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Today was a great day at the US OPEN!!! I had a day off from work but we went to the course along with our family members to drink in the atmosphere of this historic event.

What made this day very special is that I purchased a flag of the tournament and I had over 30 different professional golfers sign this flag. Highlights of the day were having a great conversation with all-time golf great Jim Colbert (I even took a picture with him) and also meeting and having a picture with former NFL player and DANCING WITH THE STARS contestant Warren Sapp. He is a great guy and he interacted very well with the crowd. Warren even hit several golf balls to the great delight of the audience. My brother John even saw Samuel L. Jackson there.

This evening we attended a New York Yankees against the Washington Nationals (the Yankees lost) in the brand new stadium and this sporting facility is breath-taking. Just being there made the evening special. It was especially exciting to see famous celebrities Vanessa Williams as well brothers and professional quarterbacks Payton and Eli Manning in attendance. You just never know who you might see in New York.

Of course everybody was there to see Tiger Woods play and practice and he did not disappoint. He wowed everyone with his tremendous ability to strike the golf ball and he appears more than ready to defend his title. (The security around this great athlete is very tight and he can't even get close to the audience because of his security detail.) Vijay Singh also practiced as well as all of the world's best players as they prepare to challenge for the greatest golf championship in the world.

Tomorrow is the opening day of the Championship and we are in for a tremendous show. My brother John and I will both be working for the next 3 days before being off for the final round. I know that we are going to be very busy, however, we will have opportunities to follow some of the world's greatest golfers as they challenge the majestically challenging Bethpage Black course. May the best golfer win.

I will close for now but I hope to have more exciting news to share tomorrow. Stay tuned...