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

Mandatory Credit: Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports
Mandatory Credit: Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports /
22 of 27
U.S. Open
Henrik Stenson. Mandatory Credit: Peter Casey-USA TODAY Sports /

U.S. Open Round 1: 1st tee, 2:47 p.m.

U.S. Open Round 2: 10th tee, 9:02 a.m.

Henrik Stenson (No. 6)

  • Last start: T-26: Nordea Masters (European Tour)
  • 2016 U.S. Open: WD

How much fun is this group of major winners? World No. 6 and defending Open Champion Henrik Stenson leads this dynamic trio into Erin Hills and is looking for a better outing than last year when he withdrew in controversial fashion. After an opening-round 69, Stenson was 10-over through 16 holes in his second round when play was suspended. He likely needed to birdie the last two holes on Saturday morning to play the final two rounds and chose not to finish, citing minor knee and neck issues, which some people still don’t believe. A tie for fourth at Pinehurst was the best of his 10 U.S. Open starts.

Charl Schwartzel (No. 16)

  • Last start: T-2: FedEx St. Jude Classic (PGA TOUR)
  • 2016 U.S. Open: T-23

2011 Masters champion Charl Schwartzel is playing in his 11th U.S. Open. His best finish was a solo seventh at Chambers Bay and he once again finished in the top 25 last year so he knows how to get around at the U.S. Open. He’s also got a little momentum on his side with a third-place finish at the Masters and a T-2 this past weekend at the St. Jude.

Louis Oosthuizen (No. 21)

  • Last start: T-18: AT&T Byron Nelson (PGA TOUR)
  • 2016 U.S. Open: T-23

2010 Open Champion Louis Oosthuizen hasn’t played in a few weeks but has plenty of major championship experience to keep him sharp. He has three runner-up finishes in majors, including at the 2015 U.S. Open. After an opening-round 77, Oosthuizen shot 66-66-67 in the final three rounds to set a new U.S. Open record. His 199 strokes is the lowest total over the final 54 holes and he tied another record by shooting a 29 on the final nine holes, which has only been done three other times at this championship.

U.S. Open
May 14, 2017; Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, USA; Emiliano Grillo tees off on the 9th hole during the final round of The Players Championship golf tournament at TPC Sawgrass – Stadium Course. Mandatory Credit: Peter Casey-USA TODAY Sports /

U.S. Open Round 1: 10th tee, 2:47 p.m.

U.S. Open Round 2: 1st tee, 9:02 a.m.

Adam Hadwin (No. 49)

  • Last start: MC: the Memorial Tournament (PGA TOUR)
  • 2016 U.S. Open: DNP

After winning the Valspar Championship earlier this year, Canadian Adam Hadwin followed it up with a sixth-place finish at Bay Hill and another top-25 at the RBC Heritage. He missed the cut in his most recent start at the Memorial. He has one of the highlights of the season with his 59 in the third round of the CareerBuilder Challenge and is playing in his first U.S. Open since 2013 and his third overall.

Emiliano Grillo (No. 40)

  • Last start: T-40: the Memorial Tournament (PGA TOUR)
  • 2016 U.S. Open: T-54

Argentina’s Emiliano Grillo is making his second U.S. Open appearance. He’s made 11 of 12 cuts in 2017, his best finishes being a tie for seventh at the Arnold Palmer Invitational and a solo 11th at THE PLAYERS Championship. His lone win on the PGA TOUR came at the Frys.com Open in 2015.

C.T. Pan (No. 159)

  • Last start: T-40: the Memorial Tournament (PGA TOUR)
  • 2016 U.S. Open: DNP

C.T. Pan has an odd habit of getting into the U.S. Open in odd years. He missed the cut in 2011 at Congressional, tied for 45th at Merion in 2013, tied for 64th at Chambers Bay in 2015 and is now set to tee it up in 2017 after shooting 9-under to get out of the Columbus sectional. Since tying for second at the Farmers Insurance Open, Pan has missed the cut in eight of his last 12 starts.