Our national golf championship is upon us. Starting Thursday, the best golfers in the world will tee off at Pebble Beach, one of the world's most beautiful and treacherous courses, as the 110th US Open gets underway.
With an abundance of storylines--Can sentimental favorite Phil Mickelson finally break through and win a US Open? Can Tiger Woods tune out all the distractions, channel his inner 2000 form and blow away the field again? Can Lucas Glover prove that his victory in 2009 was not a fluke? Who will become this year's Lucas Glover--and the added benefit of prime time television, this Open is setting itself up to be as compelling as any in recent memory. The following is a list of 18 guys--one per hole--who all have a legitimate chance to spend their Father's Day evening hoisting the US Open Trophy and avoiding criticism from ever-crotchety analyst Johnny Miller.