Fresh Eye On The Open

August 31, 1986

Last year a total of 439,255 spectators attended the 23 sessions of the U.S. Open at the National Tennis Center in New York. One of them took Polaroid photographs of the tournament's comings and goings and then altered the still-wet film by hand to create an impressionistic effect

Some of the stadium ramps provide an excellent view of Court 3.

The nets come down and the rainwater comes off.

Carling Bassett roamed an outside court in the gloaming.

The Open is the only Grand Slam tournament that has night play.

For fans and photogs, comfort prevails over fashion.

John McEnroe lost his shirt in last year's championship match.

ILLUSTRATIONTIM GIRVIN NINE PHOTOSMICHAEL GOING

HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
OUT
HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
IN
Eagle (-2)
Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
Double Bogey (+2)