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2008 U.S. OpenEditor's Note: The following list of questions and answers was compiled over the past several weeks as through our daily Sprint Post Game poll questions regarding all things about the United States Open Golf Championship. These are the final results from our users.
 

 

 
2008 U.S. Open Poll Questions
 
1.) What do you like to see the winning score be at a U.S. Open:
 
Over par -- 17%
1-5 under -- 58%
6-9 under -- 19%
10 under or lower -- 6%
 
2.) Which was your favorite U.S. Open of the last 10 years?
Payne Stewart's win in 1999 -- 37%
Tiger's 15-shot runaway in 2000 -- 36%
Tiger's triumph at Bethpage in 2002 -- 18%
Ogilvy Wins, Phil Collapses in 2006 -- 9%
 
3.) Would you like to see more U.S. Opens played at public courses or private country clubs?
Public -- 79%
Private -- 21%
 
4.) Do you like the USGA's 18-hole playoff system to decide a winner?
Yes -- 48%
No -- 52%
 
5.) Will Masters champ Trevor Immelman make the cut at the U.S. Open?
Yes -- 39%
No -- 61%
 
6.) How will Tiger Woods fare at the U.S. Open after his extended layoff?
Miss the cut -- 3%
Make the cut, but not contend -- 19%
Top-10 Finish -- 48%
Win -- 28%

7.) Which of the upcoming U.S. Open venues are you most excited about?
Bethpage Black (2009) -- 42%
Pebble Beach (2010) -- 38%
Congressional (2011) -- 5%
Pinehurst (2014) -- 15%
 
8.) Do you think the USGA's Open set-ups are fair for the players?
Yes -- 70%
No -- 30%
 
9.) Which of these U.S. Open venues would you most like to play?
Pinehurst -- 16%
Pebble Beach -- 64%
Torrey Pines -- 5%
Oakmont -- 15%
 
10.) Will Phil Mickelson ever win a U.S. Open?
Of course, this year -- 9%
Of course, at some point -- 57%
No, he's snakebit -- 34%
 
11.) Which of these young foreign-born player has the best chance to win at Torrey Pines?
Sergio Garcia -- 31%
Adam Scott -- 44%
Luke Donald -- 16%
Paul Casey -- 9%
 
12.) If Tiger Woods doesn't win the U.S. Open will he get shut out in the majors this year?
Yes, 0-for-4 -- 25%
No, he'll win the Open Championship -- 23%
No, he'll win the PGA Championship -- 24%
No, he'll win each of the final two majors -- 28%
 
13.) What is the most difficult aspect of a U.S. Open?
Course length -- 0%
Narrow fairways -- 13%
Thick rough -- 62%
Slick greens -- 25%
 
14.) How should the USGA set up it's rough at an Open?
Graduated rough, getting higher the farther from the fairway -- 74%
It should all be one cut -- thick and nasty -- 26
 
15.) What's the best part about the U.S. Open?
The tough condititions and high scores -- 37%
That it's open to most anyone who can qualify -- 36%
The great course venues -- 22%
That it concludes on Father's Day -- 5%
 
16.) Where do you think the U.S. Open ranks in terms of tournament prestige among the four majors?
It's the best, bar none -- 21%
A close second -- 39%
Great tournament, but still third -- 32%
Least prestigious of the Big Four5%
 
17.) Do you think that you could break 100 on this year's U.S. Open site, under U.S. Open conditions?
Yes, no problem -- 39%
Not a chance -- 61%
 
18.) Who will fare the best this week out of the Big 3?
Tiger Woods -- 56%
Phil Mickelson -- 41%
Adam Scott -- 3%
 
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