U.S. Open Field: Ranking Every Golfer, 1-156

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U.S. Open Field: Ranking Every Golfer, 1-156

Here's the rankings:

1. Tiger Woods:
I'm not sure how Tiger will recover from his knee surgery but I do know he has dominated at Torrey Pines the last five times he played the Buick Invitational there. Woods has got to be everybody's favorite this week.
Appearaces: 13
Best Finish: Won (Twice)
Best Round: 65 (2000)

2. Phil Mickelson: Phil has still never won a U. S. Open, but takes another shot this week at Torrey Pines. Last year at Oakmont his wrist injury bothered him. This year he's once again the sentimental favorite.
Appearances: 17
Best Finish: T-2 (4 times)
Best Round: 66 (2004)

3. Jim Furyk: Furyk hits it straight and plays solid golf. That's why he is always one of the favorites to win the U. S. Open. Expect him to contend on Sunday.
Appearances: 13
Best Finish: Won (2003)
Best Round: 66 (2003)

4. Retief Goosen:
Goosen is always a favorite at U. S. Opens, having already won two. He has not played extremely well this year but should be in contention.
Appearances: 10
Best Finish: Won (2 times)
Best Round: 66 (2001, 2004)

5. Geoff Ogilvy: Well Ogilvy has won the U. S. Open once in his career, when he won at Winged Foot after Mickelson fell apart. He's very inconsistent but should contend this week.
Appearances: 4
Best Finish: 2006
Best Round: 70 (2006)

6. Ryuji Imada: Let's just say that this is a hunch. Imada has won this year already and finished second at Torrey Pines at the Buick Invitational when Tiger won by an incredible eight shots.
Appearances: 4
Best Finish: T-12
Best Round: 68 (2005)

7. Sergio Garcia: Garcia has two top fives in his eight U. S. Open appearances but has struggled in the others. The Spaniard has missed the cut the last two times he teed it up at the Open, but his win at the Players Championship has me believing he might have the confidence to contend here.
Appearances: 8
Best Finish: T-3 (2005)
Best Round: 68 (3 times)

8. Ernie Els: At 38 it appears Ernie's best golf could be behind him. He made it a goal to get back to #1 in the world in a two year span but he hasn't made any progress. A win here would get him on his way but he hasn't won here since 1997 at Congressional.
Appearances: 15
Best Finish: Won (Two Times)
Best Round: 66

9. Vijay Singh: Vijay has not been in contention in a major in a few years, but we all know he has the talent to win major championships. He's finished in the top five three times this year.
Appearances: 14
Best Finish: T-3 (1999)
Best Round: 63 (2003)

10. Luke Donald: Donald is second on the PGA Tour in scoring average with an average of 69.64. If he can duplicate that in the U. S. Open then he might win going away. His playing partners, Casey and Poulter, should help his nerves the first two days.
Appearances: 4
Best Finish: T-12 (2006)
Best Round: 69 (2005, 2006)

11. Adam Scott: Scott has missed the cut four of the six time he has played the U. S. Open. He is still considered one of the best players that has not won a major and he is going to contend for one on a Sunday eventually.
Appearances: 6
Best Finish: T-21
Best Round: 70 (2005, 2006)

12. Stewart Cink: Cink has been red hot this season. He's finished T3, T7, T8, T21, T11, and T30 this year. I like his chances on this course and think he has a great shot to win.
Appearances: 12
Best Finish: 3 (2001)
Best Round: 67 (2001)

13. Henrik Stenson: Seven top tens for Stenson in nine events has him #4 on the European Order of Merit. He's been very good all season and has a great chance to win here.
Appearances: 2 (2006)
Best Finish: T-2
Best Round: 71 (2006)

14. Lee Westwood: Westwood is sixth on the European Tour with an amazing six top tens in seven starts this season. He has been playing great, why wouldn't I think he can win this week?
Appearances: 8
Best Finish: T-5 (2000)
Best Round: 68 (2005)

15. Anthony Kim: A lot of people are referring to him as the new Tiger but I don't believe all the hype yet. I do think he can win this major title though. He's played well this year and is 7th in the FedEx Cup Standings.
Appearances: 1
Best Finish: T-20 (2007)
Best Round: 67 (2007)

16. Justin Leonard: Leonard does not play well in the U. S. Open. He has missed four cuts here and his best finish is merely a 12th way back in 2002. He finished 5th at Torrey Pines during the Buick Invitational though.
Appearances: 13
Best Finish: T-12 (2002)
Best Round: 66 (2003)

17. Steve Stricker: In 2007 he finished 13th and in 2006 he finished 6th, meaning he has played well recently. I expect him to contend, mainly due to his excellent putting. This year he is struggling though, missing the cut in his last four events.
Appearances:
12
Best Finish:
5 (Twice)
Best Round: 66 (1997)

