Friday, June 10, 2011

U.S. Open pairings announced

Opening round pairings have been announced for the upcoming U.S. Open at Congressional. Who will we be watching?

Luke Donald (#1), Lee Westwood #2), Martin Kaymer (#3)

Graeme McDowell (2010 U.S. Open champ), Louis Oosthuizen (2010 British Open champ) Peter Uihlein (U.S. Amateur champ)

Ernie Els, Jim Furyk, Davis Love III (Major winners in their 40s group)

Miguel Angel Jimenez, Sergio Garcia, Alvaro Quiros (Spanish group)

The Molinari brothers, Matteo Manassero (Italian group)

Rickie Fowler, Ian Poulter, Hunter Mahan (2 crazy dressers and a cowboy cheerleader husband)

Padraig Harrington, Angel Cabrera, Stewart Cink (recent major winners)

Ryo Ishikawa, Anthony Kim, Y.E. Yang (Asian group)

Steve Stricker, Retief Goosen, David Toms (Stricker is best without a major, Goosen has 2 majors, Toms with 1)

Phil Mickelson, Rory McILroy, Dustin Johnson (The all implode group: Mickelson is five-time runner up of event with his most notable loss the debacle at Winged Foot. McILroy went house hunting on the back nine at Augusta while DJ had a few blow up holes at Pebble last year and bunkergate at the PGA.

Charl Schwartzel, Trevor Immelman, Zack Johnson (Masters champions)

Nick Watney, Geoff Ogilvy, Lucas Glover (Watney is due for a major. Ogilvy and Glover have one a piece)