2013 U.S. Open (golf)

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2013 U.S. Open
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Tournament information
Dates June 13–16, 2013
Location Ardmore, Pennsylvania
Course(s) Merion Golf Club
East Course
Tour(s) PGA Tour
European Tour
Japan Golf Tour
Statistics
Par 70
Length 6,996 yards (6,397 m)[1][2]
Field 156 players, 73 after cut
Cut 148 (+8)
Prize fund $8,000,000
6,118,872
Winner's share $1,440,000
€1,101,397 [3]
Champion
England Justin Rose
281 (+1)
Merion GC is located in United States
Merion GC
Merion GC
Location in the United States

The 2013 United States Open Championship was the 113th U.S. Open, held June 13–16 at the East Course of Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pennsylvania, west of Philadelphia. Justin Rose won his first major title, two strokes ahead of runners-up Jason Day and Phil Mickelson.

Rose became the first player from England to win the U.S. Open since Tony Jacklin in 1970, and the first to win any major since Nick Faldo won his third Masters in 1996. It was a record sixth runner-up finish for Mickelson and defending champion Webb Simpson tied for 32nd place. Inclement weather in the opening round delayed the completion of each of the first two rounds to the following day, and the average score in each of the four rounds exceeded 74 (+4). Shawn Stefani recorded the first-ever hole in one during a U.S. Open at Merion, acing the 229-yard (209 m) 17th on Sunday.

Venue[edit]

The 2013 U.S. Open was the fifth Open played at Merion's East Course, which opened in 1912. The past Open champions on the course were Olin Dutra in 1934, Ben Hogan in 1950, Lee Trevino in 1971, and David Graham in 1981. The course has also hosted the U.S. Amateur six times.

Field[edit]

About half the field consisted of players who are exempt from qualifying for the U.S. Open. Each player is classified according to the first category in which he qualified, and other categories are shown in parentheses.[4]

  1. Winners of the U.S. Open Championship the last ten years
  2. Winner and runner-up of the 2012 U.S. Amateur Championship
  3. Winner of the 2012 Amateur Championship
    • Alan Dunbar turned professional in April 2013, forfeiting his exemption.[6]
  4. Winner of the 2012 Mark H. McCormack Medal (Men's World Amateur Golf Rankings)
  5. Winners of the Masters Tournament during the last five years
  6. Winners of The Open Championship during the last five years
  7. Winners of the PGA Championship the last five years
  8. Winners of The Players Championship during the last three years
  9. Winner of the 2013 European Tour BMW PGA Championship
  10. Winner of the 2012 U.S. Senior Open Championship
  11. The 10 lowest scorers and anyone tying for 10th place at the 2012 U.S. Open Championship
  12. Players who qualified for the season-ending 2012 Tour Championship
  13. The top 60 point leaders and ties as of May 27, 2013 in the World Rankings
  14. The top 60 point leaders and ties as of June 10, 2013 in the World Rankings
  15. Special exemptions selected by the USGA
    • None

The remaining contestants earned their places through sectional qualifiers.[10]

Six alternates were also selected from sectional qualifiers.

(a) denotes amateur

For 28 players, the U.S. Open was their first major appearance.[12]

Past champions in the field[edit]

The field included ten previous champions, half of whom made the cut.

Made the cut[edit]

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 R3 R4 Total To par Place
Ernie Els  South Africa 1994, 1997 71 72 73 69 285 +5 T4
Geoff Ogilvy  Australia 2006 74 70 77 72 293 +13 T32
Webb Simpson  United States 2012 71 75 75 72 293 +13 T32
Tiger Woods  United States 2000, 2002, 2008 73 70 76 74 293 +13 T32
Rory McIlroy  Northern Ireland 2011 73 70 75 76 294 +14 T41

Missed the cut[edit]

Player Country Year won R1 R2 Total To par
Graeme McDowell  Northern Ireland 2010 76 77 153 +13
Michael Campbell  New Zealand 2005 76 78 154 +14
Ángel Cabrera  Argentina 2007 74 81 155 +15
Jim Furyk  United States 2003 77 79 156 +16
Lucas Glover  United States 2009 74 82 156 +16

Course layout[edit]

East Course

Round Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Par 4 5 3 5 4 4 4 4 3 36 4 4 4 3 4 4 4 3 4 34 70
1 Yards 340 567 246 640 499 489 382 360 237 3,760 301 375 386 102 446 413 440 243 500 3,206 6,966
2 Yards 356 557 203 628 504 491 368 363 219 3,689 313 363 405 123 453 414 434 206 501 3,212 6,901
3 Yards 342 556 245 604 510 477 363 351 231 3,679 280 370 403 98 476 397 446 254 530 3,254 6,933
4 Yards 360 525 266 571 495 490 340 353 246 3,646 290 356 419 121 452 422 423 229 511 3,223 6,869
US Open 2013 Course Map

