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Jordan’s caddie, Michael Greller, knows the course better than anyone else in the field. Spieth shot 83 in the Amateur in 2010 there, but he was only 17. Not many great putters on the list of recent US Open winners.
Always on the short list of tee-to-green best players. One win and four missed cuts in nine US Open starts. Number two in fairways hit at Merion in the win.
Needed time off after two missed cuts and two tossed clubs in May. Can dominate the generous fairways at Chambers Bay. Still needs to prove he can win a major on a firm fast course.
Born-again winner after Hilton Head. What he cedes to the field off the tee he can recoup with exceptional iron play. If he makes putts early, he will contend on Sunday.
Did The Players put him on a new level? Rickie admits to caring only about majors. Last golfer to win The Players and the US Open in the same year -- Martin Kaymer 2014.
New ethic, new body, same wedge game. Can work the ball on quirky Jones III layout. Last year’s T4 was only his second US Open top 10.
Best layout fit for Watson in his career. Can work the ball both ways. Has never been in the top 30 in fairways at a US Open.
Only his second US Open -- T35 in 2014. Chambers Bay can punish his green-attacking style. Shot 68 in the Amateur at Chambers Bay in 2010. Needs to avoid the blowup round.
A final-day grouping with Spieth would be a putting seminar. Driver has hurt him in past Opens. Seattle expected to be more forgiving.
Can usually match Rose in tee-to-green excellence. Six missed Open cuts and never cracked the top 30 in putting in the ones he completed.
Six runner-up finishes in the US Open. Finished second in his last two majors. Has convinced himself that Chambers Bay is an American version of Muirfield
Most consistent winner on Tour without a major on his resume. Twelve years between Open starts last year -- T9. Doesn’t suffer local knowledge disadvantage to experienced players in the field.
Like locusts he only wins majors after long hiatus. 2014 means it might be too soon. Avoided chipping like the plague at Pinehurst. Can’t do the same at Chambers Bay.
T4 at Pinehurst. Only one other top 10 in eight starts. The US Open has been his weakest major.
Hasn’t been out of the top 25 on Tour since February. Three major top 10s in last eight starts, including T10 at Merion. Still only 23.
Chambers Bay is in his boyhood neighborhood. Knows the course. Does he know US Open pressure? Four MC in eight starts.
Last year’s T28 was his best US Open showing. Top 30 in three of last year’s four majors. A win and T8 in Texas in 2015. The Open is in the Northwest.
BMW win validates early amateur success. Semifinalist at 2010 Amateur. Only his second major appearance.
Nearing Westwood/Montgomery territory for majors without a win. Merion US Open setups beat Sergio up. Linksy Chambers Bay may not.
Starting to revive from hangover from FedEx run a year ago. Was in it til the end at Merion. Starting 75 killed his chance at Pinehurst.
Seven top 10s in 18 major appearances. T4 a year ago at Pinehurst. Win in San Diego shows he’s healthy again.
PGA Championship probably a better major fit for Hoffman. Eight top 15s in 2015 season means he’s dangerous. T9 at Augusta. Never cracked the top 40 at the US Open.
Missed the cut in his only major the US Open at Pinehurst. Would be a Webb Simpson kind of US Open story after close calls at Heritage and Players.
Quietly T4 at Pinehurst. Four top 10s in 2015 season, including T8 at Memorial. Belongs in the Tour ‘Bomber Squadron.’ Transitioning from long putter.
If he can find fairways in Seattle like he did in Columbus, he will be a factor. T23 at Pinehurst. Putting has held him back in every US Open start.
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