2010 U.S. Open (golf)
|Dates||June 17–20, 2010|
|Location||Pebble Beach, California|
|Course(s)||Pebble Beach Golf Links|
Japan Golf Tour
|Length||7,040 yards (6,437 m)|
|Field||156, 83 after cut|
The 2010 United States Open Championship was the 110th U.S. Open, held June 17–20 in Pebble Beach, California. This was the fifth U.S. Open to be played at Pebble Beach Golf Links (2000, 1992, 1982, 1972). Graeme McDowell won his only major title, one stroke ahead of runner-up Grégory Havret. McDowell, from Northern Ireland, was the first European to win the U.S. Open in forty years, since Tony Jacklin of England won in 1970.
Previous course lengths for major championships
- 6,846 yards (6,260 m) - par 71, 2000 U.S. Open
- 6,809 yards (6,226 m) - par 72, 1992 U.S. Open
- 6,825 yards (6,241 m) - par 72, 1982 U.S. Open
- 6,806 yards (6,223 m) - par 72, 1977 PGA Championship
- 6,812 yards (6,229 m) - par 72, 1972 U.S. Open
Prior to 2000, the 2nd hole was played as a par-5.
About half the field each year consisted of players who are fully exempt from qualifying for the U.S. Open. The players who qualified for the 2010 U.S. Open are listed below. Each player was classified according to the first category in which he qualified, but other categories are shown in parentheses.
1. Last 10 U.S. Open Champions
Ángel Cabrera (3,9,10,17), Michael Campbell, Jim Furyk (9,10,12,13,17), Lucas Glover (8,9,10,17), Retief Goosen (9,10,17), Geoff Ogilvy (9,10,11,17), Tiger Woods (4,5,8,9,10,13,17)
8. Top 15 finishers and ties in the 2009 U.S. Open
Stephen Ames, Ricky Barnes, Matt Bettencourt, David Duval, Ross Fisher (11,17), Søren Hansen, Rory McIlroy (11,12,17), Hunter Mahan (9,10,17), Ryan Moore, Mike Weir (9,10)
9. Top 30 leaders on the 2009 PGA Tour official money list
Paul Casey (11,14,17), Brian Gay (10), Dustin Johnson (10,12,17), Jerry Kelly (10), Matt Kuchar (12,17), Justin Leonard, Kevin Na (10,17), Sean O'Hair (10,17), Kenny Perry (10,17), Ian Poulter (11,14,17), John Rollins, Rory Sabbatini, John Senden (10), Steve Stricker (10,12,13,17), David Toms (10), Nick Watney (10,17)
12. Top 10 on the 2010 PGA Tour official money list through May 24, 2010 (the HP Byron Nelson Championship)
Robert Allenby (17), Camilo Villegas (17)
(Anthony Kim (17) did not play after undergoing thumb surgery.)
