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The Open 2017: Current and tournament form guide

Justin Rose: First came to the public's attention at Royal Birkdale in 1998 when only 17 years old
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With The Open starting on Thursday, Andy Swales provides tournament and current form stats for this week's major championship at Royal Birkdale.

"Rose was a top-five finisher in Ireland recently and should be reasonably fresh having competed just once since the US Open."

It's back to Royal Birkdale for the 146th running of The Open Championship.

This Southport course first staged the tournament in 1954, since when it has become one of the most popular stops on the Open rota.

Flatter than most other Open venues, much of the danger can be viewed from the tee, which usually goes down well with the pros.

During the early years as an Open course, Birkdale did not always provide the best of putting surfaces but all that changed around 20 years ago when the greens were given a makeover ahead of the 1998 championship.

World Leaders

Of the leading group of players, three major winners whose form has dipped of late are Dustin Johnson, Rory McIlroy and Jason Day.

All three have missed their last two cuts, although Johnson and Day have not teed-up in July.

Jordan Spieth, meanwhile, returned to winning ways at TPC River Highlands in his most recent outing, while world No 2 Hideki Matsuyama recovered from a minor slump to finish second in the US Open.

Can Tommy Rock On?

No one among the world's top 20 is currently in better shape than Tommy Fleetwood.

The Englishman posted four straight top-10 finishes, on either side of the Atlantic, during June and July, which included a victory in France.

Keeping a hot streak going in a major is never easy, with the pressure likely to be even greater this week, bearing in mind Fleetwood was born - and still resides - in Southport.

The Likely Lads

Rickie Fowler and Justin Rose will fancy their chances this week. Both play easily on links courses, with Fowler in good form right now.

Rose, who was fourth at Birkdale as an amateur 19 years ago, was a top-five finisher in Ireland recently and should be reasonably fresh having competed just once since the US Open.

Last Time Here

When The Open was last staged in this part of the world Padraig Harrington successfully defended his title.

The Irishman has been more off than on in recent years but did tie-for-fourth over the links of Dundonald on Sunday.

A poor third round denied him the chance of winning the Scottish Open but he will still feel buoyed by last week's performance.

Although it is hard to see Harrington lifting the Claret Jug for a third time, he's usually cool under pressure and a top-five finish is certainly not out of the question.

As for the player who finished runner-up to Harrington nine years ago, Ian Poulter, he has experienced a strange season.

Earlier this year it appeared he would lose his playing rights in the United States, but was given a reprieve, and since then he had to survive qualifying to reach Birkdale.

Poulter certainly knows a thing or two about brinkmanship and, if he starts well this week, will feel he has nothing to lose on Saturday and Sunday. Stranger things have happened in the world of sport.

