Ten hottest golfers entering 2017 U.S. Open

There is no more difficult test in golf on an annual basis than the second major championship. The 2017 U.S. Open is being contested at Erin Hills in Wisconsin, a first for this venue. Perhaps not surprisingly, players are already upset about the way the USGA has set up the demanding course.

Needless to say, it’s going to take nothing but the best to win. The field is loaded with the top golfers the game has to offer, minus Phil Mickelson, who has family matters to attend to.

Daniel Berger comes into the week hot, having won the FedEx St. Jude Classic for the second year in a row. But who else is riding a hot streak? That’s what we’ll be examining here.

These are the 10 hottest golfers entering the 2017 U.S. Open.

Daniel Berger

Young Daniel Berger is learning how to become a winner on the PGA Tour. He comes into the 2017 U.S. Open riding the momentum of his FedEx St. Jude Classic victory, which marks his first win this season and second in as many years on this course.

Berger closed out the weekend at TPC Southwind with two straight scores of 66. He beat out a talented field that included Phil Mickelson, Adam Scott, Kevin Chappell (more on him in a moment) and runner-up Charl Schwartzel.

The 24-year-old has two other top-10 finishes on the year and fared well at the Masters, finishing in 27th place. Berger has competed in two previous U.S. Opens, finishing in 28th and 37th place.

We probably shouldn’t expect a win from the former Florida State Seminoles star this weekend. But he did place 10th at the 2016 Masters, so anything’s possible.