Adam Scott will be heading into the US Open, the second major of the year on the back of becoming the new world number one. On the other hand, former major winner Phil Mickelson will be looking to complete a Grand Slam of career majors as he tries to secure the elusive US Open title.
Meanwhile, Tiger Woods has been ruled out for the major, his second of the season after missing out on the Masters in Augusta earlier in the year as the former world number one still seeks a way to break the curse of the 15th major, which has eluded him since 2008.
The likes of Scott, Bubba Watson and Rory McIlroy have all had brilliant seasons so far with Watson coming into the US Open after winning the second major of his career at Augusta.
But all of them will know, the course at Pinehurst will offer quite a formidable test to their skills. The lush greens that feature the most minimal safe landing areas will offer them very little scope for error.
The Aussie Scott feels he is heading into the US Open with the right kind of form but he will know this is one major that has proved the most difficult for him to crack with no finishes in the top ten in twelve attempts.
He said that he is playing well and feels that he has the right momentum going into the US Open.
Mickelson, who is the reigning British Open champion, said that of the majors, his record is perhaps the best at the US Open after the Masters but he will know the competition provided to him will be a stern test of his character and skill with the likes of McIlroy and Watson all keen to add to their major honors.