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What's So Great About Golf? For Many People The Answer Is "Dad."

At the U.S. Open at Merion Golf Club outside of Philadelphia, I asked 35 spectators who originally got them interested in the game.

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1.

"Dad."

"Dad."

2.

"Dad."

"Dad."

3.

"Joined women's league. Thorndale, PA."

"Joined women's league. Thorndale, PA."

4.

"Alex Meister," his friend.

"Alex Meister," his friend.

5.

"Dad."

"Dad."

6.

"Taught myself incorrectly."

"Taught myself incorrectly."

7.

"My dad."

"My dad."

8.

"Dad — Steve McGuire."

"Dad — Steve McGuire."

9.

"Drew McGuire."

"Drew McGuire."

10.

"My dad!"

"My dad!"

11.

"My dad."

"My dad."

12.

"Dad."

"Dad."

13.

"My dad."

"My dad."

14.

"My first job" — on a golf course.

"My first job" — on a golf course.

15.

"Dad."

"Dad."

16.

His friend.

His friend.

17.

"My pops."

"My pops."

18.

"My dad, Wayne."

"My dad, Wayne."

19.

"My dad!"

"My dad!"

20.

"All the old guys at my public course that didn't mind a young kid joining their threesome."

"All the old guys at my public course that didn't mind a young kid joining their threesome."

21.

"Grandpop."

"Grandpop."

22.

"Grandpa."

"Grandpa."

23.

"Dad!"

"Dad!"

24.

"My step-dad" at Merion Golf Club in 1981.

"My step-dad" at Merion Golf Club in 1981.

25.

I'm pretty sure Bill is this guy's dad.

I'm pretty sure Bill is this guy's dad.

26.

"My dad!!!"

"My dad!!!"

27.

"Grandpa."

"Grandpa."

28.

"My father taught me to play golf."

"My father taught me to play golf."

29.

"Golf pro, Brandywine Country Club."

"Golf pro, Brandywine Country Club."

30.

"Self taught (with some lessons)."

"Self taught (with some lessons)."

31.

32.

"Myself."

"Myself."

33.

"Warren Chancellor." He's a golf pro in the Houston area.

"Warren Chancellor." He's a golf pro in the Houston area.

34.

"Dad."

"Dad."

35. And the best non-dad related answer of the day...

"EA Sports Tiger Woods Golf."

"EA Sports Tiger Woods Golf."

Happy Father's Day, everyone.

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