There are a few major things happening this week that you should keep an eye on.
The 2017 U.S. Open golf tournament
The collective gaze of golf fans everywhere will be on Erin, Wisconsin for the U.S. Open, golf’s second major of the year. Reigning champ Dustin Johnson is still considered the favorite but watch out for sleepers like:
- Jason Duffner, who ranked in a couple of top 10s during his last few U.S. Open tournaments, and is coming off a win at the 2017 Memorial Tournament.
- Brandt Snedeker has been playing better at U.S. Open tournaments, and like Duffner has taken a few top 10s.
- Brooks Koepka finished in the top 5 in the 2014 U.S. Open in Pinehurst. He’s had a really solid run in U.S. Open finishes, averaging under 15 in his last 5 U.S. Opens.
The 2017 U.S. Open is from 15 to 18 June.
The 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup
For the uninitiated, the quadrennial Confederations Cup is a prelude to the 2018 FIFA World Cup. It will be held in Russia from June 17 to July 2.
This Confederations Cup looks to be different without Brazil, who are the defending champs but were eliminated by Paraguay (thanks to penalties) in the 2015 Copa América tournament.
The Electronic Entertainment Expo
The world’s biggest video game event is back. As always, there’s a deluge of trailers, announcements, and other exciting news on the gaming front. Highlights include the following:
A nearly-9-minute trailer for the PS4-only Spider-Man from Insomniac Games.
A new trailer for Beyond Good and Evil 2, which we guess means the game is no longer in development hell.
Bethesda announces Wolfenstein 2 with an 8-minute trailer.
And perhaps the biggest highlight of the expo thus far, the announcement of the $499 Xbox One X, which was originally known as Project Scorpio.
E3 is from June 13 to 15.