2017 U.S. Open (golf)

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2017 U.S. Open
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Tournament information
Dates June 15–18, 2017
Location Erin, Wisconsin
Course(s) Erin Hills
Organized by USGA
Tour(s) PGA Tour
European Tour
Japan Golf Tour
Statistics
Par 72
Length 7,741 yards (7,078 m)
Field 156 players, 68 after cut
Cut 145 (+1)
Prize fund $12,000,000[1]
10,745,944
Winner's share $2,160,000[1]
€1,934,270
Champion
United States Brooks Koepka
272 (−16)
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Erin Hills  is located in the US
Erin Hills 
Erin Hills 
Location in the United States
Erin Hills  is located in Wisconsin
Erin Hills 
Erin Hills 
Location in Wisconsin

The 2017 U.S. Open Championship was the 117th U.S. Open, held June 15–18 at Erin Hills in Erin, Wisconsin, northwest of Milwaukee. Brooks Koepka claimed his first major title with a 16-under-par 272, four strokes ahead of runners-up Brian Harman and Hideki Matsuyama. Koepka's score matched the lowest ever at the championship, set in 2011 by Rory McIlroy.[2]

This was the first U.S. Open in Wisconsin, but marked its fifth major, following four editions of the PGA Championship. It was played in 1933 at Blue Mound in Wauwatosa, and at Whistling Straits near Kohler in 2004, 2010, and 2015.

The purse was a record for a major at $12 million, and the winner's share exceeded $2 million for the first time, at $2.16 million.[1]

Venue[edit]

This was the first U.S. Open at Erin Hills, which opened in 2006 and hosted the U.S. Amateur in 2011. It was also the first U.S. Open since 1992 at par 72.[3]

It continued a long tradition of golf in the state, which hosted the U.S. Women's Open twice at Blackwolf Run in Kohler (1998, 2012), and the U.S. Senior Open at Whistling Straits in 2007. The PGA Tour formerly stopped in the state regularly with the Greater Milwaukee Open (19682009), preceded by the Milwaukee Open Invitational (1955–1961).

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 608 338 508 439 505 208 607 492 135 3,840 504 460 464 193 594 357 183 509 637 3,901 7,741
Par 5 4 4 4 4 3 5 4 3 36 4 4 4 3 5 4 3 4 5 36 72
2017 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 5 4 4 4 4 3 5 4 3 36 4 4 4 3 5 4 3 4 5 36 72
1 Yards 613 330 497 451 514 252 604 490 150 3,901 514 451 448 227 599 368 179 526 632 3,944 7,845
2 Yards 597 360 515 456 498 249 578 487 153 3,893 525 468 437 198 603 348 179 512 676 3,946 7,839
3 Yards 609 331 516 432 504 239 613 499 123 3,866 521 467 465 208 599 288 214 523 667 3,952 7,818
4 Yards 605 329 484 399 500 199 632 486 172 3,806 492 452 433 216 588 356 184 513 681 3,915 7,721
  • Scoring average: 73.204
    • by round: 73.385, 73.225, 72.016, 73.928
  • Most difficult holes in relation to par: 3, 4, 6, 17

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.

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

Ángel Cabrera, Lucas Glover, Dustin Johnson (12,13,14,15), Martin Kaymer (14,15), Graeme McDowell, Rory McIlroy (6,7,13,14,15), Justin Rose (11,14,15), Webb Simpson, Jordan Spieth (5,13,14,15)

2. Winner and runner-up of the 2016 U.S. Amateur Championship

Brad Dalke (a)

  • Curtis Luck forfeited his exemption by turning professional in April 2017.
3. Winner of the 2016 Amateur Championship

Scott Gregory (a)

4. Winner of the 2016 Mark H. McCormack Medal (men's World Amateur Golf Ranking)

Maverick McNealy (a)

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

Sergio García (12,14,15), Adam Scott (13,14,15), Bubba Watson (13,14,15), Danny Willett (14,15)

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

Ernie Els, Zach Johnson (12), Henrik Stenson (14,15)

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

Jason Day (8,12,13,14,15), Jason Dufner (12,13,15), Jimmy Walker (13,14,15)

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

Rickie Fowler (14,15), Kim Si-woo (13,14,15)

