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Rank   Team Record   Change   Comment
1 Jordan Spieth Jordan Spieth -
Trying to be the first since Hogan in 1953 to win the first three majors. Never inside top 30 in his two Open appearances.
2 Louis Oosthuizen Louis Oosthuizen -
▼ 2
Almost won at Chambers Bay after horrible opening round (77). Won last Open at St. Andrews by seven shots.
3 Dustin Johnson Dustin Johnson -
▲ 21
Needs to finish a major final round. T14 at St. Andrews in 2010. Four of his last five Opens have been in the top 15.
4 Justin Rose Justin Rose -
▲ 16
Made his first splash in the Open in 1998 T4 as an amateur. Four Open top 10s. Missed the cut in only St. Andrews appearance.
5 Shane Lowry Shane Lowry -
▲ 13
Irish hope in the absence of Rory McIlroy. T9 at Chambers Bay. T6 at European BMW.
6 Henrik Stenson Henrik Stenson -
▲ 26
T34 and T3 are his two St. Andrews Open finishes. Nine major top 10s without a single win in 35 starts.
7 Branden Grace Branden Grace -
▲ 1
T34 at Chambers Bay was a continuation of good play. T6 at European BMW and top 10 at the Cadillac Match Play.
8 Sergio Garcia Sergio Garcia -
▲ 29
Open, where Sergio has five career top 10s, is always his best major venue. T3 at St. Andrews in 2005. Top 20 in 2015's first two majors.
9 Rickie Fowler Rickie Fowler -
▲ 14
T2 in 2014 Open. T14 at St. Andrews in 2010. Four of his last five Opens have been top 15s.
10 Bubba Watson Bubba Watson -
▲ 15
Least favorite major. MC in half his Opens, including St. Andrews in 2010. Recent win at Hartford and strong showing at Greenbrier send him in on form.
11 Adam Scott Adam Scott -
▲ 17
Steve Williams on the bag gives him a caddie with two St. Andrews wins. Top 10 in his last three Opens. Best St. Andrews finish was T10 in 2000.
12 Jason Day Jason Day -
▲ 27
Vertigo problem has been diagnosed and treated. Had an excuse for this major final nine fold. Never been in the top 30 in the Open Championship.
13 Phil Mickelson Phil Mickelson -
▲ 16
Has more Open rounds at St. Andrews than any contender in the field (16). Never missed the cut there. Never finished in the top 10.
14 Paul Casey Paul Casey -
▼ 4
Playoff loss at Hartford shows his game is all the way back. Successful at St. Andrews with a T5 in 2005.
15 Lee Westwood Lee Westwood -
▼ 13
Knows St. Andrews better than any player in the field. Runner up to Oosthuizen in 2010. MC in 2005. Five career Open top 10s.
16 Jim Furyk Jim Furyk -
▲ 6
T4 a year ago was by far his best Open showing. Has seven career MCs on Open resume, including two at St. Andrews.
17 Zach Johnson Zach Johnson -
▼ 6
Short St. Andrews would figure to help his chances, but MC in 2005 and T76 in 2010. Top 20 in three of his last four Opens.
18 Francesco Molinari Francesco Molinari -
▲ 25
Like Johnson, not long off the tee but should avoid Old Course bunkers with great driver accuracy. Three Open top tens. Can he putt well enough to win?
19 Martin Kaymer Martin Kaymer -
▲ 12
Not a distinguished Open record. T7 at St. Andrews in 2010 with a disappointing closing 74.
20 Tiger Woods Tiger Woods -
▼ 3
Showed real progress at Greenbrier. Won two of the last three Opens at St. Andrews. Never shot a round over par at the Old Course in an Open Championship.
21 Byeong-Hun An Byeong-Hun An -
▲ 15
Shook up Europe with 12 under on the weekend to win European BMW. Four top 25s in 2015.
22 Kevin Kisner Kevin Kisner -
▲ 19
Only his third major and first Open Championship. Three playoff losses in 2015 show he is hot enough to eventually win.
23 Hideki Matsuyama Hideki Matsuyama -
▲ 10
T6 in the Open in 2013. Seven top 10s and 12 top 20s on the PGA Tour in the 2015 season.
24 Keegan Bradley Keegan Bradley -
▲ 18
Four top 20s this year on Tour. Two of his three Opens have been in the top 20.
25 David Lingmerth David Lingmerth -
▼ 11
Win at Memorial means he can always be a threat. Top 20 at Chambers Bay. First Open appearance.

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