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U.S. Open: The Final Round

A round of golf between father and son may not be as symbolic as a baseball catch, but it's a close second.

Nothing signifies Father's Day quite like the final round of the U.S. Open.  What better way for a father and son to bond than by watching a a few hours of the final round in a major championship that promises big names and bigger drama.

Some of the storylines:

-Tiger Woods looked like the Tiger Woods of old on Saturday as he hopes to take another step towards Jack Nicklaus' record of 18 majors.  A 15th major victory for Tiger seemed unattainable for Tiger after a tumultuous first two rounds - and even more tumultuous year - but a string of birdies on Saturday led to a five-under 66 and brough Tiger to within five strokes of the leader.

- The problem, however, is that the leader treats Pebble Beach like his own personal pitch and putt.  Dustin Johnson has won the last two AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am tournaments and is well on his way to adding another victory on the course that everyone else seems to struggle with.  Johnson also shot a five-under 66 on Saturday and has a two stroke lead over Graeme McDowell.  Can Pebble stop Johnson?

- In search of an eluvsive win in the U.S. Open, Phil Mickelson remains in contention.  With an astounding five second-place finishes at the Open, he will need to duplicate his performance from Friday if he hopes to avoid being the runner-up or worse once again.  Mickelson is paired with another big name and two-time Open winner, Ernie Els, who is at even-par for the tournament.

- The most emotional moment of the day will come when Tom Watson returns to the 17th hole, the site of his famous chip that won him the U.S. Open on Father's Day in 1982.  In what appears to be his 31st and final U.S. Open, Watson's caddie is, fittingly, his son.

Happy Father's Day to all!  Let's play some golf.....

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