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

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U.S. Open
May 14, 2017; Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, USA; Jason Day and Rory McIlroy walk down the 4th fairway during the final round of The Players Championship golf tournament at TPC Sawgrass – Stadium Course. Mandatory Credit: Michael Madrid-USA TODAY Sports /

U.S. Open Round 1: 1st tee, 3:09 p.m.

U.S. Open Round 2: 10th tee, 9:24 a.m.

Jason Day (No. 3)

  • Last start: T-15: the Memorial Tournament (PGA TOUR)
  • 2016 U.S. Open: T-8

Take a look at this group. World No. 3 Jason Day is the only man in this group without a U.S. Open title but does have two runner-up finishes to his credit. The first one doesn’t really count as he finished eight shots back of Rory McIlroy at Congressional in 2011 but he had a real chance at Merion in 2013 before finishing two strokes behind his other playing partner for Thursday and Friday. This is Day’s seventh U.S. Open appearance and he’s finished outside of the top 10 just once. He’s a real threat this week.

Justin Rose (No. 11)

  • Last start: T-12: BMW PGA Championship (European Tour)
  • 2016 U.S. Open: MC

2013 U.S. Open champ Justin Rose is coming into Erin Hills on a roll. He’s finished in the top 15 in four of his last five starts, including his runner-up finish to Sergio Garcia at The Masters. The 2016 Olympic gold medalist finished tied for 13th at the Arnold Palmer Invitational, tied for 15th in Houston and tied for 12th at the Memorial. His only recent hiccup was a tie for 65th at THE PLAYERS. This is Rose’s 12th U.S. Open.

Rory McIlroy (No. 2)

  • Last start: T-35: THE PLAYERS Championship (PGA TOUR)
  • 2016 U.S. Open: MC

Is Rory McIlroy healthy? That’s one of the biggest questions leading into this U.S. Open after a rib injury has sidelined the number two player in the world since THE PLAYERS Championship and he’ll need to be at 100 percent to compete this week. If he’s good to go, he’s one of the favorites to win but with the heavy rough –McIlroy has already been very vocal about the conditions at Erin Hills — one bad swing could ruin his week pretty quickly. This is Rory’s ninth U.S. Open.

U.S. Open
Apr 6, 2017; Augusta, GA, USA; Matthew Fitzpatrick hits his tee shot on the 2nd hole during the first round of The Masters golf tournament at Augusta National Golf Club. Mandatory Credit: Michael Madrid-USA TODAY Sports /

U.S. Open Round 1: 10th tee, 3:09 p.m.

U.S. Open Round 2: 1st tee, 9:24 a.m.

Matthew Fitzpatrick (No. 36)

  • Last start: T-2: Nordea Masters (European Tour)
  • 2016 U.S. Open: T-54

It’s hard to consider the 36th-ranked player in the world a darkhorse this week, especially given his recent T-2 at the Nordea Masters, but not a lot of people are talking about him and maybe that can work to his advantage. This is just the third U.S. Open start for the 22-year-old Englishman but he certainly has the game to compete this week.

Peter Uihlein (No. 153)

  • Last start: T-78: FedEx St. Jude Classic (PGA TOUR)
  • 2016 U.S. Open: DNP

This is Peter Uihlein’s second U.S. Open and first since 2011 when he played as the reigning U.S. Amateur champion. He missed the cut at Congressional but is hoping for a better showing this week as a professional. He’s made the cut in each of his last 15 starts and has four top-10 finishes and three top fives in that span.

Byeong-Hun An (No. 56)

  • Last start: T-25: the Memorial Tournament (PGA TOUR)
  • 2016 U.S. Open: T-23

25-year-old Byeong-Hun An is sneaky good. He’s not the flashiest player in the world but has quietly gotten himself into the top 60 in the world with consistent play. He hasn’t missed a cut since last year’s PGA Championship, not counting that DQ at the Italian Open last year, and has 10 top-25 finishes in that time. He tied for 23rd at Oakmont last year.