US Open 2020: Current and event form stats for this year's second major championship

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It looks like being a brutal US Open so which men are in the best form for the test to come? Andy Swales brings our current form guide...

"Like most US Open venues, Winged Foot has the potential to be brutal and it will be no surprise if the winning score this week is somewhere around level par."

Winged Foot in New York returns to the major championship arena this week when it stages the rescheduled US Open.

Originally earmarked for its traditional slot in mid-June, the tournament was put on hold for three months when professional golf came to a complete standstill in mid-March because of Covid-19.

The 97-year-old course hosted the most recent of its six championships in 2006 when Geoff Ogilvy took advantage of some costly late errors by Colin Montgomerie, Phil Mickelson and Jim Furyk, to claim his first and so far only major title at the US Open.

Winged Foot's major championship history has certainly been colourful, since hosting the first of its five US Opens 91 years ago - it has also staged one PGA Championship in 1997.

In 1974, just 12 months after Johnny Miller had annoyed USGA officials by winning at Oakmont with a stunning closing round of 63, tournament organisers created a course so difficult that Hale Irwin was crowned champion after completing 72 holes in seven-over-par.

Like most US Open venues, Winged Foot has the potential to be brutal and it will be no surprise if the winning score this week is somewhere around level par.

When Davis Love won the PGA Championship here 23 years ago, he was 11 under. Yet, nine years later, Ogilvy triumphed at the US Open posting five-over par.

Venue changes

To prepare the club's West Course to host this week's event, Albert Tillinghast's original design was given a revamp by American architect Gil Hanse.

The original routing remains untouched but greens, bunkers and tees have all been rebuilt.

According to Hanse's own website (www.hansegolfdesign.com) "the putting surfaces were expanded to their original size which, in most cases, entails a 15-25% expansion.

"Along with lots of tree work, the fairways have been extended to wrap into bunkering. New back tees will add about 250 yards to a course that covered 7,264 yards (par 70) during the last US Open here in 2006."

'Penal off the tee'

Former Ryder Cup golfer and straight-talking television analyst David Feherty took one look at the course and told Golf Digest: "I expect a lot of whining. There always is whining when you've got a golf course that's so penal off the tee."

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His co-commentator Roger Maltbie, a five-time winner on the PGA Tour, added: "Some guys that have gone to Winged Foot in advance have said they fully expect over par to win the championship.

"From a set-up standpoint, the golf course will be presented in a fashion we would call a traditional US Open set-up. It's going to be a traditional test of US Open skills, which I welcome and can't wait to see."

Tree-lined, tight and parkland in nature, the West Course is located around 24 miles north of Manhattan.

Greens are of average size, for PGA Tour events, while fairways and putting surfaces combine Poa annua with Bentgrass.

It is a well-bunkered venue, with some testing dog-legs, although the only water hazard is a stream which meanders through two holes - but this shouldn't cause too many headaches for world class golfers. That said, there are still plenty of problems lying in wait for this week's 144-player field.

Previous experience

Not surprisingly, fewer than 20 of those taking part teed-up at Winged Foot on the last occasion the course staged a major championship.

Phil Mickelson (2nd) and Steve Stricker (T-6th) finished inside the top 10, while Paul Casey, Ian Poulter and Adam Scott posted T-25s. Tiger Woods and Sergio Garcia were among those who missed the cut.

Meanwhile, Woods, Mickelson and Lee Westwood were all tied-for-29th when the PGA Championship came to town 23 years ago.

Twitter: Andy Swales@GolfStatsAlive

Note: Tour Championship figure for Week 36, relates to a golfer's 72-hole total rather finishing position after handicap was applied.

