Open still holds lure for Funk, Lehman
Fred Funk has a bad knee. Tom Lehman has been there, done that. If these 50-something golfers had decided to take a pass on the U.S. Open at Bethpage Black, who would have blamed them?
Getting into the tournament is an ordeal just short of tournament torture for those who must qualify. Funk headed to a course in Maryland on Monday to battle 70 other players for seven spots. Lehman, who played in the Memorial Tournament, decided to hang around Columbus, Ohio, for the 36-hole qualifier, ...
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ROAD TO THE U.S. OPEN
The 2008 U.S. Open was one for the ages when Tiger Woods -- on a broken leg and with a torn ACL -- held off Rocco Mediate in a playoff. What's in store for 2009 when the national championship returns to Bethpage Black on June 18? As the year's second major approaches, ESPN.com will track the story lines leading into the U.S. Open. Tee times