Pilot seriously burned after blimp crashes at US Open

His mother, Kay, played on the Sooners' first intercollegiate women's golf team. There's a term for guys who do well historically at certain places: "Horse for the Course".

A blimp crashes during the first round of the U.S. Open golf tournament Thursday, June 15, 2017, near Erin Hills in Erin, Wis. AirSign, an advertising company, operates the bl.

The U.S. Golf Assn., in a statement, said the blimp was not affiliated with the USGA or used by any broadcaster.

Dustin Johnson addresses the media during his press conference following a practice round of the U.S. Open golf tournament at Erin Hills.

At 7,741 yards from the back tips, the par-72 links-styled track will be the longest course to stage a U.S. Open and may favour big hitters even more since recent thunderstorms have dumped considerable rain on the rural layout. The only limitation is how much he can hit balls.

"All of a sudden I shot one over and was pretty happy and I was lying 50th and miles off the leaders". These are the widest fairways we've ever played in a U.S. Open.

Nobody would claim that the PGA Tour took any risks or introduced any significant innovation with their presentation of TPC Southwind for last week's FedEx St. Jude Classic.

Masters victor Garcia and world number two Rory McIlroy had afternoon tee-times scheduled. And with so many mitigating factors and streaking players coming in, this should be one of the very best this week at Erin Hills.

Plus, he has the personality for the U.S. Open.

Erin Hills, which opened in 2006, will be just the sixth public course to host the championship.

"It's a US Open, it's supposed to be a tough test".

It is "significant", he adds, that neither McIlroy or Johnson have joined in the complaints about the length of the course or the rough.

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.

Instead, the U.S. Open began Thursday under sunshine with little threat of bad weather all day. Won at Congressional (2011).

Dating to Tiger Woods winning the 2008 U.S. Open in a playoff over Rocco Mediate at Torrey Pines, there hasn't been a Monday playoff.

The last time that happened was in 2008, when Tiger Woods beat Rocco Mediate in an epic playoff battle at Torrey Pines.

  • Julie Sanders