9. Winner of the 2017 European Tour BMW PGA Championship

Alex Norén (14,15)

10. Winner of the 2016 U.S. Senior Open Championship

Gene Sauers

11. Winner of the 2016 Olympic Golf Tournament
12. The 10 lowest scorers and anyone tying for 10th place at the 2016 U.S. Open Championship

Jim Furyk, Branden Grace (14,15), Shane Lowry, Kevin Na (13), Scott Piercy (14), Daniel Summerhays

13. Players who qualified for the season-ending 2016 Tour Championship

Daniel Berger (14,15), Paul Casey (14,15), Roberto Castro, Kevin Chappell (14,15), Emiliano Grillo (14,15), J. B. Holmes (14,15), Kevin Kisner (14,15), Russell Knox (14,15), Matt Kuchar (14,15), Hideki Matsuyama (14,15), William McGirt (14,15), Sean O'Hair, Patrick Reed (14,15), Charl Schwartzel (14,15), Brandt Snedeker (14,15), Justin Thomas (14,15), Jhonattan Vegas, Gary Woodland (14,15)

14. The top 60 point leaders and ties as of May 22, 2017 in the Official World Golf Ranking

An Byeong-hun (15), Wesley Bryan (15), Rafael Cabrera-Bello (15), Ross Fisher (15), Matthew Fitzpatrick (15), Tommy Fleetwood (15), Bill Haas (15), Adam Hadwin (15), Brian Harman (15), Tyrrell Hatton (15), Russell Henley (15), Charley Hoffman (15), Billy Horschel (15), Yuta Ikeda (15), Brooks Koepka (15), Marc Leishman (15), Francesco Molinari (15), Louis Oosthuizen (15), Pat Perez (15), Thomas Pieters (15), Jon Rahm (15), Brendan Steele (15), Hideto Tanihara (15), Wang Jeung-hun, Lee Westwood (15), Bernd Wiesberger (15)

15. The top 60 point leaders and ties as of June 12, 2017 in the Official World Golf Ranking

Chris Wood

16. Special exemptions given by the USGA

None

The remaining contestants earned their places through sectional qualifiers.

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(s) won R1 R2 R3 R4 Total To par Finish
Jim Furyk  United States 2003 70 74 69 72 285 −3 T23
Martin Kaymer  Germany 2014 72 69 75 73 289 +1 T35
Webb Simpson  United States 2012 74 71 71 73 289 +1 T35
Jordan Spieth  United States 2015 73 71 76 69 289 +1 T35
Ernie Els  South Africa 1994, 1997 70 72 79 74 295 +7 T55

Missed the cut[edit]

Player Country Year won R1 R2 Total To par
Lucas Glover  United States 2009 74 72 146 +2
Justin Rose  England 2013 72 74 146 +2
Dustin Johnson  United States 2016 75 73 148 +4
Graeme McDowell  Northern Ireland 2010 76 73 149 +5
Rory McIlroy  Northern Ireland 2011 78 71 149 +5
Ángel Cabrera  Argentina 2007 71 78 149 +5

Nationalities in the field[edit]

North America (89) South America (5) Europe (37) Oceania (5) Asia (12) Africa (8)
 Canada (2)  Argentina (3)  England (14)  Australia (5)  China (1)  South Africa (8)
 Mexico (1)  Chile (1)  Northern Ireland (2)  Japan (6)
 United States (86)  Venezuela (1)  Scotland (3)  South Korea (4)
 Wales (1)  Taiwan (1)
 Ireland (2)
 Austria (1)
 Belgium (1)
 France (3)
 Germany (2)
 Italy (1)
 Spain (3)
 Sweden (4)

Round summaries[edit]

First round[edit]

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Rickie Fowler tied the U.S. Open record for lowest first round score in relation to par, shooting a bogey-free round of 65 (−7) for a one-shot lead over Paul Casey and Xander Schauffele.[7] The course played easily, yielding 44 under-par rounds. Despite this, many of the pre-tournament favorites faltered. Jordan Spieth played solidly, but stumbled late for an opening 73 (+1). World number one Dustin Johnson was derailed by a double bogey on the par-5 14th, shooting a 3-over 75. Jon Rahm, Rory McIlroy, and Jason Day were even worse, shooting 76 (+4), 78 (+6), and 79 (+7), respectively.[8] Meanwhile, Canadian Adam Hadwin tied a U.S. Open record with six straight birdies, en route to shooting four under par. This was the first major in which neither Phil Mickelson or Tiger Woods competed, in 23 years.[9] The scoring average was 73.385 (+1.385).

