What a beautiful piece of writing by Bill Glauber of the Journal-Sentinel on what was a difficult subject: the death of 94-year-old Marshall Jacobs, who passed away watching the U.S. Open.
Jacobs was a lifelong golfer and golf fan who loved watching Golf Channel with his wife Lucille, who passed away last week. Marshall wasn't going to miss the U.S. Open's first playing in Wisconsin, circling it on his calendar back in 2010.
But he wasn't going to miss this tournament. He had made plans to see it back in 2010 when Erin Hills was awarded the championship, telling his son, "I hope I'm still alive when this thing is here."
Perched at the sixth green, father and son saw the game's great players go by during the second round.
"We spent three hours of bliss out there," Bill Jacobs said.
Even better, he got to see his favorite golfer, Steve Stricker, make a putt shortly before he passed. Sweet story.