10 golfers to watch during the US Open at Pebble Beach


With the U.S. Open approaching, USA TODAY Sports sat down with Adam Scott to discuss the diverse golf course that will host the tournament: Pebble Beach.

Tiger Woods will tee off alongside Jordan Spieth and Justin Rose during the first and second rounds of the 119th U.S. Open at Pebble Beach (Calif.) Golf Links.

Woods seeks his 16th major championship after winning the Masters in dramatic fashion two months ago. Brooks Koepka, the No. 1 player in the world, comes in as the two-time defending champion of the U.S. Open. Koepka, who admits he has a chip on his shoulder, talked Tuesday about the latest slight he has endured: A Fox promo ad failed to include a mention of him.

“There’s been a couple of times where it’s just mind boggling. It’s like, really? Like, how do you forget that?” Koepka said Tuesday at Pebble Beach. “Just kind of shocked. They’ve had over a year to kind of put it out. So I don’t know. Somebody probably got fired over it or should.”

Clearly, it’s not good news for the rest of the field when Koepka gets fired up. Here’s a look at 10 players to watch this week in the U.S. Open:

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