This article is part of our Weekly Preview series.
The PGA Tour heads back to Pebble Beach this week for the 119th U.S. Open. The first 116 were won by golfers not named Brooks Koepka, and the last two, well, you get the point. Will Koepka become the second golfer in U.S. Open history to win three consecutive titles after Willie Anderson in 1903-05? That's just one of many story lines this week.
We also have Tiger Woods aiming for major number 16, Phil Mickelson going for the career grand slam, Rory McIlroy attempting to go back-to-back on the PGA Tour and Dustin Johnson trying to capture major No. 2 on a course with which he is very familiar. There are plenty more story lines, of course, and those will develop as the week goes on, but if any of the aforementioned plot lines pick up steam after Thursday, it's going to be one heck of a week. Aside from the golfers, Pebble Beach will also take center stage with its picturesque views and challenging layout.
Speaking of the layout, let's hope the USGA does not take center stage this week as it often does when the set up becomes borderline unplayable. Although the course will not play exactly like it does during the AT&T Pro-Am, there will certainly be a level of comfort among those who have played well here.
This Week: The U.S. Open – Pebble Beach Golf Links, Pebble Beach, Calif.
Last Year: Brooks Koepka shot a final-round 68 on his way to