Question of the Week

Thanks, dad

Though this June 21 will be without a U.S. Open final round, there remains plenty to celebrate and remember because it's Father's Day

In honor of Father's Day on Sunday, June 21, share a golf story that involves you and your father or another male influence.

Please email your response to editor Stuart Hall. In order to publish, please include your first and last name, along with your city and state of residence.


Final round of the 1990 U.S. Open at Medinah. My dad and I were sitting in the stands by the 18th green when 45-year-old Hale Irwin made a hugely breaking sidehill putt to tie Mike Donald at that point. We both went absolutely crazy as Hale ran around and high fived many fans. We both looked at each other and felt many unspoken thoughts of our relationship and family.

Dr. Robert S. Will
St. Charles, Ill.

Two of my life’s most powerful memories:

No. 1 — Dad taking me to the golf course for the first time. I was 10 years old and he let me hit shots once we were out of sight of the pro shop. It was like giving a pickup truck full of crack to an addict. I was ecstatic and hooked for a lifetime.
No. 2 — Me taking Dad to the golf course for the last time. After almost 50 years of playing together, I watched him hit his final shot. It was on the 5th hole (out of sight of the pro shop) and he just sighed, and said, “Timmy, I’ve loved the game, but I’m tired.” He didn’t cry, but I did.

Tim Brown
Ontario, Canada

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