Last 10 Weeks / Last 10 US Opens (2010-19)

Position

  • 1–5
  • 6–15
  • 16–25
Player W37 W36 W35 W34 W33 W32 W31 W30 W29 W28
Dustin Johnson 3 2 1 2 12 Wd MC
Jon Rahm 6 1 6 13 52 1 27
Justin Thomas 3 25 49 37 1 18 2
Rory McIlroy 7 12 65 33 47 32
Collin Morikawa 7 20 MC 1 20 48 1
Webb Simpson 17 6 3 37 12 MC
Xander Schauffele 1 25 25 10 6 13 14
Bryson DeChambeau 25 50 MC 4 30 MC
Patrick Reed 7 40 49 9 13 47 10 39
Adam Scott 25 58 22
Patrick Cantlay 12 MC 43 35 32 7
Daniel Berger 17 25 3 13 2 MC
Tyrrell Hatton 5 16 25 MC 69
Tony Finau 14 5 MC 4 65 3 8
Tommy Fleetwood 3 44 59 29 35 MC
Matthew Fitzpatrick 6 MC MC 6 3 27
Justin Rose 25 MC 9 MC MC
Hideki Matsuyama 17 3 29 22 20 MC 22
Tiger Woods 51 58 37 40
Paul Casey 16 49 31 2 67 MC MC
Abraham Ancer 14 33 MC 43 15 58
Louis Oosthuizen 25 13 33 6 54 65
Sung Jae Im 12 56 MC 9 MC 35 MC 63
Gary Woodland 33 MC 58 57 22 5
Marc Leishman 28 69 MC MC 52 40 MC
Matt Kuchar 59 18 MC 25 32 39
Shane Lowry MC MC 23 66 6 MC 39
Kevin Kisner 22 25 4 3 19 25 MC
Viktor Hovland 14 40 18 33 59 48 3
Bernd Wiesberger 31 5 43 74 26 MC
Billy Horschel 30 33 MC 2 43 25 13 7
Kevin Na 27 51 39 MC 35 9
Ryan Palmer 25 40 8 43 15 2 MC
Matthew Wolff 16 44 4 49 12 22 MC
Jason Day 64 MC 4 6 4 7
Rickie Fowler 49 MC 15 MC 22
Brendon Todd 21 8 64 MC 17 15 22
Henrik Stenson MC 35
Chez Reavie 3 49 MC 75 6 22 17
Lee Westwood 10 17 34 70
Danny Willett MC MC MC 69 32
Sergio Garcia MC 66 MC 35 32
Harris English 13 40 2 23 19 18 13
Matt Wallace 19 MC 77 59 4 39
Kevin Streelman 3 51 61 58 35 54 7
Erik van Rooyen MC 51 20 MC 22
Cameron Smith 22 20 18 43 59 68
Joaquin Niemann 28 3 MC 42 MC 52 MC 31
Phil Mickelson 44 MC 71 2 54 58
Christiaan Bezuidenhout 37 MC 20 22
Victor Perez 31 MC 22 65 MC
Tom Lewis MC 51 MC 2 32
Jason Kokrak 6 13 15 MC 44 Wd MC
Mackenzie Hughes 7 10 13 58 44 6 48
Byeong Hun An 12 MC 22 12 MC MC
Ian Poulter 39 22 69 MC 5
Joel Dahmen 52 20 MC 10 20 74 MC
Jazz Janewattananond MC 59 MC
Shugo Imahira 5
Graeme McDowell MC MC MC 35 MC 35
Bubba Watson 16 18 71 25 MC 32 MC
Rasmus Hojgaard 31 1 3 6 2
Adam Hadwin 40 MC 58 72 54 35
Jordan Spieth MC MC 72 71 30 13 MC
Sung Kang MC MC 79 44 73 MC
Rafa Cabrera-Bello MC 37 MC 78 32 MC
Corey Conners 33 25 MC MC 30 22 39
Lanto Griffin 17 10 58 19 58 44 MC
JT Poston 59 39 MC 75 30 MC
Brandt Snedeker MC MC 42 51 67 MC
Cameron Champ 22 65 MC 10 25 MC 67
Sebastian Munoz 7 8 18 74 MC 48 MC
Adam Long 56 49 31 51 2 MC 52
Thomas Pieters 15 3
Max Homa 59 MC MC 52 3 MC MC
Lucas Herbert MC 49
Thomas Detry 31 2 56 2 MC 8
Michael Lorenzo-Vera 43
Shaun Norris MC 75
Charles Howell 48 44 MC 3 48 MC
