US Open 2018: Form stats ahead of this week's major championship on Long Island, New York

Phil Mickelson was runner-up at Shinnecock Hills 14 years ago
Phil Mickelson, who turns 48 this week, has never won the US Open
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With the first round of the US Open teeing-off on Thursday, Andy Swales returns with his regular look at the form stats...

"Only three players have ever broken par for 72 holes during US Opens held at Shinnecock"

The US Open returns to Long Island, New York, for this week's second major championship of the golfing year.

Shinnecock Hills is a links-style course located in the affluent Hamptons' suburbs, and approximately 75 miles from downtown Manhattan.

This will be the fifth US Open to be staged at the venue, the first as long ago as 1896.

Since then there have been victories for Ray Floyd (1986), Corey Pavin (1995) and Retief Goosen (2004).

One player who will certainly feel the course owes him a favour is Phil Mickelson who has twice contended at Shinnecock.

Mickelson celebrated his 25th birthday during the tournament 23 years ago, when a closing 74 left him four strokes adrift of winner Pavin.

The par-five 16th was his undoing that week, while nine years later it was the par-three 17th which ended his hopes.

In 2004, he double-bogeyed the penultimate hole to finish second - two shots behind Goosen.

History Beckons

So will it be third time lucky on Long Island for Leftie?

Victory this week would make him the oldest US Open champion of all-time and second oldest major winner in history.

He's certainly hitting the ball well right now, while his tried and trusted finesse around the greens will definitely come in handy at Shinnecock.

Whether he can re-write history is another thing, especially with the added pressure of never winning his national open before - it's the one big trophy missing from his CV.

Sentimental Favourites

While many will view Mickelson as the sentimental favourite this week, others will point to Rickie Fowler, the best player of the past few years still searching for a maiden major title.

The 29-year-old American was second at Augusta National in April, his fourth podium finish in one of the big four tournaments.

He's in good shape at present but making that expected breakthrough never gets any easier.

Historic Location

Shinnecock Hills was opened in the early 1890s before its original 12 holes was extended to 18, ahead of the US Open of 1896.

The rugged, undulating links, with its tight fairways and plentiful dunes, will provide another stern test this coming weekend.

Only three players have ever broken par for 72 holes, during previous US Opens held at the course and more of the same is expected this week.

US Open 2004 Re-Visited

Only Four of Those Teeing-Up This Week Posted Top-20 Finishes 14 Years Ago

Phil Mickelson: 2nd
Ernie Els: T-9th
Tiger Woods: T-17th
Sergio Garcia: T-20th

Selected Others:
Charles Howell: T-36th
Bill Haas: T-40th
Pat Perez: T-40th
Jim Furyk: T-48th
Zach Johnson: T-48th
Chez Reavie: T-62nd
Paul Casey: MC
Ian Poulter: MC
Justin Rose: MC
Adam Scott: MC
Steve Stricker: MC
Bubba Watson: MC

