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The one and only: Jason Day, the No. 1 player in the world, has played only one round at Oakmont but he planned to go in for a few practice spins before next week’s Open. He played there 10 years ago with his manager, Pittsburgh-area resident Bud Martin, who happens to be an Oakmont member.

DATE: Jun 16 – Jun 19
TOURNAMENT: U.S. Open Golf Live
Oakmont Country Club, Oakmont, PA
PURSE: $10,000,000

U.S. Open Golf Live 2016

Golf us open 2016

“My initial reaction was about how hard and fast the greens were,” Day said. “And it was just a normal day, no tournament. I couldn’t get over it. I got to the eighth hole, the 290-yard par 3, and I’m like, What? I’ve never seen a 290-yard par 3 in my life. It really surprised me how difficult the course was. I shot 76 or 77 and thought, Man, this is a brutal golf course.”

Martin beat his client that day. His booty: an autographed one-dollar bill. Day’s goal this week? To win back that signed bill. Play hard, gentlemen.