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Sahalee blog: The U.S. Senior Open by the 'numbers'

Sahalee blog: The U.S. Senior Open by the 'numbers'

Credit: ALLEN SCHAUFFLER / KING5 News

Hale Irwin walks to the 9th green. 205 yd par 3, water left, brutal sand traps right and left, deep rough in back of the green (this hole plays to approximately none of my own strengths). Irwin birdies to get to even par!

by ALLEN SCHAUFFLER / KING5 News

KING5.com

Posted on July 29, 2010 at 1:22 PM

Updated today at 3:51 PM

Golf is a game of numbers, right? Well here are the critically important numbers you just gotta know about the U.S. Senior Open.

The "Merchandise Pavilion" (swag tent) is 8,200 sq. feet.

You can take your pick of 11,000 hats, 4,000 t-shirts, 7,000 logo golf balls and enough different styles of golf polo shirts to clothe every Country Club grounds crew between here and Hackensack.

1.2 million, that's how many dollars will be spent in that "Merchandise Pavilion"

156,000 pounds of ice will be used by the caterer and concessionaire this week.

Fans will find 12 concession tents around the course.

By Sunday night they expect to sell 16,000 cans of soda and 19,000 bottles of water.

More than 16 hours of live golf will be broadcast from Sahalee in the next four days.

1 pair of binoculars, lost by Schauffler on Tuesday.

20 is the number of dollars for the person who finds those binoculars and brings them to me!e4rpwson

Out on the course today.

Hale Irwin walks to the 9th green. 205 yd par 3, water left, brutal sand traps right and left, deep rough in back of the green (this hole plays to approximately none of my own strengths). Irwin birdies to get to even par! 

Fred Couples tells me his even par 70 was a "miracle". Apparently he was not too enthralled by the way he hit the ball. "If I hit it like that tomorrow there I'd no way I'll shoot 70," said Couples. He says the crowds are awesome.

Tom Watson says he's beat. Exhausted. The time change is messing with his head and body. He woke up at 1:45 this morning, couldn't get back to sleep. He still shot 70.


 

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