2005 U.S. Open (golf)

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2005 U.S. Open
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Tournament information
Dates June 16–19, 2005
Location Pinehurst, North Carolina
Course(s) Pinehurst Resort,
Course No. 2
Tour(s) PGA Tour
European Tour
Japan Golf Tour
Statistics
Par 70
Length 7,214 yards (6,596 m)
Field 156 players, 83 after cut
Cut 149 (+9)
Prize fund $6,250,000
5,153,803
Winner's share $1,170,000
€964,792[1]
Champion
New Zealand Michael Campbell
280 (E)
Pinehurst Resort is located in United States
Pinehurst Resort
Pinehurst Resort
Location in the United States

The 2005 United States Open Championship was the 105th U.S. Open, held June 16–19 at Pinehurst Resort Course No. 2 in Pinehurst, North Carolina.

Michael Campbell won his only major title in a surprising collapse by two of the best players in the world.[2] It was the second of three U.S. Opens at the course, which first hosted in 1999, when Payne Stewart won his second U.S. Open four months before his death in an aviation accident. Six years was the shortest gap between U.S. Opens at the same site since 1946. The total purse was $6.25 million with a winner's share of $1.17 million.[3]

History of U.S. Open at Pinehurst No. 2[edit]

It was only the second U.S. Open at Pinehurst, because of past concerns of high temperatures and its distance from a major populated area. At the first in 1999, Payne Stewart won his second U.S. Open (and third major) in one of the most remarkable U.S. Open victories ever. He trailed playing partner Phil Mickelson by one stroke as they played the 16th hole, where he made an amazing 25-foot (8 m) putt for par while Mickelson missed his from 7 feet (2 m). Stewart birdied 17 to take the lead and holed a 15-foot (5 m) par putt on 18 in one of the most dramatic finishes ever. After helping the U.S. regain the Ryder Cup in late September, he died in a plane crash a month later at age 42. Stewart was honored at the 2005 edition with a silhouette of his 1999 victory pose on the flag of the 18th green, also captured in a bronze statue overlooking the 18th green.[4]

Following a restoration by Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw,[5][6] the U.S. Open returned for a third time in 2014.

Course layout[edit]

Main article: Pinehurst Resort

Course No. 2

Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Yards 401 469 336 565 472 220 404 467 175 3,509 607 476 449 378 468 203 492 190 442 3,705 7,214
Par 4 4 4 5 4 3 4 4 3 35 5 4 4 4 4 3 4 3 4 35 70

Source:[7][8]

Past champions in the field[edit]

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 R3 R4 Total To par Finish
Tiger Woods  United States 2000, 2002 70 71 72 69 282 +2 2
Corey Pavin  United States 1995 73 72 70 73 288 +8 T11
Retief Goosen  South Africa 2001, 2004 68 70 69 81 288 +8 T11
Ernie Els  South Africa 1994, 1997 71 76 72 70 289 +9 T15
Jim Furyk  United States 2003 71 70 75 75 291 +11 T28
Lee Janzen  United States 1993, 1998 74 74 74 74 296 +16 T57
Steve Jones  United States 1996 69 74 74 79 296 +16 T57

All seven former champions in the field made the cut.

Round summaries[edit]

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First round[edit]

Thursday, June 16, 2005

Qualifiers Olin Browne and Rocco Mediate stole the first round lead at Pinehurst No. 2. While Masters champion Tiger Woods battled to an even-par 70 and two time winner Ernie Els ground out a 71. Retief Goosen launched his title defense with a three-birdie 68 for a three-way tie for third, 2004 Masters winner Phil Mickelson returned a 69 after holing a 20-foot birdie putt at the last and world number two Vijay Singh opened with a 70.

