US Open Trophy

Tue, 7 Mar 2017|

The Trophy visited Bill Michaels Show today!

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Tags:

  1. US open1:56, 3:01, 3:05
  2. Aaron hill's2:27, 2:55, 3:38
  3. golf course1:24, 1:47, 1:57
  4. Arnold Palmer1:03
  5. playing golf1:10
  6. Kraft2:12
  7. warm weather2:47
  8. construction projects3:54
  9. Wisconsin2:58, 3:29
  10. Europe3:07

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Automatically Generated Transcript (may not be 100% accurate)

The crowd. Joseph is not care what a special day is as we are 100 days away from the beginning of the 2017. US open. At Erin hills and now we got the that the cup is here and we've got to historian here in the championship manager. Director here as well Michael's roast it was here who is the director of the museum that is the US GA and then air ex diver. He's the championship manager Thomas or would you Michael because we're talking about this story in. What we like twenty you become a historian of the US GA when years old you are. Had not not quite Tony but you know it is just north of thirty or care you know I I studied history in school played a bunch of golf and was lucky enough to to really marry the two. You know golf's been a passion might ever since I I started walking. You know played a lot actually in the game from from my mom. She was of the youngest of ten huge golf fan and and watched Arnold Palmer on TV all the time. Loved watching golf and then because she was watching golf I started watching golf and then playing golf. And better since then it's really been the greens up for me. Now Eric you're obviously a little bit younger guy as well but your the championship director here so. You've been meeting with the guys at Erin hills and it's been amazing to watch the transformation of this golf course. From the time that it first open when I had a chance to play it and then when everybody started to come out the simple we have to move that we've gotta lower this we've got to raise that. Tell me how the course is transformed over the last you know 45 years. Schoen as a pretty remarkable story when you look back at it this course started construction in 2004. So. He take that in perspective this is still very new golf course mom. With that B and set in 2006 and June they open up. So to us last year they celebrated their ten year history to think that is already US open comes golf course is pretty spectacular. Hobble with the golf course not only be an open for ten years has gone through some renovations on more many more so than maybe others but. I'm really since 2008 and even 2011 when we hosted the US amateur out here and Kelly Kraft or eventual champion when yet some of those big names playing towards peace of the world after Kennelly is. A lot of these up and coming players back in 2011. They had a chance or we had a chance the season the world's best players in that manner competing on the grant states of Aaron hill's and quite frankly the course held its around the course held up against that those. I held up against those competitors and nom -- win not too many changes were made since 2011 to prep for the 2017 USO and so. It's testament player mills has been able to do Zach crime making their superintendent has that golf course ready to go I think isn't on this warm weather that we're experiencing today. Arm but no not not too many renovations since 2001 US amateur and it's it's true testament when Aaron hill's been able to accomplish. Now this into Wisconsin has hosted majors before but this is the first time ever to host a US open correct that's right so the US senior open has been here with the US open has never been in the state Wisconsin's. Europe and spend here the US women's open is bent grass here is is Eric just mentioned the US amateur stand here but first time for the US open missed the 117 time playing so. I think I speak for everybody here to when I say it's about time right I got Bruins. Pretty excited you know I think everybody here ever the US GA were relates had to be back in the midwest for the first time since 2003. In the state or Wisconsin for the first time. So when his deepest that we've seen it happen before when is a city you can start construction because for those that don't know it is going to be a flurry of activity out of Aaron hill's. Of literally tents in a city being built within itself. Sure so this is about seven years in the making me originally set sonic the home side agreement to bring the championship back in June of 2010. But us starting next Monday because really when we start in earnest or construction projects so. Ultimately takes about three months to build everything up to build all that infrastructure that's truly outside the ropes. Aram just for a seven day championship and then we terror all backed down and about two months so. I'll march 13 this coming Monday is big milestone for us with this championship planning process.