The US Open begins June 17th, ending on Father’s Day. Any other normal year the favourite would be Tiger Wood’s on a course that lays out like this one in Pebble Beach. Tiger has always performed well on the Pebble Beach course and if he is even at 75% of his game he will be a contender.
If Tiger is missing a step heading into the US Open, look for Phil Mickelson to be the front runner. Mickelson has the distance on this course to shoot some low numbers and pull away from competitors. Also Mickelson always performs well in majors that are in the state of California.
Next golfer in line to take a good look at is KJ Choi. Choi is no stranger to the leader board in majors and it will soon be his turn to take home the trophy in one of the four majors soon enough. Along with Choi’s ability to handle extreme pressure, Choi is a solid driver that can out distance some of the best PGA golfers. Choi is also an above average putter and his short game is superior on the PGA Tour.
Don’t forget about Jim Furyk on the Pebble Beach course. Furyk can hang with the best of them when it comes to ball striking and he is a consummate veteran when it comes to pressure. In and around the greens, Furyk has a solid short game and if he is on top of the leader board on Father’s Day, Furyk will close the deal.
Looking for a long shot to emerge from the faceless pack? Look no further than Adam Scott. A relative newcomer to the PGA Tour, Scott has been knocking on the door to a major title for a few years now. Pebble Beach is a course that fits former UNLV golfer Scott’s style well and don’t be surprised if Scott shocks the world with a performance for the ages.
Whether it is Tiger redeeming himself on a special Father’s Day or Adam Scott shocking the world, this US Open will be one to remember.
The US Open Golf takes place at Pebble Beach, California, United States.on 17th – 20th June 2010
Who do you think will win?