2022 U.S. Open – All the facts & figures

Fatiha Betscher

Jon Rahm celebrates his birdie putt on the 18th green during the final round at the 2021 U.S. Open at Torrey Pines (Jeff Haynes/USGA)

2011 US OPEN – Major points:

Today’s [Thursday] starting third major of the season, the U.S. Open is one of five events in the 2021-22 PGA TOUR Season that awards 600 FedExCup points to the winner: THE PLAYERS Championship (won by Cameron Smith), Masters Tournament (Scottie Scheffler), PGA Championship (Justin Thomas), U.S. Open and The Open Championship. The 2022 U.S. Open field includes 29 of the top 30 players in the FedExCup standings, led by No. 1 Scottie Scheffler (No. 24 J.J. Spaun is not in the field).

PGA TOUR Winners: 22 players in the field have won on the PGA TOUR this season.
Sam Burns (3)
Patrick Cantlay
Talor Gooch
Lucas Herbert
Tom Hoge
Max Homa (2)
Billy Horschel
Viktor Hovland
Sungjae Im
Jason Kokrak
K.H. Lee
Luke List
Hideki Matsuyama (2)
Rory McIlroy (2)
Joaquin Niemann
Jon Rahm
Xander Schauffele
Scottie Scheffler (4)
Cameron Smith (2)
Jordan Spieth
Sepp Straka
Justin Thomas


2021-22 PGA TOUR winners not in the field: Ryan Brehm, Chad Ramey, J.J. Spaun, Hudson Swafford

Back to Brookline: The Country Club hosts the U.S. Open for the fourth time (1913/Francis Ouimet, 1963/Julius Boros, 1988/Curtis Strange; all won in playoff). The Country Club also hosted the 1999 Ryder Cup, won by the United States.

Top-10: Three players have finished in the top 10 in the season’s first two majors. Since 2004, eight players have finished in the top 10 in each of the season’s four majors: Jon Rahm (2021), Brooks Koepka (2019), Jordan Spieth (2015), Rickie Fowler (2014), Tiger Woods (2005), Vijay Singh (2005), Ernie Els (2004) and Phil Mickelson (2004).

Player Masters PGA Championship
Justin Thomas T8 Win
Rory McIlroy 2nd 8th
Will Zalatoris T6 2nd

The Last Time:

Last to successfully defend title at a major: Brooks Koepka (2019 PGA Championship)
Last to win consecutive majors: Jordan Spieth (2015 Masters Tournament, 2015 U.S. Open)
Last to win multiple majors in the same season: Brooks Koepka (2018 U.S. Open, PGA Championship)
Last to win on TOUR and win a major the following week: Rory McIlroy (2014 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, PGA Championship)

TOP PLAYERS IN THE FIELD – 2022 U.S. Open, June 13-19, 2022 • 35th of 47 FedExCup events
Brookline, Massachusetts, The Country Club (Championship Course) • Par 70 • 7,254 yards
Purse $12.5 million (2021 purse)
Winner $2.25 million (2021) + 600 FedExCup pts.
156 players • 72-hole stroke play
Defending champion Jon Rahm

Age 25
OWGR No. 1
FedExCup No. 1
Starts Wins Top-10s
PGA TOUR season 18 4 8
PGA TOUR career 81 4 23
U.S. Open 4 0 1
– Finished T7 at 2021 U.S. Open; MC at 2022 PGA Championship
– Seeks second major title in 12th major start
– Finished T18 at last week’s RBC Canadian Open
– Last five-win season on TOUR: Justin Thomas, 2016-17

Age 33
OWGR No. 3
FedExCup No. 4
Starts Wins Top-10s
PGA TOUR season 10 2 6
PGA TOUR career 214 21 101
U.S. Open 13 1 6
– Won 21st TOUR title at RBC Canadian Open (T31 all-time)
– 2011 U.S. Open (Congressional) marked first of four major titles
(most recent: 2014 PGA Championship)
– Holds U.S. Open records for low 72 holes (268) and 54 holes (199)

Age 27
OWGR No. 2
FedExCup No. 10
Starts Wins Top-10s
PGA TOUR season 13 1 6
PGA TOUR career 125 7 61
U.S. Open 6 1 2
– Became the first player from Spain to win U.S. Open with 2021 victory
– T27 at 2022 Masters ended streak of five straight top-10s in majors,
dating to 2020 Masters; finished T48 at 2022 PGA Championship
– Has never successfully defended a title on the PGA TOUR

Age 30
OWGR No. 4
FedExCup No. 6
Starts Wins Top-10s
PGA TOUR season 12 1 7
PGA TOUR career 133 7 39
U.S. Open 6 0 0
– After PGA Championship (MC), finished T3 at the Memorial in his
most recent start
– Only player in top five in OWGR without major victory (22nd start)
– 2021 FedExCup champion

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