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'Golf's longest day' reminds us how special U.S. Open is

By Kyle Porter | Golf Writer

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Monday has been dubbed "golf's longest day" by the media as hundreds of golfers try to win 55-plus U.S. Open spots at 11 different sites across the nation. Anyone with a 1.4 handicap or lower can contend for the spots.

At 17 hours from beginning to end -- east coast to west coast -- and 36 holes of play at each site, the entrire process is grueling.

But from the mire rise some of the greatest stories in sports. Like Dennis Miller's tale from last year.

In his 12th attempt at qualifying for our nation's open championship Miller had to go to a four-hole playoff to secure one of the three spots at his sectional.

The best part was that he thought he was headed to a fifth playoff hole as his ball hung on the right edge of the hole but as he turned in agony the ball fell and Miller punched his ticket, for the first time, to the United States Open.

I can't wait to see who this year's Dennis Miller story is.

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