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A look at most cuts made and lowest average finish over the past five seasons
With the 2018 U.S. Open starting this week, you’re going to see plenty of statistics and data flying around regarding this country’s national championship. Heck, the broadcast alone will have copious amounts of yardages and angles along with all manner of information to consume.
As for what you need to know before the U.S. Open begins with first-round action on Thursday, we have you covered.
Here are 10 figures you need to know about this year’s U.S. Open at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club in Southampton, New York.
2: Golfers who have made the cut at the last five U.S. Opens. Their names are Matt Kuchar and Sergio Garcia. That’s it. There are 17 others who have made the cut at four of them, but Garcia and Kuchar are the only ones who have hit the weekend at all five.
2: Also, golfers with a sub-70 first round scoring average over the last five Opens (minimum three played). This one surprised me a bit. Not because of the number but the names. Dustin Johnson is first at 69.4. The other is reigning Masters champion Patrick Reed at 69.8.
#USOpen week is finally here! Only 3 days until the first shot of the 118th championship is in the air!
— U.S. Open (USGA) (@usopengolf) June 11, 2018
9,049: Entries into this year’s U.S. Open. The eighth-most ever.
4: Golfers with an average finish of 10th or better in the last five U.S. Opens when making the cut (minimum three cuts made). Here they are along with their average finish.
- Rickie Fowler: 5.7 (three cuts made)
- Jason Day: 5.8 (four cuts made)
- Brooks Koepka: 9 (four cuts made)
- Jason Dufner: 10 (three cuts made)
27: Major champions playing in this year’s U.S. Open, which means 17 percent of the field has a major championship in their pocket.
10: Golfers who have made 100 percent of cuts in U.S. Opens they’ve played over the last five years. We’ve already looked at two of them in Garcia and Kuchar, but here are the rest.
- Sergio Garcia, Matt Kuchar: 5
- Brooks Koepka, Kevin Na: 4
- Steve Stricker, David Lingmerth, Ian Poulter, Daniel Summerhays, Harris English, Matthew Fitzpatrick: 3
Interestingly, only Fitzpatrick, Poulter, Stricker, Koepka, Kuchar and Garcia are in the field this year out of the aforementioned group.
7,440: Yards the U.S. Open will play at Shinnecock this year. At that number, it would not be one of the 10 longest setups in U.S. Open history. Erin Hills in all four rounds holds the top four spots on the list with Round 1 tipping out at 7,845, which is the longest in the tournament’s history.
5: Golfers who will have competed in the last three U.S. Opens at Shinnecock (including this one). Kenny Perry, Ernie Els, Steve Stricker, Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods are the five.
1: Golfers who have made the cut at at least four of the last five U.S. Opens and played those events under par. The only one is Koepka, who was 16 under at last year’s edition at Erin Hills.
- Brooks Koepka: -8 overall (4 cuts made)
- Brandt Snedeker: +3 (4)
- Jason Day: +6 (4)
- Hideki Matsuyama: +6 (4)
- Jim Furyk: +6 (4)
- Louis Oosthuizen: +9 (4)
- Jordan Spieth: +9 (4)
- Dustin Johnson: +10 (4)
- Kevin Na: +12 (4)
- Adam Scott: +20 (4)
- Martin Kaymer: +20 (4)
- Matt Kuchar: +21 (5)
- Sergio Garcia: +22 (5)
- Billy Horschel: +23 (4)
- Zach Johnson: +25 (4)
- Ernie Els: +31 (4)
- Webb Simpson: +32 (4)
- Paul Casey: +33 (4)
- Lee Westwood: +33 (4)
25: Els has the most current consecutive appearances in this championship; this year will be No. 26. Mickelson has the most appearances overall with 26; this year will be No. 27.
SOURCE: CBS Sports
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Let’s take a look at how to properly repair a ball mark to help maintain the health of the greens you putt on.
Repairing that little depression is very important. Equally important is doing it the right way. Many golfers repair their ball marks correctly which is appreciated by the golf course superintendent and their fellow golfers. Unfortunately, many well-meaning golfers who do repair the pitch marks, to do so incorrectly.
A ball mark can cause the grass in the depression to die, leaving not just a scar but also a pit in the putting surface that can knock well-struck putts offline. Repairing a ball mark restores a smooth surface and helps keep the grass healthy. But “repairing” a ball mark incorrectly can actually cause more damage than good. The biggest mistake it lifting up on the soil and grass which tears the roots and kills more of the grass around the mark. Incorrectly “repaired” ball marks take up to twice as long to heal as those that are properly repaired.
Repairing ball marks isn’t just important for the health of the greens, and for smooth-rolling putts; it isn’t just a matter of golf etiquette, it is our obligation to help take care of the golf courses we play. And repairing ball marks is a big part of that obligation to the game.
