Omaha has finished hosting another third-tier sports event, and the city has already begun exaggerating its place on the national sports map:
1. The Omaha Country Club got an A-, despite its green, dark green and brown greens. Or should we call them the "famous OCC greens" like Chatelain does. Famous to whom, is the question.
2. The galleries were the some of the biggest ever, except for when the US Senior Open was played in Des Moines -- in a city half Omaha's size -- a few years back. Obviously, a nicely done and well-attended event. But let's please be realistic.
3. All of the above points, of course, are hair-splitting propositions. Dirk finished with a flourish, stating that after last week's success at OCC, that Omaha has proven itself ready to host "any major tournament short of the US Open or PGA Championship." That leaves the Masters and the British Open. PYB is admittedly negative in its thinking, but we are very doubtful that Augusta National and/or the R&A would allow their tournaments to move to Nebraska.