Featured Groups: U.S. Open

The U.S. Open might also go to a new venue this 12 months, but the 12 months’ 2d primary should nevertheless be one of the season’s toughest tests. Here’s a examine some of the businesses to watch next week at Erin Hills:

Hideki Matsuyama (3), Rickie Fowler (eight), Jon Rahm (4): Three of the arena’s great gamers, all of whom are looking for their first fundamental, are in this institution. Matsuyama, 25, has two wins this season. Fowler, the 2015 PLAYERS champion, turned into runner-up at the 2014 U.S. Open. Fowler, 28, won this yr’s The Honda Classic and lately become runner-up on the Memorial Tournament provided by using Nationwide. Rahm, 22, has a TOUR-high seven top-10s in 15 starts, consisting of his win at the Farmers Insurance Open. Rahm’s meteoric rise to the higher echelons of the sport has come unexpectedly, as evidenced with the aid of the fact that he became low newbie at final year’s U.S. Open (T21).

Tee time: 7: fifty-one a.M. On Thursday off No. 10; 1:36 p.M. On Friday off No. 1.

Kevin Kisner (6), Billy Horschel (18), Branden Grace (87): This institution functions the winners from the PGA TOUR’s current Texas swing and a player who’s performed properly at the past two U.S. Opens. Kisner won the DEAN & DELUCA Invitational, at the same time as Horschel lately claimed the AT&T Byron Nelson. Grace finished 5th at last 12 months’ U.S. Open and T4 in 2015. These players may want to face each different at the Presidents Cup later this 12 months, as properly. Kisner is fourth in the U.S. Standings, while Horschel is 20th. Grace ranks sixth in the International Team standings. He went 5-0-zero on the 2015 Presidents Cup.

Tee time: 8:24 a.M. On Thursday off No. 1; 2:09 p.M. On Friday off No. 10.

Martin Kaymer (NR), Jordan Spieth (5), Dustin Johnson (1): The past 3 U.S. Open winners in this group. Johnson, the protecting champion, leads the FedExCup standings after winning three consecutive activities in advance this 12 months. Spieth, who gained the 2015 U.S. Open at Chambers Bay en direction to claiming the FedExCup, received this year’s AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am. Kaymer won the 2014 U.S. Open at Pinehurst No. 2 weeks after winning THE PLAYERS Championship.

Tee time: 8:35 a.M. On Thursday off No. 10; 2:20 p.M. On Friday off No. 1.

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Marc Leishman (14), Pat Perez (7), Si Woo Kim (23): This institution functions 3 players who have won on the PGA TOUR this season. Kim, 21, have become the youngest participant to win THE PLAYERS whilst he becomes triumphant remaining month at THE PLAYERS Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass. Perez is 7th inside the FedExCup standings way to 5 top-10s this season, which include a victory in the OHL Classic at Mayakoba. Leishman gained the Arnold Palmer Invitational provided through Mastercard.

Tee time: 1:14 p.M. On Thursday off No. 1; 7:29 a.M. On Friday off No. 10.

Brad Dalke (a) (NR), Wesley Bryan (20), Brendan Steele (eleven): Dalke, the 2016 U.S. Amateur runner-up, gets to tee it up with two PGA TOUR winners in his U.S. Open debut. Bryan, the 2016 Web.Com Tour Player of the Year, gained this year’s RBC Heritage. Steele is in FedExCup contention way to a win at the Safeway Open and three different top-10s. Dalke lately helped the University of Oklahoma win the NCAA Championship.

Tee time: 1:14 p.M. On Thursday off No. 10; 7:29 a.M. On Friday off No. 1.

Bubba Watson (106), Adam Scott (66), Sergio Garcia (12): Sergio Garcia joined a one-of-a-kind club while he gained the Masters in April. Now he gets to play in a collection alongside his fellow owners of a Green Jacket. Perhaps they can supply him hints for the Champions Dinner. Scott won the 2013 Masters, whilst Watson won at Augusta National in 2012 and 2014. Garcia has 5 top-10s in the U.S. Open, which include a T5 closing yr. Scott has four pinnacle-20s in his beyond five U.S. Open appearances.

 

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