2014 U.S. Open (golf)
|Dates||June 12–15, 2014|
|Location||Pinehurst, North Carolina|
Course No. 2
Japan Golf Tour
|Length||7,562 yards (6,915 m)|
|Field||156 players, 67 after cut|
Martin Kaymer led wire-to-wire to win his first U.S. Open and second major title, eight strokes ahead of runners-up Erik Compton and Rickie Fowler. He was the first to open a major with two rounds of 65 or better, and set a U.S. Open record for lowest 36-hole score at 130. From Germany, Kaymer was the first from continental Europe to win the U.S. Open and the fourth European winner in five years.
This was the last U.S. Open for NBC Sports, which had televised the event for twenty consecutive years, 1995–2014. Starting in 2015, Fox Sports began a 12-year contract to televise the championship and other USGA events.
This was the third U.S. Open played at Pinehurst's No. 2 Course. The past champions were: Payne Stewart in 1999 and Michael Campbell in 2005. Designed by Donald Ross, the No. 2 Course opened in 1907 and also hosted the PGA Championship in 1936 and the Ryder Cup in 1951. The course hosted the 2014 U.S. Women's Open the following week, the first time the two championships were played on the same course in the same year.
Course No. 2
Lengths of the course for previous U.S. Opens:
A record 10,127 entries were received.
About half the field consisted of players who were 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.
- 1. Winners of the U.S. Open Championship during the last ten years
- Michael Campbell withdrew due to being "physically or mentally" unprepared.
- Tiger Woods (8,12,13,14) withdrew, as he was recovering from back surgery.
- 2. Winner and runner-up of the 2013 U.S. Amateur Championship
- 3. Winner of the 2013 Amateur Championship
- 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 during the last five years
- 8. Winners of The Players Championship during the last three years
Matt Kuchar (12,13,14)
- 9. Winner of the 2014 European Tour BMW PGA Championship
- 10. Winner of the 2013 U.S. Senior Open Championship
- 11. The 10 lowest scorers and anyone tying for 10th place at the 2013 U.S. Open Championship
Nicolas Colsaerts, Jason Day (12,13,14), Luke Donald (12,13,14), Gonzalo Fernández-Castaño (13,14), Rickie Fowler (13,14), Billy Horschel (12,13,14), Hunter Mahan (12,13,14), Hideki Matsuyama (13,14), Steve Stricker (12,13,14)
- 12. Players who qualified for the season-ending 2013 Tour Championship
Roberto Castro, Brendon de Jonge, Graham DeLaet (13,14), Jim Furyk (13,14), Sergio García (13,14), Bill Haas (13,14), Dustin Johnson (13,14), Zach Johnson (13,14), D. A. Points, Brandt Snedeker (13,14), Jordan Spieth (13,14), Henrik Stenson (13,14), Kevin Streelman (13,14), Nick Watney (13), Boo Weekley, Gary Woodland (13,14)
- 13. The top 60 point leaders and ties as of May 26, 2014, in the Official World Golf Ranking
Jonas Blixt (14), Jamie Donaldson (14), Victor Dubuisson (14), Harris English (14), Matt Every (14), Stephen Gallacher (14), Russell Henley (14), Thongchai Jaidee (14), Miguel Ángel Jiménez (14), Matt Jones (14), Chris Kirk (14), Pablo Larrazábal, Joost Luiten (14), Francesco Molinari (14), Ryan Moore (14), Ryan Palmer (14), Ian Poulter (14), Patrick Reed (14), John Senden (14), Kevin Stadler (14), Brendon Todd (14), Jimmy Walker (14), Lee Westwood (14)
- 14. The top 60 point leaders and ties as of June 9, 2014, in the Official World Golf Ranking
- 15. Special exemptions given by the USGA
The remaining contestants earned their places through sectional qualifiers.
- Japan: Lee Kyoung-hoon, Liang Wenchong, Kiyoshi Miyazato, David Oh, Toru Taniguchi, Azuma Yano
- England: Lucas Bjerregaard, Chris Doak, Niclas Fasth, Oliver Fisher, Simon Griffiths (L), Shiv Kapur, Maximilian Kieffer, Brooks Koepka, Tom Lewis, Shane Lowry, Garth Mulroy, Andrea Pavan, Marcel Siem, Graeme Storm
- United States
- Daly City, California: Steven Alker, Brian Campbell (a,L), Alex Čejka, Maverick McNealy (a,L), Kevin Sutherland
- Vero Beach, Florida: Daniel Berger, Andrés Echavarría (L), Nicholas Lindheim (L), Aron Price
- Roswell, Georgia: Smylie Kaufman (L), Henrik Norlander
- Rockville, Maryland: Chad Collins, Donald Constable (L), Billy Hurley III, Nick Mason (L)
- Purchase, New York: Matt Dobyns (L), Rob Oppenheim (L), Fran Quinn (L), Jim Renner
- Columbus, Ohio: Robert Allenby, Aaron Baddeley, Ryan Blaum, Paul Casey, Erik Compton, Ken Duke, Luke Guthrie, Kim Hyung-sung, Justin Leonard, Noh Seung-yul, Rod Pampling, Brett Stegmaier, Justin Thomas, Kevin Tway, Bo Van Pelt, Mark Wilson
- Springfield, Ohio: Will Grimmer (a,L), Brian Stuard, Chris Thompson (L)
- Creswell, Oregon: Zac Blair (L), Clayton Rask (L)
- Memphis, Tennessee: David Gossett, Cody Gribble (L), J. B. Holmes, Kevin Kisner, Jeff Maggert, Joe Ogilvie, Robby Shelton (a), Hunter Stewart (a,L), Hudson Swafford, David Toms, Brady Watt (L), Casey Wittenberg
Alternates who earned entry:
- Danny Willett (England) – replaced Tiger Woods
- Andrew Dorn (a,L, Springfield) – replaced Thomas Bjørn
- Scott Langley (Memphis) – replaced Richard Sterne
