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Wind wreaked havoc on Gazette sports editor Eric Schmoldt and his foursome at a U.S. Open preview day at Erin Hills, about 35 miles northwest of Milwaukee, this week. Tournament officials believe breezy conditions will also test players when they arrive next month.
The course, just over a decade old, is set to host next month's tournament 35 miles northwest of Milwaukee.
Edgerton native Steve Stricker was not granted an exemption into the June tournament at Erin Hills
Edgerton native in position to win in his Championship Tour debut
Forecasted temperatures in the 50s and 60s will allow local venues the rare chance to open for play in February.
Tiger Woods skipped his hometown tournament for the first time in 2002 to recover from remnants of a virus. That prompted a Los Angeles Times columnist to ask an annoying question to players at Riviera.
Why would anyone come out to watch if...
Wisconsin natives pair up in Franklin Templeton Shootout
Arnold Palmer charged across the golf course and into America's living rooms with a go-for-broke style that made a country club sport popular for the everyman.
Steve Stricker played 20 tournaments this year as he held out some hope of maybe making the Ryder Cup team at 49 years of age
Steve Stricker has won the John Deer Classic three times. If the Edgerton native is going to make it four times he will have to do better than he did in Thursday's first round.
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