B as he then threw the 22nd perfect game in
Major League Baseball history.
At the San Francisco Giants home game
Tuesday night (at which McIlroy threw out
the first pitch), they were handing out McIlroy
“I think it’s maybe better looking than me,
which is a good thing,” McIlroy said of the dolls.
the Open. “I have a whole lot to gain and noth-
ing to lose.”
One of the great things about the Open is the
unveiling of players like John Peterson, who
was tied for fourth, two shots back of the lead
after 36 holes. And, to boot, he scored his first
career hole-in-one on the 13th hole in Satur-
day’s third round.
TAP-INS In a practice round, Alvaro Quiros aced
the 291-yard, uphill, par- 4 seventh hole with a
driver. Albatross. Alas for him, he missed the cut
... Peterson’s courtesy car was side-swiped on
the eve of this year’s U.S. Open. Fortunately, he
wasn’t hurt. “We call it the redneck Lexus,” said
Peterson, who was among the top 10 going into
the weekend. “The front-left headlight is pointed
directly diagonal. It shines in the other lane.” ...
Sergio Garcia’s continued frustrations bubbled
over again at the par- 3 third hole Friday when his
7-iron came up short. He responded by smashing a microphone planted on the teeing ground.
Any regrets? “Yeah, I regret I didn’t hit a 6-iron
there instead of the 7-iron,” he said. ... Nicholas
Thompson, the older brother of LPGA Tour player
Alexis Thompson, made the cut on the number
after being an alternate out of local qualifying. ...
Hunter Hamrick improved by 10 shots Friday over
his opening 77 when he shot the low score of the
second round, a 3-under 67. This Open marked
Hamrick’s professional debut... On Fathers Day,
Keegan Bradley had his dad, Mark, caddie for
him on the final hole on Sunday. l
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