13. Winners of multiple PGA Tour events between the end of the 2009 U.S. Open and the start of the 2010 U.S. Open
16. Top 2 on the 2009 PGA Tour of Australasia official money list, provided they are within the top 75 point leaders of the Official World Golf Rankings at the end of 2009
Michael Sim (17) (Alistair Presnell, ranked 376th, did not qualify)
17. Top 50 on the Official World Golf Rankings list as of May 24, 2010
K.J. Choi, Ben Crane, Peter Hanson, Miguel Ángel Jiménez, Robert Karlsson, Graeme McDowell, Edoardo Molinari, Louis Oosthuizen, Álvaro Quirós, Adam Scott, Thongchai Jaidee
Europe: Gary Boyd, Rafael Cabrera-Bello, Rhys Davies, Rafael Echenique, Grégory Havret, Mikko Ilonen, Rikard Karlberg, Jean-François Lucquin, Pablo Martín, Gareth Maybin, James Morrison
Japan: Hiroyuki Fujita, Paul Sheehan, Toru Taniguchi, Kaname Yokoo
U.S.: Stephen Allan, Jason Allred (L), Stuart Appleby, Arjun Atwal, Eric Axley, Aaron Baddeley, Rich Barcelo, Craig Barlow, Bennett Blakeman (a,L), Joseph Bramlett (a,L), Alex Čejka, Erik Compton (L), Jon Curran (L), Ben Curtis, Brian Davis, Brendon de Jonge, Kent Eger (L), Bob Estes, Harrison Frazar, David Frost, Bobby Gates, Jason Gore, Paul Goydos, Mathias Grönberg, Travis Hampshire (L), Russell Henley (a,L), J. J. Henry, Jim Herman, Morgan Hoffmann (a), Kent Jones, Erick Justesen (L), Kenny Kim (L), Derek Lamely, Scott Langley (a,L), Tom Lehman, Hugo Leon (L), Davis Love III, John Mallinger, Alex Martin (a,L), Dan McCarthy (L), Shaun Micheel, Noh Seung-yul, Deane Pappas, Blaine Peffley (L), Kevin Phelan (a,L), Terry Pilkadaris, Jason Preeo (L), Andrew Putnam (a,L), Matthew Richardson (L), Mark Silvers (L), Jerry Smith (L), Brandt Snedeker, Chris Stroud, Daniel Summerhays (L), Hudson Swafford (a,L), Ty Tryon (L), Bo Van Pelt, Charles Warren, Steve Wheatcroft, Gary Woodland
Note: alternates are drawn from the sectional qualifiers.
- Azuma Yano – replaced Anthony Kim (thumb surgery).
- Simon Khan – took spot reserved for the Memorial Tournament winner. If the Memorial had been the winner's second PGA Tour victory in the year preceding the U.S. Open, that golfer would have received a U.S. Open invitation. However, since the Memorial was Justin Rose's first career PGA Tour win, that left a spot available for another golfer.
- Rocco Mediate – took spot reserved for the winner of the St. Jude Classic, for the same reason as noted above with respect to the Memorial Tournament. However, since St. Jude Classic winner Lee Westwood was already qualified for the U.S. Open by three different criteria, that spot was also available for another golfer.
- (a) denotes amateur
- (L) denotes player advanced through local qualifying
Past champions in the field
Made the cut
|Player||Country||Year(s) won||R1||R2||R3||R4||Total||To par||Finish|
|Ernie Els||South Africa||1994, 1997||73||68||72||73||286||+2||3|
|Tiger Woods||United States||2000, 2002, 2008||74||72||66||75||287||+3||T4|
|Jim Furyk||United States||2003||72||75||74||71||292||+8||T16|
|Tom Watson||United States||1982||78||71||70||76||295||+11||T29|
|Lucas Glover||United States||2009||73||73||77||76||299||+15||T58|
|Retief Goosen||South Africa||2001, 2004||75||74||76||74||299|
Missed the cut
|Player||Country||Year(s) won||R1||R2||Total||To par|
|Michael Campbell||New Zealand||2005||78||83||161||+19|
Summary of rounds of play
Thursday, June 17, 2010
The 110th U.S. Open began on a sunny cool day on the Monterey Peninsula. Phil Mickelson a heavy favorite going into the tournament struggled to a 75 (+4). Paul Casey, Shaun Micheel, and Brendon de Jonge all shot a 69 (–2) to lead after 18 holes. De Jonge holed out for eagle at the very difficult par-5 14th hole. The 2009 and 2010 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am winner Dustin Johnson shot an even par 71. Rafael Cabrera-Bello, K. J. Choi, Alex Čejka, Ryo Ishikawa, Mike Weir, and Ian Poulter all shot 70 (–1). Tiger Woods, who won the U.S. Open at Pebble Beach by 15 strokes in 2000, shot a birdie-free 74 (+3). This was the first time in over seven years, since the first round of the 2003 Masters, where neither Woods nor Mickelson made a birdie in a round of a major championship.
