Nick Taylor Report From U.S. Open
Washington Men's Golf Assistant Coach Garrett Clegg is in Farmingdale, New York until Friday following Nick Taylor in his quest to conquer Bethpage Black and the rest of the U.S. Open field. Clegg will be filing reports the next couple of day as he follows Taylor. Here is his first report:
Husky Golf Fans,
I have spent the past two days with Nick Taylor as he is preparing to play in the U.S. Open at Bethpage Black Golf Course on Long Island in New York. Bethpage is an unbelievably difficult golf course, the fairways are narrow, the rough is thick, and the course is very long. I have overheard a lot of the players walking around the clubhouse talking about how long the course is playing and how tough it is going to be.
It has been a lot of fun watching Nick prepare to compete against the world's best golfers on golf's biggest stage. As most of you know this is Nick's second consecutive Open. I am sure his experience at last year's Open has helped him prepare for the conditions of the course and the large crowds watching the tournament. This year the galleries are unbelievable. Today in his practice round the grandstands were full, there must have been at least 20,000 people walking around cheering and yelling as only New Yorkers can cheer. As Nick would walk by people would yell "Go Huskies", "Go Canada" or " C'mon Nick, low amateur this year."
Nick is excited for tomorrow. He is hitting the ball great and is prepared for what is ahead. The weather is supposed to be rainy and windy which will make the golf course even tougher. If the weather forecast is correct, I expect the scores will be very high. He will be teeing off at 12:41 pm Eastern time (9:41 am PT), on the 10th hole. Follow his every shot at www.usopen.com.
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