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U.S. Open should be more fan friendly

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It’s a safe bet to say a large portion of the American population does not sit in front of a television for 6-8 hours on a weekend to watch golf. Count me among the occasional viewer. Watching and playing are two different things. Accessibility to golf courses is one of the benefits of living in Florida, especially the Tampa Bay area. There are exceptions to the television rule and this weekend is one of those exceptions. The U.S. Open, one…

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Think you’ve seen everything at U.S. Open? Think again

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Not a day has gone by at this U.S. Open without seeing something new on the young course at Chambers Bay. A practice range that should have felt like a ghost town late Wednesday afternoon suddenly came to life when Tiger Woods arrived just as everyone was starting to leave. The grandstands were packed and photographers and TV crews crowded about. It was rare to see Woods at the course so late. Then again, he doesn’t tee off Thursday until…

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