Tireless 24-year-old nabs second TOUR win at the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide
DUBLIN, Ohio – By the time he made a 12-foot birdie putt to close out Byeong Hun An in a playoff at the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide, Bryson DeChambeau had already checked the nitrogen levels in the Muirfield Village rough, verified the camber of the 18th green, and analyzed the glycemic load of Jack Nicklaus’ favorite milkshake.
Or so you would believe, given DeChambeau’s mad-scientist reputation.
“People always kind of scrutinize me saying I’m too technical and whatnot,” DeChambeau, 24, said after moving from 22nd to 4th in the FedExCup with his second PGA TOUR win. “It’s all just to aid my feel. I am a guy that goes off of feel still, to everybody’s surprise, probably.”
By now it’s well known that the polymath DeChambeau has reimagined golf. He plays with a single-length set of irons, advocates a single-plane swing, and has done for the humble yardage book what Leonardo da Vinci did for anatomy.
Good copy, as they say in the typing business.
But it doesn’t really explain how this guy won the Memorial while hitting just 5 of 14 fairways in regulation play Sunday. How after missing 14 straight cuts last season, he now must be considered one of the 10 best American players. (He and other potential U.S. Ryder Cup Team members were fitted for uniforms at Muirfield Village earlier this week.)
Yes, DeChambeau has reimagined the game, but he’s been even better at reinventing himself.
“Other players go to the range,” said his caddie, Tim Tucker. “He goes to the range religiously.”
Case in point: DeChambeau was the only one on the Muirfield driving range as the sun bled over the horizon Saturday night. What was he working on? No telling. He was improving his transdimensional aspect, closing the thorium loop, attenuating the dip slip. It doesn’t matter, and DeChambeau says he doesn’t like to give away his secrets, anyway.
The important thing is he was working.
“He’s happiest when he’s hitting balls,” Tucker said.
With his active mind, DeChambeau is a perfect fit for golf, with its three-dimensionality and limitless variables. But that insatiable curiosity would mean nothing without the insatiable work ethic to go with it, the willingness and stamina to tear everything apart and start all over again.
In a sport where even the big winners fail most of the time, self-reinvention is everything. Those 14 straight missed cuts, the last of which came at the U.S. Open last summer? Not unusual. Plenty of players could describe similarly bleak stretches before they turned into caddies and broadcasters.
Not DeChambeau. Although he said it was “a tough pill to swallow” and wondered if he was a TOUR quality player, he also settled in and sucked it up. It was time to have the Big Talk with the guy looking back at him in the mirror, because if he was going to survive, he had to adapt.
“I went back to the drawing board,” he said, “kind of figured something out, and ultimately wound up winning the John Deere four weeks later because of that hard talk to myself.”
But his reinvention wasn’t over, because he went straight from the Deere, where he thought he’d figured something out, to the Open Championship, where he shot 76-77 to miss the cut by eight shots. And he failed to make the TOUR Championship two months later. “So I went back to the drawing board again,” DeChambeau said, “… to be able to come out with something that has allowed me to be more consistent on TOUR, have less error in where I’m hitting it and be more confident in unique situations.”
The second drawing board worked even better than the first one.
He notched a top-20 finish at the Safeway Open, a top-10 at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, a top-5 at the Waste Management Phoenix Open. Reinvention gave way to refinement, and he was second to Rory McIlroy at the Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by Mastercard, T3 at the RBC Heritage, and 4th at the Wells Fargo Championship.
The mad scientist was closing in.
DeChambeau led the field in scrambling (17/21) at the Memorial, and was ninth in Strokes Gained: Putting (+4.916). With only five fairways hit, the entire final round was a high-wire act.
He three-putted the 72nd hole to fall into a playoff with Kyle Stanley (70) and An (69), and ripped off his white, Hogan-style cap and swatted his leg with it.
“Let’s go win it,” caddie Tucker said.
As sudden-death playoffs go, this one wasn’t very sudden. For the second time in 20 minutes, DeChambeau split the 18th fairway with a 3-wood, and he and An each missed the green before making deft par saves. Stanley, who had birdied four straight holes on the back nine to make the playoff, could barely get a club on the ball for his second shot and bogeyed to fall away.
Again, DeChambeau went back to the 18th tee; again, he split the fairway with that 3-wood. This time his 9-iron approach shot rode the wind to within 12 feet of the pin. When the final putt fell, with An looking at another short putt to save par, the winner looked up and pumped his arms. He had found validation, again, and with something less than his A-game, grinding out the win the way tournament host Nicklaus had so often back in the day.
“Sometimes that’s what you gotta do,” Nicklaus said. “If your driver’s not working, your putter better be working. And if your putter’s not working, everything else must be working. But he had the right club working today and that was his flat club. Nice going.”
A Memorial victory, by the way, comes with a three-year exemption on TOUR, which is one more than most tournaments. DeChambeau may not need the extra year, but it’s nice to know it’s there. You know, just in case he ever has to go back to the drawing board.
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