Jason Sobel - June 17, 2012


GolfChannel.com Senior Writer Jason Sobel is in San Francisco, CA for the 112th U.S. Open Championship. What surprised him the most about Tiger Woods in the third round on Saturday was that his round was entirely negative. Recently, it tends to be that if he is driving it well, he is hitting his irons poorly or vice versa. But he had something go wrong in every part of his game.

He was near the 13th hole when John Peterson made his first ever hole-in-one. The reaction was very loud and his parents were incredibly emotional. John’s mother told Jason the story of how her husband was teaching her the golf swing and on her first swing, she made a hole-in-one.

He knows that a lot of people are pulling for people like Graeme McDowell, Ernie Els, and Lee Westwood to win the U.S. Open today but he is not picking any of them to win. His pick to win the U.S. Open is Belgium’s Nicolas Colsaerts. Colsaerts is a player who is under the radar this weekend and he has had some recent success on the European Tour. This is his third Major start and Sobel thinks that the Belgian could make history today as the first U.S. Open Champion from Continental Europe.