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I know this is a little late, but I just got it.
I received this from a VERY reliable source and I can trace the email back to the Funkster's caddy. It was sent to a college friend of Mark Long's (Fred's bagman). Thought you all might enjoy this:



Wednesday, US Open--

Long week so far.

Monday, played back nine with Tom Lehman and Corey. Corey is
hitting it well.

Rough doesn't look that long, but is thick. I've spoken to a few of
the bombers, amd they think they can get it out of the 2nd cut
reasonably well.
We'll see.

Winged Foot is, well, remember Apollo Creed? That's what Winged
Foot looks like. They must have sprinkled some HGH around this place.
It might be the flat out toughest course I've played. Well, maybe the
European Club near Dublin can take that honor...but it's close.

It is long, but not crazy. Champions in Houston is long, but you
can play it because the greens are so big. You can handle Winged Foot
because it also gives you room on most of the big holes to run it up.
True on 3,4,8,9, at least.

The three cuts-o-rough, move the ropes out idea is good. The
thought was to penalize the guy who hits it 10+ yards off the fairway
more than the guy who misses it by one yard. And that will be the case.

Course is in perfect shape. I think still a touch on the
not-firm-nuf side. But that can change as the days go on. If so, the
scores will get higher each day. Greens seem to be about 10.5-11 now,
my guess. but they are really sloped.

Fred has been pulling his driver a bit, but finally seemed to have
it ironed out tonight. Hope that's true, because you pretty much better
put a lot of drives in the fairway if you don't fly it 300. his iron
play is about as good as I've seen. he'll hit a lot of 3-4-5 irons.

Strategy here is pretty basic. You put a ball dead center of every
green, you have a pretty decent putt. You can't short side it at all.
Miss it long, left or right, seems like you're always pitching downhill.

Birdie holes??? 5, shorty par five, 6, real short 4, and 11.
Toughest? 3, the Billy casper par three...4, 8, 9, 12--630 par
five...you miss that fwy, you ain't home in three. 14, 16.

We play with Pavin and Doyle TH-FRI. Fred might be hitting last
from the fairway more than a few times. That's rare.

Tuesday was atypical day in the life of Fred. 9 holes early, with
DiMarco. The up to Trump National for 18 with Tay. Then down to the
Yankees game. Home at 1030.

Wednesday we just played the front with Skip Kendall and Dean
Wilson.
Dean is puring it. Got a lot of Mac O'Grady influence in there.

Jim McClean, our friend Gordon Murray from St Andrews, Fred's nephew
Cam, and our Terp teammate Marty Vybes all were walking with us. That
probably qualifies Funkster for the Japanese Tour. All those guys seem
to have the entourage with 'em on the course.

Check out the Trump Falls. Rumored cost...between 7 and 13
million....and that's Sergio in the Taylor Made club truck that goes to
every tourney...

Time to tee it up....
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thanks for the email, stuff like this is awesome, with out this site where else could we read tour player's email? hahaha

 

that pic of sergio is awesome. . y? cuz i havent seen him wear that color hat yet, and now I want it.

hear that TM? release all of Sergio's hats in his custom colors!

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