PGA: An Early Look at the 2019 US Open
Golf’s 3rd major begins on Thursday. At one time it was the 2nd major. The US Open is one of the most anticipated tournaments. It could be considered one or two on the lists of majors as far as how hard it is. Many of the top players like Rory McIlroy had said he might protest the tournament. The reasons are that the courses are set up too hard. Kind of like what happened at Chambers Bay in 2015. The greens at Chambers Bay were not in the best position. This week they will head back to historic Pebble Beach off the coast of the Pacific Ocean.
This is, of course, the site of the 2000 domination put on by Tiger Woods. He won the 2000 US Open by 15 strokes. He, of course, like he was at the PGA Championship at Bethpage is one of the favorites. Brooks Koepka will be looking to become just the 2nd player to win three consecutive US Opens. Willie Anderson is the only other player to win three in a row (1903-1905). Will another rising star like a Rickie Fowler or Tommy Fleetwood win their first major?
One man that is looking to win the US Open is Phil Mickelson. Mickelson needs the US Open to complete the career grand slam. He has 6 runners ups at the US Open. Pebble will be tough for him. Mickelson has issues with keeping the ball in the fairway and at Pebble, it is a must. Let see what he does and maybe like Tiger, he will win a major in 2019.
Rory McIlroy will be a favorite after his win at the RBC Canadian Open last week. Look also for players like Dustin Johnson, Jordan Spieth, Jon Rahm just to name a few to be in contention. Look for some players to have a good week. The course is not easy the rough is high. The wind will also be a factor. Pebble Beach will be tough, but it will be nice to win the US Open.
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