World ranking: 14.
Worldwide wins: 23.
Best US Open performance: Tie for 3rd in 2002 at Bethpage Black.
US Open memory: Playing in the final group with Tiger Woods at Bethpage Black in 2002 and getting heckled by the fans over his constant waggles.
Backspin: He might be the second-most popular player at Merion, which is not necessarily a good thing. Garcia is playing in America for the first time since his public feud with Woods at The Players Championship, and his “fried chicken” remark about Woods in London. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)