Baltusrol Golf Club:  The Lower Course

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Yards

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379

503

194

423

482

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650

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34

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36

70

Baltusrol: When Phil Mickelson smiled and tapped the memorial plaque that reminded us all of the Jack Nicklaus' 1-iron to win the 1967 U.S. Open, one knew the contest was over.  Extended to a 5th day because of threatening weather, the leaders were required to come back on an early Monday morning to finish their rounds.  It seemed as if no one wanted to win.  Tiger Woods had finished at -2, fully 4 strokes behind at the time, he secretly took his Jet home confident that someone would birdie coming in.  However, as the leaders continued to falter on the back nine and failing to take advantage of the finishing par 5's, the gallery didn't know what to do, but make a lot of noise.  It took a birdie by Phil Mickelson on the last hole to win one of the highest scoring PGA's in the history of it's Championship.  The Baltusrol Golf Club is located in Springfield, New Jersey just west of New York City.  The Lower Course has hosted seven U.S. Opens, the last two in 1967 and 1980 won by Jack Nicklaus.  Although the original course opened in 1895, A. W. Tillinghast was hired to improve the course.  Tillinghast simply plowed over the old course and created two new courses which opened in 1922.


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