Senior Editor Craig Bestrom met up with Mark Wahlberg in Carlsbad, Calif., at TaylorMade's The Kingdom. Wahlberg worked with legendary instructor Jim Flick as he prepared for the 2010 Golf Digest U.S. Open Challenge--four average golfers playing Pebble Beach under U.S. Open conditions. Watch Wahlberg, Wayne Gretzky, Drew Brees and Peggy Ference (contest winner) battle the elements on NBC Sports, June 20, 1:30-3:00 PM EDT.
We narrowed thousands of entries down to five average American golfers. Which one deserves to play the U.S. Open setup at Pebble Beach with celebrities is up to you. Beginning March 31, visit www.gdopencontest.com to cast your vote.
We put a 6-handicapper on the U.S. Open tees at Pebble Beach in December to assess how tough it'll be for an ordinary golfer to break 100 with NBC's cameras rolling in June. Eighteen holes later, we had our answer.