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Brooks Koepka

Brooks Koepka took home his first major championship at the U.S. Open and tied the tournament scoring record in relation to par at 16-under.


Koepka came into the final round just one shot back of 54-hole leader Brian Harman. Despite windy conditions on Sunday at Erin Hills, Koepka played a fantastic round of golf as he shot a five-under 67 with just one bogey. Koepka and Harman were tied for most of the final round, but the former broke away with three straight birdies on holes 14-16 down the stretch. He put on an absolute ball-striking clinic this week as he hit over 85 percent of the fairways and greens in regulation, normally an unfathomable feat at a U.S. Open. On top of how well he hit the ball, Koepka also finished third in SG: Putting. Many would say that Koepka has underachieved somewhat so far in his career, but a performance like this could open the flood gates for him to put up many more wins in the coming years.

Danny Willett

Danny Willett withdrew from the U.S. Open on Friday due to a back injury.


Willett shot the worst round of his professional career Thursday with a nine-over-par 81 at Erin Hills, and it looks as though it might have been due to the resurfacing of a back injury that kept him out of the PLAYERS Championship in early May. The exact severity of the injury is currently unknown, but Willett may elect to take extended time off in order to prevent another setback.

Padraig Harrington

Padraig Harrington, coming back from an elbow injury, is in line to compete in next week's Traveler's Championship, according to his personal Twitter account.


Harrington only had to miss two weeks after getting hit in the elbow during a coaching session. He said he was finally able to swing a wedge on Friday, so he has nearly a week to get back in form and put his swing to the test prior to Thursday's opening round.

Phil Mickelson

Michelson officially withdrew from the U.S. Open on Thursday morning.


Mickelson held out hope to the last second that he would be able to both attend his daughter's high school graduation and play in the U.S, Open, but with the weather in Wisconsin not causing any delays Thursday morning, he would not be able to make his scheduled tee time and thus removed his name from the field. Roberto Diaz will take his place in the tournament.

Martin Laird

Martin Laird qualified for the U.S. Open through sectional qualifying in Columbus, Ohio.


Laird will tee it up with Russell Knox and Scott Gregory (a) in the first two rounds at Erin Hills. It has actually been a pretty nice season for Laird who has made 13 of 16 cuts with six top-25's and four top-10's. He hasn't posted a top-10, however, since way back in February at the Genesis Open.

Dustin Johnson

Dustin Johnson will look to defend his U.S. Open title at Erin Hills this week.


The World No. 1 will play alongside 2014 U.S. Open Champ Martin Kaymer and 2015 U.S. Open Champ Jordan Spieth during the first two rounds. Johnson is coming off a shocking missed cut at the Memorial Tournament a couple weeks ago, but that should be of little concern. He had reeled off seven straight finishes inside the top-15 before that MC. Erin Hills is a perfect set up for Johnson as it will play close to 7,800 yards this week and the forecast calls for rain to make the course play even longer than that. DJ leads the PGA Tour in Driving distance, SG: Off-the-tee, Greens in regulation, and SG: Tee-to-green. That level of ball striking will be hard for anyone to top, especially at a U.S. Open.

Sergio Garcia

Sergio Garcia will play alongside Masters champions Bubba Watson and Adam Scott for the first two rounds at the U.S. Open.


Garcia will be one of the favorites at Erin Hills this week. Not just because he won the Masters and hasn't missed a cut in 16 starts, but because Erin Hills sets up well for his game. Garcia ranks second on the PGA Tour in SG: Off-the-tee and third in SG: Tee-to-green. There is no tournament where ball striking is more important than a U.S. Open. If he putts solidly like he did at Augusta earlier this season, Garcia may just notch his second career major.

Gene Sauers is in the field for the 117th U.S. Open at Erin Hills.


Sauers qualified for the U.S. Open after his victory at the 2016 U.S. Senior Open. He will play alongside Stewart Hagestad (a) and Chez Reavie for the first two rounds at Erin Hills. Sauers hasn't played in a major championship since the 2003 PGA Championship where he missed the cut. His last U.S. Open start was a T58 back in 1987.

Chris Wood

Chris Wood is in the field for the 117th U.S. Open at Erin Hills.


Wood made the field because he was inside the top 60 in the OWGR. He will play with Brandon Stone and Troy Merritt in the opening two rounds at Erin Hills. Wood has notched a pair of top-four finishes in his last three starts on the European Tour. He finished T23 at last year's U.S. Open.

Jordan Niebrugge is in the field for the U.S. Open at Erin Hills.


Niebrugge notched a spot in the field through sectional qualifying in Lakewood, Washington. He will be in the first group off of the first tee alongside Talor Gooch and Kevin Dougherty. His lone PGA Tour event this season was a MC at the Valero Texas Open. Niebrugge did finish T2 in a Canadian Tour a few weeks ago. He finished in a tie for sixth place at the Open Championship in 2015.

