US Open 2020: Your major championship form guide ahead of this week's event in New York

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"Everything about Xander seems to suggest he is destined for major glory at some stage during his career. Is incredibly consistent, which seems perfect for US Open venues. His three US Open starts read: 5th-6th-3rd."

There's no better time to find your form in major championship golf than right now.

This week's US Open in New York will be the second of seven majors to be staged over a period covering less than one year.

Starting from last month's PGA Championship, through to next year's Open at Royal St George's, there will have been seven major titles up for grabs in the space of just 49 weeks.

This unique situation, created by the upheaval caused by the Coronavirus pandemic, will be 'golf heaven' for many followers of the sport.

It also provides world No 1 Dustin Johnson with the perfect opportunity to increase his rather meagre tally of major trophies.

So far, the 36-year-old has banked just a single major title, which arrived more than 50 months ago at Oakmont Country Club in Pennsylvania.

Since then he's won more than a dozen times on the PGA Tour and is currently producing some of the best golf of his career.

But there was further frustration for DJ in last month's PGA Championship at Harding Park in California, where he tied-for-second behind Collin Morikawa. It was his seventh podium finish in a major and 18th top-10.

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The field, as a whole, will be boosted by the knowledge that the 'major man' of recent years - Brooks Koepka - will not be teeing up at Winged Foot.

The 30-year-old has withdrawn after suffering from persistent knee and hip injuries for much of the season, and he tweeted last week that he will now be focusing his attentions on getting fully fit ahead of November's US Masters.

So who will be Dustin's biggest rivals this week?

Jon Rahm: The world No 2 will also be feeling the pressure of trying to develop a winning reputation in the majors. The 25-year-old Spaniard has won twice since lockdown ended but he may possess a game better suited to Augusta National than the majority of US Open layouts.

Justin Thomas: Whenever he tees-up, is usually considered a strong contender and this week is no different. A winner of 13 PGA Tour titles in less than five years, including the PGA Championship of 2017.

Rory McIlroy: The major clock continues to tick for 31-year-old Rory whose most recent title arrived more than six years ago. His last PGA Tour victory on American soil came in August 2019. Maybe a new season, can bring about a change in fortune?

Collin Morikawa: The newest major champion who closed 65-64 to win in California, in what was only the second Slam event of the 23-year-old's career. Began 2020 at No 65 in the World Ranking and is now No 5.

Webb Simpson: Despite being the world No 6, usually remains under the radar going into majors, which probably suits him anyway. US Open champion from eight years ago.

Xander Schauffele: Everything about Xander seems to suggest he is destined for major glory at some stage during his career. Posted the lowest 72-hole total at the recent Tour Championship, but was not declared the winner because of the PGA Tour's handicapping system. Is incredibly consistent, which seems perfect for US Open venues. His three US Open starts read: 5th-6th-3rd.

Bryson DeChambeau: On paper, it would appear that the wider fairways of Augusta National might suit the big hitting 26-year-old more than Winged Foot. However, following a sketchy start to major championship life, the American sprang into action at Harding Park last month where he registered a first major top-10 by finishing in a tie-for-fourth.

Adam Scott: The 40-year-old is certainly not expected to be among the front-runners this week but the Australian might just spring a surprise or two in New York. Playing fairly solidly at present, so wouldn't need to up his game too much to contend at Winged Foot.

Viktor Hovland: Solid from tee-to-green, and finished tied-12th on his US Open debut last year. The Norwegian is a reasonable each-way chance.

Kevin Kisner: Despite his unfortunate recent Tweet, the 36-year-old from South Carolina is a solid performer. His best major display to date is tied-second at Carnoustie in 2018.

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Last 10 Major Championship Results

