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FORE Play: Aggie Jeff Maggert in the US Open

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Your guide to the second major of the year, our nation’s championship, and one of the greatest Aggie golfers, Jeff Maggert.

Jeff Maggert at 52 years old is still really, really good.
Jeff Maggert at 52 years old is still really, really good.
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Who's Playing This Week

Jeff Maggert - The lone Aggie in the field at this week’s US Open

Where Are They Playing

US Open - Oakmont Country Club, Oakmont, PA

Catch the television coverage as follows:

Thur-Fri: 9:00 am-4:00 pm CST on FS1 and 4:00 pm-7:00 pm on FOX

Sat: 10:00 am-6:00 pm CST on FOX

Sun: 10:00 am-6:30 pm CST on FOX

Player Spotlight

Jeff Maggert is a longtime PGA pro, who now plays primarily on the PGA Champions Tour. Maggert qualified for the US Open by winning the 2015 US Senior Open. It was one of 4 victories on the Champions Tour in 2015 for Maggert. He is one of the most accomplished Aggie golfers in history. He has 3 PGA Tour victories, 5 PGA Champions Tour victories (including two Champions Tour majors last year), and was inducted into the Texas Golf Hall of Fame in 2015.  Maggert was an All American at Texas A&M in 1986. He represented the USA on 3 Ryder Cup teams (1995, 1997, and 1999) and a President’s Cup team in 1994.

Why You Should Watch

The US Open at Oakmont will offer up one important thing for all the players this week: PAIN. Typically the US Open is set up to be the toughest test in golf each year. Skinny fairways, deep rough, and greens that are slicker than owl shit. Combine that with a course known for its difficulty in general, and we will see the best players in the world work their asses off just to get close to par.  Have you ever bladed a 6 iron out of some thick rough and watched the ball go about 20 yards in the air?  Good news, you can see the pros do the same thing this week at Oakmont.  Three putt from 12 feet away?  Oh yes, plenty of that for sure.  This is the tournament where you can point at the TV and tell your wife "Hey, I've done that before!"

The 19th Hole

The US Open always falls on Father's Day weekend.  Which gives me an excuse to park my ass on the sofa on Sunday to take in several hours of championship golf.  I think a boiled shrimp po-boy paired with an Abita Andygator would make for a perfect afternoon.  It's a Helles DoppelBock and drinks really well.  The 8% ABV is a nice kick too.