What they’re tweeting

US Open: What they're tweeting about the US Open

From staff reportsJune 11, 2014 

— A sampling from the golf world as it prepares for Thursday’s start of the U.S. Open.

N&O’s Chip Alexander@ice_chip: Home away from home for next two weeks: Pinehurst.

PGATour.com’s Brian Wacker@pgatour_brianw: Adam Scott doesn’t have great #usopen track record but revamped #Pinehurst reminds him of home, also bit of Pine Valley & Sunningdale.

USGA@usopengolf: “It’s going be a test of patience and I think I’m better equipped than I was a few years ago.” @McIlroyRory on Pinehurst No. 2. #USOpen.

Ron Green Jr.@RonGreenJr: If you haven’t seen Pinehurst No. 2 yet, don’t let the brown fairway edges shock you. They’re meant to be that way. Brown is the new green.

Ron Green Jr.@RonGreenJr: Bill Coore on Pinehurst’s 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: “I’ll never cry as much as Bubba Watson.”

Fayetteville Observer’s 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&O’s 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: That’s a Tuesday at the Phoenix Open. ... RT @darrenrovell Pinehurst expects to serve 330,000 beers at the US Open this week.

Charlotte Observer’s 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 doesn’t 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 Phil’s 6 runner-up U.S. Open finishes -- all on par-70 courses -- he’s 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. It’s very Royal Melbourne, @usopengolf #loveit

Luke Donald@LukeDonald: Big boy golf! #USOpen #Pinehurst.

Pinehurst Resort@PinehurstResort: Adam Scott: “It’s 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.

ESPN’s 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. I’m 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.

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