US Open Golf

June 16, 2011 by staff 

US Open GolfUS Open Golf, The U.S. Open, the second of the four major golf tournaments in 2011, tees of Thursday morning at the Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Maryland. With Tiger Woods, a three-time Open champion did not play due to injury; the determination of a favorite is difficult, writes Cameron Morfit GOLF Magazine. Much of the focus will be on Phil Mickelson, who has four victories in major tournaments but has yet to win U.S. Open. Mickelson has finished second five times in the U.S. Open. However, Mickelson has never fared well in Congress, Morfit writes. Other players to watch include Britain’s Luke Donald, the world’s No. 1-player, Steve Stricker, currently the highest-ranking American in the world and a winner at the Memorial Tournament last weekend in Ohio, the champion defender Graeme McDowell and Hunter Mahan, who shot 62 in the final round of competition was played in Congress, Morfit writes.

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Parade of the Mavericks: The champion of the NBA Dallas Mavericks has their victory parade official in downtown Dallas on Thursday. The Mavericks ended the Miami Heat on Sunday night in the best of seven games of the NBA finals, 4-2.

The parade begins at 10 am and takes a 1.6-mile route through downtown Dallas, reported CNN affiliate WFAA.

Police are warning the crowd waiting could create bottlenecks in Dallas, with nothing less than a quarter of a million people coming out to greet the champions of the NBA.

Authorities are also warning those attending the parade to be prepared for the heat of summer in Dallas and bring plenty of water for the event, reports WFAA. The forecast is 85 degrees and sunny when the parade begins.

LeBron greet: While Dallas salutes its champions, a team of minor league baseball is the recognition of the Heat LeBron James on Thursday.

Peoria Chiefs, an affiliate of Class A minor league Chicago Cubs, will all the fans attending the game Thursday night NBA replica of James’ championship ring. That means each fan passes through the turnstiles at O’Brien Field, he or she will be delivered … nothing.

The General Staff said in a press release that I would also like to jump in the fourth inning of Thursday, a puncture on the performance James NBA Final where he scored a total of 21 points in the fourth quarter of the six games combined.

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