This year, the U.S. Open returns to the site of it's second playing -- Shinnecock Hills Golf Club -- and the story lines abound. Can we see another first time major winner? Will Phil Mickelson finish the career grand-slam? There's more, but I've got to get to the casino and place these bets.
It seems like just yesterday we were wishing away the holidays and watching the PGA Tour tee it up in Hawaii -- but, with the culmination of the Genesis Open at Riviera Country Club, we are through the west coast swing on to Florida -- less than 50 days from the Masters and the offical-unofficial start of Spring. 
The PGA Tour heads north from the Monterrey Peninsula towards tinsel town for the Genesis Open at Riviera County Club in Los Angeles. It's the final stop of the Tour's calendar year-opening swing through the United States West Coast and last chance to pick up a win in sunny California until late summer.