- Sam Love (L, Memphis) – replaced Jason Millard
- Craig Barlow (L, Daly City) – claimed spot held for category 14
- Brandon McIver (a,L, Cresswell) – claimed spot held for category 14
- Cameron Wilson (a, Purchase) – claimed spot held for category 14
(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|
|Jim Furyk||United States||2003||73||70||73||67||283||+3||T12|
|Rory McIlroy||Northern Ireland||2011||71||68||74||73||286||+6||T23|
|Graeme McDowell||Northern Ireland||2010||68||74||75||70||287||+7||T28|
|Ernie Els||South Africa||1994, 1997||74||70||72||72||288||+8||T35|
|Retief Goosen||South Africa||2001, 2004||73||71||71||75||290||+10||T45|
|Webb Simpson||United States||2012||71||72||73||74||290||+10||T45|
Missed the cut
|Player||Country||Year won||R1||R2||Total||To par|
|Lucas Glover||United States||2009||79||69||148||+8|
Nationalities in the field
|North America (88)||South America (2)||Europe (37)||Oceania (12)||Asia (11)||Africa (6)|
|Canada (1)||Argentina (1)||England (11)||Australia (11)||China (1)||South Africa (5)|
|United States (87)||Colombia (1)||Northern Ireland (3)||New Zealand (1)||India (1)||Zimbabwe (1)|
|Scotland (2)||Japan (4)|
|Wales (1)||South Korea (4)|
|Ireland (1)||Thailand (1)|
Thursday, June 12, 2014
Martin Kaymer led the field after shooting a five-under-par 65. He led a group of four golfers, including 2010 champion Graeme McDowell, by three strokes. Only 15 players shot under-par rounds. Defending champion Justin Rose shot 72. The scoring average for the field was 73.23, more than three strokes over par.
Friday, June 13, 2014
Martin Kaymer recorded a second consecutive round of 65 (−5), establishing a new tournament record for lowest 36-hole score (130) and becoming the first player to open a major championship with two rounds of 65 or better. His six-stroke lead over Brendon Todd after 36 holes tied a tournament record previously set by Tiger Woods in 2000 and Rory McIlroy in 2011. 21 players shot under-par rounds and 13 players were under-par for the tournament. The cut was at 145 (+5) and 67 players made the cut including one amateur, 2013 U.S. Amateur winner Matthew Fitzpatrick. The scoring average for the field was 72.89, just less than three strokes over par.
|2||Brendon Todd||United States||69-67=136||−4|
|T3||Kevin Na||United States||68-69=137||−3|
|Brandt Snedeker||United States||69-68=137|
|T5||Keegan Bradley||United States||69-69=138||−2|
|Brendon de Jonge||Zimbabwe||68-70=138|
|Dustin Johnson||United States||69-69=138|
|Brooks Koepka||United States||70-68=138|
|T10||Chris Kirk||United States||71-68=139||−1|
|Matt Kuchar||United States||69-70=139|
|Rory McIlroy||Northern Ireland||71-68=139|
|Jordan Spieth||United States||69-70=139|
Saturday, June 14, 2014
Kaymer dropped back towards the field, shooting a 2-over-par 72 but still led by five strokes on a tougher scoring day. Erik Compton and Rickie Fowler shot the only sub-par rounds, both shooting 67 (−3) to move into a tie for second place. Only six golfers remained under-par for the tournament. The scoring average for the field was 73.82, almost four strokes over par.
|T2||Erik Compton||United States||72-68-67=207||−3|
|Rickie Fowler||United States||70-70-67=207|
|T4||Dustin Johnson||United States||69-69-70=208||−2|
|6||Brandt Snedeker||United States||69-68-72=209||−1|
|T7||Brooks Koepka||United States||70-68-72=210||E|
|Matt Kuchar||United States||69-70-71=210|
|Kevin Na||United States||68-69-73=210|
|T10||Brendon de Jonge||Zimbabwe||68-70-73=211||+1|
|Chris Kirk||United States||71-68-72=211|
|Jordan Spieth||United States||69-70-72=211|
Sunday, June 15, 2014
Kaymer shot a 69 in the final round to win by eight strokes over Compton and Fowler. His 72-hole score of 271 was the second-lowest in U.S. Open history. This was his second major championship and also made him the fourth European winner of the event in five years (after Graeme McDowell, Rory McIlroy and Justin Rose) having previously had no European winners since Tony Jacklin in 1970. Eleven golfers shot under-par rounds but none in the last eight groups except Kaymer. Only three golfers finished under-par for the tournament. The scoring average for the field was 72.40, the lowest of any rounds.
|Place||Player||Country||Score||To par||Money ($)|
|T2||Erik Compton||United States||72-68-67-72=279||−1||789,330|
|Rickie Fowler||United States||70-70-67-72=279|
|T4||Keegan Bradley||United States||69-69-76-67=281||+1||326,310|
|Dustin Johnson||United States||69-69-70-73=281|
|Brooks Koepka||United States||70-68-72-71=281|
|Brandt Snedeker||United States||69-68-72-73=282|
|Jimmy Walker||United States||70-72-71-69=282|
Amateurs: Fitzpatrick (+11)
Cumulative tournament scores, relative to par
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- Official website
- United States Golf Association
- Coverage on the PGA Tour's official site
- Coverage on the European Tour's official site
- Coverage on the PGA of America's official site
- Pinehurst Resort – official site
|Major Championships||Succeeded by|
2014 Open Championship