This year's U.S. Open is the fifth trip to Pebble Beach for this tournament and anticipation for this event has been growing steadily for the last couple of years.
The course has undergone some changes since the last time a major tournament was played there, including some added yardage. The course is still a par-71 for the pros, but it now plays at over 7,000 yards (7,040 to be exact).
Included in the changes is the renovation of at least four greens to meet USGA regulations and the addition/renovation of over a dozen bunkers throughout the course.
Fairways are being firmed up and made thinner to create tougher tee shots for the competitors when play starts up on Thursday. Some are complaining that a couple of these changes make some fairways nearly impossible to play, but that is the U.S. Open for you.
Expect to see some bad looking shots from some great golfers this weekend and don't expect the winner to have a score anywhere near Tiger's record of twelve-under-par.
Tiger loves playing at Pebble Beach, but will that be enough for him to bounce back from his disappointments and claim his 15th major championship? Watch this weekend to find out.