Here are 20 favorites capable of winning the 2014 U.S. Open that begins Thursday at Oak Tree National.
Bernhard Langer: The 56-year-old German has dominated the Champions Tour this year with three wins, 11 top-10 finishes and $1.8 million in earnings.
Jay Haas: Finishing in the top 10 in all but one of his 12 events this year, Haas, 60, is fifth all-time in Champions Tour wins (16).
Vijay Singh: The Hall of Famer has 59 professional wins and $68.5 million in career earnings (third all-time). Singh, 51, still primarily plays on the PGA Tour.
Colin Montgomerie: The 51-year-old Scotland native has finished in the top 10 in all but two events (8 of 10) this year and is third on the money list ($979,930).
Jeff Sluman: In addition to winning the 1988 PGA Championship at Oak Tree, Sluman is having a good year (fourth on the money list – $889,125).
Scott Verplank: The Oak Tree pro makes his Champions Tour debut on his home course after earning $27.5 million on the PGA Tour (23rd all-time).
Kenny Perry: The defending U.S. Senior Open champion has six top-10 finishes this year and is fifth on this year’s money list ($869,604).
Rocco Mediate: Coming off a top-20 finish at last week’s PGA Tour stop, Mediate, who has six career PGA Tour wins and two Champions Tour wins, is on a hot streak.
Corey Pavin: The PGA Tour veteran owns 28 pro wins, including 15 on the PGA Tour, highlighted by the 1995 U.S. Open.
Tom Lehman: With six top-10 finishes among his 11 tournaments, Lehman, 55, is eighth on this year’s money list ($739,363).