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Golf Australia Express : OTG Express 151 - US Open Wrap
DAY’S VERTIGO ‘MANAGEABLE’ JASON Day’s well-publicised battle against the effects of vertigo during the US Open ended with the Queenslander leaving Chambers Bay on Sunday in a neck brace. Day, who shared the lead into the final round despite struggling with the illness, said he felt “relatively good” and “felt strong” after 12 holes on Sunday but he still plans to take some time off to “get a handle on this”. MORE> ________________________________ SMITH SECURES PGA TOUR CARD MAJOR championship rookie Cameron Smith began his US Open campaign hoping to make the cut. It ended with a career-changing shot that brought Day – all grabbing top-10 spots on the leaderboard. Of those players, Smith is the only one not already in the top-10, which guarantees automatic selection at the end of August, for the matches to be played in Seoul in October. Price needs all his big names to be firing when they arrive in South Korea as the Internationals still have only one win in the event. ________________________________ CHAMBERS FINDS A FAN...ALMOST THERE was plenty of criticism levelled at Chambers Bay during the championship, in particular the greens. But one of the most learned golfers on Tour, Geoff Ogilvy, said while the venue had its logistical problems it was always going to identify the best player of the week. “Logistically it seems to have its problems, but as far as the holes and the golf it asks you to play, I think I told someone earlier in the week, whoever wins is going to be a quality player,” he said after his final round. “You have to move the ball both ways, you have to use your brain which is a rare thing in modern golf and something we're not very good at, I don't think. It's going to be a class act of a player who wins, and really that's all you want. Sometimes in US Opens it feels like that might not be the case, thousands of fans beside the 18th fairway to their feet. Rounds of 70-70-69 put the 21-year- old into the third last group heading into the final round and despite a couple of uncharacteristic three-putts, he was still even par for his final round standing in the middle of the 18th fairway. MORE> ________________________________ PRESIDENTS CUP CONFIDENCE ONE man who would have been pleased with the outcome at Chambers Bay was Presidents Cup International team captain Nick Price. With three South Africans – Louis Oosthuizen, Branden Grace and Charl Schwartzel – and three Australians – Adam Scott, Cameron Smith and Jason and this one I think the guy who plays the best is going to win. “There's a lot of talk about the greens and stuff like that, but forever great putters have putted well on bad greens, forever. So I think great putters don't like putting on greens that are bumpy, but they usually putt quite well. I think people who are struggling with their putting really have trouble on the bad greens and good putters just get on with it. I think there's a lot about it that makes it a really good venue.” Ogilvy said the firm and fast offering at Chambers Bay was better than the “restrictive, narrow, soft golf that the last two years the setups have been – setting a responsible example for how golf is supposed to be played.” TRAPS AROUND the “OF ALL THE HAZARDS, FEAR IS THE WORST.” Sam Snead CHAMPIONS OF YOUR GAME.
OTG Express 150 - US Open Preview
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