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US Open Field 2014: Golfers to Watch on Day 1
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The U.S. Open field is full of quality golfers. Included are 10 past U.S. Open champions, 28 of the top 30 in the current FedEx Cup standings, nine of the top 10 in the Official World Golf Ranking and 22 players with PGA Tour wins this season.

In other words: Some pretty good golfers will be teeing it up at Pinehurst No. 2 this weekend.

The 156 men in the field will be competing for more than just the U.S. Open Trophy and a hefty paycheck. The winner also receives:

  • a 10-year U.S. Open exemption 
  • Five-year exemption to the Masters, British Open, PGA Championship and The Players
  • Five-year exemption on the PGA Tour (if a member or joins the tour) 
  • 600 FedEx Cup points (if a tour member)

Even if you're planning on calling in sick and occupying the couch all day tomorrow, you can't follow all of the players in the field. Who should you keep your eye on (and why)? 

Keep reading to find out.

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