- - Monday, June 13, 2011

With the world’s best golfers teeing it up at Congressional Country Club this week, we talked to some of the area’s top pros to get their top three picks for the U.S. Open. Nick Eilerson has their predictions:

Brad Myers, Congressional Country Club

Top Three: Steve Stricker, Hunter Mahan, Lucas Glover

Picking Stricker: “He’s hot right now, and he’s played well here in the past.”

Jim Fitzgerald, Chevy Chase Club

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Top Three: Luke Donald, Matt Kuchar, K.J. Choi

Picking Donald: “He’s very straight, and he’s been playing very consistently, just like Kuchar. They’re very steady. They’ve been playing well all year, and that’s what is necessary out here in the U.S. Open. Keep the ball in play, and have a good short game.”

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Rod Thomson, Kenwood Golf and Country Club

Top Three: Matt Kuchar, Rory McIroy, K.J. Choi

Picking Kuchar: “He drives it straight and hits his irons closer than anybody else.”

Steve Danielson, Belle Haven Country Club

Top Three: Steve Stricker, Dustin Johnson, Bubba Watson

Picking Stricker: “He’s not real long, but in the Open you’ve got to keep the ball in the fairway.”

Bob Dolan, Columbia Country Club

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