2018 U.S. Open Preview

The 2018 U.S. Open begins Thursday morning at Shinnecock Hills in Tuckahoe, New York. Brooks Koepka is the defending U.S. Open champion. Patrick Reed is coming off an incredible performance at the Masters last month, and is looking to ride that momentum to another major victory.

Another player who carries momentum into this U.S. Open is Dustin Johnson. DJ played masterfully last weekend to a victory at the St. Jude Classic. DJ is a former U.S. Open champion having won the 2016 title.

Tiger Wood’s last major championship victory was at the U.S. Open in 2008. Tiger has been playing some fantastic golf this season. All eyes will be on him to see if he can win his fourth U.S. Open title.

Phil Mickelson is one major short of the career grand slam. Phil has come up short on many occasions at the U.S. Open. Phil enters this weekend playing very inconsistent golf, but one thing is certain with Phil, anything can happen.

Rickie Fowler is one of the most talented golfers on tour who has not won a major yet. Fowler got engaged last week, maybe this week he can finally take down his first major championship.

Some other golfers to keep a close eye on this weekend are:

  • Tommy Fleetwood
  • Jason Day
  • Justin Rose
  • Henrik Stenson
  • Matt Kuchar

Garrett Rank is making his PGA Tour debut this weekend at the U.S. Open. You may be asking yourself who the hell is Garrett Rank? Rank is a full time NHL referee. He is trading in his skates this weekend after qualifying at a sectional qualifier.

After all is said and done, I believe Dustin Johnson will be riding the momentum to win his second U.S. Championship.

The U.S. Open will be shown nationally on Fox and Fox Sports 1. Follow MSB as there will be continuous coverage of the 2018 U.S. Open.

Wes Hoffmaster

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