Golf Rankings for Quicken Loans National
Jason Day [Yahoo Class B] - World Ranking: #5
Day placed T8 at Congressional in 2012 and T9 back in 2010 prior to last year’s T21. He was also the runner-up in the 2011 U.S. Open (which was held at Congressional). Day has played each of the last two weeks, placing T4 the U.S. Open at Pinehurst and T18 last week at TPC River Highlands.
Jordan Spieth [Yahoo Class B] - World Ranking: #9
Spieth comes in having made seven consecutive cuts with six finishes inside the top 20. He owned a share of the lead at Congressional in last year’s tournament after two rounds and placed solo sixth.
Justin Rose [Yahoo Class B] - World Ranking: #11
Rose missed the cut at the 2011 U.S. Open, which was the last time he competed at Congressional. Prior to that, he placed T16 in the 2009 edition of this event. In his last six tournaments of the season, Rose has only missed one cut with five finishes inside the top 15.
Tiger Woods [Yahoo Class A] - World Ranking: #1
Woods is scheduled to play for the first time this season since his T25 at Doral in early March due to a back injury. Congressional is a good venue for Tiger to return, having won here in 2012 and 2009. He also played the 1997 U.S. Open at Congressional and finished inside the top 20.
Brandt Snedeker [Yahoo Class A] - World Ranking: #20
Snedeker suddenly looks viable now coming off a T9 at the U.S. Open and a T11 last week at TPC River Highlands. He also placed T11 in the 2011 U.S. Open at Congressional. Snedeker has made four other starts at Congressional since 2007, three resulting in top-10s.
Bill Haas [Yahoo Class B] - World Ranking: #31
Haas is the defending champ at Congressional and placed T23 at the 2011 U.S. Open. He also made the cut in 2007 and 2008, but missed in 2009. Haas has finished 35th or better in four straight this season with a top-10 at the Memorial.
Keegan Bradley [Yahoo Class B] - World Ranking: #18
Bradley is a first timer at Congressional, but recently finished T4 at the U.S. Open. He has made four consecutive cuts this season, but that result is his only one better than 29th.
Webb Simpson [Yahoo Class B] - World Ranking: #27
Simpson scored a T14 at the 2011 U.S. Open, which is his only start at Congressional aside from a T35 back in 2009. Simpson’s recent T3 at TPC Southwind is his only top-35 in his last eight starts going back in early March.
Brendon Todd [Yahoo Class C] - World Ranking: #129
In his last four starts Todd won the Byron Nelson, finished T5 at Colonial, T8 at the Memorial and T17 at the U.S. Open. Last year Todd overcame a poor opening round to finish T13.
Jason Dufner [Yahoo Class B] - World Ranking: #16
Dufner missed the cut in the 2011 U.S. Open at Congressional and finished T48 at the site back in 2009. He’s coming off a missed cut at the U.S. Open, but finished solo second at Colonial and T19 at Memorial prior to that.
Gary Woodland [Yahoo Class A] - World Ranking: #48
Woodland hasn’t missed a cut this year and had finished 26th or better in seven consecutive starts until falling outside of the top 50 in his last two. He placed T16 at Congressional last year and T23 in the 2011 U.S. Open.
K.J. Choi [Yahoo Class C] - World Ranking: #92
Choi missed the cut in the 2011 U.S. Open at Congressional as well as the 2012 and 2013 editions of this event. However, he does own a win from back in 2007. Choi is coming off a T2 at TPC River Highlands, matching a season-high performance.