Just three weeks after meeting in a play-off to decide not only the BMW PGA Championship but also the world number one spot, Luke Donald and Lee Westwood will clash again in the first two rounds of the US Open at Congressional this coming week.
World number three Martin Kaymer will be alongside the two Englishmen, who swapped places at the top when Donald made a birdie four at the first extra hole at Wentworth to Westwood’s double bogey seven.
Graeme McDowell will begin his defence of the title alongside Open champion Louis Oosthuizen and American amateur champion Peter Uihlein, while Rory McIlroy partners Phil Mickelson and Dustin Johnson, who led by three with a round to go at Pebble Beach last year and then shot 81.
McIlroy is playing his first major since he led The Masters by four entering the closing round and crashed to an 80.
The opening two days will also see the three Italians in the field - 18-year-old Matteo Manassero and Ryder Cup brothers Edoardo and Francesco Molinari - partner each other, as will Spaniards Sergio Garcia, Miguel Angel Jimenez and Alvaro Quiros and Swedes Fredrik Jacobson, Henrik Stenson and Johan Edfors.