Sam Horsfield 44 1 MC 1 10
Matthias Schwab 46 42 MC 3 32 MC
Si Woo Kim 44 39 3 13 41 46 18 64
Robert MacIntyre 24 59 66 59
Martin Kaymer 2 3 MC MC
Keegan Bradley MC 29 MC 52 68 39
Alexander Noren 40 8 22 9 3 MC
Paul Waring 32 52 19
Chan Kim MC
Jim Herman 40 MC 1 77 MC MC
Matt Jones 69 37 MC 59 14
Kurt Kitayama 59 MC 51 MC
Lucas Glover 65 MC MC MC MC 38
Andy Sullivan MC 9 47 1 41 4
Branden Grace 29 MC Wd MC MC
Danny Lee 33 18 MC 71 26 Wd MC
Romain Langasque 17 MC 1 26 57 53
Sami Valimaki 10 2 6 MC MC MC
Brian Harman 12 11 27 58 41 MC
Michael Thompson 59 MC MC 57 1 MC
Ryo Ishikawa 21 MC
Andrew Putnam 36 MC MC MC 58
Justin Harding Wd 3 44 47 53 MC 3
Eddie Pepperell Wd MC Wd 47
Troy Merritt MC 29 59 MC 2 MC MC 22
Richy Werenski 20 68 MC 1 3 35
Mark Hubbard MC 51 29 15 51 72 Wd
Will Zalatoris 2 19 5 18 6 14 5
Tyler Duncan MC 48 29 13 MC 49 68
JC Ritchie MC MC MC MC
Taylor Pendrith 13 9 68 11 22 2 2 2
Ryan Fox 32 28 15 57 19 15 8
Davis Riley MC 24 31 11 MC 9 1
Renato Paratore MC 27 MC 34 28 1 15
Paul Barjon 7 MC MC MC 2 MC 2 3
Zach Johnson 49 7 MC 58 31
Brandon Wu 1 58 2 MC 44 9 MC
Connor Syme 8 8 3 19 68 MC 4
Adrian Otaegui 17 37 14 2 MC 35
Chesson Hadley 14 51 17 MC 52
Takumi Kanaya 5
Lee Hodges 28 29 51 35 1 7 14 8
Greyson Sigg 7 2 51 11 MC 7 MC 23
Stephan Jaeger 7 64 5 1 MC MC MC 46
Scott Hend MC 39 44 MC MC
Jimmy Walker MC 62 MC
Dan McCarthy MC 3 71 2 67 5 24 MC
Curtis Luck MC MC 1 MC MC MC 27
Steve Stricker MC 18 56
Chun-An Yu
Lukas Michel
Davis Thompson
Marty Jertson MC
Ryan Vermeer MC
John Augenstein
Daniel Balin MC
Cole Hammer
Andy Ogletree MC
James Sugrue
Preston Summerhays
Eduard Rousaud MC
Ricky Castillo
Sandy Scott
John Pak
Player `19 `18 `17 `16 `15 `14 `13 `12 `11 `10
Dustin Johnson 35 3 MC 1 2 4 55 MC 23 8
Jon Rahm 3 MC MC 23
Justin Thomas MC 25 9 32 MC
Rory McIlroy 9 MC MC MC 9 23 41 MC 1 MC
Collin Morikawa 35
Webb Simpson 16 10 35 MC 46 45 32 1 14
Xander Schauffele 3 6 5
Bryson DeChambeau 35 25 MC 15 MC
Patrick Reed 32 4 13 MC 14 35
Adam Scott 7 MC MC 18 4 9 45 15 MC MC
Patrick Cantlay 21 45 41 21
Daniel Berger 49 6 MC 37 28
Tyrrell Hatton 21 6 MC
Tony Finau MC 5 MC 14
Tommy Fleetwood 65 2 4 27
Matthew Fitzpatrick 12 12 35 54 48
Justin Rose 3 10 MC MC 27 12 1 21 MC
Hideki Matsuyama 21 16 2 MC 18 35 10
Tiger Woods 21 MC MC 32 21 4
Paul Casey 21 16 26 MC 39 56 45 MC 40
Abraham Ancer 49
Louis Oosthuizen 7 16 23 23 2 40 Wd MC 9 MC
Sung Jae Im MC
Gary Woodland 1 36 50 MC 52 MC 23 MC
Marc Leishman 35 45 27 18 MC MC 51 MC
Matt Kuchar 16 MC 16 46 12 12 28 27 14 6
Shane Lowry 28 MC 46 2 9 MC MC
Kevin Kisner 49 MC 58 49 12 MC