Position

  • 1–5
  • 6–15
  • 16–25
Player W28 W27 W26 W25 W24 W23 W22 W21 W20 W19
Dustin Johnson MC MC 13 12
Hideki Matsuyama 14 2 45 22
Jordan Spieth 1 35 13 2 MC MC
Rory McIlroy MC MC 17 MC 35
Sergio Garcia 2 21 12 20 30
Jason Day MC MC 15 2 60
Henrik Stenson 26 10 MC 26 3 16
Jon Rahm 1 10 MC MC 2 72
Alexander Noren MC 10 MC 15 1 10
Rickie Fowler 9 3 5 MC 2 60
Brooks Koepka 1 37 31 50 16
Justin Rose 4 MC 12 65
Justin Thomas MC MC 9 4 75
Tommy Fleetwood 10 1 6 4 MC MC 41
Adam Scott 35 MC 10 31 6
Paul Casey 5 26 10 22
Francesco Molinari 38 MC 24 2 6
Matt Kuchar 4 16 4 12 9 82
Charl Schwartzel MC 2 35 Wd MC
Daniel Berger 5 2 MC 1 65
Patrick Reed MC 20 17 5 13 57 20 22
Louis Oosthuizen 23 18 2
Tyrrell Hatton MC MC MC MC 30 41
Kevin Kisner 44 MC 58 6 1 56
Phil Mickelson 20 9 22 29 41
Brian Harman 10 35 2 MC 7 53
Kevin Chappell MC 23 4 52 35
Bernd Wiesberger 51 27 20 16 15 30 12
Thomas Pieters MC 13 MC 14
Jason Dufner MC MC 1 MC 13 60
Rafa Cabrera-Bello 1 MC 26 42 4 MC 4
Brandt Snedeker 14 9 48 MC
Marc Leishman 5 17 27 15 34 13 MC
Si Woo Kim MC MC 13 Wd MC 1
Branden Grace 15 50 9 48
Bill Haas 37 13 5 25 12 MC
Jimmy Walker 18 MC MC 56
Matthew Fitzpatrick MC 54 MC 35 2 12 MC
Charley Hoffman 39 3 8 45 24 40 30
Danny Willett Wd MC Wd 58 Wd
Wesley Bryan 3 46 74 MC 48 MC
Pat Perez MC 19 MC 22
Ryan Moore MC MC 67 MC 53
Bubba Watson 44 70 MC MC 6 MC
Emiliano Grillo MC 43 MC 40 24 11
Ross Fisher 35 7 MC 22 9 MC
Billy Horschel 26 MC 4 MC 34 1 MC
Russell Knox MC MC 62 MC 37 65 MC MC
Gary Woodland 57 50 49 40 75
Hideto Tanihara 10 MC MC 15 3
JB Holmes 9 68 12 52 MC MC 41
Brendan Steele MC 14 13 57 6
Russell Henley 5 46 27 MC MC 35
Adam Hadwin MC 57 60 MC 53 30
William McGirt 71 43 55 MC 67 61 22
Charles Howell 19 45 2
Lee Westwood MC 10 55 15 14 65
Webb Simpson 14 8 35 67 5 16
Kyle Stanley 55 1 57 27 6 MC 4
Byeong Hun An 51 29 66 MC 25 24 5
Martin Kaymer MC 57 MC 35 MC 69
Yuta Ikeda 4 MC MC 53 22
Chris Wood MC Wd MC 2 49
Tony Finau 7 29 17 40 29 13 MC
Jeunghun Wang MC MC Wd MC 8 MC
Anirban Lahiri 32 17 2 MC MC MC
Kevin Na MC 22 57 32 13 Wd
Andy Sullivan 9 20 13 51 8 30
Jhonattan Vegas MC MC MC MC 35 MC
Sean O`Hair 77 MC MC 52 2 5 MC
Shane Lowry 20 MC 46 15 6 MC
Zach Johnson 5 MC 27 40 63 48
Dylan Frittelli MC MC MC 14 1 MC MC
Thorbjorn Olesen 48 3 34 4 MC
Joost Luiten 54 32 14 7 MC 24
Soren Kjeldsen 9 62 MC 71 30
Alexander Levy 26 MC 57 MC 15 51
Steve Stricker 5 16 40 7 41
Xander Schauffele 1 35 14 5 52 48 MC
Jamie Lovemark 25 3 75 27 10 18 75
Ian Poulter 9 42 45 31 40 35 2
Sung Kang MC 5 75 80 75 57 20 30
Peter Uihlein MC 14 2 MC 78 25 30
Martin Laird MC 3 MC 32 52 MC MC
Brandon Stone MC MC MC 31 35 MC
Fabrizio Zanotti MC 30 55 67 MC MC
Thongchai Jaidee MC MC 62 MC 53 54
Kyung-Tae Kim 41 12 15 20 4 MC
Pablo Larrazabal MC MC 16 14 MC 24
Scott Hend MC 20 32 34 47 24 6
Bryson DeChambeau Won 14 17 26 MC MC MC MC
Hao Tong Li 50 36 7 68 26 30 3
