2016 U.S. Open (golf)

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2016 U.S. Open
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Tournament information
Dates June 16–19, 2016
Location Oakmont, Pennsylvania
Course(s) Oakmont Country Club
Organized by USGA
Tour(s) PGA Tour
European Tour
Japan Golf Tour
Statistics
Par 70
Length 7,254 yards (6,633 m)
Field 156 players, 67 after cut
Cut 146 (+6)
Prize fund $10,000,000
8,866,033
Winner's share $1,800,000
€1,595,886
Champion
United States Dustin Johnson
276 (−4)
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The 2016 United States Open Championship was the 116th U.S. Open, held June 16–19 at Oakmont Country Club in Oakmont and Plum, Pennsylvania, suburbs northeast of Pittsburgh.[1] Dustin Johnson won his first major championship.

Play was delayed on the first day due to heavy rainfall, forcing most of the field to play half a round behind schedule. Andrew Landry was a surprise leader after the first round before Johnson led the field in the second. Shane Lowry carded a 65 in the third round to take the overall lead into the final round. Despite a controversial penalty on the 5th green, Johnson took the title three strokes ahead of runners-up Lowry, Jim Furyk and Scott Piercy.

Venue[edit]

This was the ninth U.S. Open at Oakmont and its twelfth major championship.

Course layout[edit]

Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Yards 482 340 426 609 382 194 479 288 477 3,677 462 379 667 183 358 500 231 313 484 3,577 7,254
Par 4 4 4 5 4 3 4 3 4 35 4 4 5 3 4 4 3 4 4 35 70

Source:[2]

Lengths of the course for previous major championships:

Through 1994, the 9th hole was a par 5; before 1962, the 1st hole was also a par 5.
2016 yardages by round
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 4 4 5 4 3 4 3 4 35 4 4 5 3 4 4 3 4 4 35 70
1 Yards 481 353 429 615 390 206 488 258 482 3,702 442 390 684 191 331 519 234 307 484 3,582 7,284
2 Yards 491 337 432 619 384 185 483 281 468 3,680 466 379 617 164 355 503 225 318 472 3,499 7,179
3 Yards 482 351 420 600 393 198 477 247 487 3,655 432 378 674 164 368 481 227 295 496 3,515 7,170
4 Yards 485 320 433 611 373 197 490 299 488 3,696 472 373 618 183 368 479 239 312 489 3,533 7,229
  • Scoring average: 73.5697
    • by round: 74.2436, 73.6037, 72.0298, 73.4630
  • Most difficult holes in relation to par: 1, 9, 15, 10

Source:[2][3]

Broadcast[edit]

For the second year, Fox Sports televised the championship in the United States. The first two rounds were on FS1 cable and over-the-air on Fox, with the last two rounds shown only on Fox. In the United Kingdom and Ireland, it was carried by Sky Sports.

Field[edit]

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.[4]

1. Winners of the U.S. Open Championship during the last ten years

Ángel Cabrera, Lucas Glover, Martin Kaymer (8,13,14), Graeme McDowell, Rory McIlroy (6,7,11,12,13,14), Geoff Ogilvy, Justin Rose (12,13,14), Webb Simpson, Jordan Spieth (5,11,12,13,14)

2. Winner and runner-up of the 2015 U.S. Amateur Championship

Derek Bard (a)

  • Bryson DeChambeau forfeited his exemption by turning professional in April 2016 but subsequently earned a spot through sectional qualifying.
3. Winner of the 2015 Amateur Championship
4. Winner of the 2015 Mark H. McCormack Medal (men's World Amateur Golf Ranking)

Jon Rahm (a)

5. Winners of the Masters Tournament during the last five years

Adam Scott (11,13,14), Bubba Watson (12,13.14), Danny Willett (13,14)

6. Winners of The Open Championship during the last five years

Ernie Els, Zach Johnson (12,13,14), Phil Mickelson (13,14)

7. Winners of the PGA Championship during the last five years

Keegan Bradley, Jason Day (8,11,12,13,14), Jason Dufner (14)

8. Winners of The Players Championship during the last three years

Rickie Fowler (12,13,14)

9. Winner of the 2016 European Tour BMW PGA Championship

Chris Wood (13,14)

