Player Profiles

Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods: A three-time winner of the Claret Jug
Age: 38
DOB: 30/12/1975
Birthplace: Cypress, California
Height: 6ft 1
Weight: 185lbs

Four-time Masters winner Woods hasn't won a major since 2008 and an Open since 2006.
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Phil Mickelson

Phil Mickelson: Six times the bridesmaid in this event
Age: 44
DOB: 16/06/1970
Birthplace: San Diego, California
Height: 6ft 3
Weight: 200lbs

A brilliant winner of the Claret Jug at Muirfield last year in his 20th appearance in The Open
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Rory McIlroy

Rory McIlroy: Two-time major winner
Age: 25
DOB: 04/05/1989
Birthplace: Holywood, Northern Ireland
Height: 5ft 9
Weight: 154lbs

McIlroy was third at St Andrews in 2010 but that remains his only top 20 in six Open starts.
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Justin Rose

Justin Rose: Became England's first major champion since Nick Faldo when winning 2013 US Open
Age: 34
DOB: 30/07/1980
Birthplace: Johannesburg, South Africa
Height: 6ft 3
Weight: 179lbs

A brilliant fourth at Royal Birkdale as an amateur in 1998 but has never made the top 10 in an Open as a pro.
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Adam Scott

Adam Scott
Age: 34
DOB: 16/07/1980
Birthplace: Adelaide, Australia
Height: 6ft
Weight: 170lbs

Second (2012) and third (2013) in the last two Opens, Scott is one of the big favourites this year.
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Henrik Stenson

Henrik Stenson: Consistent US Open record but last year was his first top 10
Age: 38
DOB: 05/04/1976
Birthplace: Gothenburg, Sweden
Height: 6ft 1
Weight: 198lbs

Had a sensational second half of the season in 2013 and now in hot pursuit of a first major title.
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Matt Kuchar

Matt Kuchar: Knocking on the door in the majors
Age: 36
DOB: 21/06/1978
Birthplace: Winter Park, Florida
Height: 6ft 4
Weight: 195lbs

Ultra-consistent in the majors in recent years but has still to make the big breakthrough.
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Graeme McDowell

Graeme McDowell: Can boast a win and a second in recent US Opens
Age: 35
DOB: 30/07/1979
Birthplace: Portrush, Northern Ireland
Height: 5ft 11
Weight: 168lbs

The Northern Irishman has a strong record in the majors, highlighted by his 2010 US Open victory.
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Luke Donald

Luke Donald: Still looking for a first major
Age: 36
DOB: 07/12/1977
Birthplace: Hertfordshire, England
Height: 5ft 9
Weight: 160lbs

The Englishman has won some big tournaments in his career but still can't get it done in the majors.
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Lee Westwood

Lee Westwood: Five top 10s in the US Open
Age: 41
DOB: 24/04/1973
Birthplace: Worksop, England
Height: 6ft
Weight: 195lbs

Still carries the unwanted tag of one of the best players yet to have never won a major after a string of near misses.
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Ian Poulter

Ian Poulter: Never finished higher than 12th in the US Open
Age: 38
DOB: 10/01/1976
Birthplace: Hitchin, England
Height: 6ft 1
Weight: 190lbs

The Ryder Cup hero was third in last year's Open at Muirfield and also a runner-up in 2008.
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Sergio Garcia

Sergio Garcia: Impressed at Pinehurst in 2005
Age: 34
DOB: 09/01/1980
Birthplace: Castellon, Spain
Height: 5ft 10
Weight: 160lbs

The Spaniard has had seven top 10s in the Open and played in the final group at Hoylake in 2006.
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Bubba Watson

Bubba Watson: Double Masters champion
Age: 35
DOB: 05/11/1978
Birthplace: Bagdad, Florida
Height: 6ft 3
Weight: 180lbs

The unorthodox left-hander won a second Masters green jacket in three years at Augusta in April.
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Dustin Johnson

Dustin Johnson: Has had several brushes with victory in the majors
Age: 30
DOB: 22/06/1984
Birthplace: Columbia, South Carolina
Height: 6ft 4
Weight: 190lbs

The American bomber has had his chances at the majors but is still looking to land his first big one.
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Jason Day

Jason Day: Runner-up at US Open in both 2011 and 2013
Age: 26
DOB: 12/11/1987
Birthplace: Beaudesert, Australia
Height: 6ft
Weight: 165lbs

The Aussie has taken to majors like a duck to water and already has five top four finishes.
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Webb Simpson

Webb Simpson: Won the 2012 US Open
Age: 28
DOB: 08/08/1985
Birthplace: Raleigh, North Carolina
Height: 6ft 2
Weight: 175lbs

Won the 2012 US Open at Olympic Club in San Francisco on just his fifth start in a major.
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Event Schedule

Practice Rounds:
Monday - Wednesday, August 9-11, 2010
Competitive Rounds:
Thursday - Saturday, Aug 12-14, 2010
Final Competitive Round:
Sunday, Aug 15, 2010

Experts & Blogs

Ewen Murray

Pining for more

Ewen Murray looks back on a 2011 Masters that will go down as one of the best in its 75-year history.

Rob Lee

Return of the Mac

Rob Lee salutes Charl Schwartzel and says Rory McIlroy will recover from his Augusta nightmare.