Golf in Vietnam is especially intriguing. Though there are only about 40 courses throughout the country, and some of those tracks hold world-class distinction. The country is roughly the size of California, with Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon) in the southern part of the country. Nearly a third of the golf courses are located in the south.
U.S. Open week kicked off with several missed tee times for Monday’s practice round. Players traveling from the player host hotels east of Shinnecock Hills had what should’ve been a 15-minute commute lengthened to nearly two hours because of heavy traffic delays.
10,000 golfers are expected to follow their dreams when local qualifying for the Open at Shinnecock begins this week.
Lilia Vu owes her place on the U.S. Curtis Cup team, in part, to a Brit. It was England’s Bronte Law who took Vu under her wing freshman year at UCLA and taught her that “every little thing matters.” She blossomed under Law’s tutelage, becoming the winningest Bruin in school history.
Erin Hills made its debut as a U.S. Open course Thursday with a most gracious welcome for Rickie Fowler, who matched the record to par in the opening round with a 7-under 65 on the longest course in major championship history.
The Open Amateur Golfers Championship Vietnam 2017, to begin in the central province of Binh Dinh on June 8, has attracted 120 golfers, including 10 foreigners.