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

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Jun 12, 2017; Erin, WI, USA; Steve Stricker catches a ball as he practices on the range during the opening practice round of the U.S. Open golf tournament at Erin Hills. Mandatory Credit: Michael Madrid-USA TODAY Sports /

U.S. Open Round 1: 1st tee, 3:20 p.m.

U.S. Open Round 2: 10th tee, 9:35 a.m.

Steve Stricker (No. 85)

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

Steve Stricker didn’t get his special exemption to Erin Hills so he went out and earned his spot the old-fashioned way by taking medalist honors at the Memphis sectional. This is Stricker’s 20th U.S. Open and it might just be the most special to the Wisconsin native. This may very well be his last time playing this tournament and he’ll want to put on a good show for his home-state fans and his wife, who’ll be on the bag for him this week. Stricker’s best finish at this tournament was a tie for fifth at The Olympic Club in 1998.

Stewart Cink (No. 158)

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

Stewart Cink has jumped nearly 100 spots in the world rankings since the beginning of 2017 but still had to qualify to make it to Erin Hills. He shot 10-under in Columbus and is also playing in his 20th U.S. Open. His best finish was tie for third at Southern Hills in 2001. He’s finished in the top 25 in his last three outings on the PGA TOUR, including two ties for 10th.

Roberto Diaz (No. 396)

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

With Phil Mickelson finally dropping out, 30-year-old Roberto Diaz is set for his first U.S. Open start. He was the first alternate from the Summit, New Jersey sectional after losing a 2-for-1 playoff with Matthew Campbell. Diaz has missed the cut in three of his last four events on the Web.com Tour.

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Apr 23, 2017; San Antonio, TX, USA; Kevin Chappell reacts after saving par on the sixth green during the final round of the Valero Texas Open golf tournament at TPC San Antonio – AT&T Oaks Course. Mandatory Credit: Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports /

U.S. Open Round 1: 10th tee, 3:20 p.m.

U.S. Open Round 2: 1st tee, 9:35 a.m.

Kevin Chappell (No. 26)

  • Last start: T-4: FedEx St. Jude Classic (PGA TOUR)
  • 2016 U.S. Open: MC

Kevin Chappell began his run of five U.S. Open appearances in six years with a bang, finishing third in his debut at Congressional in 2011. He followed it up with a tie for 10th the following year at The Olympic Club but has dropped off a bit since, at least as far as this tournament is concerned. He finished tied for 32nd at Merion and tied for 46th at Chambes Bay before missing the cut last year but he’s been playing great golf lately. He won the Valero Texas Open recently and just finished tied for fourth this past weekend in Memphis.

Maverick McNealy (a) (No. 1695 — No. 2-World Amateur Golf Ranking)

  • Last start: MC: NCAA D1 Championship-Stroke
  • 2016 U.S. Open: DNP

Amateur Maverick McNealy, who made his way to Erin Hills by being the top-ranked player in the World Amateur Golf Ranking following last year’s U.S. Amateur, is playing in his second U.S. Open. He qualified in 2014 as an 18-year-old but missed the cut at Pinehurst. He’s played in four pro events (three on the PGA TOUR and one on the Web.com Tour) since then and has made the cut each time.

Bernd Wiesberger (No. 30)

  • Last start: T-15: LYONESS OPEN (European Tour)
  • 2016 U.S. Open: MC

World No. 30 Bernd Wiesberger is on a roll as he prepares for his fourth U.S. Open start. He’s missed the cut in his previous three starts but given they way he’s been playing, that might not be the case this week. He’s finished in the top 30 in each of his last five tournaments, including a win at the Shenzhen International and a T-4 at the Volvo China Open.