Five to Watch at the U.S. Women's Open

This week is the LPGA's third major championship, but it will be far different than the previous two. That's because it is played on famed Oakmont, a course known way more for it's bite than it's beauty. Who are the golfers that have the best shot at leaving with a trophy on Sunday? Here are our five to watch at Oakmont.

Cristie Kerr: The newly crowned world No. 1 has two wins in her last three starts, including the dominant LPGA Championship victory at the end of June. She has been quoted as saying Oakmont is "one of the toughest courses I've ever seen," so expect the cream to rise to the top, and right now, that's Kerr.

Morgan Pressel: Already with a major championship under her belt, Pressel does two very important things at Oakmont super well: finds fairways and makes putts. She's seventh and eighth on tour in those categories, so expect to see Pressel near the top of the leaderboard on Sunday.

Ai Miyazato: What more can you say about Ai, who now has four wins in 2010 and finished third at the LPGA Championship? In her last four major championships, Miyazato has three top-6 finishes, so her finally winning a big one seems like it will be sooner than later.

Jiyai Shin: Just 22 years old, Shin hasn't messed around in the major championships. She won the 2008 British Open, and has four other top 10s, including a sixth in her first U.S. Open. Another great driver of the golf ball, Shin has finished in the top 5 six times in eight tournaments this season.

Michelle Wie: What, you really think we'd leave her off this list? Oakmont is going to play loooong, and Wie is the deepest driver on tour, so if she can find the fairway (she does so 58 percent of the time), and get the putter going (a disappointing 138th on tour in putting average), she could be a factor in another major championship.

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