The 2014 U.S. Open Championship returns to Pinehurst, North Carolina this week, and as is usually the case with major championships, the number of storylines is huge.
Will Phil Mickelson put aside his recent off-course troubles to finally capture the elusive U.S. Open crown, thus completing his career grand slam? Can Masters Champion Bubba Watson go two-for-two in major titles this year, inching him closer to a season’s Grand Slam? Will the young Jordan Spieth — quite possibly the future of American golf — defy the odds and become one of the youngest Open winners of all time?
Let’s not forget about the veteran Miguel Angel Jimenez, who at 50-years old is playing the best golf of his career en route to two victories already this year. If he wins this major, social media will explode, the golf world will instantly become intoxicated, and I’ll dance the tango down Interstate-88.
My favorite fantasy golf pick this week, however, is Jason Day.
Day has been a contender in almost every major championship over the past two years. The young Australian tends to peak four times a year, and it is only a matter of time before he finally breaks through and wins his first career major. Look for him to have another strong showing this week at Pinehurst, and don’t be surprised to see him come out with the victory.