Scottie Scheffler Dominates Field at 124th U.S. Open in Pinehurst No. 2

PINEHURST, N.C. – The U.S. Open is set to make a return to Pinehurst No. 2, located in the sandhills region of North Carolina, after a decade since its last appearance at the iconic course. This year’s tournament marks a significant moment as it coincides with the 25th anniversary of the late Payne Stewart’s memorable victory over Phil Mickelson in 1999.

A statue commemorating Stewart’s iconic winning pose will welcome fans at the Pinehurst No. 2 clubhouse, where the golfer sealed his victory with a putt on the 72nd hole. The win holds a special significance as Stewart tragically passed away four months later in a plane crash, along with three passengers and two pilots on October 25, 1999.

The 124th U.S. Open, commencing on Thursday, promises to be a memorable event, especially with it being the 1,000th championship organized by the United States Golf Association. Pinehurst No. 2 has undergone significant upgrades, including the establishment of a new equipment-testing facility, museum, and visitor center by the USGA. Moreover, Pinehurst No. 2 is slated to host the U.S. Open in 2029, 2035, 2041, and 2047, solidifying its status as a prominent venue for major golf tournaments in the coming years.

The top-ranked golfer in the world, Scottie Scheffler, is the frontrunner in betting markets to secure his third major championship title at the anticipated U.S. Open. The tournament is expected to present players with a challenging setup, adding to the competitive nature of the event.

As fans eagerly await the start of the tournament, they can look forward to witnessing a field of talented contenders, sleeper picks, qualifiers, and amateur players. With the stage set for an exciting competition, the 2024 U.S. Open at Pinehurst No. 2 promises to be a thrilling and unforgettable event for players and spectators alike.