The US Open returns to Long Island, New York, for this week's second major championship of the golfing year.
Shinnecock Hills is a links-style course located in the affluent Hamptons' suburbs, and approximately 75 miles from downtown Manhattan.
This will be the fifth US Open to be staged at the venue, the first as long ago as 1896.
Since then there have been victories for Ray Floyd (1986), Corey Pavin (1995) and Retief Goosen (2004).
One player who will certainly feel the course owes him a favour is Phil Mickelson who has twice contended at Shinnecock.
Mickelson celebrated his 25th birthday during the tournament 23 years ago, when a closing 74 left him four strokes adrift of winner Pavin.
The par-five 16th was his undoing that week, while nine years later it was the par-three 17th which ended his hopes.
In 2004, he double-bogeyed the penultimate hole to finish second - two shots behind Goosen.
So will it be third time lucky on Long Island for Leftie?
Victory this week would make him the oldest US Open champion of all-time and second oldest major winner in history.
He's certainly hitting the ball well right now, while his tried and trusted finesse around the greens will definitely come in handy at Shinnecock.
Whether he can re-write history is another thing, especially with the added pressure of never winning his national open before - it's the one big trophy missing from his CV.
While many will view Mickelson as the sentimental favourite this week, others will point to Rickie Fowler, the best player of the past few years still searching for a maiden major title.
The 29-year-old American was second at Augusta National in April, his fourth podium finish in one of the big four tournaments.
He's in good shape at present but making that expected breakthrough never gets any easier.
Shinnecock Hills was opened in the early 1890s before its original 12 holes was extended to 18, ahead of the US Open of 1896.
The rugged, undulating links, with its tight fairways and plentiful dunes, will provide another stern test this coming weekend.
Only three players have ever broken par for 72 holes, during previous US Opens held at the course and more of the same is expected this week.
US Open 2004 Re-Visited
Only Four of Those Teeing-Up This Week Posted Top-20 Finishes 14 Years Ago
Phil Mickelson: 2nd
Ernie Els: T-9th
Tiger Woods: T-17th
Sergio Garcia: T-20th
Charles Howell: T-36th
Bill Haas: T-40th
Pat Perez: T-40th
Jim Furyk: T-48th
Zach Johnson: T-48th
Chez Reavie: T-62nd
Paul Casey: MC
Ian Poulter: MC
Justin Rose: MC
Adam Scott: MC
Steve Stricker: MC
Bubba Watson: MC
MC* - Missed Additional 54-Hole Cut
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