What type of player wins the US Open (Golf)

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What type of player wins the US Open (Golf)
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The US Open is the most valuable of all the golf Majors with a prize fund of 12.5 million dollars in 2020.

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The tournament is normally held in mid-June and is the third golf major of the year.

A different venue is chosen every year. 

We will have tipping available on the tournament as soon as the players have been confirmed. 

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US Open Recent Results

2020

The tournament returned to New York but this time it was Winged Foot Golf Club that held the 2010 US Open. 

Due to Covid 19, it took place in September with no spectators allowed. 

The winner was again a surprise with 27-year-old Bryson De Chambeau taking the 1st prize cash of over 2 million dollars. 

Nicknames the Scientist due to his analytical approach to Golf, his victory was secured by 6 shots. 

His final round of 63 carded him a total of 274, he shot under par in each of the 4 rounds. 

In second place was Matthew Wolf, he blew his chances with a final round 75 after performing so well in rounds 1 and 3. 

2019 

California and the Pebble Beach Links was the venue for the 2019 US Open.

Brooks Koepka came close to winning his third US open but was held off by the relatively unknown and unfancied Gary Woodland. 

Long hitter Woodland carded a 13 under par 271, 3 shots ahead of Koepka.  

2018

The US Open returned to Shinnecock Hills, New York for the 5th time. 

Brooks Koepka showed his liking for the Tournament by winning again. 

Previous US Open winner Dustin Johnson had looked in command before hitting a 77 in the 3rd round, that really cost him. 

Koepka hit 68 in the final round and held off Tommy Fleetwood who scored an amazing 63 that so nearly saw him secure victory.

It was the first US Open back to back victory since 1989. 

2017

Brooks Koepka won his debut major with a 16 under par and very low 272, winning comfortably by 4 strokes. 

Brooks Koepka

The 2017 Open was held at Erin Hills. Wisconsin and was notable for so many players being under par. 

Brian Harman and Hideki Matsuyama finished tied for second in a tournament that featured many less-known names doing well. 

2016

Dustin Johnson followed his US Open second place in 2015 with Victory in 2016.

Dustin Johnson

Held at the Oakmont Country Club in Pennsylvania, poor weather delayed play. 

Dustin Johnson carded a 4 under par 276, only slightly faltering when he was penalized a stroke after his ball was adjudged to have moved when he addressed the ball.    

In the final round, his 69 secured the Open.

2015

The 115th US Open took place at Chambers Bay, Washington, and was notable as the 1st major win for Jordan Spieth. 

Jordan Spieth

The course came in for lots of criticism but the winner had few issues, winning or being tied 1st in 3 of the 4 rounds. 

He was just 21 when he took the US Open with a round of 275, and this triumph followed his win at the Masters In April. 

Dustin Johnston and Louis Oosthuizen were in second place with totals of 276.

2014

The 2014 tournament was held at Pinehurst, North Carolina, and was a breeze for German player Martin Kaymer who led every round. 

Martin Kaymer

His opening two rounds of 65 saw him lead by 6 strokes and set a record of 130 in major tournaments

-5, -5, +2, -1 gave him a total of 271, and an emphatic win by 8 strokes from Eric Compton and Rickie Fowler. 

Five players tied for 4th place on 281, Bradley, Day, Johnson, Koepka, and Stenson. 

2013

Justin Rose announced himself with his first major win at the Merion Golf Club in Pennsylvania.

Justin Rose

The Englishman went head to head with Phil Mickelson in the final round, but Mickelson faded to hit a 74, and was forced to share second place with Australian Jason Day. 

Poor weather delayed the opening two rounds, but Roe played steady golf with similar rounds of 71-69-71 -70.

2012

Michael Thompson led the field after round 1 after shooting a 4 under par 66, he led the field by 3 shots from 5 players.

Michael Thompson

Michael Thompson followed his 66 with a 75 to drop to 1 over (4th), 2 shots behind Jim Furyk, David Toms & Tiger Woods.

David Toms & Tiger Woods dropped away on Saturday with poor 3rd round scores, but Jim Furyk stayed at the top of the pack after scoring a round of 70, he was joined there by Graeme McDowell who shot a 68 and they led by 2 shots from Fredrik Jacobsen.

Jim Furyk shot a final round 74 to drop away and finish 4th, McDowell shot a 73 to finish on 2 over and tie for 2nd place with early first-round leader Michael Thompson who fired in a 67, but they still finished 1 shot behind Webb Simpson who closed the competition with 2 rounds of 68 to win his first major

2011

Rory McIlroy fired in a 6 under par 65 to lead the US Open by shots after the first round with Charles Schwartzel & Y E Yang tied for 2nd.

Rory McIlroy

Y E Yang continued his good form with a 69 on day 2 to sit on 5 under par, 3 shots clear of 3rd place but a massive 6 strokes back on the leader Rory McIlroy after he posted a 66 to follow from Thursday's 65

Rory pulled further clear after round 3, posting a 68 to lead by 8 over Y E Yang whop also posted yet another under par round.

Jason Day posted closing rounds of 65 & 68 to finish 2nd on 8 under par, a massive 8 shots behind Rory McIlroy who fired in 4 rounds under 70 to post a score of 16 under par.

2010

The leaderboard was very tight after the first round with no fewer than 13 players within 2 shots, but it was Paul Casey, Brendan De Jonge & Shaun Micheel who led the way after first-round scores of 69.

Paul Casey

Graeme McDowell pulled 2 shots clear of the field with a 2nd round score of 68 to lead 4 others.

McDowell shot a level par 71 in round 3 but it was not enough to lead as he dropped 3 shots behind Dustin Johnson who shot a round of 66 to take the lead.

Dustin Johnson went from 6 under to 5 over on Sunday after a final round of 82 and it was Graeme McDowell who held his nerve to win despite scoring a 3 over part round of 74

2009

Former Masters winner Mike Weir led the way after round 1 with a 6 under par round of 64 to lead by 2.

Mike Weir posted a level par round of 70 in round 2 but that saw him drop to 3rd overall after Ricky Barnes posted a 65 to lead on 8 under and Lucas Glover posted a 64 to finish on 7 under.

The front par both posted level par 70's but managed to open up a gap as many players dropped shots to fall away, 3rd place was sitting on 3 under after 3 rounds.

None of the top 5 posted a score of level par or better as most of the players struggled and it was Lucas Glover who held his nerve, despite shooting 73 to win by 2 shots

2008

Justin Hicks & Kevin Streelman were the early leaders after shooting rounds of 68 in the first round.

Tiger Woods

The 2 first-round leaders dropped away in round 2 and it was Australian Stuart Appleby who led the way at the halfway mark with a total score of 3 under, Tiger Woods & Miguel Angel Jimenez moved into contention with rounds of 68 & 66 respectively.

Tiger Woods scored a 1 under par round of 70, which was enough to hold a 1 stroke lead going into the final round.

Another final of nerves where many players struggled to break par, it was Tiger Woods & Rocco Mediate who finished top of the tree, Woods scoring a 73 and Mediate scoring 71 to force a playoff.

The playoff was held on the Monday over a full 18 holes, Woods took the lead at the first, Mediate then took over and led at the 3rd.

Woods led by 2 shots at the 7th & the 9th.

After the 10th Woods led by 3 and it looked all over but Mediate slowly fought back and led by going up the 18th.

Woods birdied the 18th whilst Mediate parred the hole meaning they both finished on level par.

It was off to sudden death, Hole 7 was used for the first sudden-death hole, Woods came out on top after scoring a par, whilst Mediate posted a 1 over par 5.

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