Source:[1][2][13]

Lengths of the course for U.S. Opens:

  • 2013: 6,996 yards (6,397 m), par 70
  • 1981: 6,544 yards (5,984 m), par 70
  • 1971: 6,544 yards (5,984 m), par 70
  • 1950: 6,694 yards (6,121 m), par 70
  • 1934: 6,694 yards (6,121 m), par 70

Tournament summary[edit]

First round[edit]

Thursday, June 13, 2013
Friday, June 14, 2013

Due to rain delays, the first round was not completed on Thursday;[14] only the morning half of the field completed their rounds. Luke Donald was the overnight leader at −4, while Mickelson was the clubhouse leader at 67 (−3).[15] When the first round was completed Friday morning, only five players were under par: Mickelson at 67 (−3), Donald and Mathew Goggin at 68 (−2) and Nicolas Colsaerts and Russell Knox at 69 (−1). Since 2008, the USGA has placed the top three players in the world rankings in the same grouping for the first two rounds.[16] None of the three broke par in the first round: Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy shot 73 (+3) and Adam Scott 72 (+2). The scoring average for the field was 74.31, more than four strokes over par.[13]

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Phil Mickelson  United States 67 −3
T2 Luke Donald  England 68 −2
Mathew Goggin  Australia
T4 Nicolas Colsaerts  Belgium 69 −1
Russell Knox  Scotland
T6 K. J. Choi  South Korea 70 E
Tim Clark  South Africa
Jason Day  Australia
Rickie Fowler  United States
Branden Grace  South Africa
Peter Hedblom  Sweden
Jerry Kelly  United States
Charl Schwartzel  South Africa
John Senden  Australia
Lee Westwood  England

Second round[edit]

Friday, June 14, 2013
Saturday, June 15, 2013

On Friday, the second round was suspended due to darkness, with 68 players yet to complete their rounds. The leaders in the clubhouse were Mickelson and Billy Horschel, at 139 (−1). Horschel hit all 18 greens in regulation and shot a 67 (−3).[17] When the second round was completed Saturday morning, Horschel and Mickelson still stood atop the leader board. Only six players shot under- par rounds, led by Horschel's 67. The scoring average for the second round was 75.13.[13]

Place Player Country Score To par
T1 Billy Horschel  United States 72-67=139 −1
Phil Mickelson  United States 67-72=139
T3 Luke Donald  England 68-72=140 E
Justin Rose  England 71-69=140
Steve Stricker  United States 71-69=140
T6 Nicolas Colsaerts  Belgium 69-72=141 +1
Hunter Mahan  United States 72-69=141
Charl Schwartzel  South Africa 70-71=141
John Senden  Australia 70-71=141
T10 Mathew Goggin  Australia 68-74=142 +2
Ian Poulter  England 71-71=142
Henrik Stenson  Sweden 74-68=142

Amateurs: Kim (+3), Pan (+4), Weaver (+8), Phelan (+8), Williams (+9), Fox (+10), Hall (+11), Homa (+11), McElyea (+20), Murray (+24)

Third round[edit]

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Mickelson shot an even-par round for 209 (−1) to stay atop the leaderboard, his second 54-hole lead at the U.S. Open. Hunter Mahan, Charl Schwartzel, and Steve Stricker were one shot back at even-par 210.[18] As in the second round, only six players had under-par rounds, led by Rickie Fowler at 67. Woods struggled with his putting; after a birdie on the par-4 1st, he made seven bogeys to shoot 76 and fall to 219 (+9), ten strokes back. The scoring average for the third round was 74.36.[13]

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Phil Mickelson  United States 67-72-70=209 −1
T2 Hunter Mahan  United States 72-69-69=210 E
Charl Schwartzel  South Africa 70-71-69=210
Steve Stricker  United States 71-69-70=210
T5 Luke Donald  England 68-72-71=211 +1
Billy Horschel  United States 72-67-72=211
Justin Rose  England 71-69-71=211
8 Jason Day  Australia 70-74-68=212 +2
9 Rickie Fowler  United States 70-76-67=213 +3
10 Michael Kim (a)  United States 73-70-71=214 +4

Final round[edit]

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Phil Mickelson three-putted the third and fifth holes for double bogeys, but took back the lead with an eagle on the 10th. Justin Rose responded with birdies on the 12th and 13th. A bogey by Mickelson on the 13th gave Rose the lead.[19]

