No, the women weren't thrilled that they would go second in the USGA's novel back-to-back U.S. Open experiment at Pinehurst. But several LPGA pros competing in the upcoming Women's Open made sure not to pass up the biggest benefit to having the men go first: watching how they tried to play the firm-and-fast course. Whether practicing side-by-side with the guys early Sunday or walking the course with the final groups, the LPGA watched and (they hope) learned . . . while also doing a nice job (with the help of NBC) of promoting their own national championship. -- R.H.