By Rob Pratte

PITTSBURGH (NewsRadio 1020 KDKA)- On this week’s edition of Black and Gold Sunday, KDKA’s Rob Pratte covered all things sports as he discussed the US Open course and contenders, local golf courses in the Pittsburgh area and even Tim Tebow being signed to the Patriots.

Pratte was joined by Seven Oaks Country Club Director Bob Garvin, Beaver Valley Golf Club’s Director Jimmy Vetica and Director of Diamond Run Golf Course Mickey Graziani, and Director of Oakmont Country Club John Zimmers who all agreed that the US Open is being played on a treacherous course this year.

The site of the US Open is at the 115-acre Merion Golf Course in Ardmore, Pennsylvania that Graziani said, “has four different types of rough that makes it a bear of a course.”

Vetica stressed that superintendents have put hard work and a lot of time into preparing the course.

Zimmers said, “Having the US Open at Merion is wonderful. It takes a lot of work to put the best product out there on the course and it will all pay off.”

The only golfer under par at the tournament, Phil Mickelson, seems to be the favorite. When asked why Mickelson may win, Graziani and Garvin both said that Mickelson knows what it takes to win and that he keeps up to date on golf history.

Later on in the program, NFL AP writer David Goldberg, said he believes Coach Belichick signed Tebow to the Patriots because his creative mind allows him to find usefulness for any player.

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