At the U.S. Open Golfers, Will Be Put to the Test
Returning after 16 years to the Congressional Country Club the U.S. Open starts this week. The last time it was held in Bethesda, Maryland was 1997 and Ernie El's walked away with his 2nd major victory. Ideally located outside of the nation's capitol it creates the perfect setting for golf's national championship.
The U.S. Open is unique in the fact that you can be an amateur golfer and still be able to qualify if you can. Golfers were able to qualify in various ways including last weeks qualifying matches, which filled the remaining 63 spots.
Player's have been practicing for these narrow fairways and rough greens. Even Phil Mickelson is planning on brining a new club to the tournament. He recently stated that he has been experimenting with bringing a 2-iron. He hasn't used one for six years but he's ready to change his game and finish above his record holding 5 time 2nd place finishes.
There is no standout player for this year's tournament. Defending champion Graeme McDowell has been struggling through the last few tournaments he's played and this will truly be a test to see if he can find his groove.
The U.S. Open is known as the major with the brutally tough course that will test a golfers limit. Golf fan's love to watch their favorite players be tested to find their best game possible.