News & ToursJune 16, 2012

Overheard in the gallery on Saturday at Olympic

SAN FRANCISCO -- Welcome to Olympic Club, where only two men -- Graeme McDowell and Jim Furyk -- remain under par. A complete U.S. Open experience involves eavesdropping on spectator chatter. Below, some of the nutty exchanges we overheard in the gallery on Sunday.

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The crowds around the 18th hole were dense all day. (Photograph by Getty Images)

--Spectator, after Nick Watney (who's wearing light blue pants) makes birdie on the first hole: "Baby blue, in da house! FRANK SINATRA!"

--Man: "What's your favorite hole out here?" His buddy: "19th hole, dude. The 19th hole."

--Girl, after cheers near the 11th green: "I'm not even paying attention." Her female friend: "Then why are you here?" Girl: "To look hot. To be seen. To pick up rich golfer guys."

--Sitting by the 18th green, a man looks at the scoreboard and notes that David Toms bogeyed the 14th: "That's a pisser."

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--Spectator, to his buddy: "When I stand in the sun, I sweat. When I stand in the shade, I freeze my garbanzo off."

--Guy, who spilled his beer on a woman: "Sorry, didn't mean to douse you there. Just pretend it's Chardonnay."

--Spectator, as Beau Hossler hits his approach to the 18th green: "BEAU! Take me to the prom, BEAU!"

--Man, to his buddy: "I was standing on a long line and a random guy started chatting me up. So I started talking about my garage remodeling. He stopped talking to me."

--Man, after Tiger knocks in a par putt on the 11th hole: "Let's go Bucks!" Another spectator: "He went to Stanford." Man: "Yea, but my dad went to Ohio State. So that's my reaction when I get excited."

--After Tiger hits approach onto the 12th green: "Tiger's a friggin' teacher. He teaches every hole."

--Noting the lack of red numbers on the scoreboard by the 18th green, man says, "Bro, that board needs to start bleeding. Moving day without blood is boring."

-Girl, to her female friend: "What's up with your hat?" Friend: "I just bought it, didn't want my scalp to burn. Do you like it?" Girl: "It's fine." Friend: "FINE?!" Girl: "Chill." Friend: "But this matters to me. This is my fashion show."

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--Man watching marshals and police trying to stop spectators from crossing in front of the third green: "Shoot 'em! Shoot 'em all!"

--Ashley Mayo

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