The US Open is this weekend in DC. Its being played at Congressional Country Club and its a Par 71. The defending champ is Graeme McDowell. Now there are going to be a few story lines that will for sure be talked about to much. First story that will probably talked about way to much is the absence of Tiger Woods. Woods will be skipping the event because of knee problems. This will be the second time Woods will miss a tournament because of his knee which makes me wonder how much golf he has left. He is four away from tying Jack Nicklaus's record but not sure if he we will get there.
The next storyline you'll hear about most likely will be about Phil Mickelson and how he will be going for his first US Open win. He could have already won this tournament before, but he decided to hit a driver on 18 out of bounds. He ended up doubling the hole and losing the tournament. Of course another story you will hear about will be about Rory Mcilroy and can he start off as well as he did at The Masters and finish that way.
Players to watch this year are the usual suspects. They are Phil, Furyk, Rory, Luke Donald, Ricky Fowler. My pick this year to win this year is Luke Donald. The current number 1 player in the world hasnt won a major yet so its interesting how he is actually number 1. I think a win here will help his cause and hes been playing pretty well.