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U.S. Open fans celebrate 'Championship Sunday'

For golf fans, "Championship Sunday" brought much more excitement to the day, many who were also out at Erin Hills celebrating Father's Day, June 18, 2017 (WLUK).

GREEN BAY (WLUK) -- For golf fanatics like Mitch Peterson it's better late than never, "I was here a few years ago for the Whistling Straits, and that was beautiful, we just got here, and the course looks amazing."

Peterson made the trip from Chicago to Erin Hills for the final round of the U-S Open.

He was one of 1,000's of fans, who couldn't miss "Championship Sunday".

There was one player he had to see tee-off, "Justin Thomas looking forward to seeing him."

The record-setting, colorful, 24-year-old golfer was a must see on a few fans lists.

Some even dressing up in hopes to catch the players eye.

"We just wanted to stand out, hopefully get noticed by some golfers, Justin Thomas is wearing pink too, so we decided to go with that, "said Ethan Enright of Chicago.

The brothers, Noah, and Ethan say what better way to celebrate Father's Day, than on the greens, with dad, among some of the best in the sport.

"We came here for Father's Day, it's been a great time, to be able to watch some of the best golfers in the world," said Noah.

Father-son duos, like Bill and Joel Sobeanski had the same idea.

"Getting out here, never been to a U.S Open before, and to be here on Father's Day, just the excitement of so many players contesting," said Joel Sobeanski of Delafield.

The Wisconsinites say it also was a perk that one of the greatest golf tournaments in the world was being hosted right in their own back yard.

"It's good to see a major event like this right here in Wisconsin," said his dad, Bill.

Making for a Father's Day they'll never forget.

"We've been looking forward to this for a while now," said Joel.

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