The 2010 U.S. Open begins on Thursday, June 17 at the legendary Pebble Beach Golf Course in southern
This year the big question is whether or not Tiger Woods will be able to perform at the level he did in 2000 when he dominated the field with a major record 15 stroke margin of victory. Woods finished the tournament at -12 while the runner up, Ernie Els, finished at +3. Since his superior display 10 years ago, Woods has parted ways with two swing coaches, Butch Harmon and Hank Haney. In addition, he has encountered a public scandal that forced him to leave the game for many months and seek treatment for sexual addiction. At the Masters last April, Woods made the decision to return to professional golf. The fact that he was a major contender surprised some critics. Since the Masters, however, Woods has played inconsistently and hasn’t been able to string together 4 quality rounds. He has uncharacteristically missed a cut and withdrew from the Players due to a reported "neck injury."
Woods, who will always be considered a favorite when he tees it up, isn’t the only big name playing in the U.S. Open. Fans can also expect to see some of the world’s best golfers such as Mickelson, Harrington, Furyk, Westwood, Els, and Poulter. Unfortunately,