18. Padraig Harrington: Harrington has finished in the top five twice at the U. S. Open. The reigning British Open Champion wants to move into a small group of golfers that have won two majors and prove his major title was no fluke.
Appearances: 10
Best Finish: 5 (Twice)
Best Round: 68 (2002, 2003)

19. Angel Cabrera: Last year's winner will have to duplicate his performance down the stretch to have any chance to win this year.
Appearances: 8
Best Finish: Won (2007)
Best Round: 66 (2004)

20. Zach Johnson: Last year's Masters champion has struggled at the U. S. Open but has the game to play well here. he hits fairways and putts well, which is what you need while trying to grind out pars.
Appearances: 4
Best Finish: T45 (2007)
Best Round: 70 (2004)

21. Trevor Immelman: Immelman has never played well here but he just won his first major, the Masters in April. The greats always win two or more so his legacy will be defined how he plays in the rest of the majors during his career.
Appearances: 4
Best Finish: T-21 (2006)
Best Round: 69 (2004)

22. Tim Clark: In just five appearances at the U. S. Open he has missed the cut twice and finished in the top ten once. He played well at Colonial for his only top 10 finish of the season. His putting keeps him in the top tier for my rankings in this event.
Appearances: 5
Best Finish: T-3 (2005)
Best Round: 66 (2004)

23. Robert Karlsson: Wow here's a man that is red hot on the European Tour. In his last five events he has finished T8, 3, T3, T3, and 2. He is playing well at the right time.
Appearances: 4
Best Finish: T-45 (2002)
Best Round: 71 (2002)

24. K. J. Choi: Choi has actually missed the cut in four of his seven appearances and has always struggled to find his way at the U. S. Open for some reason or another.
Appearances: 7
Best Finish: T-15
Best Round: 68 (2004)

25. Paul Casey: Casey is a guy I like a lot here and playing with Ian fellow countrymen Ian Poulter and Luke Donald in the first two rounds will probably benefit him a lot. His finishes are getting better and better every year.
Appearances: 5
Best Finish: T-10 (2007)
Best Round: 66 (2007)

26. Rod Pampling: Pampling has played well with four top 10s in 15 events.
Appearances: 4
Best Finish: T-32 (2006)
Best Round: 71 (2006)

27. Ian Poulter: Poulter plays with Donald and Casey in round one. That should really help his nerves on days one and two. I believe he can compete for the win here.
Appearances: 4
Best Finish: T-12 (2006)
Best Round: 69 (2005)

28. Stephen Ames: Here's a guy that I really think can win a major sometime during his career. Neither his putting or driving accuracy open any eyes statistically but if he can pull it together then I like this chances this week.
Appearances: 6
Best Finish: T-5 (2003)
Best Round: (2004)

29. Justin Rose: The young Brit has only made three appearances at the U. S. Open but played well in 2005 at Pinehurst, proving he can play well when scoring is low and pars are at a premium. Can he do it again this week?
Appearances: 3
Best Finish: T-5 (2003)
Best Round: 69 (2003)

30. Andres Romero: Romero is a birdie buster. At the British Open last year he had the lead before bogeying the last few holes. Can he tear up Torrey Pines as well?
Appearances: N/A
Best Finish: N/A
Best Round: N/A

31. Rory Sabbatini: Tiger's most heated rival has never been in contention at the U. S. Open. He hasn't played well this year and that's evident in the FedEx Cup Standings where he is 32nd.
Appearances: 6
Best Finish: T-51 (2007)
Best Round: 69 (2002, 2003)

32. Stuart Appleby: Now we talk about red hot Stuart Appleby. He finished T14th at Augusta and T15th at the Players Championship. He can win here but he's very inconsistent. Before last year he had missed the cut four straight years.
Appearances: 11
Best Finish: T-10 (1998)
Best Round: 69 (2002, 2003)

33. Brandt Snedeker: Snedeker had his chance to win his first major championship at Augusta in April. Now he's working on winning his first here at Torrey Pines.
Appearances: 2
Best Finish: T-23 (2007)
Best Round: 71 (2007)

34. Carl Petterson: A top five fish at the Wachovia and a top 10 at the Memorial has given Petterson 8 Top 25 finishes this season.
Appearances: 3
Best Finish: T-17 (2007)
Best Round: 72 (2007)

35. Woody Austin: Austin hasn't played well here in the past but he can get hot at any time. If he can ever find a way not to have a bad round in the middle of a 66 or 67 then he can be competitive on the weekend.
Appearances: 6
Best Finish: T-23 (1996)
Best Round:
66 (2003)

36. Michael Campbell: The 2005 winner at Pinehurst has not been competitive in a major since then but hopes to sneak back in the picture this weekend at Torrey Pines.
Appearances: 9
Best Finish: Won (2005)
Best Round: 68 (2005)

37. Mike Weir: Weir finished second at the Memorial, but will have to bring back some of the putting he had during his Masters victory to win this week. His best finish was a T3 in 2003.
Appearances: 9
Best Finish: T-3 (2003)
Best Round: 67 (2001, 2003)

