by Ken Klavon USGA
It's been a jam-packed day. Many players are here. Tiger Woods played nine holes, then using trickery, made it appear he'd move on to No. 10. Stevie Williams, his caddie, put is bag down on the 10th teeing ground. Then Woods walked off the course. Saw him on the putting green joking and smiling. He wasn't limping at all today. You still have to wonder how the torque in his swing will affect that knee.
Interesting walking around the locker room. All the clubs, bags, ancillary equipment has been delivered. I've talked about it before but I'm always wide-eyed looking at how many new clubs are actually delivered week-in, week-out on the Tour. The U.S. Open is no different.
A word now about the locker room. It abuts the driving range and is brand new. The resort, which normally assigns a makeshift locker room to the players during the Buick Invitational, wasn't sufficient in this case. So one was built a couple months ago. More than anything, it has provided more privacy for the players, which may or may not be a good thing.