1999 U.S. Open (golf)

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1999 U.S. Open
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Tournament information
Dates June 17–20, 1999
Location Pinehurst, North Carolina
Course(s) Pinehurst Resort,
Course No. 2
Organized by USGA
Tour(s) PGA Tour
European Tour
Japan Golf Tour
Statistics
Par 70
Length 7,175 yards (6,561 m)[1][2][3]
Field 156 players, 68 after cut
Cut 147 (+7)
Prize fund $3,500,000
3,044,423
Winner's share $625,000
€543,647[4]
Champion
United States Payne Stewart
279 (−1)
Pinehurst Resort is located in the US
Pinehurst Resort
Pinehurst Resort
Location in the United States

The 1999 United States Open Championship was the 99th U.S. Open, held June 17–20 at Pinehurst Resort Course No. 2 in Pinehurst, North Carolina. Payne Stewart won his second U.S. Open and third major championship, one stroke ahead of runner-up Phil Mickelson.

After a birdie at the penultimate hole to regain an outright lead, Stewart sank a 15-foot (5 m) par putt on the final hole for 279 (−1) and avoided a Monday playoff.[5][6] He redeemed himself at the U.S. Open, after losing a four-stroke 54-hole lead the year before in San Francisco.[7][8][9] Stewart did not get a chance to defend his title in 2000, as he died four months later in a plane crash. The U.S. Open was his eleventh and final PGA Tour win.

Major winners Tiger Woods and Vijay Singh were in contention late in their final rounds, but each bogeyed and finished two strokes back, tied for third.

This was the first U.S. Open at Pinehurst, which returned in 2005 and 2014. Previously, it hosted the PGA Championship in 1936, the Ryder Cup in 1951, and the North and South Open from 1902 through 1951. More recently, it was the site of season-ending Tour Championship in 1991[10] and 1992.[11]

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 404 447 335 566 482 222 358 485 179 3,518 610 453 447 383 436 202 489 191 446 3,657 7,175
Par 4 4 4 5 4 3 4 4 3 35 5 4 4 4 4 3 4 3 4 35 70

Source:[1][2][3]

Past champions in the field[edit]

Made the cut[edit]

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 R3 R4 Total To par Finish
Payne Stewart  United States 1991 68 69 72 70 279 −1 1
Corey Pavin  United States 1995 74 71 78 73 296 +16 T34
Lee Janzen  United States 1993, 1998 74 73 76 75 298 +18 T46
Tom Watson  United States 1982 75 70 77 79 301 +21 T57
Tom Kite  United States 1992 74 72 80 76 302 +22 T60

Missed the cut[edit]

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 Total To par
Ernie Els  South Africa 1994, 1997 72 76 148 +8
Fuzzy Zoeller  United States 1984 74 77 151 +11
Curtis Strange  United States 1988, 1989 78 74 152 +12
Jack Nicklaus  United States 1962, 1967,
1972, 1980
78 75 153 +13
Steve Jones  United States 1996 72 82 154 +14
Hale Irwin  United States 1974, 1979, 1990 76 WD[12]

Round summaries[edit]

Pinehurst No. 2.JPG

First round[edit]

Thursday, June 17, 1999

Place Player Country Score To par[13]
T1 David Duval  United States 67 −3
Paul Goydos  United States
Billy Mayfair  United States
Phil Mickelson  United States
T5 David Berganio, Jr.  United States 68 −2
John Daly  United States
Payne Stewart  United States
Tiger Woods  United States
Kaname Yokoo  Japan
T10 Brad Fabel  United States 69 −1
Carlos Franco  Paraguay
Jim Furyk  United States
Tim Herron  United States
Justin Leonard  United States
Rocco Mediate  United States
Larry Mize  United States
Craig Parry  Australia
Vijay Singh  Fiji
Chris Smith  United States
Hal Sutton  United States
Bob Tway  United States
Brian Watts  United States
D. A. Weibring  United States

Second round[edit]

Friday, June 18, 1999

The 36-hole cut was at 147 (+7) or better, and 68 players advanced to the weekend.

Place Player Country Score To par[14]
T1 David Duval  United States 67-70=137 −3
Phil Mickelson  United States 67-70=137
Payne Stewart  United States 68-69=137
T4 Billy Mayfair  United States 67-72=139 −1
Vijay Singh  Fiji 69-70=139
Hal Sutton  United States 69-70=139
Tiger Woods  United States 68-71=139
T8 John Huston  United States 71-69=140 E
Jeff Maggert  United States 71-69=140
T10 Bob Estes  United States 70-71=141 +1
Paul Goydos  United States 67-74=141
Tim Herron  United States 69-72=141
Rocco Mediate  United States 69-72=141

Amateurs: Kuehne (+7), Molder (+11), Barnes (+13), Kuchar (+15), McKnight (+15), Call (+20).

