On Tuesday night at Merion, former U.S. Open winners gathered for a champions dinner. Unlike the Masters, which has a highly-anticipated closed-door traditional dinner at Augusta, this was only the second such champions dinner for the season's second major. There was a good turnout in Philadelphia, with 27 of the 36 living past champions on hand. The two highest profile attendees were Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy, who continue their 12-month tour of unrelenting public displays of affection. Tiger, while an intimidating monster on the golf course, remains a huge dork off of it.
Tiger's already gained the psychological edge over young Rory. Wet willy the only appropriate response? twitter.com/OffTheBallNT/s…— Off The Ball (@OffTheBallNT) June 13, 2013
Getting paired up in for the first two rounds wasn't enough either, as the two continued their week of Brotherly Love with a practice round on Wednesday.