All eyes will be on Rory McIlroy, who will be playing in his first event since winning the U.S. Open in June. Other than that, the door is open.
Amateur golfer Amy Anderson, 18, is currently tied with World No. 2 Cristie Kerr to lead the U.S. Women's Open. Of course, there is more to that story.
Four-time major winner Yani Tseng has caught people's attention, now the LPGA hopes to make the most of it in its biggest event of the year.
Bubba Watson and his laid-back approach seem to be the exception. For others, golf is a game of grit and survival -- and never more so than in a U.S. Open.
Four of the last six U.S. Open winners have been non-Americans, but the one guy always lurking near the top is Phil Mickelson, here are the players and stories to watch at Congressional this weekend.