This year's US Open was packed with drama, incredible views, and mouth-watering stories. Our man on the ground documents his week at Pebble Beach through the lens

Let’s start our behind the scenes at the US Open at the end. Sure, Gary Woodland has experienced winning before, but he had never experienced winning a major championship until Sunday at Pebble.

The loudest roar of the week came on the 72nd hole, courtesy of his 30-foot birdie bomb to win by three. As soon as the ball hit the bottom of the cup my camera was on, I was on the move and had Woodland in my viewfinder.

For the next hour, it was Gary, me, and hundreds of other lenses of the world’s media documenting his winning movements…

You will have seen countless images of the 109-yard 7th hole at Pebble Beach, but there is so much more to this iconic major venue.

I went through three SD cards to show the players in a different light, including Tiger Woods adjusting his shoes…

…Rory McIlroy in full swing on the range…

…Justin Rose all smiles as he greets fans…

…and, of course, the champ…

The highlight of my week, though, was our Tommy. Now, I’m a huge Fleetwood fan – who isn’t? – but when a player bogeys his final hole on a Friday to just make the cut you don’t expect them to hang around after they sign their scorecard.

Tommy did.

He wasn’t happy with how he played nor did he want his round of 73 dissected, but luckily for him I wasn’t interested in that either. Instead, I wanted to find out how a player keeps themselves entertained at a major and what he was watching on Netflix…

You’d be surprised how many players are willing to give up their time. Viktor Hovland, the amateur World No. 1, explained how the bobblehead video got started…

Another Scandinavian, Marcus Kinhult, also had a US Open he’ll never forget…

…as did his scorer…

I also asked a handful of players what they thought of the venue…

Back to the range and I could stand there all day and watch players hit balls…

And how does Justin Rose warm up ahead of a round? And not just any round, but the final-round. The pressure was high, the silence was deafening, and the last two men on the range were Rose and Woodland.

It was 1.30pm, about 9.30 back in the UK, tour bags were at the ready, coaches (full swing, short game, psychologist, S&C and putting) by their side, and a bucket of Pro V1s.

Wedges to driver on the range, short game area, more driver swings, shuttle to 1st tee, putting green, opening tee shot.

And what a turn out from the fans!

Finally, if you’re planning on maxing the credit card in the merchandise tent, then this stall from Seamus Golf should be high on your list.

Don’t believe me? Just watch…

Thanks, Pebble. It was emotional.

Next stop, Royal Portrush.