38. Jerry Kelly: Kelly finished second at the Memorial and there's no doubt he has the skills set to win a U. S. Open. The only problem I have with Kelly is that he is extremely inconsistent.
Appearances: 7
Best Finish: T7 (2007)
Best Round: 69 (2004)

39. David Toms: Toms finished T5 at Olympia Fields and T5 last year at Oakmont. He should be in contention on Sunday if he plays behind all the talent he has.
Appearances: 11
Best Finish: T-5 (2 times)
Best Round: 67 (2005)

40. Brett Quigley: Quigley's last four finishes are T6, T25, T15, and T10. I believe he can keep the momentum going and get a good finish at Torrey Pines.
Appearances: 5
Best Finish: T-28 (2003)
Best Round: 65 (2003)

41. Sean O' Hair: O' Hair hit his stride in the March by winning the Pods Championship and following that up by finishing T3 at the Arnold Palmer Invitational. At 25, he has all the talent in the world.
Appearances: 2
Best Finish: T-26 (2004)
Best Round: 71 (2006)

42. J. B. Holmes: Holmes appears to be hitting his stride at the right time. In his last three events on the PGA Tour he's finished T17, T10, and T20. The long hitter might have a chance this week if he can keep it in the fairways.
Appearances: 2
Best Finish: T-48 (2006)
Best Round: 69 (2003)

43. Bart Bryant: Bryant has made the cut in his last four events this season and played decent in 2006 at Winged Foot. He's hitting lots greens, ranking 21st in GIR.
Appearances: 4
Best Finish: T-32 (2006)
Best Round:
71 (2006)

44. Boo Weekley: Weekley won the Verizon Heritage earlier this year. He can win this mainly because he ranks 11th on the PGA Tour in GIR percentage, which is very important in a major like the U. S. Open.
Appearances: 1
Best Finish: T-26 (2007)
Best Round: 72 (2007)

45. Ben Crane: He finished 6th at the Players Championship and then 5th at Colonial so he's hitting his peak at the right time. He ranks 3rd overall on the PGA Tour in scrambling and is playing pretty good golf this year. I like his chances.
Appearances: 2
Best Finish: 62 (2006)
Best Round: 72 (2006)

46. Davis Love II: Love will be teeing it up for the 18th straight time at the U. S. Open but he has not won a PGA Tour event since the 2006 Chrysler Classic of Greensboro.
Appearances: 19
Best Finish: T-2 (1996)
Best Round: 68 (1993)

47. Charles Howell III: Howell has never been in contention on a Sunday for a major championship before but we are all waiting on it to happen. The 28 year old has the talent to make it happen.
Appearances: 7
Best Finish: T-18 (2002)
Best Round: 68 (2004, 2005)

48. Jesper Parnevik: Nice finishes at the Wachovia Championship and the Byron Nelson in the last month. Parnevick will be looking for his best finish since 1998 at the U. S. Open.
Appearances: 7
Best Finish: T-14 (1998)
Best Round: 68 (2001)

49. Niclas Fasth: Fasth was in contention last year at Oakmont and came home fourth, two shots out of a playoff with champion Angel Cabrera.
Appearances: 4
Best Finish: 4 (2007)
Best Round: 68 (2003)

50. Colin Montgomerie: Will Montgomerie ever win a major? Time is certainly running out for the 44 year old Scot. The last time he was in serious contention was at Winged Foot in 2006.
Appearances: 15
Best Finish: 2 (3 times)
Best Round: 65 (1994, 1997)

51. Miguel Angel Jiminez: Here's a guy that a lot of people thought could win a major championship during his career. He's 44 now and he still doesn't have one. He finished second to Tiger at Pebble Beach in 2000.
Appearances: 7
Best Finish: T-2 (2000)
Best Round: 66 (2000)

52. Camilo Villegas: The 26 year old Colombian's best finish in the U. S. Open came last year at Oakmont. He finished third at the AT&T Classic.
Appearances: 3
Best Finish: T-26
Best Round: 71 (2007)

53. Oliver Wilson: Wilson has finished second three times this year on the European Tour and should be able to make the cut this weekend and play well just based off the way he has played so far this season.
Appearances: 1
Best Finish: MC (2006)
Best Round: 76 (2006)

54. Robert Allenby: Allenby has played well here before, but that was four years ago. In three of the past five years he has missed the cut.
Appearances: 10
Best Finish: T-7 (2004)
Best Round: 67 (2004)

55. Daniel Chopra: Chopra has only played in the U. S. Open one time but he played well at Shinecock Hills in 2004. Chopra has been making cuts but not competing for victories this year finishing anywhere from 40th to 57th in his last five events.
Appearances: 1
Best Finish: T-24 (2004)
Best Round: 68 (2004)

