Coming into the 2011 U.S. Open this week at Congressional Country Club, the No. 1 player in the World is Luke Donald. If you're not a huge golf fan, you might not immediately recognize that name. He's certainly had his fair share of success on the PGA Tour and abroad, but he has yet to win that one, career defining tournament. According to Teddy Greenstein and Jeff Shain of the Los Angeles Times, Donald would trade that ranking for some success in Major Tournaments.
"Being No. 1 is a great achievement," Donald said, "but if you ask me, if I would swap that for Phil [Mickelson's] record, sure, I would love to take his [four] majors and the number of victories he has had."
I know it's hard to pick the winner of a tournament like this, but Donald certainly has to be one of the favorites. The U.S. Open is so difficult that it comes down to who is the best and most consistent ball striker. You don't have to birdie every hole, but getting on the green in regulation, and ultimately making pars, is what wins this tournament year in and year out; and Donald can certainly do that.