10. Winner of the 2015 U.S. Senior Open Championship

Jeff Maggert

11. The 10 lowest scorers and anyone tying for 10th place at the 2015 U.S. Open Championship

Branden Grace (13,14), Dustin Johnson (12,13,14), Shane Lowry (13,14), Louis Oosthuizen (12,13,14), Charl Schwartzel (13,14), Cameron Smith, Brandt Snedeker (12,13,14)

12. Players who qualified for the season-ending 2015 Tour Championship

Daniel Berger (13,14), Steven Bowditch, Paul Casey (13,14), Harris English (14), Jim Furyk (13,14), Bill Haas (13,14), Charley Hoffman (13,14), J. B. Holmes (13,14), Kevin Kisner (13,14), Brooks Koepka (13,14), Matt Kuchar (13,14), Danny Lee (13,14), Hideki Matsuyama (13,14), Kevin Na (13,14), Scott Piercy (13), Patrick Reed (13,14), Henrik Stenson (13,14), Robert Streb, Jimmy Walker (13,14)

  • Bae Sang-moon was unable to compete due to a military obligation in South Korea.
13. The top 60 point leaders and ties as of May 23, 2016 in the Official World Golf Ranking

An Byeong-hun (14), Kiradech Aphibarnrat (14), Rafael Cabrera-Bello (14), Kevin Chappell (14), Jamie Donaldson, Matthew Fitzpatrick (14), Sergio García (14), Emiliano Grillo (14), James Hahn (14), Billy Horschel (14), Smylie Kaufman (14), Kim Kyung-tae (14), Chris Kirk (14), Patton Kizzire, Søren Kjeldsen (14), Russell Knox (14), Anirban Lahiri (14), Marc Leishman (14), David Lingmerth (14), Ryan Moore (14), Andy Sullivan (14), Justin Thomas (14), Jaco van Zyl (14), Lee Westwood (14), Bernd Wiesberger (14)

14. The top 60 point leaders and ties as of June 13, 2016 in the Official World Golf Ranking

William McGirt

15. Special exemptions given by the USGA

Retief Goosen[8]

The remaining contestants earned their places through sectional qualifiers.[9]

Alternates who gained entry:

(a) denotes amateur
(L) denotes player advanced through local qualifying

Past champions in the field[edit]

Made the cut[edit]

Player Country Year won R1 R2 R3 R4 Total To par Finish
Jim Furyk  United States 2003 71 68 74 66 279 −1 T2
Graeme McDowell  Northern Ireland 2010 72 71 71 72 286 +6 T18
Jordan Spieth  United States 2015 72 72 70 75 289 +9 T37
Martin Kaymer  Germany 2014 73 73 72 71 289 +9 T37
Ángel Cabrera  Argentina 2007 70 76 72 71 289 +9 T37

Source:[11]

Missed the cut[edit]

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 Total To par
Geoff Ogilvy  Australia 2006 71 76 147 +7
Justin Rose  England 2013 72 76 148 +8
Rory McIlroy  Northern Ireland 2011 77 71 148 +8
Lucas Glover  United States 2009 75 74 149 +9
Retief Goosen  South Africa 2001, 2004 73 77 150 +10
Ernie Els  South Africa 1994, 1997 75 75 150 +10
Webb Simpson  United States 2012 77 74 151 +11

Source:[11]

Nationalities in the field[edit]

North America (90) South America (2) Europe (35) Oceania (9) Asia (13) Africa (7)
 Mexico (1)  Argentina (2)  England (12)  Australia (7)  India (2)  South Africa (7)
 United States (89)  Northern Ireland (2)  New Zealand (2)  Japan (5)
 Scotland (1)  South Korea (3)
 Wales (1)  Philippines (1)
 Ireland (1)  Thailand (2)
 Austria (1)
 Denmark (2)
 France (3)
 Germany (2)
 Italy (1)
 Spain (3)
 Sweden (6)

Round summaries[edit]

First round[edit]

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Play was suspended three times during the morning wave of players, all for dangerous weather conditions. At 4:40 pm EDT, play was called for the day with the second wave of players yet to tee off.[12] Only three groups, nine players, finished their first rounds.[13] Andrew Landry, who was ranked 624th in the world and had to go through local and sectional qualifiers, was the leader at 3 under par, with a birdie putt on his last hole, hole 9. Amateur Scottie Scheffler was the leader in the clubhouse at 1 under par.[14]