56. Nick Dougherty: Dougherty will play with Brandt Snedker and Jonathan Byrd in rounds one and two. Those three should make for an interesting pairing. The young Englishman has proved he can play well in past opens, finishing in a tie for seventh last year.
Appearances: 3
Best Finish: T-7 (2007)
Best Round: 68 (2007)

57. Aaron Baddeley: After a second at the Verizon Heritage, Baddeley has been struggling but at least he is making cuts. His problem? His driving accuracy ranks as #126 on the PGA Tour.
Appearances: 3
Best Finish: T-13 (2007)
Best Round: 70 (2005)

58. Jeff Quinney: A third at the Players Championship looks great on this 29 year old's 2008 schedule. He followed that up with a T7 at Colonial.
Appearances: 1
Best Finish: MC (2001)
Best Round: 73 (2001)

59. Nick Watney: Watney has made 11 cuts in 13 events this year and hasn't missed a cut since the Northern Trust Open on February 17th.
Appearances: 1
Best Finish: MC (2007)
Best Round: 72 (2007)

60. Matthew Goggin: Goggin finished second at the Memorial and is playing decent this year. The Australian has not played well in his two starts at the U. S. Open but with experience you'd think he will finish better.
Appearances: 2
Best Finish: T-36 (2007)
Best Round: 73 (2007)

61. Steve Flesch: Flesch has been struggling this year and has struggled in past U. S. Opens. His best finish was seventh in 2004 at Shinecock Hills. Flesch is 145th in driving distance, that's not good this week.
Appearances: 9
Best Finish: T-7 (2004)
Best Round: 68 (2004)

62. Scott Verplank: Verplank has missed seven cuts in 12 events this season, but he's only finished in the top five once all year at the Northern Trust Open.
Appearances:16
Best Finish: T-7 (2007)
Best Round: 67 (1986, 2003)

63. Bubba Watson: Watson has missed three of his last five cuts and hasn't finished higher than higher than a T8 at the Arnold Palmer this year.
Appearances: 2
Best Finish: T-5 (2007)
Best Round: 70 (2007)

64. Brett Wetterich: Wetterich's best finished of the year is 37th and he hasn't made a cut here in two appearances. There is no reason to like him at all this weekend.
Appearances: 2
Best Finish: MC (Twice)
Best Finish: 75 (2007)

65. Brandt Jobe: Jobe has struggled on the PGA Tour this season, missing the cut in 6 of the 9 events he's played. He's also struggled in all 10 U. S. Open starts.
Appearances:10
Best Finish: T35 (2003)
Best Round:
68 (4 times)

66. Mark O' Meara: O' Meara has went back and forth between the PGA Tour and Champions Tour this season. In his 23rd U. S. Open he will still be looking for his first victory.
Appearances:
22
Best Finish: T3 (1998)
Best Round:
66 (1998)

67. Mark Calcavecchia: Calcaveechia will be playing his 20th U. S. Open but has not finished better than 14th since 1986. The 47 year old has never had much success here, there's no reason to think it will be any different this week.
Appearances:
19
Best Finish: 14 (1986)
Best Round:
65 (1986)

68. Shingo Katayama:
Shingo has played well on the Japan Tour this season, finishing in the top ten in three events and two runner up finishes. On the PGA Tour he hasn't faired as well, missing the cut in two of the four events he's played.
Appearances: 5
Best Finish: T35 (2002)
Best Round:
72 (02, 07)

69. Hunter Mahan:
Mahan has just two top tens in 16 events this season on the PGA Tour. He did finish 13th last year at Oakmont but with his inconsistency it's hard to expect him to contend.
Appearances: 2
Best Finish: T13 (2007)
Best Round:
72 (03, 07)

70. Dean Wilson:
Wilson has made the cut in 11 of the 17 events played this season but has only four top 25 finishes. He does not rank higher than 72nd in any major statistical category.
Appearances: 3
Best Finish: T30 (2001)
Best Round:
70 (2003)

71. Ben Curtis:
Ben has not played well in a major since he won the British Open, but does know how to deal with major championship pressure so if he finds himself in contention on Sunday he will be ready.
Appearances:
4
Best Finish: 30 (2004)
Best Round:
68 (2004)

72. Fredrik Jacobson:
Jacobson finished T32 at the Players Championship but has missed the cut in every event but that since April 20th at the Verizon Heritage. He does have a top five finish, although it was all the way back in 2003.
Appearances:
2
Best Finish: T5 (2003)
Best Round:
67 (2005)

73. Ross McGowan: McGowan has made all but five cuts on the European Tour this season. The 26 year old will be playing in U. S. Open numero uno.
Appearances: N/A
Best Finish: N/A
Best Round: N/A

74. Thomas Levet
: Levet has played pretty well on the European Tour this season and is currently 46th on the order or merit.
Appearances:
3
Best Finish: T18 (2002)
Best Round:
70 (2002)

