Friday stream and TV links

Today Mike tees off at 8:55 PDT, or 11:55 EDT.  Online live streaming begins at 11 a.m. EDT so there’s a chance to see Mike if he does something really well–watch for an eagle on the par 5 first hole.  Clik here for a link to the USGA live stream.

Fox sports airs live today from 3 p.m. until 9:30 p.m., which will catch the end of Mike’s round.  Fox Sports One is channel 1153 in St. Petersburg (Brighthouse) and can access online or on mobile with Fox Sports Go.  You can watch online by clicking here, but you’ll need your cable login to access the channel (same on your mobile device if you download the Go app).

Great first day for Mike Finster

Mike had 15 great holes Thursday.  Unfortunately they play 18, so Mike finished +6 with three straight double bogeys to end the round.  Word from both Mike and Marybeth is that the course is super hard.  The rough and some very non-Florida-like bunkers showed their teeth in the last three holes (7, 8, and 9 for Mike, who started on 10).  Mike reports that he is third in driving distance.

Here’s family geared up for a long day in the heat.

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Getting ready to tee it up

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Mike putting on 16 Thursday.  Smart decision to go all white.  Credit to Sacramento Bee:

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Watch Finster on TV

There are a lot of opportunities to watch the US Senior Open on TV and online.  See below for schedule.  I’m thinking we need to have a watch party this weekend.  Every time the announcer says “roofing salesman from St. Petersburg, FL” everybody has to take a drink.

EVENT DATES NETWORK TIME PROGRAM
Thursday, June 25
11:00 – 1:00 PM EDT
First Round Live Streaming (usga.org)
Thursday, June 25
3:00 – 9:30 PM EDT
First Round
Thursday, June 25
4:30 – 9:30 PM EDT
First Round Featured Group (usga.org): B. Langer, P. Tallent, C. Montgomerie
Friday, June 26
11:00 – 1:00 PM EDT
Second Round Live Streaming (usga.org)
Friday, June 26
3:00 – 9:30 PM EDT
Second Round
Friday, June 26
4:30 – 9:30 PM EDT
Second Round Featured Group (usga.org): T. Watson, I. Woosnam, P. Trittler
Saturday, June 27
2:00 – 6:00 PM EDT
Third Round Featured Group
Saturday, June 27
2:00 – 7:00 PM EDT
Third Round
Sunday, June 28
2:00 – 6:00 PM EDT
Final Round Featured Group
Sunday, June 28
2:00 – 7:00 PM EDT
Final Round

Finster in the News

From the Sacramento Bee:

Opinion: With golf, an old(ish) Mike Finster can still pursue young dream

Finster, 50, joins Tom Watson, Bernhard Langer at U.S. Senior Open

He’s made the Del Paso Country Club event a family affair

Regardless of finish, he’s winning at life