WEB SITE OF THE WEEK: TO SEE U.S. OPEN, HIT THESE LINKS
Published June 12, 1996
Pro golfers aren't the only ones who get to display their talents during the U.S. Open as several Web sites provide extensive background and coverage of the event. Hit the links (literally) with iGolf's site at http://www. igolf.com and not only brush up on the latest U.S. Open news, but take a historic look at Oakland Hills CC or read a week by week journal of Jay Don Blake's preparation for the Open. Or swing away with the Golf Web at http://www. golfweb.com which provides an extensive assessment and forecast of the players, as well as a prediction of the '96 winner. The site also offers a course map of Oakland Hills and a "how-to guide" to the course from the last golfer to win a U.S. Open there -- Andy North. Surfers can also check out current odds, fill out a poll on whether the Open should change its playoff format, and listen to real audio from players like Corey Pavin, Greg Norman and John Daly. NBC Sports' golf site (http://www.golf.com) will supply round-by-round reports and also gives final standings from the '95 Open won by Pavin, the '94 Open won by Ernie Els and the '93 Open won by Lee Janzen. The USGA's own Web site at http://www.usga.org features real-time scoring data and information on ticket packages (THE DAILY).