The golf world will be watching the Oakmont Country Club this week, where the 116th edition of the US Open takes place. And we’ll be watching Branden Grace, currently ranked 12th in the world, in his attempt to win his first major.
After winning two titles in 2016 already, Grace will enter the tournament confidently. Earlier this year, he won the Qatar masters for the second time in a row. He also won his first PGA Tour title in the RBC Heritage.
Last year, Grace was already close to winning at the US Open. With three holes to play, he was tied for the lead, but a bad tee-shot cost him the chance of winning. He would end up finishing at the fourth place.
As we are used to at the US open, the best players in the world will face a very tough course. The rough at the Oakmont Country Club is incredible difficult and the greens extremely fast. There are also several blind shots at the course and 210 penal bunkers will protect the greens and fairways.
Grace seemed surprisingly popular at the bookmakers in the US this year. Next to the high ranked major winners, he is seen as an outsider to win the title. Good luck at the US Open Branden!