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June 16 2011

8:32 PM

Rock arrives . . . at 3 a.m.

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.
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