The surest sign that it's almost officially summertime is the start of the U.S. Open.
This is the 114th edition of the U.S. Open, and for the third time in the past 15 years, the best players in the game will head to the sand hills of Pinehurst, North Carolina, to tackle the challenging Pinehurst No. 2.
Golf is without its biggest star once again, as Tiger Woods is still nursing a back injury, but there are plenty of talented players ready to duke it out on the rough-less course for a chance to hoist the U.S. Open championship trophy.
As Father's Day fast approaches, Justin Rose will try to defend his title, Jordan Spieth will look to prove that he can deliver on the final Sunday, Rory McIlroy will attempt to recapture his 2011 magic and Phil Mickelson will have designs on finally completing his career Grand Slam.
So find a comfortable spot on your couch and get ready for four days of non-stop drama. Here's everything you need to know about the 2014 U.S. Open.