Majors Value Meter: U.S. Open Rankings

Majors Value Meter: U.S. Open Rankings

This article is part of our Majors Value Meter series.

Below are our 2015 U.S. Open rankings. This list is geared toward winner-take-all leagues and leagues that reward the lowest aggregate score, but it can serve other leagues as well, no matter the nuances. Check the comments section for golfers who are scratched.

FAVORITES

1. Rory McIlroy
Note: World No. 1 is seeking second U.S. Open title, has the bonus of a links course that requires length
2. Jordan Spieth
Note: 21-year-old Masters champ could be first since Tiger Woods in 2002 to sweep year's first two majors
3. Dustin Johnson
Note: Withdrew last Thursday due to flu but if healthy is a strong contender to win first major
4. Justin Rose
Note: Red hot with a runner-up at the Masters, win at the Zurich Classic, runner-up at the Memorial
5. Phil Mickelson
Note: Six runner-up finishes at U.S. Open. Chambers Bay fits his long ball and creativity around greens
6. Rickie Fowler
Note: Fresh of a win at The Players, Fowler's next step is claiming a major after top-5s in every major last year
7. Henrik Stenson
Note: Swedish star has world class game to contend anywhere, but links course more than suits his fancy

CONTENDERS

8. Bubba Watson
Note: Immensely long with creative eye has its advantages at Chambers Bay, but needs to putt well to contend
9. Jason Day
Note: Missing cut at last two starts (Players, Memorial) casts shadow on chances, but has traits to compete
10. Sergio Garcia
Note: Coming off playoff loss at The
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Michael Riek
Michael is the 2016 FSWA Golf Writer of the Year winner. He is a former collegiate golfer with a passion for analytics and strategy.
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