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Major triple threat paired at U.S. Open

Talk about big guns, the U.S. Open paired a doozy of a group with the news that Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson and current Masters champion Bubba Watson will play the first two rounds together at The Olympic Club.

Of the three, Woods has the momentum coming off a bombastic win at The Memorial, while Mickelson and Watson have had indifferent run-ins to the major.

However, Mickelson will be desperate to finally add a first U.S. crown to the four major championships he has achieved so far.

After five runner up spots, the US Open is the only major "Lefty" doesn't hold on American soil having won the Masters three times (2004, 2006, 2010) and the PGA Championship once (2005).

Watson, while having time off out of the game to be with his family after his spectacular 2012 U.S. Masters victory, is always a dangerous element, especially with his ability to pull out the extraordinary shots as seen during the last major, where his "Bubba Golf" at Augusta brought him the green jacket.

And if that wasn't exciting enough for those lucky enough to be on their way to Olympic next week, the top three players in the world will be among the featured pairings on Thursday afternoon - defending champion Rory McIlroy joins fellow Brits Luke Donald and Lee Westwood, World Ranked No1 and 2 respectively, who are still seeking their first major.

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