Looper roundup from the 2019 U.S. Open at Pebble Beach

Justin Rose
Just as expected, the 119th U.S. Open made for an awesome week at Pebble Beach. Credit: Rob Schumacher-USA TODAY Sports

The year’s third major — which is very weird to say in June — was last week’s U.S. Open from Pebble Beach. Always a favorite PGA Tour stop, the year’s second jaunt around Pebble featured a wide range of different social shares throughout the week.

Amid the property’s beauty and intrigue, complete with oceanic views and natural wildlife mere steps away, is a treacherous and often times dangerous landscape. Such was the case, apparently, during the second round when this happened on the 16th hole.

Hope is not lost, of course, as the good in people springs forth during times of despair. Take this example, shared by caddie Geno Bonnalie, detailing an exchange between his player, Joel Dahmen, and an overly enthusiastic yet supportive fan.

Of course, the entire week is a time to celebrate the finer things in American golf. The USGA does a great job every year — despite being criticized by social media along the way — of coordinating one of the biggest sporting events in the world. The amenities last week at Pebble Beach were top-notch, including the smaller things that often get overlooked.

In addition to being a major week, we were all reminded to #LoveYourLooper this week in support of the men and women who do so much more than carry our clubs. Pat Perez and longtime caddie Mike Hartford are a shining example of a successful partnership, and shared their story with us earlier in the week.

Austin Cook and his man, the soft-spoken Kip Henley, shared details of their working relationship in a separate video.

Gary Woodland put on quite the show throughout the week, capturing his first career major thanks to putts like this from Saturday’s third round. Even a 13-year veteran caddie at Pebble couldn’t believe what he was seeing from the performance.

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