Apparently, there will be no comic relief during the U.S. Open in San Diego. A dinner show starring comedian Jay Leno, scheduled for the eve of the final round, on the dock adjacent to the retired aircraft carrier USS Midway in San Diego Harbor, was canceled.
Proceeds from the show were to have gone to the San Diego Junior Golf Association from which Phil Mickelson and Craig Stadler came. The show was canceled essentially from lack of sufficient interest to cover the cost of staging it.
Two months ago, San Diego natives Billy Casper and Gene Littler hit biodegradable golf balls off the deck of the USS Midway to promote the event.
-- John Strege