THE US OPEN IS UNDERWAY Round 1 at Erin Hills, see for details on the 117th US Open. The first Midwest site in 14 years, and last Midwest US Open for at least 10 more years. Rickie Fowler’s 7 under par 65 is the clubhouse leader in Round 1. _____________________________________________________________________

THE GOG BLOG by RORY SPEARS, Editor and Director of Content, Follow Rory at the US Open, and on Facebook, Linkedin and Twitter @GogBlogGuy

THE 117TH U.S. Open is underway, and this first timer in U.S. Open play is getting a lot of different thoughts from the players who are playing it.

The fairways at some 60 yards wide are something players and fans don’t normally see, the players need to take advantage of it. If they don’t, they will find some high fescue grasses.

The greens don’t have many humps and bumps in them, which means we might see some long putts holded this week. Question is if the scores do remain low after today, what happens in Rounds 2-3-4. Will the Mike Davis team of Jeff Hall and the others toughen things up.

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Stay clicked in as we cover the 117th US Open from Erin Hills all week long, and watch the for the interview with Steve Stricker.

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About Rory Spears

Rory spent over 8 years growing up working at Rob Roy Golf Club in Prospect Hts.IL, then two years at Chevy Chase in Wheeling. He has covered golf in Chicago since 1986. Rory was one of the initial members of WSCR all-sports radio Chicago and covered golf there for 5 seasons, before moving on to work for ESPN/Sportsticker and ESPN Radio. In addition to hosting Golfers on Golf Radio on WNDZ Am 750 Chicago, he writes for both Chicagoland Golf and the Chicago District (CDGA) Magazine. Rory has played over 460 courses in 37 states, and rates golf courses. He does golf course management and communications consulting, in the golf industry.