Place Player Country Score/Hole To par
1 Andrew Landry  United States 17* −3
T2 Bubba Watson  United States 14 −2
Danny Lee  New Zealand 13
T4 Scottie Scheffler (a)  United States 69 −1
Kevin Streelman  United States 16*
Lee Westwood  England 13*
Harris English  United States 12*

*Started on hole 10

Friday, June 17, 2016

After more rain overnight, nearly three inches (7.5 cm) total since Wednesday, play resumed at 7:30 am under mostly sunny skies and the round was completed shortly after 3 pm. Landry, the overnight leader, had a cushy end to his round: he only brought his putter to the course, to which he sank his birdie putt to lead at 4-under par. He would not play another hole for the rest of the day (see round 2).

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Andrew Landry  United States 66 −4
T2 Dustin Johnson  United States 67 −3
Lee Westwood  England
T4 Sergio García  Spain 68 −2
Shane Lowry  Ireland
Scott Piercy  United States
T7 Danny Lee  New Zealand 69 −1
Scottie Scheffler (a)  United States
Henrik Stenson  Sweden
Kevin Streelman  United States
Bubba Watson  United States

Second round[edit]

Friday, June 17, 2016

Play was suspended due to darkness at 8:43 pm with 27 players of the first wave still on the course and the second wave of players yet to tee off. Dustin Johnson completed his round and was tied for the lead with Andrew Landry, who had not started his second round yet, at 4 under par.

Place Player Country Score To Par
T1 Andrew Landry  United States 66* −4
Dustin Johnson  United States 67-69=136
3 Lee Westwood  England 67* −3
T4 Shane Lowry  Ireland 68* −2
Sergio García  Spain 68-70=138
Scott Piercy  United States 68-70=138

*Completed their second round on Saturday (had not yet started second round)

Saturday, June 18, 2016

The 27 members of the first wave resumed their rounds and the second wave began theirs at 7 am. The second round was completed after 2 pm; 67 players made the cut at 146 (+6) or better.

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Dustin Johnson  United States 67-69=136 −4
2 Andrew Landry  United States 66-71=137 −3
T3 Grégory Bourdy  France 71-67=138 −2
Sergio García  Spain 68-70=138
Shane Lowry  Ireland 68-70=138
Scott Piercy  United States 68-70=138
T7 Jim Furyk  United States 71-68=139 −1
Andy Sullivan  England 71-68=139
Daniel Summerhays  United States 74-65=139
Lee Westwood  England 67-72=139

Amateurs: Rahm (+5), Scheffler (+7), Suh (+8), Burns (+9), Horsfield (+9), Hardy (+10), Mueller (+10), Crawford (+12), Bard (+15), Danielson (+19), Stachler (+24)

Third round[edit]

Saturday, June 18, 2016

The round began at 3 pm, on split tees in groupings of three; the final grouping of Dustin Johnson, Andrew Landry, and Scott Piercy teed off at 5:01 pm and completed 13 holes. Play was suspended due to darkness at 8:49 pm with Shane Lowry as the overnight leader at 5 under par, through 14 holes.

Place Player Country To Par Score Hole
1 Shane Lowry  Ireland 68-70=138 −5 14
2 Andrew Landry  United States 66-71=137 −3 13
T3 Sergio García  Spain 68-70=138 −2 14
Dustin Johnson  United States 67-69=136 13
Lee Westwood  England 67-72=139 15
6 Branden Grace  South Africa 73-70-66=209 −1 F

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Play resumed at 7 am and Shane Lowry birdied 15 and 17 for a round of 65 (−5) to extend his lead to four strokes. Andrew Landry bogeyed 14 and 15, but birdied 17 and 18 to move into the final pairing. Daniel Summerhays birdied 15 and eagled 17 to climb into a tie for fourth. After 54 holes, the top eight players on the leaderboard were all seeking their first major title.