Through 16 holes, Rose had five birdies and five bogeys and a one-shot lead over Mickelson. He managed par on the challenging final two holes, finishing with an even-par 70 for a 281 (+1) overall. Mickelson narrowly missed a birdie putt on the 16th that would have tied Rose and did not threaten to birdie either of the final two holes. A missed long par putt on 18 dropped him to +3 overall and into a tie with Jason Day for second place.[19]

For Rose, it was his first major title.[20] He completed the tournament without any double bogeys. On his win, Rose commented "It feels fantastic. I committed myself to the process this week. I committed myself to putting a strategy in place that I hoped would work in five-to-10 years in delivering major championships ... it's a moment where you can look back and think childhood dreams have come true."[19] He was the first English player to win the U.S. Open since Tony Jacklin in 1970, and the first to win any major since Nick Faldo won the 1996 Masters. Rose, who entered the tournament ranked fifth in the world, moved up to third as a result of the win.[19]

For Mickelson, it was his sixth runner-up finish at the U.S. Open,[21][22] an event record. He has never won the event and called the loss heartbreaking: "this is tough to swallow after coming so close ... I felt like this was as good an opportunity I could ask for and to not get it ... it hurts."[19]

Mahan was tied for the lead as late as the 14th hole before going +4 on the last four holes and dropping into a four-way tie for fourth, four strokes back.[19] Jason Dufner shot a 67 (−3) despite a triple-bogey on 15 to tie Mahan, Horschel, and Ernie Els.[19] Hideki Matsuyama also shot a 67 with six birdies to finish in a tie for tenth. Schwartzel started the day one shot back, but a 78 dropped him outside the top 10.

Shawn Stefani recorded the first-ever hole-in-one during a U.S. Open at Merion, acing the 229-yard (209 m) 17th. His 4-iron tee shot bounced off the slope left of the green and rolled a considerable distance into the cup.[23] The scoring average for the fourth round was 74.05.[13]

Place Player Country Score To par Money ($)
1 Justin Rose  England 71-69-71-70=281 +1 1,440,000
T2 Jason Day  Australia 70-74-68-71=283 +3 696,104
Phil Mickelson  United States 67-72-70-74=283
T4 Jason Dufner  United States 74-71-73-67=285 +5 291,406
Ernie Els  South Africa 71-72-73-69=285
Billy Horschel  United States 72-67-72-74=285
Hunter Mahan  United States 72-69-69-75=285
T8 Luke Donald  England 68-72-71-75=286 +6 210,006
Steve Stricker  United States 71-69-70-76=286
T10 Nicolas Colsaerts  Belgium 69-72-74-72=287 +7 168,530
Gonzalo Fernández-Castaño  Spain 71-72-72-72=287
Rickie Fowler  United States 70-76-67-74=287
Hideki Matsuyama  Japan 71-75-74-67=287

Amateurs: Kim (+10), Pan (+15), Phelan (+20), Weaver (+21)

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 5 3 5 4 4 4 4 3 4 4 4 3 4 4 4 3 4
England Rose +1 +1 +2 +1 +2 +1 E E E E +1 E −1 E E +1 +1 +1
Australia Day +2 +2 +2 +1 +2 +2 +2 +1 +1 E +1 +1 +1 +2 +2 +2 +2 +3
United States Mickelson −1 −1 +1 E +2 +2 +2 +2 +2 E E E +1 +1 +2 +2 +2 +3
United States Dufner +7 +7 +7 +7 +7 +7 +6 +6 +6 +5 +5 +4 +3 +3 +6 +5 +5 +5
South Africa Els +5 +4 +5 +5 +7 +7 +6 +6 +6 +6 +6 +6 +6 +6 +5 +5 +4 +5
United States Horschel +1 +2 +3 +3 +4 +3 +3 +3 +4 +4 +5 +4 +5 +5 +5 +5 +5 +5
United States Mahan E E E E E +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +3 +3 +4 +5
England Donald +1 +1 +2 +3 +4 +6 +5 +6 +7 +6 +6 +5 +6 +6 +6 +6 +6 +6
United States Stricker E +3 +4 +4 +5 +5 +5 +5 +5 +5 +5 +5 +4 +5 +6 +6 +6 +6
United States Fowler +3 +4 +4 +4 +5 +5 +5 +5 +5 +5 +5 +5 +4 +4 +5 +5 +6 +7
South Africa Schwartzel −1 −1 E +1 +2 +4 +5 +5 +6 +7 +6 +6 +6 +6 +6 +7 +8 +8

Cumulative tournament scores, relative to par
Source:[24]

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Preceded by
2013 Masters
Major Championships Succeeded by
2013 Open Championship

Coordinates: 40°00′04″N 75°18′43″W / 40.001°N 75.312°W / 40.001; -75.312