124th U.S. Open

Pinehurst No. 2

Local Language

U.S. Open 2023: A very L.A. U.S. Open glossary



Things are different in Los Angeles. The weather, the food, the lifestyle. Hell, even the sidewalks are bedazzled. So you may think you know the U.S. Open, but the truth is you don't know Jack (he's the guy sitting courtside at the Lakers game). Don't worry, though, we're here to help, breaking down all the West Coast wordplay at this year's tournament. Just memorize your lines and you'll be speaking like a native Californian (if there is such a thing) in no time.

Kale cleanse - An up-and-down from the rough

Traffic on the 405 - A backup on the tee box

Walk of Fame - The leader’s stroll up the 18th fairway on Sunday


Jared C. Tilton

Barranca - A really fancy ditch

Marine Layer - Really fancy fog

Nip-tuck - The LACC restoration

“Avocado Toast!” - What the idiots yell instead of “Mashed Potatoes!”


Keyur Khamar

Red Carpet - Burnt greens

Box-Office Flop - A perfect flop shot from just off the green

An Anthony Davis - A WD with injury

The Real Housewives of Orange County - Rickie Fowler’s fan club

Mulholland Drive - A high, arching tee shot into the wind

Hollywood Bowl - A long birdie bomb

Ensemble Cast - A stacked Sunday leaderboard

The Playboy Mansion - The player’s locker room