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Shane Lowry  Ireland 68-70-65=203 −7
T2 Andrew Landry  United States 66-71-70=207 −3
Dustin Johnson  United States 67-69-71=207
T4 Daniel Summerhays  United States 74-65-69=208 −2
Lee Westwood  England 67-72-69=208
6 Branden Grace  South Africa 73-70-66=209 −1
T7 Sergio García  Spain 68-70-72=210 E
Scott Piercy  United States 68-70-72=210
T9 Jason Day  Australia 76-69-66=211 +1
Bryson DeChambeau  United States 71-70-70=211
Zach Johnson  United States 71-69-71=211

Final round[edit]

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Play in the final round began at 10 am, in pairs from the first hole, with the final pair of Shane Lowry and Andrew Landry starting at 3:30 pm. Dustin Johnson shot a 69 and won his first major, three shots ahead of three runners-up.[15] After finishing at five under par, Johnson was penalized a shot as he was controversially judged to have made his ball move as he addressed it on the fifth green, despite being initially absolved of wrongdoing. His score was amended to four under par, but he still finished three strokes ahead. The top four of the leaderboard were the only ones left under par.[16][17]

Place Player Country Score To par Money ($)
1 Dustin Johnson  United States 67-69-71-69=276 −4 1,800,000
T2 Jim Furyk  United States 71-68-74-66=279 −1 745,270
Shane Lowry  Ireland 68-70-65-76=279
Scott Piercy  United States 68-70-72-69=279
T5 Sergio García  Spain 68-70-72-70=280 E 374,395
Branden Grace  South Africa 73-70-66-71=280
7 Kevin Na  United States 75-68-69-69=281 +1 313,349
T8 Jason Day  Australia 76-69-66-71=282 +2 247,806
Jason Dufner  United States 73-71-68-70=282
Zach Johnson  United States 71-69-71-71=282
Daniel Summerhays  United States 74-65-69-74=282

Source:[11]

Amateurs: Rahm (+7)

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 3 4 4 4 5 3 4 4 3 4 4
United States D. Johnson −3 −4 −4 −4 −3 −3 −3 −3 −4 −4 −4 −4 −4 −3 −3 −3 −3 −4
United States Furyk +2 +2 +2 +2 +1 +1 E E E E −1 −1 −1 −1 −1 −1 −2 −1
Republic of Ireland Lowry −7 −6 −6 −6 −5 −5 −5 −5 −4 −3 −3 −4 −4 −3 −2 −1 −1 −1
United States Piercy −1 −2 −2 −2 −2 −2 −2 −2 −2 −2 −2 −3 −3 −3 −3 −2 −2 −1
Spain García E E E −1 −2 −2 −1 −2 −2 −2 −2 −2 −3 −2 −1 E E E
South Africa Grace −1 −2 −1 −1 −1 −1 −1 −1 −1 −1 −1 −2 −2 −1 −1 E −1 E
United States Na +1 +1 +1 +1 E E +1 +1 +2 +2 +2 +1 +1 +1 +2 +2 +1 +1
Australia Day +2 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +2 +2 +2 E −1 −1 −1 −1 +1 +2
United States Dufner +2 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +2 +2 +3 +2 +1 +2 +2 +2 +2 +2
United States Z. Johnson +2 +2 +3 +3 +2 +2 +2 +2 +2 +2 +4 +3 +3 +2 +2 +3 +3 +2
United States Summerhays −1 −1 −1 −1 −1 −1 E +1 +2 +3 +3 +2 +2 +2 +2 +3 +2 +2
United States Landry −2 −1 −1 E +2 +2 +3 +4 +4 +5 +5 +5 +5 +5 +5 +5 +5 +5
England Westwood −2 −1 E +1 +3 +4 +5 +5 +6 +6 +6 +6 +6 +7 +8 +9 +8 +8

Cumulative tournament scores, relative to par

Eagle Birdie Bogey Double bogey

Source:[11]

Controversy[edit]

During the final round of the tournament, there was a controversial incident on the fifth green that involved eventual winner Dustin Johnson. As he prepared to address the ball for a par putt, his ball moved slightly. Johnson stepped away, saying that he had not addressed the ball.[18] After he spoke to an on-site rules official, he was told to carry on with his shot and sank the putt. Later, on the 12th tee, an official informed him that he might be penalized a stroke, but that no decision would be made until the round was complete.[19] The penalty was ultimately assessed against Johnson which still left him three strokes ahead of three second-place finishers. Several of the world's top golfers, such as Jordan Spieth, Rory McIlroy, and Rickie Fowler, as well as many viewers on their local Fox stations and spectators at the course, took to social media to criticize the USGA for its decision.[20]

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Preceded by
2016 Masters
Major Championships Succeeded by
2016 Open Championship

Coordinates: 40°31′34″N 79°49′37″W / 40.526°N 79.827°W / 40.526; -79.827