U.S. Open: Power Ranking Top 10 Golfers In Oakmont Country Club - 6/16/16
The 2016 U.S. Open
U.S. Open: Thursday, June 16, 2016 at 1:00 pm (Oakmont Country Club) See the Latest Odds
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The PGA Tour is flying by, as we’re already in our second major of the year with the U.S. Open taking place this week at the Oakmont Country Club. This is a chance for somebody to make history and earn a career defining victory.
It should be a fun week of golf.
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Here are the 2016 U.S. Open power rankings.
1. Jason Day - Jason Day continues to be the most consistent player in golf with nine top-10 finishes in 11 events played and three victories. Also, while neither finish was in Oakmont, Day has finished runner-up twice at the U.S. Open. Day should be the favorite to win this weekend.
2. Rory McIlroy - Rory McIlroy has finished no worse than 12th in his last five events and won the U.S. Open back in 2012. McIlroy has a shot to become the 22nd golfer to win this event twice in his current form.
3. Matt Kuchar - Matt Kuchar has finished sixth or better in his last four events and is third in scoring average. With Kuchar playing the way he’s playing, he has a great chance to win his first event in two years.
4. Jordan Spieth - Jordan Spieth has a chance to become the first player since Curtis Strange in the 80s to win the U.S. Open back-to-back years. Spieth hasn’t been terrific this season, but he’s never to be counted out in big tournaments and still has 10 top-10 finishes in his last 13 events.
5. Dustin Johnson - Dustin Johnson was really impressive in the St. Jude Classic and was runner-up in last years U.S. Open. Johnson has been really solid the last couple of weeks and is inching closer to getting his first victory of the season. Why not this week?
6. Justin Rose - Justin Rose has finished 19th or better three of his last four events and won the U.S. Open back in 2011. Rose has eight top-25 finishes in 11 events and is fifth in greens in regulation percentage.
7. Patrick Reed - Patrick Reed has 10 top-25 finishes in 17 events played and is coming off an eighth place finish at the Memorial Tournament. Reed has been one of the more consistent golfers over the last month and has a chance for a surprise performance if he can keep this run up.
8. Hideki Matsuyama - Hideki Matsuyama has finished 11th or better in three of his last four events, and he’s third in birdie average and 10th in scoring average. Matsuyama has had his fair share of ups and downs this season but has been rather consistent in big tournaments, including a seventh place finish in the Masters.
9. Rickie Fowler - Rickie Fowler has missed the cut in back-to-back events but also has six top-10 finishes and is third in greens in regulation percentage. Fowler also finished runner-up in the 2014 U.S. Open.
10. Danny Willett - It’s not easy to win back-to-back majors as Danny Willett is coming off a win in The Masters. However, Willett has been very consistent in limited time with four top-25 finishes in six events played. Willett is worth a top-10 spot given what he did back in April.