This article is part of our Majors Value Meter series.
Below are RotoWire's rankings for the 121st U.S. Open, which begins Thursday, June 17 on the South Course at historic Torrey Pines Golf Course outside San Diego.
This list is geared toward winner-take-all leagues and leagues that reward the lowest aggregate score, but it can serve for other formats and DFS players as well.
Torrey Pines is very familiar to the golfers and golf fans alike, as it has been the site of some historic moments and annually hosts the Farmers Insurance Open every January. Both the South and North Courses are in play at that event, but only the South track will be used for the U.S. Open. The course played as a par-72 at 7,765 yards in January. This week, it will be a par-71 at 7,685.
This will be the second major contested at Torrey Pines. In 2008, a noticeably-injured Tiger Woods famously won his third U.S. Open and 14th major championship on the first hole of sudden death against Rocco Mediate – after they completed an 18-hole Monday playoff all even. Woods and Mediate were tied at 1-under after 72 holes on a track that nearly matches this year's par-71/7,643 yards. It was Woods' final major title until winning the 2019 Masters. Woods-Mediate was the last 18-hole playoff ever at the U.S. Open. In 2018, the United States Golf Association instituted a two-hole aggregate playoff to determine the champion.
There will be 156 players in the field with 60 and ties making the cut. There are