9 golfers flying SA flag high at US Open

Cape Town - The 119th US Open gets under way at Pebble Beach Golf Links in California on Thursday.

This year there will be NINE South Africans in the field.

The only South African of the group to have won the US Open is Ernie Els, who triumphed in 1994 and 1997.

Sport24 takes a look at the golfers who will fly the SA flag:

1. Ernie Els

Age - 49

World ranking -  348

Best US Open - Won (1994, 1997)

Ernie Els

2. Louis Oosthuizen

Age - 36

World ranking - 22

Best US Open - T2 (2015)

Louis Oosthuizen

3. Branden Grace

Age - 31

World ranking - 54

Best US Open - T4 (2015)

branden grace

4. Justin Harding

Age - 33

World ranking - 47

Best US Open - Debut

Justin Harding

5. Erik van Rooyen

Age - 29

World ranking - 87

Best US Open - Debut

Erik van Rooyen

6. Dean Burmester

Age - 30

World ranking - 172

Best US Open - T56

7. Justin Walters

Age - 38

World ranking - 346

Best US Open - Debut

Justin Walters

8. Merrick Bremner

Age - 33

World ranking - 409

Best US Open - Debut

Merrick Bremner

9. Jovan Rebula

Age - 21

World ranking - Amateur

Best US Open - Debut

Jovan Rebula

Images: AP