Old Palm News

Westwood, Schwartzel and Oosthuizen to be tested at the U.S. Open

June 11, 2014

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Old Palm Golf Club residents and members Lee Westwood, Charl Schwartzel and Louis Oosthuizen hope to win the U.S. Open this weekend, but as always the competition will be fierce. Besides contending against a field of past champions and the world’s best pros and amateurs, the players will have to contest with the course—the renowned Pinehurst No. 2. Considered the masterpiece of famed golf course architect Donald Ross, Pinehurst No. 2 was completed in 1907. Ben Crenshaw and Bill Coore then renovated the course in 2011 to restore much of the native vegetation and lengthen certain holes. While the rough isn’t ankle-high as in most U.S. Opens, the small, undulating turtle-back greens are expected to be extremely challenging. Coincidentally, Westwood, Schwartzel and Louis Oosthuizen had their best finishes at the U.S. Open in 2011, respectively finishing third and tied for 11th.


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