75. Rocco Mediate:
Mediate finished T6 at the Memorial but before that his best finish of the entire season was a T36. He's too inconsistent to like at a U. S. Open.
Appearances:
12
Best Finish: 4 (2001)
Best Round: 67 (01, 05)

76. Craig Parry:
Parry has struggled on the Japan Tour this year and hasn't won. His best finish is a T11. Way back in 1993 he finished T3 at Baltusrol.
Appearances:
13
Best Finish: T3 (1993)
Best Round:
66 (1993)

77. Ian Leggatt:
Leggatt has missed eight cuts in 10 events this year on the Nationwide Tour. He played well in 2003 at Olympia Fields.
Appearances:
3
Best Finish: T20 (2003)
Best Round:
68 (2003)

78. Rich Beem:
The Beemer has played here six times and he's left on Friday all six times. This weekend he hopes to be playing in the third round for the first time ever. He might need to work on his putting, he ranked 147th in putts per round.
Appearances:
6
Best Finish: MC (6 times)
Best Round:
72 (2004)

79. Todd Hamilton:
The former British Open champion has played here five times and went home two days early all five times. He tied for 36th at the Masters and hasn't contended in a major since his British Open triumph.
Appearances:
5
Best Finish: MC (5 times)
Best Round:
74 (04, 05)

80. Martin Kaymer:
The 23 year old German has played well on the European Tour with four top 10s already this season and a victory in his season opening event, the Abu Dhabi Championship.
Appearances: N/A
Best Finish: N/A
Best Round: N/A

81. Heath Slocum: Slocum finished 5th at the Wachovia Championship and a T8 at the AT&T Classic. He's very inconsistent but if he gets it together then perhaps he can make the cut and make some noise on the weekend.
Appearances:
1
Best Finish: MC (2002)
Best Round: 82 (2002)

82. Craig Barlow:
He played well at Winged Foot but hasn't been back to the U. S. Open since. He's missed the cut in 6 of the 11 events he's tried this year.
Appearances:
3
Best Finish: T26 (2006)
Best Round:
71 (2005)

83. Michael Thompson:
The Alabama great now tries to win on perhaps golf's biggest stage. I really think that Thompson can make the cut and compete on the weekend.
Appearances: N/A
Best Finish: N/A
Best Round: N/A

84. Brad Bryant : At 53 you have to wonder how a course like Torrey Pines will affect the Champions Tour star. He's finished second three times in his last five events.
Appearances:
6
Best Finish: T13 (1995)
Best Round:
68 (1996)

85. Jonathan Byrd
: The 30 year old American finished 15th at Olympia Fields, but hasn't played here since 2004. He's going to have to do better in GIR, right now he ranks 95th on the PGA Tour.
Appearances:
2
Best Finish: T15 (2003)
Best Round:
66 (2003)

86. Chad Campbell
: I use to think Campbell was well on his way to winning a major championship. I don't believe so now. In his eight U. S. Open starts his best finish is 35th, which doesn't look good for his chances this weekend.
Appearances:
8
Best Finish: T35 (2003)
Best Round:
69 (2003)

87. Joe Ogilvie:
A T10 at the Memorial showed that Ogilvie has found his game (it was his first top ten since February). In the U. S. Open Ogilvie has struggled, finishing 40th in 2004 as his best appearance.
Appearances:
3
Best Finish: T40 (2004)
Best Round:
70 (03, 04)

88. Michael Allen:
Allen's 2008 on the PGA Tour has been a struggle. He has posted one Top 25 finish in 14 events this season.
Appearances:
4
Best Finish: T12 (2001)
Best Round:
68 (2001)

89. Matt Kuchar:
Kuchar finished 9th at the Crowne Plaza and T10 at the Memorial Tournament, a sign that he's playing his best golf coming into the U. S. Open.
Appearances:
3
Best Finish: T21( 1998)
Best Round:
69(1998)

90. John Rollins:
Rollins finished first on the Gateway Tour's money list last year. He's competed on many different tours and is playing the U. S. Open for the sixth time.
Appearances:
5
Best Finish: T42 (2007)
Best Round:
68 (03, 04)

91. Lee Janzen:
Janzen has won the U. S. Open twice but not since 1998 at Olympic Club. At 43 he hasn't been competitive in a major in a long time.
Appearances:
18
Best Finish: Won (Twice)
Best Round:
66(1998)

92. Alaystar Forsyth
: Forsyth won the Madeira Islands Open BPI in Portugal but his finishes since then have been all over the place including a second at the Estoril Open in Portugal.
Appearances: N/A
Best Finish: N/A
Best Round: N/A

93. D. J. Trahan: Trahan has only played here once and struggled in his one appearance at Winged Foot. He won the Bob Hope in January.
Appearances:
1
Best Finish: MC (2006)
Best Round: 75 (2006)

94. Casey Wittenberg: Wittenberg has 2 thirds this year on the Nationwide Tour but those are his only top tens in 13 starts this season.
Appearances:
2
Best Finish: T36 (2004)
Best Round:
71 (2004)

