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Xander Schauffele, Rory McIlroy, and Scottie Scheffler are some of the pre-tournament favourites aiming for the US Open championship.

The big question is: Who will win?

After defeating Rory Mcllroy by a single stroke in the previous year’s championship, Wyndham Clark is the defending champion.

Meanwhile, world No. 1 Scottie Scheffler is the pre-tournament favourite due to his spectacular PGA Tour debut.

At the Memorial Tournament, Scheffler defeated Collin Morikawa by a single stroke. With a win in North Carolina, Morikawa could advance three-quarters of the way towards a career Grand Slam. The LIV Golf players Bryson DeChambeau and Brooks Koepka also hope to make an impression.

Morikawa keeping up with Scheffler 

Despite finishing in the top four in his last six starts, which included both majors this year, Morikawa is still without a victory on the PGA Tour this year after Scheffler held on ahead of him to win the fifth event of the season. Scheffler won the 2024 RBC Heritage, The Players, The Masters, and the Arnold Palmer Invitational.

Former Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley expects Morikawa to keep up with his game. “He is in a rich vein of form and pushed Scheffler all the way at The Memorial,” said McGinley. “I think he’s going to carry on that form into a golf course that should suit him. He’s a really good chipper of the ball, which is going to be really important.”

 

Source: Sky Sports

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