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So Tiger Woods won the Memorial and tied Jack Nicklaus for second in PGA Tour wins at 73. Whoopee. In golf, it's all about the majors, the four tournaments that can make a career and highlight a year. The second major every season, next week's U.S. Open, to be played at the Olympic Club in San Francisco, is regarded as the most difficult. Tour pros have a love-hate relationship with the Open, as you'll discern from their responses to some of the 17 questions herein. The reality of the Open is that you either embrace the challenge, or you are beaten before you start. Tiger will be there in full, because his number is 18.
Q Beside yourself, who would you like to see win the U.S. Open?
11% TIGER WOODS
7% LUKE DONALD
22% PHIL MICKELSON
6% LEE WESTWOOD
6% JONATHAN BYRD
"LOOSE LIPS Nobody. I want to win every major. Why would I want someone else to win?"
Note: Twenty other players received votes.
Q Will Phil Mickelson ever win the U.S. Open?