The game’s top three players—Jason Day, Jordan Spieth, and Rory McIlroy—currently are all in top form, each of them having scored a victory in his last outing, and with two weeks to go to the U.S. Open at Oakmont, it seems they (and the rest of the field) will need to be at their best, as fearsome Oakmont is in equally top form.
Ideal spring weather conditions—generally dry with just enough rain to keep the grass growing—have allowed green superintendent John Zimmers to bring his course to its full ferocity, its fairways lined by lush, thick rough and its fiendish greens running like oiled linoleum. Should the weather hold for another two weeks (i.e. not too much rain) look for the pros to have their hands full. In 2007, the last time the U.S. Open came to Oakmont, Angel Cabrera’s winning score was five over par.