Viktor Hovland 12
Bernd Wiesberger 76 16 MC MC MC
Billy Horschel 32 MC 32 25 23 4
Kevin Na MC 32 7 46 12 29 MC MC
Ryan Palmer MC 52 MC MC 21
Matthew Wolff
Jason Day 21 MC MC 8 9 4 2 60 2
Rickie Fowler 43 20 5 MC MC 2 10 41 MC
Brendon Todd MC MC 17
Henrik Stenson 9 6 MC Wd 27 4 21 23 29
Chez Reavie 3 MC 16 MC 45
Lee Westwood 55 32 50 MC 15 10 3 16
Danny Willett 12 MC Wd 37 MC 45
Sergio Garcia 52 MC 21 5 18 35 45 38 7 22
Harris English 58 46 37 48
Matt Wallace 12 MC MC
Kevin Streelman 13 MC MC 60 67
Erik van Rooyen 43
Cameron Smith 72 MC 59 4
Joaquin Niemann MC
Phil Mickelson 52 48 MC 64 28 2 65 54 4
Christiaan Bezuidenhout
Victor Perez
Tom Lewis MC MC
Jason Kokrak 53 37
Mackenzie Hughes MC MC
Byeong Hun An 16 67 MC 23 MC MC
Ian Poulter MC 25 54 17 21 41 MC 47
Joel Dahmen MC
Jazz Janewattananond
Shugo Imahira MC MC
Graeme McDowell 16 MC MC 18 MC 28 MC 2 14 1
Bubba Watson MC MC MC 51 MC MC 32 MC 63
Rasmus Hojgaard
Adam Hadwin MC 60 MC 39
Jordan Spieth 65 MC 35 37 1 17 MC 21
Sung Kang 18 39
Rafa Cabrera-Bello 65 36 42 32 MC 47
Corey Conners MC
Lanto Griffin MC
JT Poston MC
Brandt Snedeker 77 48 9 MC 8 9 17 11 8
Cameron Champ 32
Sebastian Munoz MC
Adam Long MC
Thomas Pieters MC MC
Max Homa MC
Lucas Herbert MC
Thomas Detry
Michael Lorenzo-Vera
Shaun Norris
Charles Howell 52 25 MC
Sam Horsfield MC MC MC
Matthias Schwab
Si Woo Kim MC MC 13
Robert MacIntyre
Martin Kaymer 35 MC 35 37 MC 1 59 15 39 8
Keegan Bradley MC MC 60 MC 27 4 MC 68
Alexander Noren MC 25 MC MC MC MC 51
Paul Waring MC
Chan Kim MC MC
Jim Herman MC 67 MC 47
Matt Jones MC MC MC
Kurt Kitayama
Lucas Glover MC MC MC MC MC MC MC MC 42 58
Andy Sullivan 23 MC
Branden Grace MC 25 50 5 4 MC 51
Danny Lee 57 MC
Romain Langasque
Sami Valimaki
Brian Harman 36 2 MC MC
Michael Thompson MC 2
Ryo Ishikawa MC MC 30 33
Andrew Putnam 43 MC
Justin Harding MC
Eddie Pepperell 16 MC
Troy Merritt MC
Richy Werenski MC
Mark Hubbard
Will Zalatoris MC
Tyler Duncan 56 MC
JC Ritchie
Taylor Pendrith
Ryan Fox MC 41
Davis Riley MC
Renato Paratore MC
Paul Barjon
Zach Johnson 58 12 27 8 72 40 MC 41 30 77
Brandon Wu 35
Connor Syme
Adrian Otaegui
Chesson Hadley 9 MC
Takumi Kanaya
Lee Hodges
Greyson Sigg
Stephan Jaeger 60 MC
Scott Hend MC
Jimmy Walker MC 56 MC MC 58 9
Dan McCarthy MC
Curtis Luck
Steve Stricker 20 16 21 8 15 19 58
Chun-An Yu MC MC
Lukas Michel
Davis Thompson
Marty Jertson
Ryan Vermeer
John Augenstein
Daniel Balin
Cole Hammer MC
Andy Ogletree
James Sugrue
Preston Summerhays
Eduard Rousaud
Ricky Castillo
Sandy Scott
John Pak

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