It’s US Open week this week! During this special week, you're going to see plenty of statistics and data flying around regarding this country's national golf championship. Heck, even the during the broadcasts, the announcers will be suppling everyone with copious amounts of useful information.
As for what you need to know before the U.S. Open begins with first-round action on Thursday at Shinnecock Hills Golf Course, we have you covered. Here are a few useful facts 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. Yup, only two and they 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: What about the players with a sub-70 first round scoring average over the last five Opens (with a minimum of three played). This one is surprising. Not because of the number but the names. Dustin Johnson is first at 69.4. The other is the 2018 Masters champion - Patrick Reed at 69.8. Only these two!
9,049: Entries into this year's U.S. Open. The eighth-most ever.
4: Players with an average finish in the top 10 in the last five U.S. Opens when making the cut (with a minimum of three cuts made). They are – along with their average finish placement.
· 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 already and are going for more.
10: Golfers who have played every weekend in U.S. Opens they've played over the last five years. We know about Garcia and Kuchar from earlier, 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.
25: ErnieEls currently holds the title for most 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.