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Who Has Major Chops? Assessing Contenders at 2021 U.S. Open

Bubba Watson has won two Masters, Louis Oosthuizen won a British Open, and it appears only a matter of time before Jon Rahm and Xander Schauffele win a major. Here's a look at the major resumes of the dozen players who begin Round 3 under par at the U.S. Open.
RICHARD BLAND

Age: 48

World Ranking: 115

Starts Third Round: T1, 5-under 137

Previous Major Appearances: 3

Top Major Finish: T22, 2017 British Open

Top-Three Finishes: 0

Top-10 Finishes: 0

U.S. Open Appearances: 1

Top U.S. Open Finish: Missed Cut, 2009 

RUSSELL HENLEY

Age: 32

World Ranking: 63

Starts Third Round: T1, 5-under 137

Previous Major Appearances: 26

Top Major Finish: T11, 2017 Masters

Top-Three Finishes: 0

Top-10 Finishes: 0

U.S. Open Appearances: 7

Top U.S. Open Finish: T16, 2016 (Amateur)

LOUIS OOSTHUIZEN

Age: 38

World Ranking: 18

Starts Third Round: T3, 4-under 138

Previous Major Appearances: 49

Top Major Finish: 1, 2010 British Open

Top-Three Finishes: 8

Top-10 Finishes: 9

U.S. Open Appearances: 11

Top U.S. Open Finish: T2, 2015 

MATTHEW WOLFF

Age: 22

World Ranking: 32

Starts Third Round: T3, 4-under 138

Previous Major Appearances: 4

Top Major Finish: 2, 2020 U.S. Open

Top-Three Finishes: 2

Top-10 Finishes: 2

U.S. Open Appearances: 1

Top U.S. Open Finish: 2, 2020

BUBBA WATSON

Age: 42

World Ranking: 61

Starts Third Round: T5, 3-under 139

Previous Major Appearances: 53

Top Major Finish: 1 (Twice; 2012, 2014 Masters)

Top-Three Finishes: 3

Top-10 Finishes: 5

U.S. Open Appearances: 14

Top U.S. Open Finish: T5, 2007

JON RAHM

Age: 26

World Ranking: 3

Starts Third Round: T5, 3-under 139

Previous Major Appearances: 19

Top Major Finish: T3, 2019 U.S. Open

Top-Three Finishes: 1

Top-10 Finishes: 7

U.S. Open Appearances: 5

Top U.S. Open Finish: T3, 2019 U.S. Open

KEVIN STREELMAN

Age: 42

World Ranking: 54

Starts Third Round: T7, 2-under 140

Previous Major Appearances: 26

Top Major Finish: T8, 2021 PGA Championship

Top-Three Finishes: 0

Top-10 Finishes: 1

U.S. Open Appearances: 7

Top U.S. Open Finish: T13, 2016 U.S. Open

MACKENZIE HUGHES

Age: 30

World Ranking: 67

Starts Third Round: T7, 2-under 140

Previous Major Appearances: 8

Top Major Finish: T40, 2021 Masters

Top-Three Finishes: 0

Top-10 Finishes: 0

U.S. Open Appearances: 3

Top U.S. Open Finish: Missed Cut

XANDER SCHAUFFELE

Age: 27

World Ranking: 6

Starts Third Round: T7, 2-under 140

Previous Major Appearances: 16

Top Major Finish: T2, (Twice; 2018 British Open, 2019 Masters)

Top-Three Finishes: 4

Top-10 Finishes: 8

U.S. Open Appearances: 4

Top U.S. Open Finish: T3, 2019

SCOTTIE SCHEFFLER

Age: 24

World Ranking: 17

Starts Third Round: T10, 1-under 141

Previous Major Appearances: 7

Top Major Finish: T4, 2020 PGA

Top-Three Finishes: 0

Top-10 Finishes: 2

U.S. Open Appearances: 3

Top U.S. Open Finish: T27, 2017 (Amateur)

GUIDO MIGLIOZZI

Age: 24

World Ranking: 103

Starts Third Round: T10, 1-under 141

Previous Major Appearances: 0

Top Major Finish: —

Top-Three Finishes: —

Top-10 Finishes: —

U.S. Open Appearances: —

Top U.S. Open Finish: —

PATRICK RODGERS

Age: 28

World Ranking: 236

Starts Third Round: T10, 1-under 141

Previous Major Appearances: 3

Top Major Finish: T41, 2018 U.S. Open

Top-Three Finishes: 0

Top-10 Finishes: 0

U.S. Open Appearances: 2

Top U.S. Open Finish: T41, 2018 U.S. Open