MC* - Missed Additional 54-Hole Cut

Twitter: Andy Swales@GolfStatsAlive

Position

  • 1–5
  • 6–15
  • 16–25
Player W23 W22 W21 W20 W19 W18 W17 W16 W15 W14 W13 W12
Dustin Johnson 1 8 17 16 10 59
Justin Thomas 8 11 21 MC 17 4
Justin Rose 6 1 23 19 12 52
Jon Rahm 5 63 MC 1 4 52
Jordan Spieth MC 32 21 41 MC 3 3 17
Rory McIlroy 8 2 MC 16 5 36
Rickie Fowler 8 14 MC 21 2 43
Jason Day 44 5 1 34 20 36
Brooks Koepka 30 2 11 42 MC
Hideki Matsuyama 13 16 MC MC* 19 36
Tommy Fleetwood 23 20 7 MC 4 17 17
Paul Casey 20 5 MC 15 17
Patrick Reed 29 41 8 7 1 9
Sergio Garcia MC 70 MC MC MC 9
Henrik Stenson 26 13 23 19 5 6
Marc Leishman 62 2 63 MC 9 52
Alexander Noren 23 3 17 MC MC 3
Francesco Molinari 2 1 MC 16 49 20 17
Bubba Watson 44 57 28 5 1
Phil Mickelson 12 13 MC 5 36 24 17
Webb Simpson MC 1 21 5 20 29
Bryson DeChambeau 1 42 37 4 3 38
Tyrrell Hatton MC MC MC 42 MC 44 9
Rafa Cabrera-Bello 4 8 17 MC MC 38 MC 36
Matt Kuchar 13 32 MC 17 28 51 23 28 8 9
Xander Schauffele MC MC 2 72 MC* 32 50 17
Ian Poulter 8 20 11 22 7 44 1 5
Brian Harman 14 MC 74 23 44 9
Patrick Cantlay 4 MC 23 7 7 MC 17
Kevin Kisner MC* 52 MC MC 15 7 28 2
Kiradech Aphibarnrat MC 13 5 30 45 44 5
Pat Perez 70 42 MC 2 MC MC 52
Louis Oosthuizen 13 5 MC MC 3 12 9
Branden Grace 52 5 3 46 24 29
Satoshi Kodaira MC 20 MC MC 32 1 28 59
Charley Hoffman MC 52 MC 31 64 23 12 36
Tony Finau MC 13 57 21 6 10 24 17
Kyle Stanley 2 MC 13 52 5
Matthew Fitzpatrick 30 8 46 14 38 36
Gary Woodland 23 MC MC MC MC 29
Daniel Berger MC 57 55 MC 32 18 59
Ross Fisher MC 8 71 63 MC MC MC 36
Cameron Smith MC MC MC MC 32 5 5
Charl Schwartzel 72 MC 2 9 3 MC MC 36
Si Woo Kim 29 66 63 45 2 24 9
Hao Tong Li 19 43 MC 32 32 59
Adam Hadwin MC* 52 57 16 24 17
Peter Uihlein 43 5 21 5 MC MC MC 17
Alexander Levy 65 52 MC 14 1 36
Emiliano Grillo 23 3 37 9 MC 16 3 50
Brendan Steele MC* 10 30 MC 17
Luke List 56 37 MC 9 MC 3 24 59
Jimmy Walker 20 6 2 25 4 20
Kevin Chappell MC MC MC 30 MC MC 36
Jason Dufner MC MC 5 42 2 MC MC 64 17
Byeong Hun An MC 2 15 30 63 MC 7 52
Chez Reavie 6 MC 30 22 53 MC 29
Russell Henley 29 58 MC MC 15 8 36
Zach Johnson 40 MC MC* 15 5 42 36 36
Charles Howell 26 65 9 17 21 55 18 9
Dylan Frittelli 30 MC MC 20 32 MC MC 36
Chesson Hadley 40 20 11 16 4 20 7 18
Adam Scott 35 52 9 11 MC* MC 32
Keegan Bradley 23 7 MC* MC 45 43 36
Jhonattan Vegas 40 73 41 42 MC 38 MC* 52
Aaron Wise MC MC 1 2 MC MC 32
Thorbjorn Olesen 1 60 MC 37 46
Shubhankar Sharma MC 20 14 MC MC MC 59
Tiger Woods 23 11 55 32
Shane Lowry 30 52 15 46 34 28 14
Ted Potter 57 42 41 27 16 MC
Bill Haas 57 14 MC MC MC MC* 7 MC*
Matt Wallace 51 20 3 MC MC
Brandt Snedeker 6 42 MC MC MC 15 23 MC*
Ollie Schniederjans 65 74 MC* 34 36 42
