Last Chance To Vote In Final Entrant
For Golf Digest/U.S. Open Challenge

April 28, 2009

Which amateur golfer will join Michael Jordan, Justin Timberlake and Ben Roethlisberger for a chance to break 100 at Bethpage Black this June?

That's up to you.

The 2009 Golf Digest/U.S. Open Challenge is down to the wire, and this is your last chance to choose which of the four finalists will join these celebrities, as they take on the U.S. Open venue.

Will it be Philippe de Kerillis of Erdenheim, Penn.; Larry Giebelhausen of Scottsdale, Ariz.;Dale Matthews of McLean, Va.; or Bob Ray of Arnold, Md.?

We invite you to select the winner. Simply click here to watch videos of each finalist, and choose your favorite.

Just for signing up to vote, you'll have a chance to win one of these great sweepstakes prizes:

  • Two winners will win tickets and a trip for two to the 2010 U.S. Open Championship at Pebble Beach.
  • One winner will receive a golf vacation for a foursome to Myrtle Beach, S.C.
  • Plus, you'll have a chance to win a $50 American Express gift card every day you vote.

Every vote counts, but hurry! Voting ends May 1 at 11:59 p.m. (ET).

Click here to vote.

Watch NBC's coverage of the Golf Digest/U.S. Open Challenge on June 21, immediately before the final round of the U.S. Open. Also, be sure to check for exclusive previews and news - including local and sectional qualifying results -- of the 109th U.S. Open Championship.


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The USGA and Chevron have committed to using the game of golf to encourage students in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) disciplines. This commitment has led to the creation of extensive golf-focused STEM teaching tools, and has resulted in charitable contributions to support golf-related programs through Eagles for Education™

At U.S. Open Championships the Chevron STEM ZONE™ is an interactive experience highlighting the science and math behind the game of golf through a variety of hands-on exhibits and experiments.

The partnership has also produced educational materials such as the Science of Golf video series and a nationally-distributed newspaper insert which are provided to teachers as tools to enhance existing curriculum in schools. These lessons teach the science behind the USGA’s equipment testing, handicapping, and agronomy efforts.

For more interactive experiences featuring golf-focused STEM lessons, visit the partnership homepage.

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Rolex has been a longtime supporter of the USGA and salutes the sportsmanship and great traditions unique to the game. This support includes the Rules of Golf where Rolex has partnered with the USGA to ensure golfers understand and appreciate the game.

As the official timekeeper of the USGA and its championships, they also provide clocks throughout host sites for spectator convenience.

For more information on Rolex and their celebration of the game, visit the Rolex and Golf homepage.

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IBM has partnered with the USGA to bring the same technology, expertise, and innovation it provides to businesses all over the world to the USGA and golf's national championship.

IBM provides the information technology to develop and host the U.S. Open’s official website,, as well as the mobile apps and scoring systems for the three U.S. Open championships. These real-time technology solutions provide an enhanced experience for fans following the championship onsite and online.

For more information on IBM and the technology that powers the U.S. Open and businesses worldwide, visit

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Lexus is committed to partnering with the USGA to deliver a best-in-class experience for the world’s best golfers by providing a fleet of courtesy luxury vehicles for all USGA Championships.

At each U.S. Open, Women’s Open and Senior Open, Lexus provides spectators with access to unique experiences ranging from the opportunity to have a picture taken with both the U.S. Open and U.S. Women’s Open trophies to autograph signings with legendary Lexus Golf Ambassadors in the Lexus Performance Drive Pavilion.

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Together, American Express and the USGA have been providing world-class service to golf fans since 2006. By creating interactive U.S. Open experiences both onsite and online, American Express enhances the USGA’s effort to make the game more accessible and enjoyable for fans.

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