95. Jarrod Lyle:
Lyle has won on the Nationwide Tour this season and even has four top top tens but has struggled recently by missing four of his last five cuts.
Appearances: N/A
Best Finish: N/A
Best Round: N/A

96. D. J. Brigman: Six made cuts in 10 events has Brigman playing well but his best finish since a tie for second at the Moonah Classic was a T16 at the South Georgia Open. He's playing the Nationwide Series.
Appearances:
2
Best Finish: T30 (2007)
Best Round:
73 (2005)

97. Pat Perez:
After a T4 in the Song Open it looked like it was going to be a great year for Perez. After that he didn't finish in the top ten again until the Shell Houston Open.
Appearances:
3
Best Finish: T40 (2004)
Best Round:
67 (2004)

98. Jason Gore: Talking about somebody struggling....Gore has missed four cuts in his last five and withdrew in the other. He hasn't played the U. S. Open since 2005.
Appearances:
2
Best Finish: T49 (2005)
Best Round:
67 (2005)

99. Travis Bertoni:
He is playing the Hooters Tour and has the cut in all seven events he has entered. Now he hopes that good play transfers over to the U. S. Open.
Appearances: N/A
Best Finish: N/A
Best Round: N/A

100. Charlie Beljan: The 23 year old played on the Gateway Tour in Arizona and finished in the top six in every event. He also won the 2006 Arizona State amateur title.
Appearances: N/A
Best Finish: N/A
Best Round: N/A

101. Eric Axley: Axley is struggling this year but did finish T13 at the Byron Nelson. Other than that he has been missing a lot of cuts, and at the U. S. Open he's missed all three in his career.
Appearances:
3
Best Finish: MC (3 times)
Best Round:
70 (2005)

102. Steve Marino:
Marino missed the cut last year at Oakmont and statistically doesn't look like a good bet to make it this year either. Marino is 122nd on the PGA Tour in putts per round.
Appearances:
1
Best Finish: MC (2007)
Best Round:
78 (2007)

103
. Kevin Tway: Kevin, the son of 1986 PGA Championship winner Bob Tway helped Oklahoma State finish fourth at the 2008 NCAA Division I Championship.
Appearances: N/A
Best Finish: N/A
Best Round: N/A

104. Robert Garrigus: Garrigus missed the cut in 2004 at Shinecock Hills and hasn't made the U. S. Open since. He's missed the cut in three of his last five PGA Tour events this year.
Appearances:
1
Best Finish: MC (2004)
Best Round: 74 (2004)

105. John Mallinger: Hallinger has made the cut in 11 of 16 PGA Tour events but his only top ten against a strong field was at the Memorial.
Appearances:
2
Best Finish: T-67 (2005)
Best Round:
72 (2005)

106. Johan Edfors
: Edfors played here last year and struggled at Oakmont. Of course everyone struggled at Oakmont last year didn't they?
Appearances:
1
Best Finish: MC (2007)
Best Round:
75 (2007)

107. Toru Taniguchi:
Taniguchi has played both the PGA Tour and Japan Tour this year but his best finish was T5 in the Musingwear Open.
Appearances:
5
Best Finish: MC (5 times)
Best Round:
70 (2005)

108. Jonathan Mills: Mills still does not have a top 10 this year with his best finish being a T13 at the Puerto Rico Open.
Appearances:
1
Best Finish: MC (2007)
Best Round:
73 (2007)

109. Jeffrey Bors:
Bors has a four month old daughter and is starting his second summer as assistant pro at Shinecock Hills Golf Cub, where four previous U. S. Opens have been played.
Appearances: N/A
Best Finish: N/A
Best Round: N/A

110. Chris Stroud: Stroud has missed the cut nine of the 14 events he has played this season. His driving distance (136th) will not help him at all this week.
Appearances:
1
Best Finish: MC (2007)
Best Round: 75 (2007)

111. Chris Devlin:
Devlin is playing the Hooters Tour in 2008 and has made four of six cuts. He shot 68-67 in sectional qualifying to earn his way into the field.
Appearances: N/A
Best Finish: N/A
Best Round: N/A

112. Michael Gilmore: Gilmore has played in two PGA Championships but has missed the cut at both. He's the head professional at Piping Rock Club in Locust Valley, NY.
Appearances:
1
Best Finish: MC (1992)
Best Round:
80 (1992)

113. Derek Fathauer
: Fathauer was the first All-American from Louisville and led the Cardinal to a 10th place finish at the 2008 NCAA Division I Championship.Appearances: N/A
Best Finish: N/A
Best Round: N/A

114. Ross Fisher: Fisher is playing in his third season on the European Tour and finished second at the HSBC Champions where Phil Mickelson beat him out for the title.
Appearances: N/A
Best Finish: N/A
Best Round: N/A

