4 Awards To Close the Books on the U.S. Open

Zach Johnson made it into the Top 10 at a U.S. Open for the first time in his career. The two-time major winner also moved into the Top 5 in Ryder Cup points. Credit: FOX Sports

Comeback Performance

Jim Furyk

The 2010 FedEx Cup Champion has been side-lined for most of the year due a wrist surgery. A final round 66 (-4) gave him the clubhouse lead at 1-under which would have been better had he not bogeyed 18. His runner-up finish is his best performance on tour since winning the RBC Heritage in 2015. One of Davis Love III’s Vice-Captains at this year Ryder Cup, Furyk moved to No. 17 in the Ryder Cup Point standings.

Surprise Performance

Andrew Landry

The PGA Tour rookie from Texas held his own for 54 holes until finally collapsing during the final round. A 78 (+8) moved him into T-15 and is no doubt an impressive performance at his major debut. In a season where he missed cuts at his first 5 events, this finish should bring him some much needed confidence.

Best Performance By Amateur

Jon Rahm

Of the 11 amateurs in the field, Spaniard Rahm was the only one to make the cut, finishing at T-23. The No. 1 ranked amateur in the world who completed a record-breaking career at Arizona State is turning professional this week at the Quicken Loans National. He should receive about 6 sponsor exemptions as he attempts to earn enough money and FedEx Cup points to gain status for the next season.

Best Performance By a Johnson Not Named Dustin

Zach Johnson

The two-time major champion notched up his best finish ever at a U.S. Open, finishing in a tie for 8th position (his first Top 10).His performance at Oakmont steadies his position in the Ryder Cup conversation and moves him into No. 5 in the standings.



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