By Melanie Hauser, PGATOUR.COM
BETHESDA, Md. -- It wasn't
the easiest trip Robert Rock ever had. But it might have been one
of the most expensive. After winning the BMW Italian Open Sunday,
he tried to get a last-minute visa to the U.S. to play in the U.S.
Open. According to The Independent, Rock spent approximately
$24,000 in legal costs to get his visa. The paper said the high
legal fee came because of a drunk driving offense at 18. The
34-year-old from Stafforshire arrived in Newark at 11:30 Wednesday
night and then had a $1,000 taxi ride to Washington DC. He
arrived around 3 a.m and was the last player to check in. His tee
time -- he didn't get a practice round -- was 2:19.