Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Utah Golfers in the 2013 US Open

The US Open is being played this week at Merion Golf Club in Haverford Township near Ardmore, Pennsylvania. In the field this week are two golfers who live in Utah. Jay Don Blake, a Champions Tour regular and St. George, Utah native, emerged out of the field of 42 at the St. Louis qualifier that was battling for two spots to play in the 2013 U.S. Open. Blake posted the lowest 18-hole score of the day to distance himself from the pack. At 54 years old, Jay Don is the oldest player in the field this week.

Also in the field is Mike Weir. Weir, a resident of Draper, Utah and former BYU golfer, gained entry into the US Open field by finishing as the first alternate at the Columbus, Ohio qualifier and ultimately made it into the field with 5 spots open for alternates. Weir, who is also a former Masters champion, has been trying to rebuild his game after 3 years of elbow injuries and poor play. He has recently shown signs that his game is coming around.

As a St. George native and former BYU Cougar, I will be cheering for both Blake and Weir to have successful weeks and hopefully contend for the US Open title. Go Mike and Jay Don!

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