether the USGA wants to go back. It's whether the Country Club wants it back. Well, the Country Club does want it back. But does it want all the conditions -- course changes most particularly -- that come with it. And while the USGAers are in New England, they should look at Newport, too.
Godich: Considering the blue blazers passed on the 100th anniversary of Francis Ouimet's historic victory in favor of Merion, it might be a while before we see another U.S. Open at the Country Club.
Morfit: Boston sports fans get so into it, and I'm generally in favor of any excuse to visit, so yes, by all means.
Walker: The USGA takes it stewardship of golf history seriously, so the U.S. Open will come back to the Country Club, site of two of the greatest moments in American golf -- the 1913 U.S. Open and the 1999 Ryder Cup. Plus, the fans will be phenomenal and Boston shines in the summertime.
Van Sickle: There are a lot of great golf courses in this country. The Country Club is one of them. It's worthy of an Open or a PGA. Shinnecock Hills is a little more glamorous, however, and Bethpage Black has a huge edge in sheer total acreage that makes it a more attractive venue to the USGA.
Sens: Absolutely. As a Boston native, I can say with confidence that we are the world's classiest sports fans, known for our polite applause, our classy commentary and our warm embrace of the finest golf traditions. Plus, what could be better than an Open paired with fans yelling "Mashed buh-day-dahs!"
6. Kate Upton got a golf lesson from Arnold Palmer this week. If you could get a golf lesson from one of the game's legends, whom would you choose and why?
Morfit: I'd pick Johnny Miller because spotting a swing flaw is one thing but being able to help a guy fix it is another. Johnny is a master communicator.
Godich: Ben Hogan. I'd be curious to see what suggestions he'd have for my awful move and after which I'd turn around to find he had left the range.
Walker: Seve Ballesteros. I’d love to see the game through his eyes.
Bamberger: Sean Foley. I saw what he did for Stephen Ames.
Van Sickle: Old Tom Morris. Forget the lesson, he'd have stories no one's heard in a century. On account of being dead and all.
Ritter: Jack. Why not?
Sens: Legend, shmegend. I'd go with Veronica Felibert.