Young-Han Song Wd 12 28 20 5 40 21 3 13
Mike Hendry 6 15 2 36 52
David Lipsky MC MC MC 10 30 MC 20
Andrew Johnston 19 MC 23 42 21
Ryan Fox 4 4 6 26 23 21 MC MC
Alexander Bjork 35 MC 3 34 15 MC 14 27
Yusaku Miyazato 6 60 MC 9 21 1
David Horsey 43 48 75 2 51 7
Roberto Castro MC 20 MC MC 65 MC 56
Robert Streb 74 2 55 57 31 34 MC MC
Michael Lorenzo-Vera MC 3 MC MC
Aaron Baddeley MC MC MC 41
Richard Bland 19 MC MC 2 64 53 MC MC
Cameron Smith 65 MC MC
Matthew Southgate MC 2 MC 51 57 65 MC MC
Chan Kim 1 MC MC 1 36
Stewart Cink MC 58 46 10 25 10
Padraig Harrington 4 42 17 31 MC
Richie Ramsay 35 2 MC MC 36 30
Phachara Khongwatmai 69 42 28 MC 55
Andrew Dodt 4 20 MC 65 6 38
Matthieu Pavon 3 42 MC MC 6 MC MC 3
Jbe Kruger MC 79 9 2 7 11
Prayad Marksaeng 6 27 7
Julian Suri 23 27 MC 11 23 3 1 31 2
Darren Fichardt MC MC MC MC MC
Anthony Wall 4 20 Wd 31 MC MC 40
David Drysdale MC 4 16 MC MC 49 48
Paul Waring 51 MC 16 52 36 MC
Sebastian Munoz MC 3 MC 75 60 MC 50
Shaun Norris MC 1 6 46 MC
Adam Bland 26 MC 3 21 40
Shiv Kapur 34 48 41 2
Callum Shinkwin 2 30 66 Wd Dq Dq
Paul Lawrie MC MC 44 MC 59
Yikeun Chang 6 MC 11 1 51
Darren Clarke Wd MC MC MC
Ashley Hall 9
Ernie Els 59 55 60 51 35 MC
Matthew Griffin MC 76 MC 13
Stuart Manley MC MC MC MC MC MC 11 MC
Austin Connelly MC 52 22 MC 20 8 31 MC
Mark Foster MC MC MC 51 47 MC 8 6
Gi-Whan Kim MC 2 MC 2 MC 40
Kent Bulle MC 64 38 79 28 48 MC
Toby Tree 8 MC 17 MC MC 29
Robert Dinwiddie MC MC MC MC 47 MC MC MC
Maverick McNealy 44 MC
Laurie Canter 33 79 57 41 MC 26
Paul Broadhurst
David Duval MC
John Daly MC
Todd Hamilton
Tom Lehman
Sandy Lyle
Mark O`Meara
Nick McCarthy 41 3 MC 29 MC
Joseph Dean 61 10 MC 15 MC
Adam Hodkinson 8 MC 51 MC MC
Haydn McCullen MC 4 MC 6
Luca Cianchetti MC 48 67 MC
Connor Syme
Ryan McCarthy 35 MC 33 23 22 MC 25 MC
Harry Ellis
Alfie Plant
Player 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007
Dustin Johnson 9 49 12 32 9 2 14 MC
Hideki Matsuyama MC 18 39 6
Jordan Spieth 30 4 36 44
Rory McIlroy 5 1 MC 60 25 3 47 42
Sergio Garcia 5 6 2 21 MC 9 14 38 51 2
Jason Day 22 4 58 32 30 60
Henrik Stenson 1 40 39 2 68 3 13 3 MC
Jon Rahm 59
Alexander Noren 46 Wd 9 MC MC 19
Rickie Fowler 46 30 2 MC 31 5 14
Brooks Koepka 10 67 MC
Justin Rose 22 6 23 MC MC 44 MC 13 70 12
Justin Thomas 53
Tommy Fleetwood MC MC MC
Adam Scott 43 10 5 3 2 25 27 MC 16 27
Paul Casey MC 74 47 MC 54 3 47 7 27
Francesco Molinari 36 40 15 9 39 MC MC 13 MC
Matt Kuchar 46 58 54 15 9 MC 27 MC MC MC
Charl Schwartzel 18 68 7 15 MC 16 14 MC MC
Daniel Berger MC
Patrick Reed 12 20 MC
Louis Oosthuizen MC 2 36 Wd 19 54 1 MC
Tyrrell Hatton 5 MC MC MC MC
Kevin Kisner 76 MC
Phil Mickelson 2 20 23 1 MC 2 48 19 MC
Brian Harman MC 26
Kevin Chappell 53
Bernd Wiesberger MC 68 MC 64
Thomas Pieters 30
Jason Dufner 22 58 51 26 31 MC MC
Rafa Cabrera-Bello 39 40 MC 21 81
Brandt Snedeker 22 MC 58 11 3 MC MC MC
Marc Leishman 53 2 5 MC MC 60
