For the first time in 14 years, the U.S. Open Championship returns to the Blue Course at Congressional Country Club outside of our nation's capital, Washington, D.C.
An impressive field of 156 of the world's best golfers—professional and amateur alike—will face the most difficult of tests. Congressional will have the usual U.S. Open amenities—narrow fairways, deep rough and plenty of distance.
In fact, at 7,574 yards, it's the second longest track in the history of the golf tournament.
Here are 15 bold predictions, including my pick of the champion, for the 111th playing of the U.S. Open.