U.S. Open 2017: A complete guide to all 156 players

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Jun 18, 2015; University Place, WA, USA; Stephan Jaeger (front) hits out of the bunker in front of caddie Caleb Roberson (back) on the sixth green in the first round of the 2015 U.S. Open golf tournament at Chambers Bay. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports /

U.S. Open Round 1: 1st tee, 9:46 a.m.

U.S. Open Round 2: 10th tee, 3:31 p.m.

Joaquin Niemann (a) (No. 1927 — No. 1-World Amateur Golf Ranking)

  • Last start: 1st: Mexican International Amateur Golf Championship
  • 2016 U.S. Open: DNP

18-year-old Chilean amateur Joaquin Niemann is the top-ranked amateur in the world and for good reason. He’s already won two pro events in his home country and made his way into the field via the Tequesta, FL sectional with a birdie at the last to get into the 3-for-2 playoff. This is his first major championship appearance.

Stephan Jaeger (No. 174)

  • Last start: 1st: Rust-Oleum Championship (Web.com Tour)
  • 2016 U.S. Open: DNP

Germany’s Stephan Jaeger knows how to go low. He earned his way into the U.S. Open with a tie for medalist honors at his sectional qualifier in Ball Ground, GA and once shot a 58 on the Web.com Tour en route to his first victory. His last victory just came this past Sunday at the Rust-Oleum Championship so he’s riding some momentum into Erin Hills. His only other appearance at the U.S. Open came back in 2015 at Chambers Bay. He didn’t go very low that week, shooting rounds of 74 and 80 to miss the cut.

Joel Stalter (No. 350)

  • Last start: T-34: LYONESS OPEN (European Tour)
  • 2016 U.S. Open: DNP

24-year-old Joel Stalter from France will make his U.S. Open debut this week after making it out of the Surrey sectional with an 11-under finishing score. He’s only been a pro for three years but does have a win on the Challenge Tour. However, he hasn’t played well lately and has missed the weekend in seven of his last 10 starts.

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Jun 12, 2017; Erin, WI, USA; Amateur golfer Christopher Crawford follows his shot down the fourth fairway during the opening practice round of the U.S. Open golf tournament at Erin Hills. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports /

U.S. Open Round 1: 10th tee, 9:46 a.m.

U.S. Open Round 2: 1st tee, 3:31 p.m.

Tyson Alexander (No. 1927)

  • Last start: MC: Puerto Plata DR Open (PGA TOUR Latinoamerica)
  • 2016 U.S. Open: DNP

28-year-old Tyson Alexander was the other survivor o f the 3-for-2 playoff in the Tequesta sectional and will be making his first U.S. Open appearance since he was a 20-year-old amateur in 2009 at Bethpage. He’s played in just five events on the PGA TOUR Latinoamerica in 2017, his highest finish being a tie for 21st, and he’s missed two cuts, which is what he did back in his first appearance at this championship.

Christopher Crawford (a) (No. 1927 — No. 238-World Amateur Golf Ranking)

  • Last start: 5th: USGA Men’s State Team Championship 
  • 2016 U.S. Open: MC

23-year-old amateur Christopher Crawford is playing in his second U.S. Open after finishing second in the Summit, NJ sectional. He had six career wins at Drexel and shot 76-76 to miss the cut at Oakmont a season ago.

Max Greyserman (No. 1927)

  • Last start: MC: Bayview Place Cardtronics Open (Mackenzie Tour-PGA TOUR Canada)
  • 2016 U.S. Open: DNP

22-year-old Max Greyserman, who played collegiately at Duke, is making his second professional start after missing the cut on the Mackenzie Tour a few weeks ago. He earned his spot in the U.S. Open with a 2-under finish at the Lakewood, WA sectional.