Posted on June 16, 2011
Yes, you did read that right, some of the best up and coming golfers on the PGA Tour recently traded in their golf swings for dance moves and I've got the music video for you to enjoy below. But first, a tournament of tradition, history and one of the toughest golf courses in the world, brings the top players in the PGA Tour to Congressional Country Club in Bethesda Maryland each year to compete in the U.S. Open. ESPN analyst, Andy North commented on the severity of this tournament in particular: "Playing in a U.S. Open, if you're having fun there's something wrong with you. It is the most brutal of all sports." This year's 111th US Open will be one to watch as new leaders emerge and defending title holder, Graeme McDowell attempts a repeat win, but there will be one thing missing: Woods. Tiger Woods announced he will not be playing in this year's U.S. Open, which may actually spotlight the golf tournament coverage in a new way without having to hear the incessant scrutiny over Woods' recently shaky game. According to USAToday.com, even without Woods in the tournament this year, ESPN, Golf Channel and NBC are all promising extensive TV coverage: ESPN will air 44 TV hours, Golf Channel will air about 50 TV hours and NBC will have complete tournament coverage over the weekend. If you're wondering who's currently at the top of the leader board, here are some of the results so far (as of 1:30pm PT): Rory McIlroy (Northern Ireland) in the lead at -4, Rory Sabbatini (South Africa) and Y.E. Yang (Korea) tied at -3. Last year's winner, McDowell is at -1, Rickie Fowler is even, while Phil Mickelson recently teed off and is at +2. Speaking of Rickie Fowler...enjoy his music video with PGA Tour-mates Bubba Watson and Hunter Mahan! For more information on satellite TV programming from DISH Network, visit authorized retailer DISH Systems online or call 866-989-3474.