Guessing a few people will be watching? Is my favourite tournament of the year in a lot of ways, I do enjoy seeing the pros struggle as a lot of us hackers do.
A few storylines on the go as well:
-Will it be Tiger Jekyll or Tiger Hyde who turns up? To compete he will have to be in 100% control of his game.
-He goes out with Mickelson and Bubba Watson in the same group. McIlroy joins...
-Donald and Westwood are as usual, having fingers pointed at them coming into a major. Westwood has the better history at this tournament, including a top 10 at Olympic Club in '98.
-Every year there's a hole everyone likes a good moan about. This year that'd be the monster 670 yard 16th, the longest in major history. Beware the 13th, also.
-Casey Martin makes it through qualifying and will be playing with the aid of a buggy, due to a circulatory defect affecting blood flow between his heart and right leg.
-Andy Zhang, a 14 year old amateur is the championship's (and majors'?) youngest competitor since WW2.
-Olympic itself has no water, no out of bounds and only one fairway bunker. It is however, one of the hilliest, most tree-lined and slowest running courses on the U.S. Open rota. The San Andreas earthquake fault also runs beneath it.
I kind of like an American winner here, so have spread some money between Steve Stricker, Webb Simpson, Spencer Levin, Mark Wilson and Nick Watney.