Just to round out the coverage of the Open, let's talk TV numbers. As reported in the NY Times, the Sunday rating in primetime produced a 13.5 number. That is basically CSI good - the most popular show on television - and on a night not known for huge TV viewership.
To put that into historical perspective, here are the ratings for the US Open going back into the 1970s.
Year # View HH# Sh R Net Winner
This Sunday is the highest rating ever for the US Open by 6 whole ratings points.