Two relatively unknown golfers – one of them a South Carolinian – remain tied for the lead as the weather-interrupted 109th U.S. Open enters its final day in Farmingdale, N.Y.
Former U.S. Amateur Champion Ricky Barnes and Greenville S.C. native Lucas Glover are tied after three soggy rounds, with fan favorite Phil Mickelson trailing by five shots and Tiger Woods seven strokes off the pace.
Barnes and Glover – neither of whom have a major tournament win to their credit – have many golf fans longing for a classic Lefty versus Tiger duel.
Not us, being the Tin Cup freaks we are.
Seriously, people, Tiger has won fourteen majors – including three U.S. Opens. It’s only fitting that somebody else gets a bite at the apple.
Speaking of which, there’s a great Washington Post article by columnist Thomas Boswell this morning about the unlikely pairing of Barnes and Glover, which includes some interesting tidbits on both golfers – like the fact that Barnes was literally the last golfer to earn his 2009 PGA card.
Anyway, you can follow all the action today on NBC and at PGATour.com if you’re like us and have to work.