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Rickie Fowler  United States 65 −7
T2 Paul Casey  England 66 −6
Xander Schauffele  United States
T4 Tommy Fleetwood  England 67 −5
Brian Harman  United States
Brooks Koepka  United States
T7 Adam Hadwin  Canada 68 −4
Marc Leishman  Australia
Kevin Na  United States
Patrick Reed  United States

Second round[edit]

Friday, June 16, 2017

Four players finished atop the leadership after the second round for the first time since 1974. Paul Casey was four-over on his round before recording five straight birdies from holes 17-3 to shoot 71 (−1). Brooks Koepka made four birdies on his front-nine to get to nine-under but fell back with two bogeys on the back-nine. They were joined at the top of the leaderboard by Tommy Fleetwood and Brian Harman, who each shot 70 (−2). First round leader Rickie Fowler also got as low as nine-under before three straight bogeys saw him fall a shot behind the leaders.[10] Hideki Matsuyama and Chez Reavie had the low round of the day with a 65 (−7); combined with Fowler's opening round, it is the first time in U.S. Open history that three players shot a round of 65 in the same tournament. Forty-two players were under-par after 36 holes, a new tournament record.[11] The scoring average was 73.225 (+1.225).

For the first time since the introduction of the Official World Golf Ranking in 1986, the top three ranked players (Dustin Johnson, Rory McIlroy, and Jason Day) all missed the cut in a major championship.

Place Player Country Score To par
T1 Paul Casey  England 66-71=137 −7
Tommy Fleetwood  England 67-70=137
Brian Harman  United States 67-70=137
Brooks Koepka  United States 67-70=137
T5 Rickie Fowler  United States 65-73=138 −6
J. B. Holmes  United States 69-69=138
Jamie Lovemark  United States 69-69=138
T8 Cameron Champ (a)  United States 70-69=139 −5
Kim Si-woo  South Korea 69-70=139
Hideki Matsuyama  Japan 74-65=139
Xander Schauffele  United States 66-73=139
Brandt Snedeker  United States 70-69=139

Amateurs: Champ (−5), Scheffler (−1), Andersen (+2), McNealy (+3), Smalley (+3), Gregory (+4), Niemann (+5), Crawford (+6), Dalke (+6), Hagestad (+8), Theegala (+8), Harvey (+10), Oda (+10), Lee (+20)

Third round[edit]

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Overnight rains and calm conditions during the day led to numerous low scores. Brian Harman birdied three holes on the back-nine to post a score of 67 (−5) and take a one-shot lead over Tommy Fleetwood, Brooks Koepka, and Justin Thomas. Thomas began the round in a tie for 24th before a historic round put him into contention.[12] An eagle on the 18th gave Thomas a score of 63 (−9), tying the major championship record. At nine-under, he set the U.S. Open record for lowest score in relation to par, breaking the mark set by Johnny Miller in 1973. Fleetwood held possession of the lead before a bogey at the par-5 18th saw him finish a shot behind Harman, while Koepka birdied the last to also get to within a stroke. Rickie Fowler recovered from a bogey at the 13th with three straight birdies on holes 14-16 and was two back. Paul Casey began the round tied for the lead but shot a three-over 75 and dropped to 17th.[13]

Five golfers were at 10-under-par or better entering the final round. Before this year, only six golfers had ever reached double digits under par at any point in a U.S. Open.[14] The scoring average was 72.036 (+0.036).

