US Open also set to open Thursday down in Pinehurst, North Carolina. JB Holmes and Kenny Perry both there, trying to bring the trophy back to the bluegrass.
Holmes - a UK grad -overcoming brain surgery to win the Wells Fargo championship back in May.
Perry - the US Senior Open champion - finished tied for 23rd at Pinehurst back in 2005.
The Course has changed a bit since 2005 - some 348 yards longer now.
Coverage begins Thursday at 9 am on ESPN.