U.S. Open Golf 2010: Five Reasons Everyone Should Watch
The U.S. Open starts today.
There are plenty of story lines and drama to make you want to tune in to this golf event.
Some of you may not be avid golf fans (I'm only a casual follower myself).
But this is one of the biggest events of the year.
And with summer getting into full swing, what else do you have to watch these days?
Here are five reasons why you should tune into the U.S. Open this weekend.
Tiger doesn't look happy here.
His golf game hasn't gotten fully back on track since his leave of absence from the sport.
And just this week, a porn star came out and alleged that she had Tiger's love child.
Just what we needed: more drama.
But that is what makes this event even more intriguing.
The pressure continues to mount on Tiger. As the most popular (or is it notorious these days?) golfer in the world, people are going to tune in to see what he does.
Whether it's to see the former king try to regain his throne or to see a fallen hero fail once again, you will tune in to watch Tiger swing the golf club.
If you aren't interested in any of the off-the-field drama, then Phil is as good a reason as any to watch.
While Tiger continues to fall, Phil continues to take his game to another level.
He may be ranked No. 2 in the world, but right now, he is sitting atop the mountain.
Fresh off his Master's win, Phil is primed to take this tournament.
He has to be the prohibitive favorite.
But he has yet to win the U.S. Open, yet another reason to watch.
Phil has finished runner-up five times at this event.
Is this the year he finally breaks through?
It's Anyone's Game
Pictured here is Lucas Glover, last year's champ.
Yeah, I had to look that one up too.
Other than last year's win, Glover has taken home only one other PGA Tour victory.
So yeah, Phil may be the favorite, but history says that anyone can win this event.
No one has repeated in this event since Curtis Strange in 1988-89. So, history says Glover won't be winning it again this year.
So if you like the underdog, the unknown, or just don't want to see Tiger or Phil win, then you should tune in this weekend.
Who do you think is going to take home the prize?
The U.S. Open returns to Pebble Beach this year.
The last time the event was held there? 2000.
Who won the event that year? Tiger Woods, of course.
More layers to this already intriguing event.
Is this what Woods needs to gain his magic back?
That's one reason to tune in, But what about the course itself?
If you are a golf enthusiast, I'm sure you will like seeing what these guys do at Pebble Beach this weekend.
If you're not, then you won't get to watch this event at Pebble Beach again for a while.
This is only the fifth time it will be held here. It isn't scheduled to return until 2019.
Just check out the view.
It's Summer Time
Seriously, what else are you going to watch in the summer?
The NBA Finals ends tonight, so I'm sure you will be watching that.
But then, it's over.
What else is there to watch?
There's no football. Baseball hasn't even gotten into its groove yet (and honestly, it's going to be around for a while).
The only thing I can think of is the World Cup.
So, you should treat yourself to some U.S. Open golf this weekend.
Switch between the beautiful game and the beautiful golf course this weekend.
If you don't, then you might not have many more chances to enjoy a good sporting event until football kicks off and baseball gets into full swing.
You may not be a huge golf fan, like me.
But you are missing out on a great event if you don't tune into the U.S. Open this weekend.
I'll leave you with one more beautiful picture of Pebble Beach to entice you to tune in.
It's either that or the drama.
Either way, everyone wins.