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Brian Harman  United States 67-70-67=204 −12
T2 Tommy Fleetwood  England 67-70-68=205 −11
Brooks Koepka  United States 67-70-68=205
Justin Thomas  United States 73-69-63=205
5 Rickie Fowler  United States 65-73-68=206 −10
6 Kim Si-woo  South Korea 69-70-68=207 −9
T7 Russell Henley  United States 71-70-67=208 −8
Charley Hoffman  United States 70-70-68=208
Patrick Reed  United States 68-75-65=208
T10 Bill Haas  United States 72-68-69=209 −7
Xander Schauffele  United States 66-73-70=209
Brandt Snedeker  United States 70-69-70=209
Brendan Steele  United States 71-69-69=209

Amateurs: Champ (−4), Scheffler (−2)

Justin Thomas scorecard[edit]

Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Par 5 4 4 4 4 3 5 4 3 4 4 4 3 5 4 3 4 5
United States Thomas −1 −2 −2 −1 −2 −2 −3 −4 −5 −4 −4 −5 −5 −5 −6 −6 −7 −9
Eagle Birdie Bogey

Final round[edit]

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Brooks Koepka tied the U.S. Open scoring record and won his first career major championship by four strokes over Brian Harman and Hideki Matsuyama. Beginning the round a shot out of the lead, Koepka quickly erased the deficit with birdies on his first two holes. After saving par with an eight-foot putt on the 13th, he then recorded three straight birdies on his way to a round of 67 (−5). His total of 16-under par tied the tournament scoring record set by Rory McIlroy in 2011.[15] Harman entered the round with the lead but fell into a tie for second with three bogeys on the back-nine. Matsuyama shot the low round of the day with 66 (−6) and jumped into a tie with Harman. After establishing a new tournament scoring record in the third round, Justin Thomas bogeyed three of his first five holes and finished three-over on the round to drop to a tie for ninth.[16] Tommy Fleetwood also began the round a shot behind but three bogeys on the front-nine dropped him from contention. Thirty-one players finished the tournament under par, breaking the U.S. Open record set in 1990.[17]

Place Player Country Score To par Money ($)
1 Brooks Koepka  United States 67-70-68-67=272 −16 2,160,000
T2 Brian Harman  United States 67-70-67-72=276 −12 1,052,012
Hideki Matsuyama  Japan 74-65-71-66=276
4 Tommy Fleetwood  England 67-70-68-72=277 −11 563,642
T5 Rickie Fowler  United States 65-73-68-72=278 −10 420,334
Bill Haas  United States 72-68-69-69=278
Xander Schauffele  United States 66-73-70-69=278
8 Charley Hoffman  United States 70-70-68-71=279 −9 336,106
T9 Trey Mullinax  United States 71-72-69-68=280 −8 279,524
Brandt Snedeker  United States 70-69-70-71=280
Justin Thomas  United States 73-69-63-75=280

Amateurs: Scheffler (−1), Champ (E)

Scorecard[edit]

Final round

Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Par 5 4 4 4 4 3 5 4 3 4 4 4 3 5 4 3 4 5
United States Koepka −12 −13 −13 −13 −13 −13 −13 −14 −14 −13 −13 −13 −13 −14 −15 −16 −16 −16
United States Harman −12 −12 −13 −13 −13 −13 −13 −13 −13 −13 −13 −12 −11 −12 −12 −13 −13 −12
Japan Matsuyama −7 −7 −7 −8 −9 −8 −8 −8 −8 −8 −9 −10 −10 −11 −10 −11 −11 −12
England Fleetwood −11 −12 −11 −11 −11 −10 −10 −9 −10 −10 −10 −10 −10 −11 −11 −11 −11 −11
United States Fowler −11 −11 −11 −11 −10 −10 −11 −11 −11 −11 −11 −10 −10 −10 −9 −9 −9 −10
United States Schauffele −7 −8 −8 −7 −8 −8 −8 −8 −8 −8 −7 −7 −7 −8 −9 −9 −9 −10
United States Haas −7 −8 −7 −7 −7 −7 −7 −7 −7 −7 −8 −8 −8 −8 −8 −9 −9 −10
United States Thomas −11 −10 −10 −9 −8 −8 −8 −8 −8 −9 −9 −9 −8 −8 −8 −8 −8 −8

Cumulative tournament scores, relative to par

Birdie Bogey

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Preceded by
2017 Masters
Major Championships Succeeded by
2017 Open Championship

Coordinates: 43°14′42″N 88°23′42″W / 43.245°N 88.395°W / 43.245; -88.395