Sung Jae Im 22 35 21 9 2 MC 22 8 11
Lucas Glover 52 MC* MC 22 32 32
Dean Burmester 30 12 3 MC Dq 71
Martin Kaymer 8 MC MC 42 MC 73 48 MC
Ryan Fox 8 43 65 37 12 MC
Patrick Rodgers 8 MC 53 MC 34 MC MC 22
Russell Knox 44 20 16 MC 7 MC 40 MC
Steve Stricker 18 32 23 MC MC
Andrew Johnston 42 MC 12
Brian Gay 12 44 12 MC* MC MC 70
Scott Stallings 30 MC MC MC MC 55 MC*
Lucas Herbert 49 41 3 MC
Harold Varner 51 MC 7 55 MC MC MC MC 45
Richie Ramsay MC 35 46 32 72
Graeme McDowell 5 12 MC 27 22 51 55 MC
Sam Burns MC* MC MC 55 MC 33 1 20
Scott Piercy Wd MC 32 MC 1 MC 16 24 60
Shota Akiyoshi 15 1 22 MC 4 MC MC
Jason Scrivener 21 MC MC 20 MC 73
Matthew Southgate MC 27 12 48
Trey Mullinax 6 MC 58 MC MC 31 2 22
Matthieu Pavon MC 64 MC MC MC MC
Paul Waring MC 52 11 9 63
Mac Hughes MC MC 42 57 59 MC MC MC MC
Aaron Baddeley 37 MC MC MC MC 16 55 74
Brian Stuard MC 70 32 42 MC 28 36 67 MC
Roberto Castro 22 14 8 5 7 2
Jim Furyk MC 66 MC 26 70 MC
Sebastian Munoz 6 14 15 45 18 11 2 27 MC
Matt Jones 51 13 19 MC 52 28
Ryan Evans 47 60 MC 59 11 46 MC
Richy Werenski 4 74 MC 23 MC 25 11 MC MC* 45
Rikuya Hoshino 5 MC 44 6 12 10 48
Lanto Griffin MC 2 MC MC MC 58 MC 28
James Morrison 23 MC 46 MC 65 MC MC
Eric Axley MC 59 58 42 MC MC 1 15 54
Danny Willett 8 MC MC MC MC
Tyler Duncan 37 71 26 MC* 7 MC 52 MC
Tom Lewis 30 MC 59 14 9 MC MC
David Bransdon 30 MC MC 23 14
Wen Chong Liang 30 MC 15 37 MC MC 31
Kenny Perry MC
Ernie Els MC MC MC MC 30 72
Michael Hebert 67 MC 58 MC 11 5 15 28
Tim Wilkinson MC 68 MC 70 MC 60 MC 20
Braden Thornberry 26 22
Michael Putnam 42 MC MC
Chris Naegel 33 43 7 MC
Mike Miller MC 11
Doug Ghim 50
Stewart Hagestad
Kristoffer Reitan MC
Sebastian Vazquez
David Gazzolo MC
Harry Ellis MC MC
Cameron Wilson
Michael Block
NoahGoodwin MC
S J Park
Dylan Meyer
Ty Strafaci
Garrett Rank
Will Zalatoris MC MC 43
Scott Gregory MC MC 54 MC MC 41
Will Grimmer
Philip Barbaree
Chris Babcock
Matt Parziale MC
Chun-An Yu
Player 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008
Dustin Johnson MC 1 2 4 55 MC 23 8 40 48
Justin Thomas 9 32 MC
Justin Rose MC MC 27 12 1 21 MC MC MC
Jon Rahm MC 23
Jordan Spieth 35 37 1 17 MC 21
Rory McIlroy MC MC 9 23 41 MC 1 MC 10
Rickie Fowler 5 MC MC 2 10 41 MC MC 60
Jason Day MC 8 9 4 2 60 2
Brooks Koepka 1 13 18 4 MC
Hideki Matsuyama 2 MC 18 35 10
Tommy Fleetwood 4 27
Paul Casey 26 MC 39 56 45 MC 40 MC 65
Patrick Reed 13 MC 14 35
Sergio Garcia 21 5 18 35 45 38 7 22 10 18
Henrik Stenson MC Wd 27 4 21 23 29 9 MC
Marc Leishman 27 18 MC MC 51 MC
Alexander Noren MC MC MC MC 51
Francesco Molinari MC 27 23 MC 29 MC MC 27
Bubba Watson MC 51 MC MC 32 MC 63 18 MC
Phil Mickelson MC 64 28 2 65 54 4 2 18
Webb Simpson 35 MC 46 45 32 1 14
