The US Open Already?

Yesterday’s post I thought it might be too early to start talking about the US Open but only 2 weeks away I think it’s about time to talk up that course at the Congressional and see what they will be playing.

Defending U.S. Open champion Graeme McDowell was given the chance to take a practice run on the recently renovated course. He commented that the stereotype fits this course will be one of the toughest to play, a 7,574 yard par 71- set up stays true to it’s toughness as a US Open challenging course.

Phil Mickelson’s is rumored to be changing up his game to adjust to the narrow fairways of this course. He will be adding a 2 iron to his golf bag for the Open. Mickelson has been “experimenting the last few weeks trying to get the right 2-iron that flies about 255 or so off the tee.” The US Open win he has finished a record 5 times at second place.

Today Tiger Woods let everyone know via Twitter that he will not be playing in the US Open this year. Explaining that due to his injury which, kept him out of the Memorial and WD from The Players, he will need more recovery time. Good for him for seeing the long term benefits of healing from an injury, I know he’s had a tough few years but if he doesn’t recover physically he will never start winning tournaments.

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2 Responses to The US Open Already?

  1. Troy Vayanos says:

    Tough to pick a winner here as it’s a very open tournament. I like the form of Luke Donald, Matt Kuchar and Nick Watney this year. There has been a host of upsets over the years in this tournament so a surprise winner is not out of the question.

    • I agree you can never pin a winner on just one player these days. I guess they don’t call it the “open” for nothing it’s really up to whoever can navigate the course best and it sounds like that’s going to be no easy task

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