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Golf – 1987 US Open Championship – Round 3 – Olympic Club In San Francisco – Host Jim McKay


Round 3 of the 1987 US Open Golf Championship was played at Olympic Club Lake Course in San Francisco, CA on Saturday, June 20th….as this video program seen herewith was brought by ABC Golf….with who Bone Daddy’s long-time friend Terry Jastrow from Midland, Texas….was the producer of ABC sports golf telecasts on this date in PGA US Open history….for Bone Daddy was coached by Terry’s father, Kenny Jastrow Sr…..all the while he competed as teammates from Little League baseball to high school….and as opponents in high school sports with brothers Terry and Kenny Jastrow, Jr (FYI, Kenny Jr. became the President and CEO of Temple Inland Industries….one of the largest white and brown paper producers in the world still today in 2017)….so, BD has known the producer of this ABC telecast since 1952.

The ABC broadcast crew for this US Open included host Jim McKay…..who without question is at the top of the list of all time sports broadcaster and host….as I have already written stories about McKay’s wonderful word merchanting when hosting an event….as his “elegance and eloquence” that he adds to an event or program is beyond any other to command the mike…..as McKay was joined by famous Brittish golf commentator Peter Alliss, Jack Whitaker…who just may be the 2nd best word merchant to ever command a mike, and golf legend Dave Marr.

This 1987 US Open featured many legendary golfers to include Jack Nicklaus, Tom Watson, Seve Ballesteros, Ben Crenshaw, Bernhard Langer, Raymond Floyd, Craig Sadler, Nick Price, Sandy Lyle, Bob Tway, Larry Mize and Greg Norman….as the 3rd round ended with Watson at -2…..Keith Clearwater and Scott Simpson at -1…..Lennie Clements at E…. Ballesteros, Crenshaw, Langer, John Mahaffey, Larry Mize and Jim Thorpe at +1….just 3 strokes out of the lead on a beautiful but tough Olympic Club course.

Simply put, this video is well worth the watch…..with golfing legends making shot after shot after shot…..so, click now and ENJOY!!!

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