U.S. Open; Image: USGA

There are two U.S. Opens on the local horizon. The first is the 104th U.S. Open of golf which takes place June 17-20 at Shinnecock Hills in Southampton. As if summer traffic wasn't enough, a golf tournament is also taking place in the Hamptons. You have to admit though, the PGA definitely knows their audience. Can Tiger Woods come out of his "slump" to win another major? Can Phil Mickelson take his Masters victory and win his second career major? Can Jim Furyk defend his title from 2003? Or will a new champion emerge from the field. Shinnecock Hills last hosted the U.S. Open in 1995.

US Open; Image: Ticketmaster

In Tennis news, tickets for the US Open Championships went on sale yesterday. While good tickets for the late rounds may be hard to come by already, Gothamist recommends buying a grounds pass for early on during the tournament. That way, you can cram all sorts of Tennis goodness into one day as they play on all the courts early in the 2-week tournament. The US Open starts August 30th and runs through September 12th. Tickets are available through Ticketmaster or at the USTA box office.