The Australians will be in uncharted waters when the US Open heads to The Country Club at Brookline, but it might not matter with a strong contingent headlined by Cameron Smith.
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Adam Scott remembers the 1999 Ryder Cup like it was yesterday. He was an amateur playing at the University of Las Vegas Nevada who was preparing to quit college, turn professional and embark on his stellar career. The Australian watched on TV from the campus in Las Vegas as the US team defeated the Europeans at that Ryder Cup at Brookline 14.5 to 13.5 under controversial circumstances.
Justin Leonard halved his match against José María Olazábal thanks to a 45-foot birdie putt on the 17th. The Americans rushed onto the green and celebrated heavily before Olazabal had even attempted his 22-foot birdie putt. He missed it, and Leonard was 1 up…