|Brendon de Jonge||Zimbabwe||69|
|Shaun Micheel||United States||69|
|K. J. Choi||South Korea||70|
|Dustin Johnson||United States||71|
|Graeme McDowell||Northern Ireland||71|
|David Toms||United States||71|
Friday, June 18, 2010
McDowell shot a 68 (–3) to take the 36-hole lead at 142 (–3). Casey posted a 73 (+2) to move back to even par, as did de Jonge. Shaun Micheel shot a 77 (+6), with a double-hit on a chip shot on the first hole. Woods continued to struggle, with a 72 (+1) for 146 (+4). Among those at 141 (–1) were Ernie Els, Johnson, Ishikawa, and Mickelson. Mickelson shot 66 (–5) with a front nine charge with birdies at 2, 3, 4, 6, and 8. Notable players who missed the cut were Rory McIlroy, Hunter Mahan, and two-time heart transplant survivor Erik Compton, who was playing in his first major.
|1||Graeme McDowell||Northern Ireland||71-68=139||–3|
|T2||Ernie Els||South Africa||73-68=141||–1|
|Dustin Johnson||United States||71-70=141|
|Phil Mickelson||United States||75-66=141|
|Brendon de Jonge||Zimbabwe||69-73=142|
|Jerry Kelly||United States||72-70=142|
|T10||K. J. Choi||South Korea||70-73=143||+1|
- Amateurs (a): Langley (+2), Henley (+5), Hoffmann (+8), Swafford (+8), Bramlett (+11), An (+12), Putnam (+12), B. Martin (+13), Phelan (+16), A. Martin (+21), Blakeman (+24).
Saturday, June 19, 2010
Johnson stormed to five-under 66 for a 207 (–6) and a three shot lead over McDowell at 210. Johnson eagled the drivable fourth hole to go with birdies on 17 and 18. Woods shot a back nine 31, with birdies on the last three holes the get back in contention at 212 (–1). Both Grégory Havret and Els finished at even par, six shots back of Johnson. Mickelson double bogeyed the 9th hole and struggled to a 73 (+2).
|1||Dustin Johnson||United States||71-70-66=207||–6|
|2||Graeme McDowell||Northern Ireland||71-68-71=210||–3|
|3||Tiger Woods||United States||74-72-66=212||–1|
|T4||Ernie Els||South Africa||73-68-72=213||E|
|6||Phil Mickelson||United States||75-66-73=214||+1|
|Tim Clark||South Africa||72-72-72=216|
|Davis Love III||United States||75-74-68=217|
|Sean O'Hair||United States||76-71-70=217|
Sunday, June 20, 2010
Overnight leader Johnson quickly dropped out of contention with a triple-bogey on the second hole and a double on the third hole. Els was tied for the lead at a part of the round, but fell back eventually. Havret remained closely in contention, but McDowell ground out a round of 74 to win his first major championship.
|Place||Player||Country||Score||To par||Money ($)|
|1||Graeme McDowell||Northern Ireland||71-68-71-74=284||E||1,350,000|
|3||Ernie Els||South Africa||73-68-72-73=286||+2||480,687|
|T4||Phil Mickelson||United States||75-66-73-73=287||+3||303,119|
|Tiger Woods||United States||74-72-66-75=287|
|T6||Matt Kuchar||United States||74-72-74-68=288||+4||228,255|
|Davis Love III||United States||75-74-68-71=288|
|Dustin Johnson||United States||71-70-66-82=289|
|Brandt Snedeker||United States||75-74-69-71=289|
- Amateurs: Henley (+8), Langley (+8)
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- Injured Allenby could be buddy J. Lyle's only chance to play
- Singh avoids U.S. Open qualifying, gets exemption
- Tom Watson accepts special exemption into 2010 U.S. Open
- England's Khan gets into U.S. Open thanks to Rose
- Mediate earns alternate spot in U.S. Open field
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|Major Championships||Succeeded by
2010 Open Championship