Tiger and Phil. Phil and Tiger.
They will command our attention, but they won't be the only ones. Here are five more to watch from the U.S. Open's 156-player field:
A bogey-bogey finish in regulation cost him the Masters, but Perry says he felt like a champion after receiving 800 sympathy cards and letters of inspiration. The patriotic Perry built a public golf course in Franklin, Ky., and chose a Ryder Cup run over the British Open last year, so a U.S. Open triumph could trump a victory at Augusta.
He had the audacity to wear Tiger red during last year's Open playoff at Torrey Pines and the good humor to point out it was his only clean shirt. After taming Woods for 90 holes, he lost in golf's equivalent of double overtime. Mediate hasn't won a tournament since '02, but why spoil a good story line?