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The 1997 United States Open Championship was the 97th U.S. Open, held June 12–15 at the Blue Course of Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Maryland, a suburb northwest of Washington, D.C.. Ernie Els won his second U.S. Open, the second of his four major championships, one stroke ahead of runner-up Colin Montgomerie.[1][2][3]

1997 U.S. Open
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Tournament information
DatesJune 12–15, 1997
LocationBethesda, Maryland
Course(s)Congressional Country Club
Blue Course
Organized byUSGA
Tour(s)PGA Tour
Statistics
Par70
Length7,213 yards (6,596 m)
Field156 players, 84 after cut
Cut147 (+7)
Prize fund$2,600,000
Winner's share$465,000
Champion
South Africa Ernie Els
276 (−4)
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Contents

Course layoutEdit

Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Yards 402 235 455 434 407 475 174 362 607 3,551 466 415 187 461 439 583 441 480 190 3,662 7,213
Par 4 3 4 4 4 4 3 4 5 35 4 4 3 4 4 5 4 4 3 35 70

Past champions in the fieldEdit

Made the cutEdit

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 R3 R4 Total To par Finish
Ernie Els   South Africa 1994 71 67 69 69 276 −4 1
Payne Stewart   United States 1991 71 73 73 71 288 +8 T28
Fuzzy Zoeller   United States 1984 72 73 69 74 288 +8 T28
Lee Janzen   United States 1993 72 73 75 73 293 +13 T52
Jack Nicklaus   United States 1962, 1967,
1972, 1980
73 71 75 74 293 +13 T52
Hale Irwin   United States 1974, 1979, 1990 70 73 76 74 293 +13 T52
Steve Jones   United States 1996 72 75 69 79 295 +15 T60
Tom Watson   United States 1982 72 74 72 78 296 +16 64
Tom Kite   United States 1992 75 69 82 72 298 +18 T68

Missed the cutEdit

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 Total To par
Corey Pavin   United States 1995 74 74 148 +8
Scott Simpson   United States 1987 76 73 149 +9
Larry Nelson   United States 1983 74 75 149 +9
Curtis Strange   United States 1988, 1989 79 71 150 +10

Round summariesEdit

First roundEdit

Thursday, June 12, 1997

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Colin Montgomerie   Scotland 65 −5
T2 Steve Stricker   United States 66 −4
Hal Sutton   United States
T4 Tom Lehman   United States 67 −3
Mark McNulty   Zimbabwe
T6 Hideki Kase   Japan 68 −2
Dave Schreyer   United States
T8 Justin Leonard   United States 69 −1
Jeff Sluman   United States
T10 Mike Brisky   United States 70 E
Hale Irwin   United States
Joel Kribel (a)   United States
Larry Mize   United States
David Ogrin   United States
Craig Parry   Australia
Chris Perry   United States
David White   United States

Second roundEdit

Friday, June 13, 1997
Saturday, June 14, 1997

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Tom Lehman   United States 67-70=137 −3
T2 Stewart Cink   United States 71-67=138 −2
Ernie Els   South Africa 71-67=138
T4 Scott Hoch   United States 71-68=139 −1
Jeff Maggert   United States 73-66=139
David Ogrin   United States 70-69=139
Hal Sutton   United States 66-73=139
8 Mark McNulty   Zimbabwe 67-73=140 E
T9 Scott Dunlap   United States 75-66=141 +1
Kelly Gibson   United States 72-69=141
Hideki Kase   Japan 68-73=141
Justin Leonard   United States 69-72=141
Colin Montgomerie   Scotland 65-76=141
Loren Roberts   United States 72-69=141
Dave Schreyer   United States 68-73=141
Jeff Sluman   United States 69-72=141
Tommy Tolles   United States 74-67=141
Tiger Woods   United States 74-67=141

Amateurs: Kribel (+8), Wollmann (+9), Noe (+11), Semelsberger (+14), Kearney (+17).

Third roundEdit

Saturday, June 14, 1997
Sunday, June 15, 1997

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Tom Lehman   United States 67-70-68=205 −5
T2 Ernie Els   South Africa 71-67-69=207 −3
Jeff Maggert   United States 73-66-68=207
4 Colin Montgomerie   Scotland 65-76-67=208 −2
T5 Jay Haas   United States 73-69-68=210 E
David Ogrin   United States 70-69-71=210
Tommy Tolles   United States 74-67-69=210
T8 Billy Andrade   United States 75-67-69=211 +1
Olin Browne   United States 71-71-69=211
Jim Furyk   United States 74-68-69=211
Scott Hoch   United States 71-68-72=211

Final roundEdit

Sunday, June 15, 1997

 
Tiger Woods at the 1997 U.S. Open.
Place Player Country Score To par Money ($)
1 Ernie Els   South Africa 71-67-69-69=276 −4 465,000
2 Colin Montgomerie   Scotland 65-76-67-69=277 −3 275,000
3 Tom Lehman   United States 67-70-68-73=278 −2 172,828
4 Jeff Maggert   United States 73-66-68-74=281 +1 120,454
T5 Olin Browne   United States 71-71-69-71=282 +2 79,875
Jim Furyk   United States 74-68-69-71=282
Jay Haas   United States 73-69-68-72=282
Tommy Tolles   United States 74-67-69-72=282
Bob Tway   United States 71-71-70-70=282
T10 Scott Hoch   United States 71-68-72-72=283 +3 56,949
Scott McCarron   United States 73-71-69-70=283
David Ogrin   United States 70-69-71-73=283

Amateurs: none made the cut[4]

ScorecardEdit

Final round

Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Par 4 3 4 4 4 4 3 4 5 4 4 3 4 4 5 4 4 3
  Els −3 −3 −3 −3 −3 −2 −3 −4 −3 −4 −4 −5 −4 −4 −4 −4 −4 −4
  Montgomerie −3 −3 −3 −3 −3 −2 −3 −3 −4 −4 −4 −4 −4 −4 −4 −4 −3 −3
  Lehman −5 −5 −4 −3 −4 −3 −3 −4 −4 −4 −4 −4 −4 −3 −4 −3 −2 −2
  Maggert −3 −3 −3 −4 −4 −3 −3 −4 −4 −4 −4 −4 −3 −3 −3 −2 E +1
  Browne +1 +1 +2 +3 +3 +3 +3 +2 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 E E +1 +2 +2
  Furyk +1 +1 +1 +1 +2 +3 +3 +2 +2 +2 +1 +1 +1 +1 +2 +2 +2 +2
  Haas −1 −1 −2 −2 E E E E −1 −1 −1 −1 −1 E E E +2 +2
  Tolles −1 −1 E E E −1 −1 −1 −1 E E E E +1 E +1 +2 +2
  Tway +2 +2 +1 +1 +1 +2 +2 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +2 +2 +2 +2 +2 +2

Cumulative tournament scores, relative to par

Birdie Bogey Double bogey

Source:[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Parascenzo, Marino (June 16, 1997). "No one Els standing". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. p. C1.
  2. ^ Sirak, Ron (June 16, 1997). "Steady Els grabs second Open". Eugene Register-Guard. Oregon. Associated Press. p. 1B.
  3. ^ Reilly, Rick (June 23, 1997). "Easy Does It: Sweet-Swinging Ernie Els Outlasted A Trio Of Challengers To Win A Raucous And Riveting U.S. Open". Sports Illustrated. p. 44.
  4. ^ "Final results: 1997 U.S. Open". USA Today. June 15, 1997. Retrieved June 15, 2012.
  5. ^ "U.S. Open History". USGA. Retrieved April 15, 2019.

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