124th U.S. Open

Pinehurst No. 2

The Loop

Exam week for Cox

LA JOLLA, CALIF.--So, how did you get ready for a final exam when you were in college?


Let me go out on a limb and guess your preparation didn't involved playing a nine-hole practice round at the site of the U.S. Open alongside Tiger Woods? Didn't think so.

Well, then you aren't Stanford sophomore Jordan Cox, who is still a few minutes away from taking a three-hour communications exam online. Earlier Tuesday, the 20-year-old from Redwood City, Calif., joined Woods and Bubba Watson for a quick morning tour of Torrey Pines GC.

"It was definitely an experience for me," said Cox, who had met Woods when he joined the Cardinal team for dinner one evening last season. "Just seeing all these guys play on TV and on the PGA Tour and in major championships and to finally be able to play in one and be a part of this environment is something really special."

Asked if he's ready for his test, Cox quickly saw the dual meaning of the question:

"Out here [on the course}? Yes. Tonight [online], we'll see."