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Open season: What's in store for the U.S. and British majors?

As the calendar turns to summer, The First Call readers eye the year's final two majors and offer their thoughts on what they hope will unfold

Question of the week [May 27 – June 2]: What are you looking forward to the most about the season's final two majors, the U.S. Open and Open Championship?

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The only four tournaments without watered down fields are the majors. The PGA Tour and specifically commissioner Jay Monahan have devalued all the other events by their childish stand against LIV. Some weeks look like Korn Ferry events.

I look forward to the two Opens with full fields representing the best golfers in the world. Then, it’s time to get ready for football.

A shame.

Vinny Mooney
Poughkeepsie, New York

I would like to see a tight race, beginning to end, with three or four of the game's top players in contention throughout the whole tournament. 

Bob Norris
Cincinnati,  Ohio

I am looking forward to true tests of golfing ability, that is, no 25-under scores. Nothing is more boring to me than those bomb-and-gouge tournaments. I want to see the U.S. Open with narrow fairways and thick rough testing the nerves and patience of the world's best, with a winning score in single digits under par.  I want to see classic British Open weather, howling wind and sideways rain as the barriers to be overcome.

Tom Klabunde
Tempe, Arizona

It will be fantastic if both can match the thrilling level of competition intrigue and suspense that the first two did.

Micheal Reinhardt 
Ontario, California

Most excited about U.S. Open. I got to play Pinehurst No. 2 in February and I want to see how the pros handle those mean and nasty greens. 

John Brewton
Johns Island, South Carolina

I always look forward to the majors. Rather than wax on about which is best, I choose to focus on how each championship is unique. The Masters is about the Bobby Jones, the green jacket and a perfect golf course and piece of property. The PGA has its unique link to those dedicated hard working PGA Club Professionals who serve all us players. The U.S. Open is about the complete test and the brutal difficulty the golf course presents. The Open is about history, tradition, seaside links, the trophy and Champion Golfer of the Year. All are great, all are special. No need to rank them. Simply enjoy which each has to offer. 

Reid Farrill
Toronto, Ontario

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