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Excuse Me? Mr. Mickelson?

The U.S. Open starts tomorrow at Shinnecock Hills in Southampton, and, as Warren St. John reports, many Hamptons homeowners have turned their retreats over to professional golfers for the week. There are a few complications: "The biggest complication in the arrangements between golfers and their hosts, [IMG's Vicky] Palmer said, 'is the homeowners try to come up with an excuse so they can meet the golfer, like, 'Oh, I forgot this or that and I need to come and get it.'"
· Among the Open's Hazards: Securing Rentals [NYTimes]