Watch the Golf Digest U.S. Open Challenge Saturday at 2 p.m. on NBC
You saw how Bethpage Black challenged the world’s best golfers two weeks ago, as 29-year-old Lucas Glover overcame the toughest of course conditions and outlasted final-nine charges from Phil Mickelson, David Duval and others to win the 109th U.S. Open Championship.
Now see how a star-studded foursome of amateur golfers fare on the Black, playing from the same tees and under the same rigorous U.S. Open conditions, when the Golf Digest U.S. Open Challenge airs Saturday at 2 p.m. (EDT) on NBC Sports.
Headlining this year’s Golf Digest U.S. Open Challenge:
• Michael Jordan, a six-time NBA champion and perhaps the most electrifying, clutch athlete ever, with tour star Fred Couples on his bag
• Ben Roethlisberger, the Pro Bowl QB who guided the Pittsburgh Steelers to two Super Bowl wins, with 2008 U.S. Open runner-up Rocco Mediate as his caddie
• Justin Timberlake, one of the world’s top entertainers, who vowed to better the 98 he shot at last year’s Golf Digest U.S. Open Challenge at Torrey Pines. This year his looper is PGA Tour star Anthony Kim.
Our three celebrity contestants will be joined by Larry Giebelhausen, a 59-year-old police officer from Phoenix, Ariz., who will be representing 73,581 contestants in trying to break 100 on a U.S. Open setup – a challenge Tiger Woods sparked two years ago when he declared that a 10-handicapper could not break 100 at Oakmont (Pa.) Country Club the way it had been set up for the 2007 U.S. Open.
Tune in to NBC at 2 p.m., Saturday, July 4, to see all the highlights as our four brave amateurs battle the Black Course at Bethpage State Park, host of the 2009 U.S. Open Championship.