115. John Merrick: Just two top tens in 15 events played for Merrick this year, which isn't good news going into his second U. S. Open.
Appearances:
1
Best Finish: MC (2005)
Best Round:
73 (2005)

116. Robert Dinwiddie:
Dinwiddie has only finished in the top 35 three times in his last eight events. He hasn't played well and the U. S. Open atmosphere is different than that of a European Tour event.
Appearances: N/A
Best Finish: N/A
Best Round: N/A

117. Jason Bohn: He played well at both the Verizon Heritage and Wachovia Championship but has struggled to be in serious contention during his last three events with his best finish being a T20.
Appearances: N/A
Best Finish: N/A
Best Round: N/A

118. Justin Hicks: He finished #80 on the Nationwide Tour last season. This year his best finish on the Nationwide Tour is a T28th.
Appearances:
1
Best Finish: MC (2004)
Best Round:
71 (2004)

119. David Hearn: Hearn has missed the cut in seven of the 13 Nationwide Tour events he has played this year.
Appearances:
1
Best Finish: MC (2005)
Best Round: 77 (2005)

120
. Kyle Stanley: Stanley helped Clemson finish fifth at the 2008 NCAAs and tied for seventh in the individual standings despite shooting a final round 62. You have to wonder how his nerves will be here at Torrey Pines.
Appearances: N/A
Best Finish: N/A
Best Round: N/A

121. Rickie Fowler: Played with Oklahoma State and helped them finish fourth at the NCAA Divison I Championship, and will make his first U. S. Open appearance this week.
Appearances: N/A
Best Finish: N/A
Best Round: N/A

122. John Ellis: Ellis advanced tot he second stage of PGA Tour qualifying school into 2007 but came up just short of earning his tour card. He currently leads the Canadian Tour of merit after five events.
Appearances: N/A
Best Finish: N/A
Best Round: N/A

123. Soren Hansen: Hansen has just two top tens in 11 European Tour events this year. His last two finishes have been T35 and T34. It will be interesting to see how the 34 year old plays in his first U. S. Open.
Appearances: N/A
Best Finish: N/A
Best Round: N/A

124. D. A. Points: Points has played well on both the Nationwide Tour and PGA Tour. In 13 events he's made the cut nine times, which is pretty impressive.
Appearances: N/A
Best Finish: N/A
Best Round: N/A

125. Patrick Sheehan: If not for a 6th place finish at the Mayakoba Golf Classic his best finish would be a T42 at the Zurich Classic. He makes cuts but doesn't play well on weekends.
Appearances: N/A
Best Finish: N/A
Best Round: N/A

126. Michael Letzig: Two 7ths and seven missed cuts in 14 PGA Tour events this season. The 28 year old rookie will play his first U. S. Open on Thursday.
Appearances: N/A
Best Finish: N/A
Best Round: N/A

127. Dustin Johnson: Johnson has made the cut in 10 of the 17 PGA Tour events he has played this year, including the last three. It will be interesting to see how the former Coastal Carolina All American plays in his first U. S. Open.
Appearances: N/A
Best Finish: N/A
Best Round: N/A

128. Scott Piercy: The young American will play his first U. S. Open. This year he's only played three events back and forth between the Nationwide and PGA Tour.
Appearances:
N/A
Best Finish: N/A
Best Round: N/A

129. Rob RaShell RaShell is #1 on the 2008 Gateway Tour money list including two wins and played in the 2005 U. S. Open at Pinehurst where he played well and made the cut.
Appearances: 1
Best Finish: T42 (2005)
Best Round:
72 (2005)

130. Phillip Archer: Archer hasn't finished better than 30th in his last six European Tour events, but did finish fourth at the Methorios Capital Italian Open.
Appearances: N/A
Best Finish: N/A
Best Round: N/A

131. Richard Sterne Sterne won the Joburg Open but hasn't finished better than T16 since. He has missed the last two cuts since playing the Players Championship.
Appearances: N/A
Best Finish: N/A
Best Round: N/A

132. Nick Taylor: He finished second at the NCAA Division I Championship, three shots behind the eventual winner and helped Washington finish seventh overall.
Appearances:
N/A
Best Finish: N/A
Best Round: N/A

133. Jay Choi: Choi actually gave up golf inbetween November 2006 and August 2007 while dealing with weight issues. The 24 year old will play in his first U. S. Open on Thursday.
Appearances:
N/A
Best Finish: N/A
Best Round: N/A

134. Andrew Dresser: Dresser has played in two Nationwide Tour events this year and finished 11th at the Louisina Open. He shot 67-66 to earn his spot into the U. S. Open.
Appearances:
N/A
Best Finish: N/A
Best Round: N/A

135
. Jonathan Turcott: Playing the Nationwide Tour Turcott has missed 7 of 12 cuts this season. His best finish was a T14. He earned the final spot into this Open from Lake Forest, Ill.
Appearances:
N/A
Best Finish: N/A
Best Round: N/A

