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QUICK LOOK AT THE 13 LIV GOLF PLAYERS IN U.S. OPEN

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LIV Golf Staff
Jun 10 2024
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Thirteen current LIV Golf League players will compete in this week’s U.S. Open at Pinehurst No. 2 in North Carolina. Here’s a quick look at each one.

DEAN BURMESTER (Stinger GC)

U.S. Open starts: 2
Best finish: T56 (2018)

Exemption: Final qualifying … Won LIV Golf Miami in April for his first LIV Golf win … Comes off T12 at PGA Championship, his second best result in 9 career major starts.


EUGENIO CHACARRA (Fireballs GC)

U.S. Open starts: 0
Best finish:

Exemption: Final qualifying … Making his first start in a major … Turned pro in 2022 to join LIV Golf … Has two pro wins, including LIV Golf Bangkok in his fifth pro start in 2022.


BRYSON DeCHAMBEAU (Crushers GC captain)

U.S. Open starts: 8
Best finish: 1st (2020)

Exemption: Past champion … Third player (Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods) to win NCAA individual title, U.S. Amateur and U.S. Open … Two of his 12 career pro wins have come in LIV Golf.


SERGIO GARCIA (Fireballs GC captain)

U.S. Open starts: 24
Best finish:  T3 (2005)

Exemption: Final qualifying alternate … Has played in every U.S. Open since 2000 … Making his 99th career major start … His best U.S. Open finish came at Pinehurst in 2005.


TYRRELL HATTON (Legion XIII)

U.S. Open starts: 7
Best finish: T6 (2018)

Exemption: 2023 Tour Championship eligible, world top 60 … Has one top-5 finish in 36 major starts … Finished T9 at 2024 Masters, his best result at Augusta National.


DUSTIN JOHNSON (4Aces GC captain)

U.S. Open starts: 16
Best finish: 1st (2016)

Exemption: Past champion … Won first of his two majors with three-stroke win at Oakmont in 2016 … Making his 60th career major start … 23 top-10s in majors.


MARTIN KAYMER (Cleeks GC captain)

U.S. Open starts: 15
Best finish: 1st (2014)

Exemption: Past champion … Won 2014 U.S. Open at Pinehurst by 8 strokes … Became first player to open a major with two rounds of 65 or better … Making 55th start in a major.


BROOKS KOEPKA (Smash GC captain)

U.S. Open starts: 10
Best finish: 1st (2017, 2018)

Exemption: Past champion … Became first golfer in 29 years and seventh player all-time to win consecutive U.S. Opens … Had made the cut in 35 of his 40 major starts.


ADRIAN MERONK (Cleeks GC)

U.S. Open starts: 2
Best finish: MC

Exemption: 2023 Race to Dubai ranking … Making his ninth major start, with a best finish of T23 (2023 Open) … Finished solo second on Sunday at LIV Golf Houston, his best result in eight LIV Golf starts.


PHIL MICKELSON (HyFlyers GC)

U.S. Open starts: 32
Best finish: 2nd (1999, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2009, 2013)

Exemption: 2021 PGA Championship winner … Seeking to become sixth golfer to complete career grand slam … Has competed in all three U.S. Opens at Pinehurst.


DAVID PUIG (Fireballs GC)

U.S. Open starts: 1
Best finish: T39 (2023)

Exemption: Final qualifying … Shot 12-under 132 for medalist honors at Lake Merced … Shot final-round 67 at Los Angeles Country Club in last year’s U.S. Open.


JON RAHM (Legion XIII)

U.S. Open starts: 8
Best finish: 1st (2021)

Exemption: Past champion … Birdied final two holes at Torrey Pines to beat Louis Oosthuizen by one stroke at 2021 U.S. Open … Coming off WD at LIV Golf Houston (foot injury).


CAMERON SMITH (Ripper GC)

U.S. Open starts: 8
Best finish: 4th (2023), T4 (2015)

Exemption: 2022 Open Championship winner … Became 18th different Australian to win a major … Making 28th consecutive major start … Three LIV Golf titles among his 12 pro wins.

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