Place Player Country Score To par
T1 Olin Browne  United States 67 −3
Rocco Mediate  United States
T3 Retief Goosen  South Africa 68 −2
Brandt Jobe  United States
Lee Westwood  England
T6 K.J. Choi  South Korea 69 −1
Luke Donald  England
Steve Jones  United States
Phil Mickelson  United States
T10 Tommy Armour III  United States 70 E
Bob Estes  United States
Adam Scott  Australia
Vijay Singh  Fiji
Toru Taniguchi  Japan
David Toms  United States
Tiger Woods  United States

Second round[edit]

Friday, June 17, 2005

Two-time champion Retief Goosen shared the lead in the U.S. Open second round after most of the field struggled on Friday. Trailing by one at the start of the day, the South African carded an even-par 70 to finish on two-under 138, level with overnight leader Olin Browne and unheralded Jason Gore. Gore, who missed the cut in his only previous U.S. Open appearance in 1998, vaulted up the leaderboard late in the day with a five-birdie 67. South Korea's K. J. Choi (70) and Australian Mark Hensby (68), who were tied for fourth at one under. World number two Vijay Singh was a further shot back in a four-way share of sixth after a second successive 70, alongside Spaniard Sergio García and New Zealand's Michael Campbell, who fired matching 69s, and England's Lee Westwood, after a 72. Of the other big names, Tiger Woods was one over after a 71, while Phil Mickelson (77) and Ernie Els (76) just made the halfway cut which fell at eight-over 148. Nine players finished under par after the opening round but only five were still in red figures after day two.

Place Player Country Score To par
T1 Olin Browne  United States 67-71=138 −2
Retief Goosen  South Africa 68-70=138
Jason Gore  United States 71-67=138
T4 K. J. Choi  South Korea 69-70=139 −1
Mark Hensby  Australia 71-68=139
T6 Michael Campbell  New Zealand 71-69=140 E
Sergio García  Spain 71-69=140
Vijay Singh  Fiji 70-70=140
Lee Westwood  England 68-72=140
T10 Stephen Allan  Australia 72-69-141 +1
Keiichiro Fukabori  Japan 74-67=141
Jim Furyk  United States 71-70=141
Brandt Jobe  United States 68-73=141
Rocco Mediate  United States 67-74=141
Adam Scott  Australia 70-71=141
Tiger Woods  United States 70-71=141

Amateurs: Every (+8), Moore (+8), Kuehne (+10), List (+13), Denham (+14), Putnam (+15), Williams (+18), Soero (+20).

Third round[edit]

Saturday, June 18, 2005

Retief Goosen took a three-shot lead after the U.S. Open third round on Saturday. The world number five recovered from a double-bogey six at the 13th with three birdies in the last five holes to card a one-under-par 69. Goosen finished at three-under-par, the only man to end the day in red figures. Tied for second at even par 210 were Goosen's playing partner Olin Browne and Jason Gore, both carding 72s. Michael Campbell, another qualifier, registered a 71 to share fourth place at one-over 211 with Mark Hensby (72). David Toms, the 2001 PGA champion, was a further shot back after a 70 while Tiger Woods recorded a 72 to finish in a four-way tie for seventh at three over.

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Retief Goosen  South Africa 68-70-69=207 −3
T2 Olin Browne  United States 67-71-72=210 E
Jason Gore  United States 71-67-72=210
T4 Michael Campbell  New Zealand 71-69-71=211 +1
Mark Hensby  Australia 71-68-72=211
6 David Toms  United States 70-72-70=212 +2
T7 K. J. Choi  South Korea 69-70-74=213 +3
Peter Hedblom  Sweden 77-66-70=213
Lee Westwood  England 68-72-73=213
Tiger Woods  United States 70-71-72=213

Final round[edit]

Sunday, June 19, 2005

Michael Campbell held off a charging Tiger Woods to clinch his only major title by two shots on Sunday. The 36-year-old Campbell, four off the pace overnight, collected four birdies and three bogeys to close with a one-under-par 69, the best of the day. Woods, who had been chasing his 10th career major, rallied from a bogey-bogey start and reeled off four birdies in the last nine holes to secure second place with a matching 69. He missed an eight-footer (2.5 m) for par on 16 and three-putted for bogey on 17. Sergio García and South Africa's Tim Clark both carded 70 to tie for third at five over, level with Mark Hensby who registered a 74. Retief Goosen, three strokes clear overnight, threw away his chance of a third U.S. Open title by dropping six shots in the first nine holes. Five more bogeys after the turn led to a dismal 81 (+11) and a share of 11th place at eight-over 288. Jason Gore ballooned to a 14-over 84 to tie for 49th while Olin Browne returned an 80 for a share of 23rd. David Toms shot a 77 to finish tied for 15th. Ernie Els fired his lowest score of the week, a level-par 70 earning him a share of 15th at nine-over 289 while Phil Mickelson returned a 74 to finish at 12 over in a tie for 33rd.

