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

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May 19, 2017; Irving, TX, USA; Brandt Snedeker tees off on the 1st hole during the second round of the AT&T Byron Nelson golf tournament at TPC Four Seasons Resort – Las Colinas. Mandatory Credit: Ray Carlin-USA TODAY Sports /

U.S. Open Round 1: 1st tee, 8:40 a.m.

U.S. Open Round 2: 10th tee, 2:25 p.m.

Brandt Snedeker (No. 38)

  • Last start: T-48: Dean & Deluca Invitational
  • 2016 U.S. Open: MC

When Brandt Snedeker can make the weekend — he’s made the cut in seven of his 10 starts at the U.S. Open — he can be a factor. In the seven cuts he’s made, he’s finished no lower than 23rd and has been in the top nine four times with T-9s at Torrey Pines in 2008 and Pinehurst in 2014, a T-8 at Pebble Beach in 2010 and a solo eighth at Chambers Bay. He missed a little time following The Masters with a hand injury but is healthy enough to take a run at Erin Hills.

Alex Noren (No. 8)

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

Alex Noren is playing great golf these days. He finished tied for 15th at the Nordea Masters and put on a brilliant display the week before to win the BMW PGA Championship with a 10-under 62 on the final day to erase a seven-shot deficit. It was his ninth victory on the European Tour and while he hasn’t had much luck in his previous U.S. Open starts — he’s missed the cut three of four times, including the last two years — he’ll be looking for more low numbers at Erin Hills.

Tyrrell Hatton (No. 18)

  • Last start: T-30: BMW PGA Championship (European Tour)
  • 2016 U.S. Open: DNP

If you’re not yet familiar with Tyrrell Hatton, remedy that immediately. He’s been in the top 100 of the Official World Golf Ranking for more than a year and continues to impress. Following a win at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship last year, he’s had six top-ten finishes around the world and has made his way into the top 20. Looking for a sleeper pick? Try this guy.

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Tommy Fleetwood. Mandatory Credit: Michael Madrid-USA TODAY Sports /

U.S. Open Round 1: 10th tee, 8:40 a.m.

U.S. Open Round 2: 1st tee, 2:25 p.m.

Brian Harman (No. 50)

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

Brian Harman can be clutch. With Dustin Johnson and Pat Perez nipping at his heels just over a month ago at the Wells Fargo Championship, Harman drained a 30-footer on the final hole to walk away with a one-stroke victory. That may not translate to success at Erin Hills — he’s missed the cut in two U.S. Open starts — but he knows he can contend with the best and will look to show people that he belongs in the top 50 in the world.

Tommy Fleetwood (No. 33)

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

26-year-old Englishman Tommy Fleetwood will be making his second U.S. Open appearance when his tee time rolls around on Thursday morning. He finished in a tie for 27th at Chambers Bay two years ago and needs to get things rolling as he hasn’t been playing his best golf as of late. After a second-place finish at the Shenzhen International, he tied for 41st at THE PLAYERS and then missed the cut at both the BMW PGA Championship and the Memorial.

Bud Cauley (No. 98)

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

Bud Cauley made his professional debut at the 2011 U.S. Open at Congressional but he hasn’t been back until this week. He tied for 63rd that week and finally returns after a good showing at the Columbus sectional. He recorded three consecutive top-10 finishes on the PGA TOUR recently and hit the top 25 at the Memorial.