I don't know why, but I'm not sure I've ever been so excited for a major. I'm a Tiger fan, but not having him in this tournament is a plus for me, as his game and health just isn't where it needs to be, and if he was there, I think he would be a bit of a distraction from what we're going to see.
I've followed the PGA Tour closer this year than any other year, and its got to be because of all the young players that I really enjoy following. To name a few, Dustin Johnson (my favorite), Rory McIlroy, Rickie Fowler, Bubba Watson, Nick Watney, etc.
My 3 picks to win this week are DJ, Bubba, and Adam Scott.
Also, a friend of mine from high school, Chris Wilson from Dublin, OH, is playing this week. he is in the last 3-some today.
I'm watching live right now on www.usopen.com. Will not be getting much work done today.