Success in any U.S. Open requires a tremendous amount of patience.
The fairways are narrow. The rough is absurdly high. And the distance? In the case of the Blue Course at Congressional Country Club, the sight of this year's 111th U.S. Open, it's the second longest track in the history of the tournament.
Savvy veterans know what they're getting themselves into. That's why they dominate my selections for the top 10 favorites this week.