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

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Jul 20, 2015; St. Andrews, Fife, SCT; Eddie Pepperell on the fourth tee during the final round of the 144th Open Championship at St. Andrews – Old Course. Mandatory Credit: Steve Flynn-USA TODAY Sports /

U.S. Open Round 1: 1st tee, 1:41 p.m.

U.S. Open Round 2: 10th tee, 7:56 a.m.

Eddie Pepperell (No. 458)

  • Last start: T-43: LYONESS OPEN (European Tour)
  • 2016 U.S. Open: DNP

England’s Eddie Pepperell will be making his second U.S. Open start and first since missing the cut at Merion in 2013. Once ranked as high as 80th in the world, the 32-year-old has struggled over the last year and at one point missed the cut in 13 of 16 events and was disqualified in another. He has played better recently, making three consecutive cuts and finishing tied for eighth at the Nordea Masters.

Chan Kim (No. 266)

  • Last start: MC: JGT Championship Mori Building Cup Shishido Hills (Japan Golf Tour)
  • 2016 U.S. Open: DNP

Before missing the cut at the JGT Championship, Chan Kim won the Mizuno Open, his first Japan Golf Tour victory, and vaulted nearly 300 spots in the Official World Golf Ranking. He qualified for Erin Hills by posting a 7-under at the Ono City qualifier and made it out of the 6-for-3 playoff to secure his first U.S. Open berth.

Gregory Bourdy (No. 163)

  • Last start: T-21: Nordea Masters (European Tour)
  • 2016 U.S. Open: T-18

35-year-old Gregory Bourdy, who finished 18th a season ago at Oakmont, was the first alternate from the Surrey sectional and will be making his third U.S. Open appearance. His other start came and The Olympic Club in 2012 and he missed the cut. He’s made seven of 10 cuts in 2017, including a tie for third at the Shenzhen International on the European Tour.

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Jun 9, 2017; Memphis, TN, USA; Troy Merritt tees off on the eighth hole during the second round of the FedEx St. Jude Classic golf tournament at TPC Southwind. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports /

U.S. Open Round 1: 10th tee, 1:41 p.m.

U.S. Open Round 2: 1st tee, 7:56 a.m.

Brandon Stone (No. 91)

  • Last start: MC: BMW PGA Championship (European Tour)
  • 2016 U.S. Open: DNP

World No. 91 Brandon Stone is making his third major championship appearance and first at the U.S. Open. He shot 10-under at the Surrey sectional and won the Alfred Dunhill Championship late last year. He has two top-10 finishes in 2017 but has missed the cut in two of his last four starts on the European Tour.

Troy Merritt (No. 300)

  • Last start: MC: FedEx St. Jude Classic (PGA TOUR)
  • 2016 U.S. Open: DNP

Troy Merritt is having a rough go of it lately. Once ranked 82nd in the world, the 31-year-old has dropped more than 200 spots. He’s missed 10 cuts in 14 starts in 2017 but at least he finally made it to the U.S. Open for the first time after making it out of the Memphis sectional.

Chris Wood (No. 60)

  • Last start: T-2: Nordea Masters (European Tour)
  • 2016 U.S. Open: T-23

Chris Wood jumped into the top 60 in the Official World Golf Ranking with a T-2 in the Nordea Masters and luckily maintained that position on the number, becoming the only competitor to get into the field on the final cutoff date as far as the rankings are concerned. This will be his second U.S. Open start after finishing in a tie for 23rd at Oakmont in 2016.