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US Open form guide: great expectations

Adam Scott
Adam Scott during a practice round at Shinnecock Hills.

US OPEN TV GUIDE

There are nine Australians in the field for this year’s US Open at Shinnecock Hills.

Here’s a form guide to the nine who hope to repeat the 2006 feat of Geoff Ogilvy in winning.

 

Jason Day:

World ranking: 8

Number of tournaments played this year: 8

Best finish this year: 1st - Farmers Insurance Open, Wells Fargo Championship

Last victory: 6 May 2018 – Wells Fargo Championship

How he got in the field: Winning the PGA Championship in 2015

Record at The U.S.Open:

2011       -              2

2012       -              T59

2013       -              T2

2014       -              T4

2015       -              T9

2016       -              T8

2017       -              MC

Marc Leishman:

World ranking: 14

Number of tournaments played this year: 13 (PGA TOUR)

Best finish this year: 2nd AT&T Byron Nelson

Last victory: 17 September 2017 – BMW Championship

How he got in the field: Those qualifying for 2017 Tour Championship

Record at The U.S. Open:

2010       -              MC

2011       -              T51

2012       -              DNP

2013       -              MC

2014       -              DNP

2015       -              MC

2016       -              T18

2017       -              T27

Cameron Smith:

World ranking: 42

Number of tournaments played this year: 13 (PGA TOUR)

Best finish this year: T5 - The Masters

Last victory: 3 December 2017 - Australian PGA Championship

How he got in the field: Top-60 in the Official World Golf Rankings as of 21 May 2018

Record at The U.S. Open:

2015       -              T4

2016       -              T59

2017       -              DNP

 

Adam Scott:

World ranking: 67

Number of tournaments played this year: 12 (PGA TOUR)

Best finish this year: T9 - AT&T Byron Nelson

Last victory: 6 March 2016 – WGC – Cadillac Championship

How he got in the field: Sectional Qualifying at Brookside Golf & Country Club/Lakes Golf & Country Club

Record at The U.S. Open:

2002       -              MC

2003       -              MC

2004       -              MC

2005       -              T28

2006       -              T21

2007       -              MC

2008       -              T26

2009       -              T36

2010       -              MC

2011       -              MC

2012       -              T15

2013       -              T45

2014       -              T9

2015       -              T4

2016       -              T18

2017       -              MC

Lucas Herbert:

World ranking: 159

Number of Professional tournaments played this year: 5 (European Tour) 1 (ISPS HANDA PGA Tour of Australasia) 1 (Asian Tour) 1 (Mackenzie Tour)

Best finish this year: 3rd – ISPS HANDA World Super 6 Perth

How he got in the field: Sectional Qualifying at Portland Golf Club

Record at The U.S. Open:

Will debut in 2018.

Jason Scrivener:

World ranking: 186

Number of Professional tournaments played this year: 14 (European Tour)

Best finish this year: T6 – Omega Dubai Desert Classic

Last victory: 19 November 2017 – NSW Open (ISPS HANDA PGA Tour of Australasia)

How he got in the field: Sectional Qualifying at Walton Heath Golf Club

Record at The U.S. Open:

Will debut in 2018.

Aaron Baddeley:

World ranking: 244

Number of Professional tournaments played this year: 13 (PGA TOUR)

Best finish this year: T14 – Genesis Open

Last victory: 17 July 2016 – Barbasol Championship (PGA TOUR)

How he got in the field: Sectional Qualifying at Brookside Golf & Country Club/Lakes Golf & Country Club

Record at The U.S. Open:

2000       -              MC

2004       -              MC

2007       -              T13

2008       -              T29

2010       -              MC

2011       -              MC

2012       -              MC

2013       -              MC

2014       -              T23

2017       -              DNP

Matt Jones:

World ranking: 302

Number of Professional tournaments played this year: 9 (PGA TOUR)

Best finish this year: T13 – AT&T Byron Nelson

Last victory: 29 November 2015 – Emirates Australian Open (ISPS HANDA PGA Tour of Australasia)

How he got in the field: Sectional Qualifying at Ridgeway Country Club/Colonial Country Club

Record at The U.S. Open:

2009       -              WD

2014       -              MC

2017       -              DNP

 

David Bransdon:

World ranking: 450

Number of Professional tournaments played this year: 5 (Japan Tour) 2 (ISPS HANDA PGA Tour of Australasia) 1 (European Tour) 1 (Asian Tour)

Best finish this year: T4 – ISPS HANDA New Zealand Open

Last victory: 23 August 2015 – Queensland Open (ISPS HANDA PGA Tour of Australasia)

How he got in the field: Sectional Qualifying at Japan Memorial Golf Club

Record at The U.S. Open:

Will debut in 2018


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