Burning Questions as the 2014 US Open Draws Close

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Burning Questions as the 2014 US Open Draws Close
Gerry Broome/Associated Press
The eyes of the golf world will be on Pinehurst No. 2 next week.

Expectations are very high for next week's U.S. Open at Pinehurst.

The No. 2 course has been renovated by Ben Crenshaw and Bill Coore, giving it an old-school feel and look.

The U.S. Women's Open will follow the men's on the same course, creating mystery and intrigue as to how the course will play during those two weeks.

But among the most burning questions are those that involve Phil Mickelson and his mental state going into the Open; who are the true favorites and just how the players will handle no rough at a U.S. Open.

Here's a list of my five most burning questions.

All statistics courtesy of PGATour.com.

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