Pro: U.S. Open ‘makes me hate golf for 2 months’

Todd Milles of the TACOMA NEWS-TRIBUNE was at the U.S. Open at Pebble Beach last weekend to cover the tournament and follow the fortunes of former local prodigy Ryan Moore.

Ryan Moore

(“It’s just a horrible golf hole the way (the USGA) set it up”)

The 27-year-old Moore, probably best known to casual fans as the guy who wears a tie while playing, has a decorated resume from playing in USGA-staged events. He won the U.S. Amateur in 2004 and the U.S. Amateur Public Links title in 2002 and 2004.

Sunday Moore finished a respectable 33rd in the USGA’s signature event, making his third major tournament cut in a row and eighth overall.

But after the tournament none of that mattered to Moore, who criticized the USGA’s annual handling of the U.S. Open like no other player in recent memory: Read more…