Player Diary :
Jennifer Rosales is a graduate of the University of Southern California and has been on the LPGA Tour since 2000. Her first victory came this year at the Chick-fil-A Charity Championship hosted by Nancy Lopez.
Her record in the U.S. Open consists of one top 10 in 2002, when she finished tied for seventh, and two top 25s -- a tie for 12th in her first Open in 2000 and a tie for 13th last year. With this year's Open ready to begin Thursday, she spoke about her expectations.
I've never seen a course like this before. It is really a good course, but it seems like everything goes up. A lot of the holes seem above the fairways and will require a higher ball to play well.
I played 18 holes on Tuesday and my legs were so tired that I decided not to play this morning and instead came out late to just hit balls and work on my short game. I want to make sure I'm rested and ready for Thursday's tee time.
The course has some great finishing holes and they are really tough, so conserving your energy is important.
I'm looking forward to the challenge. I play the ball left to right and a lot of the holes seem to be left to right so I'm pretty happy about that. I also think I can adjust my ball flight to play well here and don't see any problems getting around.
I like playing long courses; I have the length to play it. It's going to be tough, but I'm going to try and hang in there.
I'm pretty confident about this week, not expecting anything. I don't want to put any pressure on myself before I tee it up and [I'm] just going to play my game and treat it like just an ordinary tournament.
As most of you know, I have my own style when it comes to my apparel. Ever since I got out here I just wanted to express myself, not to get noticed, but just for myself. It's just me and how I feel. So this week I will be in some great new thread, but they haven't arrived yet, so I'm looking forward to getting them later [Wednesday]. You will see them over the next four days.