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.
This year's tilt will be the 118th in history and will take place at Shinnecock on Long Island. If the name sounds familiar to those casual fans, it's for good reason. All you golf nerds like me already know the stories, the Opens, the triumph and the (relative) tragedy this legendary golf course has seen.
Entering Sunday's play at the 117th U.S. Open at Erin Hills, eight players with no major championship wins on their resume teed off with just four shots separating them. At the end of the day, Brooks Koekpa was four clear of all of them. As the wind howled and combatants bogeyed their way around the course, Koepka kept bombing it down the middle and scrambling whenever he needed to on his way to a 6-under 66.
Place your bets! It's major championship time once again and the world's best are ready to make you some serious cash -- if you heed my advice: Thomas Pieters, Rory McIlroy and Rickie Fowler are all great plays at the 117th U.S. Open at Erin Hills...
With a sheet of headlines and prop bets longer than most golf fans and degenerate gamblers could dream of, the 117th playing of the U.S. Open already looks and feels like it could be one for the ages. Here's a look at who'll contend -- and who'll just pretend at Erin Hills: