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Cameron Champ closed with a four-over 76 on Sunday at the U.S. Open to finish even-par and tied for 32nd.

Impact

Champ was in solid position to finish as the tournament's low amateur heading into Sunday's final round, but Scottie Scheffler surpassed Champ on the leaderboard as the latter failed to record a single birdie during his last 18 holes. Champ, who plays his college golf for Texas A&M, finished first among the field in SG: off-the-tee and averaged a tournament-best 337 yards in driving distance. The 22-year-old made the most of his major championship debut, and his name could be near the top of leaderboards down the road at this rate.

Kevin Na

Kevin Na finished in a tie for 32nd place at the U.S. Open after shooting a one-under 71 in the final round.

Impact

Na had a fantastic week with the putter as he led the field in SG: Putting, which saved him from below-average ball striking as he was just 61st in SG: Tee-to-green. It's been a tough stretch for Na as of late with just a single finish inside the top-30 over his last eight events. In that stretch he also has missed four cuts and had to withdraw once. He will look to get things clicking at the Travelers Championship this week.

Jamie Lovemark

Jamie Lovemark closed with a three-over 75 on Sunday at the U.S. Open to finish one-under and tied for 27th.

Impact

Lovemark got out to a hot start with back-to-back 69s on Thursday and Friday, but he fell outside the top 25 as he played his two weekend rounds in a combined five-over-par. Lovemark's success can be attributed to placing ninth among the field in SG: off-the-tee, a key statistic at the lengthy Erin Hills. The 60th-ranked player in the FedExCup standings has three consecutive top-30s heading into this week's Travelers Championship.

Jim Furyk

Jim Furyk closed with an even-par 72 to finish three-under and tied for 23rd at the U.S. Open.

Impact

Furyk had missed six consecutive cuts entering the week at Erin Hills, but the veteran broke through for his first top-25 since November's RSM Classic. He finished second among the field in SG: approach, making up for his lack of distance off the tee. He'll look to keep it rolling at the upcoming Travelers Championship where he finished fifth in 2016.

Russell Henley

Russell Henley struggled to a disappointing seven-over 79 in the final round of the U.S. Open and tied for 27th place.

Impact

Henley started the final round just four shots off the pace, but he was unable to get things going during the middle of his round. Henley then played holes 12-15 in eight-over-par, which destroyed his chances of a strong finish. Other than a tough closing stretch Sunday, he had a great ball-striking week as he was T10 in driving accuracy and T4 in greens in regulation. Since his T11 at the Masters, Henley hasn't posted a top-25 finish in six starts with three missed cuts during that stretch. Henley won't be in the field for the Travelers Championship this week.

David Lingmerth

David Lingmerth closed with a one-under 71 on Sunday at the U.S. Open to finish four-under and tied for 21st.

Impact

Lingmerth has now posted top-25s in all three of his career appearances at the U.S. Open, jumping back up to No. 101 in the Official World Golf Ranking. He carded just six bogeys throughout the week at Erin Hills, despite finishing outside of the top 30 in GIR percentage. Lingmerth heads into the Travelers Championship having secured five top-25s in his last six events.

Bernd Wiesberger

Bernd Wiesberger carded a one-over 73 on Sunday at the U.S. Open to finish five-under and tied for 16th.

Impact

Wiesberger tied for the most fairways hit in regulation with an impressive mark of 91 percent, but he placed just 46th among the field in SG: putting. He has now made the cut in back-to-back major championships after a T43 at the Masters, while he currently ranks 30th in the OWGR. He'll return to the European Tour this week for the BMW International Open.

Marc Leishman

Marc Leishman closed with a three-over 75 to finish in a tie for 27th place at the U.S. Open.

Impact

The Aussie had a rough start to Sunday's final round with five bogeys in a six hole stretch on the front nine. Leishman was just 63rd in driving accuracy this week, which consequently put him in a tie for 60th in terms of GIR percentage. That just isn't good enough ball striking to contend at a U.S. Open. Leishman has had some good chances to win majors in his career with three top-five finishes, but remains without a title. He will also be in the field for the Travelers Championship this week where he won back in 2012.

Si Woo Kim

Si Woo Kim (undisclosed) withdrew from this week's Travelers Championship, Rob Bolton of PGATour.com reports.

Impact

Kim will take the upcoming week off from competition after notching his best career finish at a major. He placed T13 at the U.S. Open on Sunday despite final-round struggles, and he's now climbed to No. 29 in the Official World Golf Ranking. His next chance to return will be at the Quicken Loans National in late June.

Eddie Pepperell fired a one-under 71 on Sunday at the U.S. Open to finish five-under and tied for 16th.

Impact

Pepperell didn't record a single round over-par throughout his week at Erin Hills, finishing T7 among the field in GIR percentage during the tournament. The 26-year-old had only made the cut at a major on one occasion prior to this past week, but he went on to post a top 20 anyways. He'll be in the field for the upcoming BMW International Open on the European Tour.

