The U.S. Open is currently underway at Winged Foot Golf Club in Mamaroneck, NY and even though fans are not allowed at this year’s event, Rick Pitino found a way.
Pitino, now head coach of the Iona Gaels, lives on the golf course, and has been watching from his backyard behind the 3rd hole green.
Rick Pitino, a Winged Foot member, has been watching the #USOpen from a backyard perch behind the 3rd hole green. His new employer, @IonaGaelsMBB, is in New Rochelle, one town over from Mamaroneck. pic.twitter.com/ga60oTxqx6
— Jeff Eisenband (@JeffEisenband) September 18, 2020
Must be nice! Earlier this month, Pitino tweeted a picture of himself playing the same hole:
Getting ready to lay up on the 235 yard Par 3 at Winged Foot. Good Luck with the rough, if you can find your ball ? pic.twitter.com/BpcapbebDl
— Rick Pitino (@RealPitino) September 5, 2020
Today also happens to be Pitino’s 68th birthday. Not a bad way to celebrate.