Bryson DeChambeau MC 15 MC
Tyrrell Hatton MC
Rafa Cabrera-Bello 42 32 MC 47
Matt Kuchar 16 46 12 12 28 27 14 6 MC 48
Xander Schauffele 5
Ian Poulter 54 17 21 41 MC 47 18 Wd
Brian Harman 2 MC MC
Patrick Cantlay 41 21
Kevin Kisner 58 49 12 MC
Kiradech Aphibarnrat MC
Pat Perez MC 36
Louis Oosthuizen 23 23 2 40 Wd MC 9 MC
Branden Grace 50 5 4 MC 51
Satoshi Kodaira 46
Charley Hoffman 8 37 MC 45 45
Tony Finau MC 14
Kyle Stanley 73 MC 53 MC
Matthew Fitzpatrick 35 54 48
Gary Woodland 50 MC 52 MC 23 MC 47
Daniel Berger MC 37 28
Ross Fisher MC MC 5 MC
Cameron Smith 59 4
Charl Schwartzel MC 23 7 MC 14 38 9 16 MC
Si Woo Kim 13
Hao Tong Li 68
Adam Hadwin 60 MC 39
Peter Uihlein MC MC
Alexander Levy MC 27
Emiliano Grillo MC 54
Brendan Steele 13 15 MC
Luke List
Jimmy Walker MC MC 58 9
Kevin Chappell 23 MC 46 32 10 3
Jason Dufner MC 8 18 MC 4 4 MC 33
Byeong Hun An MC 23 MC MC
Chez Reavie 16 MC 45
Russell Henley 27 MC 60 MC 42 16
Zach Johnson 27 8 72 40 MC 41 30 77 MC MC
Charles Howell MC MC
Dylan Frittelli
Chesson Hadley
Adam Scott MC 18 4 9 45 15 MC MC 36 26
Keegan Bradley 60 MC 27 4 MC 68
Jhonattan Vegas MC
Aaron Wise MC
Thorbjorn Olesen MC
Shubhankar Sharma
Tiger Woods MC 32 21 4 6 1
Shane Lowry 46 2 9 MC MC
Ted Potter MC MC
Bill Haas 5 51 MC 35 MC MC 23
Matt Wallace MC
Brandt Snedeker 9 MC 8 9 17 11 8 MC 9
Ollie Schniederjans 42
Sung Jae Im
Lucas Glover MC MC MC MC MC MC 42 58 1
Dean Burmester
Martin Kaymer 35 37 MC 1 59 15 39 8 MC 53
Ryan Fox
Patrick Rodgers 46
Russell Knox MC 23 45
Steve Stricker 16 21 8 15 19 58 23 29
Andrew Johnston 42 54
Brian Gay 63 MC MC
Scott Stallings 53
Lucas Herbert
Harold Varner MC
Richie Ramsay MC
Graeme McDowell MC 18 MC 28 MC 2 14 1 18
Sam Burns MC
Scott Piercy MC 2 MC MC 51 MC
Shota Akiyoshi
Jason Scrivener
Matthew Southgate
Trey Mullinax 9
Matthieu Pavon
Paul Waring
Mac Hughes MC
Aaron Baddeley 23 MC MC MC MC 29
Brian Stuard MC MC MC
Roberto Castro MC MC MC MC
Jim Furyk 23 2 42 12 MC 4 MC 16 33 36
Sebastian Munoz
Matt Jones MC Wd
Ryan Evans
Richy Werenski
Rikuya Hoshino
Lanto Griffin
James Morrison MC
Eric Axley 63 MC 9
Danny Willett Wd 37 MC 45
Tyler Duncan MC
Tom Lewis MC
David Bransdon
Wen Chong Liang MC MC
Kenny Perry 28 33 44
Ernie Els 55 MC 54 35 4 9 MC 3 MC 14
Michael Hebert
Tim Wilkinson 61
Braden Thornberry
Michael Putnam 35 MC 45
Chris Naegel
Mike Miller MC
Doug Ghim
Stewart Hagestad MC
Kristoffer Reitan
Sebastian Vazquez
David Gazzolo
Harry Ellis
Cameron Wilson MC MC
Michael Block
NoahGoodwin
S J Park
Dylan Meyer
Ty Strafaci
Garrett Rank
Will Zalatoris
Scott Gregory MC
Will Grimmer MC
Philip Barbaree
Chris Babcock
Matt Parziale
Chun-An Yu
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