The absence of Tiger Woods, the presence of the rebels of the PGA Tour and new faces of the Arab Super League (starting with Phil Mickelson). Then the top players, from Scottie Scheffler to Jon Rahm - all the best 29 in the world ranking on the field - and the opportunity for redemption for Francesco Molinari and Guido Migliozzi.
In Brookline, Massachusetts, everything is ready for the US Open, the third men's major of 2022 scheduled for June 16-19. On the course of The Country Club (one of the oldest golf clubs in the United States), where the then amateur Francis Ouimet signed a historic feat in 1913 which was later transformed into a film, "The best game of my life", it will be challenge show.
Woods, the only one to have won the US Junior Amateur (1991, 1992 and 1993), the US Amateur (1994, 1995 and 1996) and the US Open (2000, 2002 and 2008), will try to return to the field (after being forced to retire from the PGA Championship at the end of the third round due to problems in his right leg operated on) in July at the 150th edition of The Open.
While Mickelson, who passed to LIV Golf, dreams of the Grand Slam in a tournament bewitched for him that saw him finish second six times. "It would obviously be wonderful and to those who ask me why I decided to switch to the Arab Super League I reply that it was an opportunity.
I understand and understand the opinions of the fans and the public. I am grateful to the PGA Tour and what has been done on the American circuit. I will always carry within me ", Mickelson's statements. He is the world number 1, but also the new golf star, between faith and normality.
In 2022 he has already won four tournaments, including The Masters. And now Scheffler aims to become the sixth player to win the US Open in the same year after wearing the Green Jacket. "The flop at the PGA Championship helped me, I'm confident and I'll give it my all", the American's words.
Which will have among the main opponents in the race for the title Rahm who, like him and Rory McIlroy, is among the big names who have rejected the advances of the Arab Super League.
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"I don't like the format of the LIV Golf.
Three days of competition, without cutting, all too simple. I prefer to play against the best in the world with formulas that have existed and have endured for hundreds of years. Of course, money is important. But I am also worried about the Ryder Cup.
And in this regard I ask: will those who have left the PGA Tour and the DP Tour be able to play it? ", The question posed by Rahm who aims to emulate Brooks Koepka as the last golfer to have won consecutively (in 2018 and 2019) at the US Open.
"What has been created is a situation of m ,,,", Koepka does not mince words to address the issue concerning the battle between the PGA Tour and the Arab Super League. "Money and that's it, this is the meaning of LIV Golf ", McIlroy's tough position.
And in the meantime Italy relies on Chicco Molinari and Migliozzi at the US Open. Both in search of redemption, they are chasing the turning point in the United States. Where the prize money is for 12,500,000 dollars, in a race that will see the new protagonists of the Arab Super League on the field (with Mickelson also Dustin Johnson, Sergio Garcia, Bryson DeChambeau and many others).
Who have resigned or have been suspended from the PGA Tour but will be able to to play the Majors Starting with US Op en, a new opportunity to re-propose the clash between the powers of the green. (HANDLE).