JOR­DAN SPI­ETH

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Best US Open fin­ish: 1st, 2015 Fin­ish in 2004: DNP

The three-time ma­jor cham­pion has proven he can win any­where. His vic­tory in the Open Cham­pi­onship at Royal Birk­dale il­lus­trated just how deep his men­tal re­serves stretch. His typ­i­cally im­pres­sive putting stroke (1st, 1st and 2nd in av­er­age putts per hole the last three years) has looked shaky this year (151st in av­er­age putts per hole, and 183rd in SG: Putting), but as his performance at the Mas­ters demon­strated (1.62 putts per hole), he can turn it around in a hurry. Sec­ond in the PGA Tour’s SG: Tee to Green cat­e­gory, Spi­eth will likely find lots of Shinnecock’s greens. And if putts like he did at Au­gusta, he’ll chal­lenge for his sec­ond US Open ti­tle.

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