Coverage of the second major of the year in Chambers Bay in Washington
After death and taxes, is there anything more certain than the relentless hope of men past their prime? For much of the past 20 years those twin pillars of American golf, Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson, have set the agenda. They continue to do so in 2015 but no longer do the terms of reference embrace victory, other than in their own imaginations - and in the hearts of America.
As if Tiger Woods does not feel old enough at the moment, then a remarkable young amateur called Cole Hammer delivered another blow to his sensitivities yesterday. "My first memory of the US Open was Tiger winning in 2008," he said.