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Who's your pick to win U.S. Open?

Olympic suits Kuchar

Tom Yantz

Hartford Courant

Not Tiger, Phil, Bubba, Rory or Lee.

"Kooch" will reign supreme.

Matt Kuchar just won The Players Championship, where he beat a stellar field. The U.S. Open at the Olympic Club, toughened to the extreme by the USGA, will be a greater physical and mental endurance test.

Kuchar can grind with the best of them. He ranks 10th in greens in regulation and 25th in driving accuracy on the PGA Tour. Both are essential to win this U.S. Open.

Don't be deceived by his engaging smile and personable nature. When he's on the course, Kuchar is a major league competitor. He also has a...