PINEHURST — A sampling from the golf world as it prepares for Thursdays start of the U.S. Open.
N&Os Chip Alexander@ice_chip: Home away from home for next two weeks: Pinehurst.
PGATour.coms Brian Wacker@pgatour_brianw: Adam Scott doesnt have great #usopen track record but revamped #Pinehurst reminds him of home, also bit of Pine Valley & Sunningdale.
USGA@usopengolf: Its going be a test of patience and I think Im better equipped than I was a few years ago. @McIlroyRory on Pinehurst No. 2. #USOpen.
Ron Green Jr.@RonGreenJr: If you havent seen Pinehurst No. 2 yet, dont let the brown fairway edges shock you. Theyre meant to be that way. Brown is the new green.
Ron Green Jr.@RonGreenJr: Bill Coore on Pinehursts rugged look: People could look at this on television and go, Oh my God, Pinehurst quit maintaining the course.
Golf writer Steve Elling@EllingYelling: Random thought: Having butchered em both, Pinehurst No. 2 might be the only course tougher than Augusta National from inside 100 yards.
AP golf writer Doug Ferguson@dougferguson405: Mickelson already 0-1 this week at Pinehurst, at the hands of two guys whose combined age younger than Phil. @JordanSpieth @JustinThomas34
Golf Central@GolfCentral: I remember being here (at Pinehurst) in 05 and anticipating getting to play in the #USOpen - Webb Simpson #USOpen
Derek Medlin@DerekMedlin: Webb Simpson on whether he gets emotional after wins: Ill never cry as much as Bubba Watson.
Fayetteville Observers Sarah Campbell@campbellreports: Pinehurst ambassador Carla St. Germain told me about 600-700 people showed up for Payne Stewart tribute last night at Tufts Park. #USOpen.
N&Os Andrew Carter@_andrewcarter: The finest dessert nachos in all of the Sandhills. A time-honored tradition in the land of the pines.
Rick Reilly@ReillyRick: Thats a Tuesday at the Phoenix Open. ... RT @darrenrovell Pinehurst expects to serve 330,000 beers at the US Open this week.
Charlotte Observers Scott Fowler@scott_fowler: Bubba Watson says twice in his presser Pinehurst No.2 will be like a chess match this week -- then notes he doesnt play chess. #USOpen.
2010 U.S. Open winner Graeme McDowell@Graeme_McDowell: Pre Us Open prep is dinner at @Nonabluetavern with my girls. Game was close this week. Bring on Pinehurst. #USOpen
ESPN golf writer Bob Harig@BobHarig: In Phils 6 runner-up U.S. Open finishes -- all on par-70 courses -- hes never broken par in final round. Last year shot 74 and lost by 2
Ian Poulter@IanJamesPoulter: I walked the course last night and chipped and putted.. The course is absolutely superb. Its very Royal Melbourne, @usopengolf #loveit
Luke Donald@LukeDonald: Big boy golf! #USOpen #Pinehurst.
Pinehurst Resort@PinehurstResort: Adam Scott: Its a golf Mecca here. My parents have had a great time playing the golf courses here (at Pinehurst.)
Golf writer Steve Elling@EllingYelling: In US Open first round Thursday, forecast says 60% chance of thunderstorms, followed by 50%, 40% and 30% daily through Sunday. Yikes.
USA Today golf writer Steve DiMeglio: Mickelson feels good about his game despite down year.
ESPNs Darren Rovell@darrenrovell: US Open merchandise being sold at Pinehurst this week: 106,000 hats, 70,000 golf shirts, 27,000 T-shirts.
Radio host Joe Ogilvie@ogilviej: My goodness Pinehurst is fantastic. Firm & fast just as proper golf is meant 2B played. Golf wins if people start asking why courses r green.
USA Today golf writer Steve DiMeglio: Philly Mick going round and round on the putting green for 30 minutes now.
Golf writer Benjamin Everill@beneverill: Adam Scott out to show he CAN compete at a US Open despite poor resume.
USGA@usopengolf: I think this course sets up well for me. Im trying to build a game that can compete anywhere. Adam Scott #USOpen
Golf writer Benjamin Everill@beneverill: Good to see Robert Allenby back in the majors. Only Aussie to play Pinehurst in 99 and 05.