The U.S. Open is synnonomous with Fathers Day weekend. This year the American Classic will be played at Chambers Bay, which will be the first Major championship the venue will host. This weekend has many storylines, let’s dive right in.
The treachery of this course is like no other. Lots of players may struggle, but that lessens the chance of a run away champ. Players complaining about the course conditions make this all the better as well.
What is there to be said about our good pal Eldrick Woods, yes I used Tigers real name. He has struggled mightily dropping deeper and deeper into the world rankings. He finished in last in his last appearance. The legacy right now is in major question. Woods needs, in my opinion, a top 20 finish to bring back the prestige.
Phil Mickelson has came in second a record 6 times at the event. This major is the only one eluding hkm from the career grand slam. Lefty will have a huge chance to capitalize on that this weekend. 2015 has been a pretty decent year for Phil so far, let’s see if he can finally add the U.S. to his legacy.
Jordan Spieth has been on fire. The last few tournaments have been top 5 finishes including the green jacket at The Masters. This young man could really bring in the ratings if he can put up a stellar outing.
Rickie Fowler is the last guy I’ll look at. The comeback at The Players solidifies Rickie as a top dog in the golf world. Fowler finished second last year at the event. Look for him throughout the weekend as he’s another young gun in the field.
I’m not shying away from saying I’m dying for a Phil Mickelson win. I’ve been a Lefty fan for year so I’m pulling for him big time. If not Lefty then I think Justin Rose or Jordan Spieth to win. The dark horse could be Ryan Hoffman, he’s played rather well over the last few months. Tiger in my mind may not be a threat but I wouldn’t mind a Tiger in contention on Sunday headline.