2014 U.S. Open (golf)

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2014 U.S. Open
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Tournament information
Dates June 12–15, 2014
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 7,562 yards (6,915 m)
Field 156 players, 67 after cut
Cut 145 (+5)
Prize fund $9,000,000
6,665,578
Winner's share $1,620,000
€1,199,804[1]
Champion
Germany Martin Kaymer
271 (−9)
Pinehurst Resort is located in the US
Pinehurst Resort
Pinehurst Resort
Location in the United States
Pinehurst Resort is located in North Carolina
Pinehurst Resort
Pinehurst
Resort
Location in North Carolina

The 2014 United States Open Championship was the 114th U.S. Open, played June 12–15 at the No. 2 Course of the Pinehurst Resort in Pinehurst, North Carolina.[2]

Martin Kaymer won 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.

Television[edit]

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.

Venue[edit]

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.[3]

Course layout[edit]

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 402 507 387 529 576 219 424 502 191 3,737 617 483 484 382 473 202 528 205 451 3,825 7,562
Par 4 4 4 4 5 3 4 4 3 35 5 4 4 4 4 3 4 3 4 35 70

Lengths of the course for previous U.S. Opens:

  • 2005: 7,214 yards (6,596 m), par 70
  • 1999: 7,175 yards (6,561 m), par 70

Field[edit]

A record 10,127 entries were received.[4]

About half the field consisted of players who were exempt from qualifying for the U.S. Open.[5] 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
  2. Winner and runner-up of the 2013 U.S. Amateur Championship
  3. Winner of the 2013 Amateur Championship
  4. Winner of the 2013 Mark H. McCormack Medal (men's World Amateur Golf Ranking)
  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
  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
  12. Players who qualified for the season-ending 2013 Tour Championship
  13. The top 60 point leaders and ties as of May 26, 2014, in the Official World Golf Ranking
  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
    • None

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

Alternates who earned entry:

(a) denotes amateur

Past champions in the field[edit]

Made the cut[edit]

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
Justin Rose  England 2013 72 69 70 72 283 +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[edit]

Player Country Year won R1 R2 Total To par
Ángel Cabrera  Argentina 2007 74 72 146 +6
Geoff Ogilvy  Australia 2006 73 74 147 +7
Lucas Glover  United States 2009 79 69 148 +8

Nationalities in the field[edit]

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)
 Austria (1)
 Belgium (1)
 Denmark (1)
 France (1)
 Germany (4)
 Italy (2)
 Netherlands (1)
 Spain (4)
 Sweden (4)

Round summaries[edit]

First round[edit]

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.[14][15] The scoring average for the field was 73.23, more than three strokes over par.[16]

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Martin Kaymer  Germany 65 −5
T2 Brendon de Jonge  Zimbabwe 68 −2
Graeme McDowell  Northern Ireland
Kevin Na  United States
Fran Quinn  United States
T6 Keegan Bradley  United States 69 −1
Harris English  United States
Dustin Johnson  United States
Matt Kuchar  United States
Hideki Matsuyama  Japan
Francesco Molinari  Italy
Brandt Snedeker  United States
Jordan Spieth  United States
Henrik Stenson  Sweden
Brendon Todd  United States

Second round[edit]

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.[17] 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.[18] 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.[19]

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Martin Kaymer  Germany 65-65=130 −10
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
Henrik Stenson  Sweden 69-69=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

Amateurs: Fitzpatrick (+4), Campbell (+6), Stewart (+6), Whitsett (+6), Wilson (+8), McNealy (+10), Shelton (+13), Goss (+14), McIver (+15), Grimmer (+17), Dorn (+19)

Third round[edit]

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.[20] Erik Compton and Rickie Fowler shot the only sub-par rounds, both shooting 67 (−3) to move into a tie for second place.[21] Only six golfers remained under-par for the tournament. The scoring average for the field was 73.82, almost four strokes over par.[22]

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Martin Kaymer  Germany 65-65-72=202 −8
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
Henrik Stenson  Sweden 69-69-70=208
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
Justin Rose  England 72-69-70=211
Jordan Spieth  United States 69-70-72=211

Final round[edit]

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.[23] 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.[24] Eleven golfers shot under-par rounds but none in the last eight groups except Kaymer.[25] Only three golfers finished under-par for the tournament. The scoring average for the field was 72.40, the lowest of any rounds.[26][27]

Place Player Country Score To par Money ($)
1 Martin Kaymer  Germany 65-65-72-69=271 −9 1,620,000
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
Jason Day  Australia 73-68-72-68=281
Dustin Johnson  United States 69-69-70-73=281
Brooks Koepka  United States 70-68-72-71=281
Henrik Stenson  Sweden 69-69-70-73=281
T9 Adam Scott  Australia 73-67-73-69=282 +2 211,715
Brandt Snedeker  United States 69-68-72-73=282
Jimmy Walker  United States 70-72-71-69=282

Amateurs: Fitzpatrick (+11)

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 4 5 3 4 4 3 5 4 4 4 4 3 4 3 4
Germany Kaymer −8 −8 −9 −9 −9 −9 −8 −8 −9 −8 −8 −8 −9 −10 −10 −9 −9 −9
United States Fowler −3 −3 −3 −1 −2 −2 −2 −2 −1 −1 E −1 −2 −2 −2 −2 −1 −1
United States Compton −3 −3 −3 −3 −4 −4 −3 −4 −3 −4 −3 −2 −2 −2 −1 −1 −1 −1
United States Johnson −2 −2 −2 −2 −2 −2 −2 −1 −1 −2 −2 −2 −2 −2 −1 E +1 +1
Sweden Stenson −2 −2 −3 −2 −2 −2 −2 −1 −1 −1 E E +1 +1 +1 +2 +1 +1

Cumulative tournament scores, relative to par
Source:[28]

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External links[edit]

Preceded by
2014 Masters
Major Championships Succeeded by
2014 Open Championship

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