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13 amateurs made it through qualifying this year, most since 2009. Better quality juniors, or just merely an outlier?

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    Bolds are players you may have heard of. I believe half these golfers on this list are made-up.

    I was a little surprised that Saunders didn't get bolded; same with Jamie Lovemark (not Lovermark) and George McNeill. Bryson DeChambeau is a recent NCAA Champion, too. [quote name="RJH999" url="/t/81357/2015-u-s-open-discussion-thread/162#post_1152465"]And your other qualifiers: [/quote] Tim O'Neal, if it's the same one I'm thinking of, is probably a known name around these parts. Thanks for putting together the list for us, by the way.

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    I'll be honest....this is going to be one of the toughest US Opens in recent memory to handicap. I put my Vegas money where my mouth was and took Rory at Liverpool and Valhalla last year and took Jordan at Augusta this year, but I honestly don't have a clue who the heck is going to win the Open this year. I'll probably put a few bucks on Jordan and Dustin just because Jordan's in the top 3 in every tourney he plays and Dustin is long and a solid links player, but who knows. No one knows this course. No one knows what the score may end up being, whether it will play easy or hard in the end.

    There's so many question marks. Not to mention there really aren't any "stars" besides Jordan really coming into the US Open playing great. At Augusta, it was the opposite. A lot of the stars went into it in good form. I went on the record and stick to it that I think there are going to be a lot of "Lucas Glovers" in contention this year. Wouldn't surprise me if Kevin Kisner has a medal around his neck in two weeks.

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    I'll be honest....this is going to be one of the toughest US Opens in recent memory to handicap. I put my Vegas money where my mouth was and took Rory at Liverpool and Valhalla last year and took Jordan at Augusta this year, but I honestly don't have a clue who the heck is going to win the Open this year. I'll probably put a few bucks on Jordan and Dustin just because Jordan's in the top 3 in every tourney he plays and Dustin is long and a solid links player, but who knows. No one knows this course. No one knows what the score may end up being, whether it will play easy or hard in the end.

    There's so many question marks. Not to mention there really aren't any "stars" besides Jordan really coming into the US Open playing great. At Augusta, it was the opposite. A lot of the stars went into it in good form. I went on the record and stick to it that I think there are going to be a lot of "Lucas Glovers" in contention this year. Wouldn't surprise me if Kevin Kisner has a medal around his neck in two weeks.

    Let's go, Phil!

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    As much as I'd love to see that, he's not exactly going in with a lot of confidence. His game's almost as bad as Tiger's.

    Yeah, but from what I've seen of Chamber's Bay, it's a course that Phil can do well in.

    Phil has a way of suddenly getting hot though, I think he was T2 in the last two majors no?

    Zactly!

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    I'll be honest....this is going to be one of the toughest US Opens in recent memory to handicap. I put my Vegas money where my mouth was and took Rory at Liverpool and Valhalla last year and took Jordan at Augusta this year, but I honestly don't have a clue who the heck is going to win the Open this year. I'll probably put a few bucks on Jordan and Dustin just because Jordan's in the top 3 in every tourney he plays and Dustin is long and a solid links player, but who knows. No one knows this course.

    No one knows the course better than Jordan's caddie.

    Spieth's caddie is Michael Greller, a Gig Harbor resident who caddied at Chambers Bay when the course in University Place opened in 2007. He estimates he's had 50 loops around the course.

    It would be a long shot if any golfer who qualifies, or caddie who helps out, will know the nuances of Chambers Bay better than Greller.


    Read more here: http://www.thenewstribune.com/2015/04/21/3751149/home-turf-knowledge-of-chambers.html#storylink=cp
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    No one knows the course better than Jordan's caddie.

    Spieth's caddie is Michael Greller, a Gig Harbor resident who caddied at Chambers Bay when the course in University Place opened in 2007. He estimates he's had 50 loops around the course.

    It would be a long shot if any golfer who qualifies, or caddie who helps out, will know the nuances of Chambers Bay better than Greller.

    Read more here: http://www.thenewstribune.com/2015/04/21/3751149/home-turf-knowledge-of-chambers.html#storylink=cp

    Wow, I did not know that. That's huge.

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    Wow, I did not know that. That's huge.

    Definitely. Great video of Greller here in this article, relates to Chambers Bay.

    http://q13fox.com/2015/06/07/the-unlikely-caddie-former-math-teacher-michael-greller-of-gig-harbor/

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    I was a little surprised that Saunders didn't get bolded; same with Jamie Lovemark (not Lovermark) and George McNeill. Bryson DeChambeau is a recent NCAA Champion, too. Tim O'Neal, if it's the same one I'm thinking of, is probably a known name around these parts. Thanks for putting together the list for us, by the way.

    Holy shit Tim O'Neal is black!

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    That course looks like links golf on steroids.

    I'd fear that course if there was any significant wind at all. Not sure we will see any this time of year.

    After seeing those flyovers, I'd fear that course on the most ideal day you could conjure up!  It looks like a very narrow, technical course and there's not much margin for error anywhere.

    As much as I like Phil, I don't see him getting it done at Chambers Bay.  His game hasn't been very hot lately and this looks like a very punishing course.  I like Spieth's chances, especially with his caddy's knowledge of the course.  Rory looks to be the odds-on favorite to win (at 5:1), but three words come to my mind immediately: Royal County Down.

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