A blimp flying near the U.S. Open golf tournament in Wisconsin crashed Thursday, with the pilot appearing to eject before a plume of smoke went up in the air, according to Fox News Sports.

The largest bet CG Technology has taken is a $3,000 wager on Rory McIlroy that would pay $27,000 at 9-1.

"I hope so, he said".

"I was teeing off and I looked up and saw it on fire, and I felt sick to my stomach", Jamie Lovemark said after his opening round in one of golf's four majors.

There's more to it than just length.

Day has finished in the Top 10 of the U.S. Open five times since 2011, including two second-place finishes. For someone who grew up in Northern Ireland, he has the reputation of favoring benign conditions instead of firm, wind-whipped conditions. In fact, only 11 players have won a major the week after winning on the PGA Tour. We know we've had some issues the past two years.

That didn't stop Dustin Johnson from getting a few more cuts before his title defense. Since then, there has been nothing but first-time winners at the majors - Jason Day, Danny Willett, Dustin Johnson, Henrik Stenson, Jimmy Walker and Sergio Garcia.

The 46-year-old needs to win the US Open, in which he has been runner-up a record six times, to complete the career grand slam, but announced earlier this month he would likely miss the event to attend the high-school graduation of his daughter Amanda. McIlroy skipped the BMW PGA Championship and the Memorial as a precaution and to let the rib properly heal.

Erin Hills could play differently off the tee in each of the four rounds, thanks to the flexibility the architects embedded with their design. He says he can swing and has full power. It's all going to come down to who hits the ball the furthest and who has the most confidence going into the event.

The unknown is how sharp he will be this week.

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"That's why I feel like some of the players this week, the rough's already got into their head", he said. It's just a matter of being able to do it. "I think at some point that may need to get a little softened".

Johnson, who has been installed as the favourite for this week's title in Wisconsin, described his unusual major championship build up as an " awesome couple of days".

"I get that it's thick and whatever, but it's a hazard", he said.

Johnson, who missed the U.S. Masters after hurting his back, failed to make the halfway cut at the Memorial tournament last week while McIlroy has not played in almost a month, since reporting back problems at the Players Championship.

Keep it in the fairway.

With brutal rough lining the fairway from tee to green, the USGA cut back the fescue around the landing area on Tuesday. And keep a good attitude.

Technology has fostered faster and more intricate communication among people, and many organizations, including the United States Golf Association, are taking advantage of it to enhance fan experience. "Everyone is going to run into some sort of trouble out there - everyone is".

In another activity, a guest can participate in the role of an announcer and call some of the game's greatest moments.

Others can attempt the putt Tiger Woods made to win one of the tournaments.

Johnson is still smarting from the freak accident that deprived him of the chance to challenge for the Masters in April, when he slipped on stairs and hurt his back on the eve of the tournament.


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