Si Woo Kim
Branden Grace 72 20 36 64 77 43
Bill Haas 9 MC 51 MC 19 57 MC
Jimmy Walker MC 30 26 MC
Matthew Fitzpatrick MC 44
Charley Hoffman 77 MC 67 MC MC 35
Danny Willett 53 6 MC 15 MC
Wesley Bryan
Pat Perez MC 20
Ryan Moore 46 MC 12 32 28 MC 42
Bubba Watson 39 MC MC 32 23 30 MC MC
Emiliano Grillo 12
Ross Fisher MC 68 MC 45 MC 37 13 39 MC
Billy Horschel MC 30 MC MC
Russell Knox 30 MC
Gary Woodland 12 58 39 34 30
Hideto Tanihara MC MC MC
JB Holmes 3 MC MC MC 14 69 MC
Brendan Steele MC MC
Russell Henley MC 20 MC 73
Adam Hadwin
William McGirt MC
Charles Howell 64 28 MC MC MC
Lee Westwood 22 49 MC 3 45 MC 2 3 67 35
Webb Simpson 39 40 MC 64 16
Kyle Stanley MC 39 44
Byeong Hun An 59 MC 26 MC
Martin Kaymer 36 12 70 32 MC 12 7 34 80
Yuta Ikeda 72 MC 38 MC MC
Chris Wood Wd 23 64 MC 3 5
Tony Finau 18
Jeunghun Wang MC
Anirban Lahiri 68 30 MC 31
Kevin Na 22 58 54 MC MC 27
Andy Sullivan 12 30
Jhonattan Vegas
Sean O`Hair MC 7 65 82 67
Shane Lowry MC MC 9 32 37
Zach Johnson 12 1 47 6 9 16 76 47 51 20
Dylan Frittelli
Thorbjorn Olesen MC 64 MC 9 MC
Joost Luiten MC MC MC 45 63
Soren Kjeldsen 9 MC 37 27 MC
Alexander Levy MC
Steve Stricker 4 23 12 55 52 7 8
Xander Schauffele
Jamie Lovemark MC
Ian Poulter MC MC 3 9 MC 60 MC 2 27
Sung Kang
Peter Uihlein MC 48
Martin Laird 44 72 MC MC MC
Brandon Stone MC
Fabrizio Zanotti
Thongchai Jaidee 22 65 39 32 77 MC MC 13
Kyung-Tae Kim 53 73 MC MC 48
Pablo Larrazabal MC MC 45 30 MC 70
Scott Hend 72 MC
Bryson DeChambeau
Hao Tong Li
Young-Han Song
Mike Hendry
David Lipsky 58
Andrew Johnston 8 MC
Ryan Fox 49
Alexander Bjork
Yusaku Miyazato MC MC
David Horsey 67
Roberto Castro MC
Robert Streb MC 18
Michael Lorenzo-Vera
Aaron Baddeley 69 MC MC MC
Richard Bland
Cameron Smith
Matthew Southgate 12 MC
Chan Kim
Stewart Cink 20 47 26 MC 30 48 1 MC 6
Padraig Harrington 36 20 MC 54 39 MC MC 65 1 1
Richie Ramsay MC 68 58 MC MC MC
Phachara Khongwatmai MC
Andrew Dodt
Matthieu Pavon
Jbe Kruger MC
Prayad Marksaeng MC MC MC MC
Julian Suri
Darren Fichardt MC MC
Anthony Wall MC 12 43 51 MC
David Drysdale 60
Paul Waring 19 MC
Sebastian Munoz
Shaun Norris
Adam Bland MC
Shiv Kapur 73
Callum Shinkwin MC
Paul Lawrie 63 40 MC 26 34 66 MC 47 MC MC
Yikeun Chang
Darren Clarke 30 MC 26 21 MC 1 44 52 MC
Ashley Hall MC
Ernie Els MC 65 MC 26 1 MC MC 8 7 4
Matthew Griffin
Stuart Manley
Austin Connelly
Mark Foster 35
Gi-Whan Kim
Kent Bulle
Toby Tree
Robert Dinwiddie MC
Maverick McNealy
Laurie Canter MC
Paul Broadhurst MC 60 12
David Duval Wd 49 MC MC MC MC MC MC 39
John Daly MC MC MC 81 MC 48 27 MC MC
Todd Hamilton MC MC MC 73 MC MC MC MC 32 MC
Tom Lehman MC 58 MC 22 14 60 32 51
Sandy Lyle MC MC MC 84 MC MC MC MC Wd 65
Mark O`Meara 63 78 58 MC MC 70 MC 60
Nick McCarthy
Joseph Dean
Adam Hodkinson
Haydn McCullen
Luca Cianchetti
Connor Syme
Ryan McCarthy
Harry Ellis
Alfie Plant
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