Golf Monthly takes a look at this year's British and Irish hopefuls ahead of the US Open on Pinehurst's No.2 course on June 12.

Shane LowryAfter coming second to Rory McIlroy at the 2014 BMW PGA Championships at Wentworth, Irish Shane Lowry is also one to watch at this year’s US Open. Photography: Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images

Ian PoulterIan Poulter last saw a top 10 win at this year’s Volvo China Open, this year’s US Open will see Poulter taking to Pinehurst’s No. 2 Course. Photography: Warren Little/Getty Images

Paul CaseyThe US Open will also see current 84th world ranking Paul Casey in the field at Pinehurst. Photography: Sam Greenwood/Getty Images

Rory McIlroyHaving won at this year’s BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth, McIlroy will be looking to relive his 2011 US Open at this year’s second Major tournament. Photography:¬†Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images

Luke Donald Luke Donald finished 2nd at the RBC Heritage Tournament in April 2014. Donald will take to the US Open field to attempt his first Major win. Photography: Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images

Jamie DonaldsonAlso taking to the field at the US Open will be Jamie Donaldson who won Golfer of the Month award in March. Photography: Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images

Lee WestwoodHaving won 23 European Tour tournaments, England’s Lee Westwood will also be looking to make his maiden Major win. Photography: Warren Little/Getty Images

Graeme McDowell2010 saw Graeme McDowell clinch the number one space at the US Open. Photography: Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images

Stephen GallacherNot having played in the previous two US Open Championships, Stephen Gallacher will also be taking to this year’s field at Pinehurst. Photography: Mark Runnacles/Getty Images