Puget Sound will serve as the backdrop for next month's U.S.
When you win seven events, including two majors and two World Golf Championships, in 12 months, you build up a pretty comfortable lead atop the Official World Golf Ranking.
Fewer players are vying for this year's U.S. Open title. The USGA announced Thursday that it has accepted 9,882 qualifying entries for the Chambers Bay edition, down from last year's total.
The U.S. Open at Chambers Bay will conclude with a risk-reward par-5 at the 18th. Unless it's playing as a par-4 that day.