Getaways Blog

17 June 2015

US Open 2015

After such a fantastic 2015 Masters Tournament, it seems to have taken an eternity for this year’s second major, The US Open, to come around.

With his first major victory at Augusta in April, many people were predicting Jordan Spieth to be going head to head with world number 1 Rory McIlroy for the title. However, both men have had their share of ups and downs in form recently and there are many other players who could find themselves well in contention.

With victory in The Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass in May and great results in every major championship in 2014, Ricky Fowler will be one to watch. Since teaming up with Tiger Wood’s former coach, Butch Harmon, Fowler has seen his game and maturity grow and the results are showing.

Last year’s US Open Champion Martin Kaymer will relish the chance to defend his title and the smooth swinging German will have every chance with his calculated style of play.

Australian hopes are many and the long Chambers Bay course will suit most of the Aussie contingent. Steven Bowditch has shown great recent form and Jason Day knows how to put himself in the running late on Sunday in a major. Adam Scott will be one to watch from tee to green but the wobbles he has with the flat stick could rule him out of contention.

No doubt many golf fans around Australia will be up early on Monday morning our time to see if the first Australian since Geoff Ogilvy in 2006 can bring home one of golf’s most sought after trophies.