Place Player Country Score To par Money ($)
1 Michael Campbell  New Zealand 71-69-71-69=280 E 1,170,000
2 Tiger Woods  United States 70-71-72-69=282 +2 700,000
T3 Tim Clark  South Africa 76-69-70-70=285 +5 320,039
Sergio García  Spain 71-69-75-70=285
Mark Hensby  Australia 71-68-72-74=285
T6 Davis Love III  United States 77-70-70-69=286 +6 187,813
Rocco Mediate  United States 67-74-74-71=286
Vijay Singh  Fiji 70-70-74-72=286
T9 Arron Oberholser  United States 76-67-71-73=287 +7 150,834
Nick Price  Zimbabwe 72-71-72-72=287

Amateurs: Matt Every (+11), Ryan Moore (+16)[9]

Scorecard[edit]

Final round

Hole   1     2     3     4     5     6     7     8     9    10   11   12   13   14   15  16 17 18
Par 4 4 4 5 4 3 4 4 3 5 4 4 4 4 3 4 3 4
New Zealand Campbell E E E E E E E +1 +1 E E −1 −1 −1 −1 E −1 E
United States Woods +4 +5 +5 +4 +4 +4 +3 +3 +4 +3 +2 +2 +2 +2 +1 +2 +3 +2
South Africa Goosen −3 −1 E E +1 +2 +2 +2 +3 +3 +3 +4 +5 +6 +7 +8 +8 +8
United States Browne +1 +2 +2 +3 +4 +5 +5 +5 +6 +7 +7 +7 +8 +8 +8 +10 +10 +10
United States Gore E +1 +3 +3 +2 +2 +2 +3 +5 +6 +6 +9 +9 +10 +11 +12 +12 +14

Cumulative tournament scores, relative to par
Source:[9][10]

Quotes[edit]

"I was telling myself 20 times a hole, 'keep your focus'"Michael Campbell

"If I had putted normally, I would be looking a lot better right now"Tiger Woods

"I figured if I could just get to even par I might be able to get into a playoff. Unfortunately, I made those two bogeys on 16 and 17 and that kind of put me out of that equation."Tiger Woods

"It's completely changed my whole career. I can't believe I'm holding this trophy."Michael Campbell

"I almost gave up golf in 1998. I had had injuries, I had lost my card. I had nowhere to play but invitations came in and it got me started again. I've won 10 times since '99."Michael Campbell

"So I had a three-shot lead going to the last and I thought to myself: 'just keep your focus, keep your focus'. And it worked."Michael Campbell

"I got off to a bad start and from there on it pretty much went downhill the whole way,"Retief Goosen

"I played rubbish at the end of the day. There is nothing else to say."Retief Goosen

References[edit]

  1. ^ "U.S. Open Championship: leaderboard". European Tour. June 19, 2005. Retrieved June 13, 2012. 
  2. ^ Shipnuck, Alan (June 27, 2005). "Kiwi Surprise". Sports Illustrated: May 25, 2013. 
  3. ^ Ferguson, Doug (June 20, 2005). "Leaving the past behind him". Spokesman-Review. Associated Press. p. C1. 
  4. ^ Ferguson, Doug (June 19, 2005). "Stewart remembered at U.S. Open". Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Associated Press. p. 1C. 
  5. ^ Ross, Helen (June 9, 2014). "Pinehurst's 'new' look an homage to its roots". PGA Tour. Retrieved June 12, 2014. 
  6. ^ Evans, Farrell (June 10, 2014). "Pinehurst restoration looks like gem". ESPN. Retrieved June 12, 2014. 
  7. ^ "U.S. Open Golf Championship: Playing at Pinehurst". Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Associated Press. June 16, 2005. p. 3C. 
  8. ^ "2005 U.S. Open". ESPN. June 19, 2005. Retrieved June 24, 2012. 
  9. ^ a b "2005 U.S. Open leaderboard". Yahoo Sports. June 19, 2005. Retrieved June 14, 2012. 
  10. ^ "2005 U.S. Open leaderboard". ESPN. June 19, 2005. Retrieved May 25, 2013. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
2005 Masters
Major Championships Succeeded by
2005 Open Championship

Coordinates: 35°11′22″N 79°28′04″W / 35.1895°N 79.4678°W / 35.1895; -79.4678