Position

  • 1–5
  • 6–15
  • 16–25
Player 20 PG 19 BO 19 US 19 PG 19 UM 18 PG 18 BO 18 US 18 UM 17 PG
Dustin Johnson 2 51 35 2 2 27 MC 3 10 13
Jon Rahm 13 11 3 MC 9 4 MC MC 4 58
Justin Thomas 37 11 MC 12 6 MC 25 17 1
Rory McIlroy 33 MC 9 8 21 50 2 MC 5 22
Collin Morikawa 1 35
Webb Simpson 37 30 16 29 5 19 12 10 20 33
Xander Schauffele 10 41 3 16 2 35 2 6 50 MC
Bryson DeChambeau 4 MC 35 MC 29 MC 51 25 38 33
Patrick Reed 13 10 32 MC 36 MC 28 4 1 2
Adam Scott 22 MC 7 8 18 3 17 MC 32 61
Patrick Cantlay 43 41 21 3 9 27 12 45 MC 33
Daniel Berger 13 49 71 12 MC 6 32 MC
Tyrrell Hatton MC 6 21 48 56 10 51 6 44 MC
Tony Finau 4 3 MC 64 5 42 9 5 10 44
Tommy Fleetwood 29 2 65 48 36 35 12 2 17 61
Matthew Fitzpatrick MC 20 12 41 21 MC MC 12 38 MC
Justin Rose 9 20 3 29 MC 19 2 10 12 MC
Hideki Matsuyama 22 MC 21 16 32 35 MC 16 19 5
Tiger Woods 37 MC 21 MC 1 2 6 MC 32
Paul Casey 2 57 21 29 MC MC 51 16 15 13
Abraham Ancer 43 MC 49 16 MC
Louis Oosthuizen 33 20 7 60 29 28 16 12 2
Sung Jae Im MC MC MC 42 MC
Gary Woodland 58 MC 1 8 32 6 67 36 MC 22
Marc Leishman MC MC 35 MC 49 71 60 45 9 13
Matt Kuchar MC 41 16 8 12 MC 9 MC 28 9
Shane Lowry 66 1 28 8 MC 12 MC MC 48
Kevin Kisner 19 30 49 MC 21 12 2 MC 28 7
Viktor Hovland 33 12 32
Bernd Wiesberger 43 32 76 24 MC
Billy Horschel 43 MC 32 23 56 35 MC 48
Kevin Na MC MC MC 46 19 51 MC
Ryan Palmer 43 MC MC
Matthew Wolff 4
Jason Day 4 MC 21 23 5 19 17 MC 20 9
Rickie Fowler MC 6 43 36 9 12 28 20 2 5
Brendon Todd 17 MC
Henrik Stenson MC 20 9 48 36 MC 35 6 5 13
Chez Reavie 75 MC 3 14 12 MC MC 53 22
Lee Westwood 4 MC 61 67
Danny Willett MC 6 12 41 MC MC 24 MC MC MC
Sergio Garcia MC 67 52 MC MC MC MC MC MC MC
Harris English 19 58
Matt Wallace 77 51 12 3 MC 19 MC MC
Kevin Streelman 58 57 MC
Erik van Rooyen 51 20 43 8 17
Cameron Smith 43 20 72 64 51 56 78 MC 5 MC
Joaquin Niemann MC MC MC 71 MC
Phil Mickelson 71 MC 52 71 18 MC 24 48 36 MC
Christiaan Bezuidenhout MC MC
Victor Perez 22
Tom Lewis MC 11 MC 47 MC
Jason Kokrak MC 32 23 19 MC 33
Mackenzie Hughes 58 MC MC
Byeong Hun An 22 32 16 MC 56 51 67 28
Ian Poulter 22 MC MC MC 12 31 MC 25 44 22
Joel Dahmen 10 MC MC 71
Jazz Janewattananond MC MC 14 MC
Shugo Imahira MC MC MC MC MC
Graeme McDowell MC 57 16 29 MC MC
Bubba Watson 71 51 MC MC 12 MC MC MC 5 MC
Rasmus Hojgaard
Adam Hadwin 58 57 29 MC 35 MC 24 MC
Jordan Spieth 71 20 65 3 21 12 9 MC 3 28
Sung Kang 79 7 44
Rafa Cabrera-Bello MC MC 65 71 36 10 74 36 38 MC
Corey Conners MC MC 64 46
Lanto Griffin 19 MC
JT Poston 75 60
Brandt Snedeker 51 MC 77 16 MC 42 MC 48
Cameron Champ 10 54
Sebastian Munoz MC MC
Adam Long 51 41 MC
Thomas Pieters 67 MC 23 6 28 MC MC
Max Homa MC 64
Lucas Herbert MC 71 51 MC
Thomas Detry
Michael Lorenzo-Vera 43 MC 16 65
Shaun Norris MC MC MC 61
Charles Howell 52 41 32 71 MC 25 73
Sam Horsfield MC
Matthias Schwab MC
Si Woo Kim 13 MC MC MC 21 MC 67 MC 24 Wd
Robert MacIntyre 66 6
Martin Kaymer MC 35 MC 51 42 MC MC 48
Keegan Bradley MC MC MC 29 43 42 79 MC 33
Alexander Noren 22 11 MC 54 62 MC 17 25 MC 67
Paul Waring 63 MC
Chan Kim MC MC MC
Jim Herman 77 44
Matt Jones MC MC MC MC
Kurt Kitayama 51 MC 64
Lucas Glover MC 20 MC 16 MC 33
Andy Sullivan MC MC MC MC
Branden Grace 51 MC MC 58 27 MC 25 24 MC
Danny Lee 71 36 MC
Romain Langasque 63
Sami Valimaki
Brian Harman 58 MC MC 71 MC 36 44 13
Michael Thompson MC MC
Ryo Ishikawa MC
Andrew Putnam MC 32 43 78 59
Justin Harding 41 MC 54 12 MC
Eddie Pepperell 71 MC 51 59 6
Troy Merritt MC MC MC
Richy Werenski MC MC MC
Mark Hubbard 51
Will Zalatoris MC
Tyler Duncan MC 56
JC Ritchie
Taylor Pendrith
Ryan Fox 16 MC MC 27 39 41 54
Davis Riley
Renato Paratore MC
Paul Barjon
Zach Johnson MC MC 58 54 58 19 17 12 36 48
Brandon Wu MC 35
Connor Syme MC
Adrian Otaegui MC MC 65
Chesson Hadley 9 MC MC MC MC
Takumi Kanaya MC 58
Lee Hodges
Greyson Sigg
Stephan Jaeger
Scott Hend MC
Jimmy Walker MC MC MC 23 36 42 MC 56 20 MC
Dan McCarthy
Curtis Luck
Steve Stricker MC MC 20 54
Chun-An Yu MC MC
Lukas Michel
Davis Thompson
Marty Jertson MC 82 MC
Ryan Vermeer MC 80 MC MC
John Augenstein
Daniel Balin MC MC MC
Cole Hammer
Andy Ogletree
James Sugrue MC
Preston Summerhays
Eduard Rousaud
Ricky Castillo
Sandy Scott
John Pak

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