Navigating Congressional will be demanding for every golfer in the field, but these five pros will arrive at the U.S. Open with something to prove
This story appears in the June 13, 2011 issue of ESPN The Magazine.
Phil Mickelson 40 USA OWGR: 5 Best U.S. Open finish: 2 (1999, 2002, '04, '06, '09)
Lefty's been Mr. Consistent, making every cut so far this season, with one win and four top-10s, and is the second-highest Yank currently in the world rankings. While winning four majors has gotten one monkey off his back, a U.S. Open record five runner-ups has provided him with another. His chokes are legendary, from the double ...
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2011 U.S. OPEN
Course: Congressional CC, Blue Course
Where: Bethesda, Md.
Yardage, par: 7,574 yards, par-71