By: David Lamm
If you like 1-0 baseball games with lots of strikeouts . . .
If you like 6-0 football games with a couple of field goals . . .
Then you’re going to love the U.S. Open Golf Championship that starts Thursday at Long Island N.Y.’s Winged Foot Golf Club.
Count on an occasional player fist-pumping after making a par. A lot of bogeys will be a relief.
Birdies will be few.
Winged Foot has little water and only a scattering of trees, but it’s the most difficult Open venue ever. Think greens, rough and bunkers.
This is the 6th Open at Winged Football. Only once — in ’84 when Fuzzy Zoeller beat Greg Norman in a playoff — have the leaders posted below-par scores (4 under.276).
Hale Irwin was +7 when he won in ’74, record high for a major.
The last Open at Winged Foot, in 2006, was won by Geoff Ogilvy at +5.
Let the massacre begin.