1997 U.S. Open (golf)

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1997 U.S. Open
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Tournament information
Dates June 12–15, 1997
Location Bethesda, Maryland
Course(s) Congressional Country Club, Blue Course
Tour(s) PGA Tour
Statistics
Par 70
Length 7,213 yards (6,596 m)
Field 156 players, 84 after cut
Cut 147 (+7)
Prize fund $2,600,000
Winner's share $465,000
Champion
South Africa Ernie Els
276 (–4)
Congressional Country Club is located in United States
Congressional Country Club
Congressional 
Country Club
Location in the United States

The 1997 United States Open Championship was the 97th U.S. Open, held June 12–15 at the Blue Course of Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Maryland, a suburb northwest of Washington, D.C.. Ernie Els won his second U.S. Open and major championship, one stroke ahead of runner-up Colin Montgomerie.[1]

Past champions in the field[edit]

Made the cut[edit]

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 R3 R4 Total To par Finish
Ernie Els  South Africa 1994 71 67 69 69 276 –4 1
Payne Stewart  United States 1991 71 73 73 71 288 +8 T28
Fuzzy Zoeller  United States 1984 72 73 69 74 288 +8 T28
Lee Janzen  United States 1993 72 73 75 73 293 +13 T52
Jack Nicklaus  United States 1962, 1967,
1972, 1980
73 71 75 74 293 +13 T52
Hale Irwin  United States 1974, 1979, 1990 70 73 76 74 293 +13 T52
Tom Watson  United States 1982 72 74 72 78 295 +15 T60
Steve Jones  United States 1996 72 75 69 79 295 +15 T60
Tom Kite  United States 1992 75 69 82 72 298 +18 T68

Missed the cut[edit]

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 Total To par
Corey Pavin  United States 1995 74 74 148 +8
Scott Simpson  United States 1987 76 73 149 +9
Larry Nelson  United States 1983 74 75 149 +9
Curtis Strange  United States 1988, 1989 79 71 150 +10

Round summaries[edit]

First round[edit]

Thursday, June 12, 1997

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Colin Montgomerie  Scotland 65 –5
T2 Steve Stricker  United States 66 –4
Hal Sutton  United States
T4 Tom Lehman  United States 67 –3
Mark McNulty  Zimbabwe
T6 Hideki Kase  Japan 68 –2
Dave Schreyer  United States
T8 Justin Leonard  United States 69 –1
Jeff Sluman  United States
T10 Mike Brisky  United States 70 E
Hale Irwin  United States
Joel Kribel (a)  United States
Larry Mize  United States
David Ogrin  United States
Craig Parry  Australia
Chris Perry  United States
David White  United States

Second round[edit]

Friday, June 13, 1997
Saturday, June 14, 1997

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Tom Lehman  United States 67-70=137 –3
T2 Stewart Cink  United States 71-67=138 –2
Ernie Els  South Africa 71-67=138
T4 Scott Hoch  United States 71-68=139 –1
Jeff Maggert  United States 73-66=139
David Ogrin  United States 70-69=139
Hal Sutton  United States 66-73=139
8 Mark McNulty  Zimbabwe 67-73=140 E
T9 Scott Dunlap  United States 75-66=141 +1
Kelly Gibson  United States 72-69=141
Hideki Kase  Japan 68-73=141
Justin Leonard  United States 69-72=141
Colin Montgomerie  Scotland 65-76=141
Loren Roberts  United States 72-69=141
Dave Schreyer  United States 68-73=141
Jeff Sluman  United States 69-72=141
Tommy Tolles  United States 74-67=141
Tiger Woods  United States 74-67=141

Amateurs: Kribel (+8), Wollmann (+9), Noe (+11), Semelsberger (+14), Kearney (+17).

Third round[edit]

Saturday, June 14, 1997
Sunday, June 15, 1997

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Tom Lehman  United States 67-70-68=205 –5
T2 Ernie Els  South Africa 71-67-69=207 –3
Jeff Maggert  United States 73-66-68=207
4 Colin Montgomerie  Scotland 65-76-67=208 –2
T5 Jay Haas  United States 73-69-68=210 E
David Ogrin  United States 70-69-71=210
Tommy Tolles  United States 74-67-69=210
T8 Billy Andrade  United States 75-67-69=211 +1
Olin Browne  United States 71-71-69=211
Jim Furyk  United States 74-68-69=211
Scott Hoch  United States 71-68-72=211

Final round[edit]

Sunday, June 15, 1997

Tiger Woods at the 1997 U.S. Open, his first as a professional
Place Player Country Score To par Money ($)
1 Ernie Els  South Africa 71-67-69-69=276 –4 465,000
2 Colin Montgomerie  Scotland 65-76-67-69=277 –3 275,000
3 Tom Lehman  United States 67-70-68-73=278 –2 172,828
4 Jeff Maggert  United States 73-66-68-74=281 +1 120,454
T5 Olin Browne  United States 71-71-69-71=282 +2 79,875
Jim Furyk  United States 74-68-69-71=282
Jay Haas  United States 73-69-68-72=282
Tommy Tolles  United States 74-67-69-72=282
Bob Tway  United States 71-71-70-70=282
T10 Scott Hoch  United States 71-68-72-72=283 +3 56,949
Scott McCarron  United States 73-71-69-70=283
David Ogrin  United States 70-69-71-73=283

Amateurs: none made the cut[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Reilly, Rick (June 23, 1997). "Easy does it". Sports Illustrated. p. 44. 
  2. ^ "Final results: 1997 U.S. Open". USA Today. June 15, 1997. Retrieved June 15, 2012. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
1997 Masters
Major Championships Succeeded by
1997 Open Championship

Coordinates: 38°59′46″N 77°10′34″W / 38.996°N 77.176°W / 38.996; -77.176