The U.S. Open is just a day away, and with it predictions are abundant. Some think the top ranked golfer in the world, others like some guys down the list, and honestly, none of us really have any idea who will reign supreme on Sunday at Merion. With that confident sentence we give you our expert picks for the 2013 U.S. Open.
Jay Busbee -- Yasiel Puig. Why not? Dude's owning everything else these days. What, he's not eligible? Golf and its rules. All right, then I'll take Tiger Woods. Yes, I'm going straight chalk here, but in a tournament where everything is up for grabs, might as well go with the favored horse. If Woods' putter is working the way it ought to, he'll be fine, and Merion's short layout will minimize Woods' tendency to splay off the tee. It won't be easy, but it'll be No. 15.
Kevin Kaduk -- Over the past six or seven years, I made picking the Aussie to finally break through to his first major win into my own cottage industry. So why stop now? Adam Scott, the reigning Masters champion, has the game and confidence to shine in that star-studded threesome with Tiger and Rory and all the way through to the end of the weekend. He'd be the 13th man to win back-to-back majors and the first since Padraig Harrington won the British Open and PGA Championship in 2008.
Shane Bacon – I've spent months promising that my pick for this week would be Tiger Woods, which it should be, but I'm going off the map a little here and taking Matteo Manassero. The 20-year-old has the game to compete at the highest level and has improved his play at this event the last two years. On top of that, he won the biggest tournament of his life at the BMW Championship last month and followed it up with a T-4 at the Nordea Masters.
Eric Adelson – Patience, poise and putting will win this tournament. Luke Donald has all three. He's always in discussions about the best player without a major. He's changing that Sunday. Or Monday.
And now, your pick? Who wins it this week at Merion?
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