Si Woo Kim

Si Woo Kim closed with a three-over 75 on Sunday at the U.S. Open to finish six-under and tied for 13th.

Impact

Kim, who withdrew from his previous start at the Memorial Tournament due to an ankle injury, bounced back nicely at Erin Hills as he posted his best career finish at a major. The 21-year-old failed to card a single birdie during his final round, however, falling into a tie for 13th. He was eighth among the field in SG: tee-to-green, hitting 74 percent of his greens in regulation. Kim will be in the field for the upcoming Travelers Championship where he snuck into the top 25 last year.

Chez Reavie

Chez Reavie carded a one-under 71 on Sunday at the U.S. Open to finish five-under and tied for 16th.

Impact

Reavie, aged 35, had never finished inside the top 25 at a major entering the week at Erin Hills. That all changed when he fired a seven-under 65 on Friday, setting himself up nicely for the weekend. He hit a whopping 91 percent of the fairways in regulation throughout the tournament, tying for first among the field. This led Reavie to avoid any double bogeys or worse, while he's now up to 54th in the FedExCup standings. He'll be in the field for the upcoming Travelers Championship where he's made four consecutive cuts.

J.B. Holmes

J.B. Holmes shot a one-under 71 in the final round of the U.S. Open to finish in the 12th position.

Impact

There was no doubt Erin Hills was the type of course that would suit Holmes. Extremely wide fairways allowed Holmes to let loose and he finished the week fourth in SG: Off-the-tee. This marks his first finish inside the top-40 in six starts. Holmes is just 92nd in the FedEx Cup standings, so he will need more weeks like this in order to make it to East Lake again. Holmes is not in the field for the Travelers Championship.

Brendan Steele

Brendan Steele closed with a one-over 73 on Sunday at the U.S. Open to finish six-under and tied for 13th.

Impact

Steele led the field in birdies throughout the week at Erin Hills with 22, but he also carded 18 bogeys and six in his final round alone. He finished fourth in terms of SG: putting and first in putts per GIR, which isn't the norm for Steele. He's up to 13th in the FedExCup standings after a top-10 at the PLAYERS Championship and a top-15 this past week, so he'll look to maintain the momentum at the upcoming Travelers Championship.

Jon Curran

Jon Curran (ribs) is in the field for Monday's CVS Health Charity Classic.

Impact

Curran won't be in the field for this week's Travelers Championship, but he's easing his way back into competition at the charity event featuring six PGA Tour players this week. Curran is the reigning champion at this tournament, which has a purse of just $1.5 million.

Nicholas Lindheim (illness) will be in the field for this week's Travelers Championship.

Impact

Lindheim was forced to withdraw from his previous start at the FedEx St. Jude Classic prior to his second round due to an illness, but the health issues are behind him as he heads to TPC River Highlands. Lindheim is currently 175th in the FedExCup standings, so he likely won't be a popular pick at his Travelers Championship debut.

Kelly Kraft (undisclosed) will be in the field for this week's Travelers Championship.

Impact

Kraft skipped the FedEx St. Jude Classic after failing to qualify for the U.S. Open at sectionals, but he'll return this week as he looks to make the cut at the Travelers Championship for the first time in his young career. Currently ranked 55th in the FedExCup standings, Kraft has missed five cuts in his last seven events, but also posted two top-20s in that span.

Padraig Harrington

Padraig Harrington (elbow) is in the field for this week's Travelers Championship.

Impact

Harrington, who received stitches a couple weeks ago after being struck in the elbow while coaching, is already set to make his return to tournament action. The veteran has appeared in just six events so far this season, posting four missed cuts and two top-40s. He hasn't played well in his last three consecutive appearances at the Travelers Championship, while it's currently unclear if the elbow is even at 100 percent this soon.

Justin Rose

Justin Rose missed the cut at the U.S. Open by one stroke with a two-day total of two-over-par.

Impact

Rose was on pace to make the cut after a first-round 72, but he five bogeys and a double Friday to fall below the cut line. The Masters runner-up bumped down to No. 13 in the Official World Golf Ranking, and he won't be in the field for the upcoming Travelers Championship. Rose is currently seventh on Tour in SG: off-the-tee, but he'll need to make improvements with his approach game in order to jump back inside the top 10 of the OWGR.

Branden Grace

Branden Grace posted a five-over 77 on Sunday at the U.S. Open to finish four-over and tied for 50th.

Impact

Grace broke par during just one round throughout his week at Erin Hills, and struggled in the wind on Sunday as he fell out of the top 35. He placed 59th among the field in SG: putting, but he hit 50-of-72 greens in regulation. Grace moved down to No. 33 in the Official World Golf Ranking, while he remains outside the top 85 in the FedExCup standings.