Open Vs. Open Olympia Fields waited 75 years for another U.S. Open, then had the bad luck to follow Bethpage. Last year's epic national championship featured unprecedented fan involvement, a superb leader board and rave reviews for the host, a Cinderellaf

June 22, 2003

IN A WORD

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Buzz

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Snooze

TYPICAL SPECTATOR

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Long Island yahoo

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Mischievous Midwesterner

ANCESTRAL HOMELAND OF...

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Joey Buttafuoco

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Mayor Richard J. Daley

COURSE DESCRIPTION

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Lovingly restored, fearsome Jazz Age classic

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Boring, user-friendly Senior Open venue

KEY STAT

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248-yard carry to reach fairway from 10th tee

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Vijay Singh's back-nine 29

SIGNATURE HOLE

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Serpentine par-5 4th

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N/A

CLUBHOUSE DESCRIPTION

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Junior high locker room

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Graceful English Tudor-style spread dominated by a soaring
80-foot clocktower

A-LIST SIDE TRIP

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Fishers Island

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Chicago Golf Club

ICONIC TIGER MOMENT

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Two-handed fist pump after winning putt

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Half shank when fan whistles during his downswing

WHO WON'T BE IN THE PRESSROOM

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Reporters who failed criminal background checks

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Bob Greene

EVERYBODY LOVES...

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Phil

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Tom and Bruce

PUBLIC ENEMY NO. 1

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Sergio

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Vijay

NEXT OPEN

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2009

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2078 (estimated)

COLOR PHOTO: AUBREY REUBEN/AP (BUTTAFUOCO) COLOR PHOTO: AP (FBI, DALEY, GREENE) TWO B/W PHOTOS: AP (FBI, DALEY, GREENE) COLOR PHOTO: ROBERT BECK (GARCIA)

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)