US Open 2011: Phil Mickelson & 7 Contenders with a Shot at the Next Major Title

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US Open 2011: Phil Mickelson & 7 Contenders with a Shot at the Next Major Title
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Two major contenders with a real shot at U.S. Open title

They call it the U.S. Open because anyone who manages to qualify can play, and anyone who plays obviously has a chance to win.

Cinderella come-from-nowhere stories aside, here's seven contenders who can come-from-somewhere to win.

Obviously everyone will have an eye on Charl Schwartzel who emerges from the Masters with a brilliant winning performance that had him playing steady all week, and then catching fire when everything was on the line with four birdies on the last four holes. 

Charl's style fits the U.S. Open format very well. 

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