Joaquin Niemann will be in the field for the 117th playing of the U.S. Open.


Niemann made into the field through sectional qualifying in Tequesta, Florida. He will tee it up alongside Stephan Jaeger and Joel Stalter during the first two rounds at Erin Hills, which will play nearly 7,800 yards this week.

Stephen Jaeger is in the field for the U.S. Open after making it through sectional qualifying in Ball Ground, Georgia.


Jaeger will play with Joaquin Niemann (a) and Joel Stalter in the first two rounds at Erin Hills. Jaeger will be coming into the 117th U.S. Open with some great momentum as he has won two of his last three starts on the Web.com Tour. He has made one other appearance at the U.S. Open back in 2015 at Chambers Bay, but he missed the cut.

Jim Furyk

Jim Furyk is in the field for the U.S. Open thanks to his T2 at the U.S. Open last year.


Furyk will tee it up in the first two rounds with Scott Piercy and Shane Lowry, a trio of players who were all in contention for the victory at last year's U.S. Open. Furyk missed just one cut in his first seven starts of the season, but has now missed his last six cuts on Tour. Erin Hills really isn't the kind of course you would think Furyk would have success on. The USGA has set the course up to possibly exceed 7,800 yards.

Matthew Fitzpatrick

Matthew Fitzpatrick will be in the field for the U.S Open at Erin Hills.


Fitzpatrick will be playing alongside Peter Uihlein and Ben An for the opening two rounds. The Englishman will be coming into the U.S. Open off a T2 in his defense of the Nordea Masters. Fitzpatrick also has five other top-20 finishes in 2017. It will be interesting to see how the longest course in U.S. Open history fits Fitzpatrick's game as he is slightly below average as far as distance off the tee.

Bryson DeChambeau

Bryson DeChambeau qualified for the U.S. Open at the Columbus sectional qualifying.


DeChambeau will go out alongside Nick Flanagan and Richie Ramsay during the first two rounds. The SMU product showed a lot of promise last season with top-25 finishes at both the Masters and U.S. Open, as well as a T4 at the RBC Heritage. This season, however, has been a different story as DeChambeau has made just six cuts in 20 events this season. His only finish inside the top-25 was a T2 at the Puerto Rico Open.

Paul Casey

Paul Casey is in the field for the 117th U.S. Open and will play alongside Jimmy Walker and Justin Thomas for the first two rounds.


Casey has been one of the more consistent golfers on the PGA Tour this season as he has posted top-25's in 10 of 15 events. That includes top-25's in his last five starts as well. Casey is a terrific iron player as he ranks third in strokes gained approach-to-green and seventh in greens in regulation this season. He also has the distance to compete at Erin Hills which will play as the longest course in U.S. Open history at nearly 7,800 yards. If Casey can roll the rock well he is usually always up near the top of the leaderboard.

Angel Cabrera

Angel Cabrera is in the field for the U.S. Open and will be looking for his third career major championship.


Cabrera will play alongside fellow Masters champions Danny Willett and Zach Johnson on Thursday and Friday. The Argentine qualified this week because of his 2007 triumph in the U.S. Open at Oakmont. Other than a T5 at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans, it has been a tough season for Cabrera. He has missed seven cuts in just 11 starts.

Wesley Bryan

Wesley Bryan will make his major championship debut at Erin Hills this week for the 117th playing of the U.S. open.


Bryan will be paired with Brad Dalke (a) and Brendan Steele the first two rounds at Erin Hills. It has already been an impressive year for the rookie who picked up his first career win back in April at the RBC Heritage. Bryan also had a three tournament stretch where he finished inside the top-seven. A possible concern this week for Bryan has to be his driving as he has ranks 150th on tour in driving accuracy and 180th in SG: Off-the-tee. Erin Hills features deep fescue rough on every hole just a few yards off the fairway that will act as basically a one shot penalty. If he tightens things up with the driver he could be a nice option as he ranks second on tour in putts per round and is 18th in SG: Approach-to-green.

Hao-Tong Li has four consecutive top-30 finishes on the European Tour heading into this week's U.S. Open.


Li, just 21 years old, has been one of the better players on the Euro Tour since a T11 at the Volvo China Open. He'll be making his major championship debut this week at Erin Hills, but he does have experience in WGC events having played in the HSBC Champions event since 2013. He's currently 48th in the Euro Tour's Race to Dubai and he averages just over 305 yards off the tee.

Russell Henley

Russell Henley, who is in the field for this week's U.S. Open, has missed a pair of cuts since a T35 at the PLAYERS Championship.


Henley, the 18th-ranked player in the FedExCup standings, has missed three cuts in his last four events as he heads to Erin Hills. It's tough to count him out, however, given he ranks inside the top 85 in every strokes gained category as he showcases a solid all-around game. Given his reduced price, Henley could be worth a risk in certain daily fantasy formats.