August 1, 2014

2012 US Women’s Open begins today at Blackwolf Run

The 67th US Open heads back to Blackwolf Run, the site of the 1998 US Women’s open.  The four-day tournament begins Thursday in Kohler, WI.

The buzz about Blackwolf Run this week has been about how tough the course is.  In 1998, Se Ri Pak won in a playoff after posting a 4-day total of 6-over par.  Christie Kerr is one of the hold-overs from last time around and she recalls just how tough the course was…

AUDIO: Christie Kerr on the course in 1998 :18

On top of an already challenging course set-up will be the weather, especially Thursday.  The weather forecast was predicting 97 degrees in Kohler as of early Thursday morning with the heat index making it feel likes its well over 100.  Paul Creamer talks about playing in the heat…

AUDIO: Paula Cream on playing in the heat :09

One other change for the 2012 US Women’s Open is cellphones.  The USGA is allowing them on the grounds for the first time in an Open.  Michelle Wie isn’t too concerned about it…

AUDIO: Michelle Wie doesn’t care to much about the cellphone rule :12

The first tee times are at 7:00 AM.