Third round[edit]

Saturday, June 19, 1999

Place Player Country Score To par[15]
1 Payne Stewart  United States 68-69-72=209 −1
2 Phil Mickelson  United States 67-70-73=210 E
T3 Tim Herron  United States 69-72-70=211 +1
Tiger Woods  United States 68-71-72=211
T5 David Duval  United States 67-70-75=212 +2
Vijay Singh  Fiji 69-70-73=212
Steve Stricker  United States 70-73-69=212
8 Billy Mayfair  United States 67-72-74=213 +3
9 Jeff Maggert  United States 71-69-74=214 +4
T10 Paul Goydos  United States 67-74-74=215 +5
John Huston  United States 71-69-75=215
Miguel Ángel Jiménez  Spain 73-70-72=215
Hal Sutton  United States 69-70-76=215

Final round[edit]

Sunday, June 20, 1999

Place Player Country Score To par Money ($)
1 Payne Stewart  United States 68-69-72-70=279 −1 625,000
2 Phil Mickelson  United States 67-70-73-70=280 E 370,000
T3 Vijay Singh  Fiji 69-70-73-69=281 +1 196,792
Tiger Woods  United States 68-71-72-70=281
5 Steve Stricker  United States 70-73-69-73=285 +5 130,655
6 Tim Herron  United States 69-72-70-75=286 +6 116,935
T7 David Duval  United States 67-70-75-75=287 +7 96,260
Jeff Maggert  United States 71-69-74-73=287
Hal Sutton  United States 69-70-76-72=287
T10 Darren Clarke  Northern Ireland 73-70-74-71=288 +8 78,863
Billy Mayfair  United States 67-72-74-75=288

Source:[2][16]

Amateurs: Hank Kuehne (+26)

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
United States Stewart −2 −1 −2 −2 −2 −2 −2 −2 −2 −1 −1 E −1 −1 E E −1 −1
United States Mickelson E E E E E E −1 −1 −1 −1 −1 −1 −1 −1 −1 E E E
Fiji Singh +2 +2 +2 +2 +2 +2 +2 +1 +1 E E E E E E +1 +1 +1
United States Woods E E +1 E +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +2 +2 +2 +1 +1 E +1 +1

Cumulative tournament scores, relative to par
Source:[2]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ a b c d "Leader scorecards - final round". Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. June 21, 1999. p. 3C. 
  3. ^ a b Van Sickle, Gary (June 28, 1999). "Hell Hole". Sports Illustrated. p. G12. 
  4. ^ "U.S. Open Championship: leaderboard June 20, 1999". PGA European Tour. Retrieved June 14, 2012. 
  5. ^ Garrity, John (June 28, 1999). "Payne Relief". Sports Illustrated. p. 54. Retrieved June 14, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Stewart feeling no Payne at Open". Lewiston Morning Tribune. Associated Press. June 21, 1999. p. 1B. 
  7. ^ D'Amato, Gary (June 21, 1999). "Par-velous performance". Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. p. 1C. 
  8. ^ Hackenberg, Dave (June 21, 1999). "Putts give Payne relief". Toledo Blade. p. 21. 
  9. ^ Bonk, Thomas (June 21, 1999). "Stewart erases bad memories". Eugene Register-Guard. (Los Angeles Times). p. 1B. 
  10. ^ "Stadler ends drought with victory". Milwaukee Sentinel. Associated Press. November 4, 1991. p. 8B. 
  11. ^ "Azinger trimphs in season finale". Milwaukee Sentinel. Associated Press. November 2, 1992. p. 2B. 
  12. ^ "Shoulder injury forces Irwin out". CNN-Sports Illustrated. June 18, 1999. Retrieved June 14, 2012. 
  13. ^ "US Open Championship – Round 1". PGA European Tour. Archived from the original on September 4, 2009. Retrieved August 24, 2009. 
  14. ^ "US Open Championship – Round 2". PGA European Tour. Archived from the original on September 4, 2009. Retrieved August 24, 2009. 
  15. ^ "US Open Championship – Round 3". PGA European Tour. Archived from the original on September 4, 2009. Retrieved August 24, 2009. 
  16. ^ "Final U.S. Open results". USA Today. June 20, 1999. Retrieved July 1, 2013. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
1999 Masters
Major Championships Succeeded by
1999 Open Championship

Coordinates: 35°11′24″N 79°28′05″W / 35.190°N 79.468°W / 35.190; -79.468