U.S. Open: Rick Pitino watches golf from backyard at Winged Foot

With fans allowed on the premises at this year's U.S. Open, some of the fans living on Winged Foot's West Course have gotten creative, (...)

U.S. Open: Rick Pitino watches golf from backyard at Winged Foot

With fans allowed on the premises at this year’s U.S. Open, some of the fans living on Winged Foot’s West Course have gotten creative, erecting their own backyard viewing areas.

One of them, apparently, is Rick Pitino. The new Iona College men’s basketball coach was photographed watching the tournament from a perch behind the third green with assistant coaches Tom Abatemarco and Ricky Johns.

The Hall-of-Fame coach, who surprised the college basketball world when he was hired by Iona in March, is a Winged Foot member. Pitino tweeted a photo of himself teeing off on the same hole earlier this month.

It is unclear when Pitino moved near Winged Foot.

It was reported in April that he sold his mansion outside of Miami for $17 million.

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U.S. Open switches to Peacock, sports fans are left scrambling

NBC has a new app, maybe you've heard of it, or even Googled it. It's called Peacock. If you're trying to watch the U.S. Open Thursday (...)

U.S. Open switches to Peacock, sports fans are left scrambling

NBC has a new app, maybe you’ve heard of it, or even Googled it. It’s called Peacock.

If you’re trying to watch the U.S. Open Thursday afternoon and you can’t find it, you probably feel like flipping someone the bird.

The 120th U.S. Open was on Golf Channel for six and a half hours earlier in the day and then on good old, over-the-air, free NBC for three hours but the final two hours of live golf have switched over to Peacock.

Problem is, Peacock doesn’t quite have Netflix-level penetration across the U.S. and many sports fans are probably still scrambling as this story was being typed, looking for that app. NBCUniversal reported on Sept. 15 that 15 million people have signed up. It first debuted about three months ago for Comcast and Cox subscribers.

They’re probably banking on acquiring more by using a major championship to spur sports fans to jump on board.

Good news: You can find Peacock on your computer by going here. You do need to create an account but it’s free.

Reports on Twitter are that Peacock is not on the Roku. It’s been confirmed that it’s also not on the Amazon Firestick, but, there’s a work-around for that. Just watch this youtube video to figure out how to add the app to your Firestick.

You can watch live golf on the USGA’s website here.

The USGA has tweeted a message about how to find Peacock.

Fans took to Twitter to vent:

The live coverage on Peacock goes till 7 p.m. ET on Thursday and Friday. The first two hours on the weekend (9-11 a.m. on Saturday, 8-10 a.m. on Sunday) are also on this new app.

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