By Emily Reinwald | June 14, 2017, 4:30 p.m. (ET)

When golf was reintroduced to the Olympic Games in Rio last August, four athletes competed for Team USA in the men's competition: Rickie Fowler, Patrick Reed, bronze medalist Matt Kuchar and Bubba Watson. On Thursday, they will tee off at Erin Hills in Erin, Wisconsin to pursue the U.S. Open Championship. 

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1) Rickie Fowler
Rickie Fowler plays his shot from the eighth tee in the final round of men's golf at the Olympic Games Rio 2016 at the Olympic Golf Course on Aug. 14, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro.

Thursday Tee Time: 8:51 a.m. ET
Friday Tee Time: 2:36 p.m. ET
Best U.S. Open Finish: Tied for second in 2014
2016 U.S. Open Result: Missed cut
Since Rio: Fowler represented Team USA at the 2016 Ryder Cup, scoring two points to help the USA win for the first time since 2008. In February, Fowler earned his fourth PGA Tour win at The Honda Classic, and then fell just outside of the top 10 at the 2017 Masters Tournament. 

 

2) Patrick Reed
Patrick Reed competes in a practice round at the Olympic Games Rio 2016 at the Olympic Golf Course on Aug. 10, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro.

Thursday Tee Time: 9:24 a.m. ET
Friday Tee Time: 3:09 p.m. ET
Best U.S. Open Finish: Tied for 14th in 2015
2016 U.S. Open Result:
Missed cut
Since Rio:
A few weeks after the Olympics, Reed won The Barclays and went on to finish third in the final standings of the 2016 FedEx Cup Playoffs. At the 2016 Ryder Cup, he contributed heavily to Team USA's win as the highest scorer with three and a half points.

 

3) Matt Kuchar
Matt Kuchar plays his shot from the eighth tee in the final round of men's golf at the Olympic Games Rio 2016 at the Olympic Golf Course on Aug. 14, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro.

Thursday Tee Time: 9:24 a.m. ET
Friday Tee Time: 3:09 p.m. ET
Best U.S. Open Finish: Tied for sixth in 2010
2016 U.S. Open Result: Tied for 46th 
Since Rio: The bronze medalist from Rio scored two points for Team USA at the 2016 Ryder Cup, and then in April placed fourth at the 2017 Masters.  

 

4) Bubba Watson
Bubba Watson hits his tee shot on the 16th hole in the third round of men's golf at the Olympic Games Rio 2016 at the Olympic Golf Course on Aug. 13, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro.

Thursday Tee Time: 2:36 p.m. ET
Friday Tee Time: 8:51 a.m. ET
Best U.S. Open Finish: Tied for fifth in 2007
2016 U.S. Open Result:
Tied for 51st
Since Rio:
Watson has been relatively quiet since the Olympics, missing the cut at both the Masters and the Players Championship.