136. Yohann Benson: Benson is playing his second season on the Candian Tour. In 2007 he won the Abacoa Shootout on the Minor League Tour.
Appearances: N/A
Best Finish: N/A
Best Round: N/A

137. Hunter Haas: Haas has two career Nationwide victories but hasn't won since 2004 at the Knoxville Open. His best PGA Tour finish was T10 at the Bellsouth Open.
Appearances: N/A
Best Finish: N/A
Best Round: N/A

138. Scott Sterling: Sterling is 185th in the FedEx Cup Standings and has not played well this season. His best finish is a T36 and he has only made the cut in half the events he has played.
Appearances:
N/A
Best Finish: N/A
Best Round: N/A

139. Brian Bergstol: The assistant golf professional at the Shawnee on the Delaware Golf Resort will play his first U. S. Open. He has competed on both the Hooters Winter Series and the Pocono Pro Am Series.
Appearances:
N/A
Best Finish: N/A
Best Round: N/A

140. Sean English: The teaching professional at Kenwood Country Club shot 64-71 in Columbus, Ohio to earn a spot into the U. S. Open.
Appearances: N/A
Best Finish: N/A
Best Round: N/A

141. Kevin Streelman: He finished T14 at the Shell Houston Open for his best finish of the year. He makes the cut more often than not (8 of 15 tries) but isn't a good be to be in contention at the U. S. Open.
Appearances:
N/A
Best Finish: N/A
Best Round: N/A

142
. Chris Kirk: Here's some crazy stats. Kirk has missed his last four cuts on the Nationwide Tour but he's made both cuts he's attempted on the PGA Tour. That's amazing.
Appearances:
N/A
Best Finish: N/A
Best Round: N/A

143. Jordan Cox: Cox helped Stanford finish second at the NCAA Division I Championship and finished T43rd in the individual race.
Appearances:
N/A
Best Finish: N/A
Best Round: N/A

144. Brian Kortan: Kortan suffered a heart attack two years ago while playing golf in South Dakota. He plays with a heart monitor under his shirt and a defrilbilator in his bag.
Appearances:
N/A
Best Finish: N/A
Best Round: N/A

145. Bob Gaus: The teaching professional in Afton, Mo will be playing his first U. S. Open in 18 years. He missed the cut at Medinah in 1990.
Appearances: 1
Best Finish: MC (1990)
Best Round: 76 (1990)

146. Joey Lamielle: Lamielle ranks 11th on the Hooters Tour money list and owns four top finishes this season.
Appearances:
N/A
Best Finish: N/A
Best Round: N/A

147. Jimmy Henderson: Henderson posted a hole in one during qualifying and shot 71-65 to make the U. S. Open. He turned pro in 2000 and waited eight years to reclaim his amateur status.
Appearances:
N/A
Best Finish: N/A
Best Round: N/A

148. Peter Tomasalu: Playing mainly the Nationwide Tour he has two top 10s and has missed three cuts this year.
Appearances:
N/A
Best Finish: N/A
Best Round: N/A

149
. Jeff Wilson: Wilson works as a sales manager for a car dealership in California but hopes to make the cut this week. He was the low amateur at the 2000 Open.
Appearances:
N/A
Best Finish: N/A
Best Round: N/A

150. Kevin Silva: He shot -1 to make the Open in his sectional. He competes on the Tarheel Tour and the Hooters Tour.
Appearances:
N/A
Best Finish: N/A
Best Round: N/A

151. Phillipe Gasnier: He qualified at the Tequesta, Fl shooting 69-71. He has competed on the European Challenge Tour and the Minor League Tour.
Appearances:
N/A
Best Finish: N/A
Best Round: N/A

152. Bobby Collins: He's won four times on the Golden Bear Tour but is currently playing the Gateway Tour. This was the 12th time he's tried to qualify for the U. S. Open but the first time he has done so.
Appearances:
N/A
Best Finish: N/A
Best Round: N/A

153. Michael Qaugliano: He got into the qualifier as the first alternate and then shot 64-68 to earn his spot into the field. Amazing stuff from the amateur.
Appearances: N/A
Best Finish: N/A
Best Round: N/A

154. Arter Murakami: Murakami competes mainly on the Asian Tour. The 24 year old briefly gave up the game in 2003 before rededicating himself the next year.
Appearances:
N/A
Best Finish: N/A
Best Round: N/A

155
. Garrett Chaussard: He has played in six events this year on the Gateway Tour but has made just one cut. He shot 141 to make the field at Lake Merced Golf Club, his home course.
Appearances:
N/A
Best Finish: N/A
Best Round: N/A

156. Fernando Figueroa: Figueroa is the first player from El Salvador to ever qualify for the U.S. Open and he did so by posting the lowest score for one round in sectional qualifying, a 62 at Palm Golf Club in Florida.
Appearances: N/A
Best Finish: N/A
Best Round: N/A

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