5 Golfers to Interrogate at the 2021 US Originate, which begins on Thursday at Torrey Pines:
Mickelson changed into golf’s oldest basic champion by a hit closing month’s PGA Championship at Kiawah Island and the US left-hander turns 51 on the eve of Thursday’s first round of the US Originate. It be his 30th US Originate appearance as he tries to at closing elevate the crown after a account six runner-up efforts. If he does, Mickelson would complete a profession Worthy Slam, a feat performed most productive by Tiger Woods, Jack Nicklaus, Ben Hogan, Gary Player and Gene Sarazen. Mickelson, a local of San Diego, has received three US PGA titles at Torrey Pines, nevertheless none since a 2001 renovation of the oceanside direction.
The defending US Originate champion received closing year at Winged Foot by bashing the ball to this point as he might per chance well per chance additionally off the tee without regard for the landing set and he vows to raise out the same once more equipped the quandary-up permits. Fears DeChambeau would per chance weigh down applications along with his distance-above-all approach occupy confirmed unfaithful. However the American received at Bay Hill and shared third at the Avid gamers Championship in March and ought to turn into most productive the eighth man to defend a US Originate title.
The third-ranked Spaniard shared fifth at the Masters and eighth at the PGA Championship nevertheless a determined Covid-19 check forced him to withdraw from defending his title at the PGA Tour Memorial tournament two weeks previously after ending the third round with a six-stroke lead. He tweeted on Saturday that he had tested negative twice and became once medically out of quarantine, nevertheless how worthy the isolation wound his preparation for the event is unsure as he chases his first basic title and the field no 1 ranking.
World number four Schauffele, a San Diego native, might per chance well per chance additionally accumulate a put of initiating victory for his first basic title. He can boast eight top-10 finishes in his 16 profession basic starts, including top-six efforts in each and each of the past four US Opens. He shared fifth in 2017, sixth in 2018 and third in 2019 and became once fifth closing year. He’s additionally stopping to dangle onto a berth on the US Olympic staff earlier than subsequent week’s rankings that will purchase the road-up for the Tokyo tournament.
The 31-year-musty American received the 2018 Masters and captured the most most in fashion of his 9 US PGA Tour titles at Torrey Pines in January, firing a final-round 68 for a five-stroke victory. Eighth-ranked Reed might per chance well per chance additionally enact the rare feat of a hit a indispensable and a customary PGA title on the same direction in the same year if he can reproduction his success on a format with denser tough and lightning-swiftly greens.