World No. 1 Scottie Scheffler looks for sixth win of the season at the 124th U.S. Open | The GIST

    The GIST: The 124th men’s U.S. Open — the third of men’s golf’s four majors — tees off from Pinehurst, North Carolina, tomorrow. And, as the final tourney in the Olympic qualifying window, there’s even more to play for than a piece of the $20M purse.

    Scottie Scheffler: The No. 1 player in the world has mathematically clinched his Olympic spot and now has his sights set on adding a non-Masters victory to his majors trophy case. Scheffler has been virtually unstoppable this year with five wins on the season, but with world No. 2 Xander Schauffele and world No. 3 Rory McIlroy in his 1:14 p.m. ET tee time tomorrow, anything can happen.

    More players to know: World No. 4 Wyndham Clark will be swinging to defend his title as he seeks his second tour win of 2024. Meanwhile, three-time U.S. Open champion Tiger Woods is back (with a new coach, his son, Charlie). However, Woods’ health will be a big question mark after he missed the cut at last month’s PGA Championship.

    • Speaking of, the 2021 U.S. Open winner (and current LIV golfer), Jon Rahm, will not play due to a foot infection and will instead leave it up to his 12 fellow LIV golfers, including four previous tournament champions in Martin Kaymer, Dustin Johnson, Brooks Koepka, and Bryson DeChambeau. Popcorn at the ready.

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