U.S. Open Golf Predictions 2012: Rory McIlroy and Favorites That Will Contend

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U.S. Open Golf Predictions 2012: Rory McIlroy and Favorites That Will Contend
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Can he do it again?

Will we see Rory McIlroy blister another American golf course? Will we see a run that only a Tiger Woods can match? Or, will we see a real battle by the one of the world's best (McIlroy) and one of the upstarts we all are waiting for to challenge him during the next decade (Rickie Fowler)?

This could be a great and historic week in professional golf.

While McIlroy and Luke Donald push the top of the world golf ranking off on each other time and time again, there are others in the world we can all worry about.

The American golfers are playing better and the competition worldwide seems to be better all around.

And then there is Tiger, who found his winning mojo.

Things could not be better.

Here are some contenders we all should watch for in San Francisco.

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