The final round of the U.S. Senior Open is underway. It’s rare for a big-time, professional golf event to be in Nebraska. We’re new to it. On Friday, a gallery was doing The Wave.
All the competitors are over 50. I think it’s just nice to see pro athletes whose idea of juicing is to consume a liquid containing prunes.
Because the championship rounds of the Senior Open air on NBC, the big concern was that we’d go to all this trouble and then have the tournament canceled after three holes.
Ahead of the Senior Open, Omaha Country Club officials grew the rough by consulting an expert on tall, wild, out-of-control foliage. I believe it’s the same guy who takes care of my lawn.
The greens are playing super fast. Omaha may have a slight problem when putts at the U.S. Senior Open carry farther than long fly balls at TD Ameritrade Park during the College World Series.
A major golf tournament in Nebraska is a little different. Whenever former Colorado defensive back Hale Irwin sinks a long putt, Ralphie runs around the green.
On Thursday, Bo Pelini threw out the first pitch before a Chicago Cubs game. We’re not sure how it went. After seeing Pelini atop the mound with a ball in hand, every reporter scurried for cover.
Some of Florida State’s ACC football championship rings mistakenly read “SEC Champions.” Ohio State players said: “Don’t complain. ‘SEC Champion’ will be worth more money on eBay.”
Rex Ryan was spotted running with the bulls in Pamplona, Spain. The bulls didn’t target Ryan, so obviously they had no idea who he was.
NBA star Kevin Durant is engaged to WNBA star Monica Wright. Kentucky just offered a full ride to their first child.
The couple is planning a small, quiet ceremony. They’ll be married at mid-court during the WNBA finals.
The Pelicans traded for Sacramento Kings guard Tyreke Evans. Initially, Evans got back to the Pelicans to say he was flattered, but he doesn’t know how to play hockey.
And finally: The U.S. Senior Open is winding down. With the budget problems in Omaha, we’re running an ad on Craigslist to see if anyone wants to buy a 12-foot Fred Funk statue.