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

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Feb 27, 2016; Palm Beach Gardens, FL, USA; Sergio Garcia and Adam Scott shake hands after the third round of the Honda Classic. at PGA National (Champion). Mandatory Credit: Peter Casey-USA TODAY Sports /

U.S. Open Round 1: 1st tee, 2:36 p.m.

U.S. Open Round 2: 10th tee, 8:51 a.m.

Bubba Watson (No. 37)

  • Last start: T-6: the Memorial Tournament (PGA TOUR)
  • 2016 U.S. Open: T-51

Two-time Masters champion Bubba Watson is one to watch at the U.S. Open. He hasn’t won in more than a year, last hitting the winner’s circle at the 2016 Northern Trust Open, but his length could prove to be big at Erin Hills. He’s only made the cut in half of his 10 appearances at this championship — his best finish was tie for 5th in 2007 — but if he can keep the ball in the fairway, he could be near the top of the leaderboard over the weekend.

Adam Scott (No. 12)

  • Last start: T-10: FedEx St. Jude Classic (PGA TOUR)
  • 2016 U.S. Open: T-18

Adam Scott, who still has one of the prettiest swings in the world, didn’t have the best start to his U.S. Open career — he missed the cut in four of his first six starts — but he’s finished lower than 18th just once in his last five starts, including a tie for fourth at Chambers Bay and a tie for ninth at Pinehurst. He has two top-10 finishes in his last five starts and has a real shot to claim his second major championship in his 16th appearance at this tournament.

Sergio Garcia (No. 7)

  • Last start: T-12: Dean & DeLuca Invitational (PGA TOUR)
  • 2016 U.S. Open: T-5

Rounding out this group of Masters champs is Sergio Garcia, who is obviously the only man in the field who has a chance to win the Grand Slam after finally breaking through and winning his first major championship at Augusta National in April. He’s playing the best golf of his career right now and is once again getting hot at the right time. After his win at Augusta, he finished tied 30th at THE PLAYERS, improved ten spots and finished in a tie for 20th at the Byron Nelson and then improved eight more places and finished tied for 12th at Colonial. If he gets going, he’s going to be tough to beat.

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Jun 11, 2017; Memphis, TN, USA; Daniel Berger reacts after winning the FedEx St. Jude Classic golf tournament at TPC Southwind. Mandatory Credit: Justin Ford-USA TODAY Sports /

U.S. Open Round 1: 10th tee, 2:36 p.m.

U.S. Open Round 2: 1st tee, 8:51 a.m.

Daniel Berger (No. 24)

  • Last start: 1st: FedEx St. Jude Classic (PGA TOUR)
  • 2016 U.S. Open: T-37

Daniel Berger doesn’t have history on his side. No player who has won the week before the U.S. Open has ever gone on to win the following week, meaning that Berger’s win in Memphis this past weekend doesn’t bode well for him at Erin HIlls. But there’s a first time for everything and perhaps he can make a little history of his own this weekend. This is his third U.S. Open appearance; hie finished tied for 28th at Chambers Bay and tied for 37th at Oakmont.

Roberto Castro (No. 109)

  • Last start: T-65: FedEx St. Jude Classic (PGA TOUR)
  • 2016 U.S. Open: DNP

Roberto Castro, who’s missed the cut in all three of his previous U.S. Open starts, does not have momentum on his side coming into Erin Hills. He made the weekend and tied for 65th at the St. Jude but prior to that, he missed the weekend in seven of his last eight starts. His best finish in 2017 is a tie for 28th at the Farmers Insurance Open.

Bill Haas (No. 46)

  • Last start: T-25: the Memorial Tournament (PGA TOUR)
  • 2016 U.S. Open: T-51

Bill Haas has six PGA TOUR titles to his credit and a FedExCup championship but he hasn’t won a tournament in more than two years and doesn’t have a great U.S. Open resumé. He’s missed the cut in four of his eight starts and hasn’t finished higher than 23rd in the four weekends he did play. That came in 2011 at Congressional. After making 12 consecutive cuts on the PGA TOUR, he’s missed the weekend in three of his last five starts.