Best US Open finish: 2nd, six times Finish in 2004: 2nd
He couldn’t, could he? Lefty turns 48 on the Saturday and the US Open is all he needs for the career Grand Slam. But it’s a long shot. His US Open record — ten top-10s in all — is one of golf’s biggest anomalies. You’d never think someone as inaccurate off the tee could ever thrive at a US Open where the fairways are typically very narrow and the rough darkly malevolent. He’s playing well and the desire burns as brightly as ever. Together with an incredibly imaginative short game and long, limber swing that keeps on repeating despite his psoriatic arthritis, it will keep him chasing this title into his 50s. Don’t count him out… but don’t expect too much.