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The 2003 United States Open Championship was the 103rd U.S. Open, held June 12–15 at the North Course of Olympia Fields Country Club in Olympia Fields, Illinois, a suburb south of Chicago. Jim Furyk won his only major championship, three shots ahead of runner-up Stephen Leaney.[3][4] With a total score of 272, Furyk tied the record for the lowest 72-hole score in U.S. Open history, also achieved in 2000 and 1980 (and since lowered to 268 in 2011). Another record was equalled by Vijay Singh, who tied Neal Lancaster's 9-hole record of 29 on the back nine of his second round.

2003 U.S. Open
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Tournament information
DatesJune 12–15, 2003
LocationOlympia Fields, Illinois
Course(s)Olympia Fields Country Club
North Course
Organized byUSGA
Tour(s)PGA Tour
European Tour
Japan Golf Tour
Statistics
Par70
Length7,190 yards (6,575 m)[1]
Field156 players, 68 after cut
Cut143 (+3)
Prize fund$6,000,000
5,130,394
Winner's share$1,080,000
€923,471[2]
Champion
United States Jim Furyk
272 (−8)
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Olympia Fields is located in the United States
Olympia Fields
Olympia
Fields
Location in the United States

This was the fourth major held at Olympia Fields; it hosted the U.S. Open in 1928 and the PGA Championship in 1925 and 1961.

Contents

CourseEdit

North Course

Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Yards 576 400 389 164 440 555 212 433 496 3,665 444 467 458 397 414 187 451 247 460 3,525 7,190
Par 5 4 4 3 4 5 3 4 4 36 4 4 4 4 4 3 4 3 4 34 70

Source:[1]

FieldEdit

1. Last 10 U.S. Open Champions

Ernie Els (4,9,10,12,16), Retief Goosen (9,10,16), Lee Janzen, Corey Pavin, Tiger Woods (3,4,5,8,9,12,16)

2. Top two finishers in the 2002 U.S. Amateur

Ricky Barnes (a), Hunter Mahan (a)

3. Last five Masters Champions

José María Olazábal (9,10), Vijay Singh (5,9,11,12,16), Mike Weir (12,16)

4. Last five British Open Champions

David Duval, Paul Lawrie (10,16), Mark O'Meara

5. Last five PGA Champions

Rich Beem (9,12,16), David Toms (9,16)

6. The Players Champion

Davis Love III (9,16)

7. The U.S. Senior Open Champion

Don Pooley

8. Top 15 finishers and ties in the 2002 U.S. Open

Robert Allenby (9,16), Tom Byrum, Nick Faldo, Sergio García (9,10,16), Jay Haas (16), Pádraig Harrington (10,16), Dudley Hart, Scott Hoch (16), Justin Leonard (9,16), Peter Lonard (15,16), Jeff Maggert, Billy Mayfair, Phil Mickelson (9,16), Nick Price (9,16)

9. Top 30 leaders on the 2002 PGA Tour official money list

K. J. Choi (16), Chris DiMarco (16), Bob Estes (16), Fred Funk (16), Jim Furyk (16), Charles Howell III (16), Jerry Kelly (16), Steve Lowery, Scott McCarron, Shigeki Maruyama (16), Len Mattiace (16), Rocco Mediate (16), Kenny Perry (16), Chris Riley (16), Loren Roberts, John Rollins, Jeff Sluman (16)

10. Top 15 on the 2002 European Tour Order of Merit

Thomas Bjørn (16), Ángel Cabrera (16), Michael Campbell (16), Trevor Immelman (16), Stephen Leaney, Colin Montgomerie (16), Eduardo Romero (16), Justin Rose (16), Adam Scott (16)

11. Top 10 on the PGA Tour official money list, as of May 25
12. Winners of multiple PGA Tour events from April 24, 2002 through the 2003 Memorial Tournament
13. Top 2 from the 2003 European Tour Order of Merit, as of May 26
14. Top 2 on the 2002 Japan Golf Tour, provided they are within the top 75 point leaders of the Official World Golf Rankings at that time

Toru Taniguchi

15. Top 2 on the 2002 PGA Tour of Australasia, provided they are within the top 75 point leaders of the Official World Golf Rankings at that time

Craig Parry (16)

16. Top 50 on the Official World Golf Rankings list, as of May 26

Stuart Appleby, Paul Casey, Darren Clarke, Fred Couples, Niclas Fasth, Brad Faxon, Steve Flesch, Bernhard Langer, Kirk Triplett, Scott Verplank

17. Special exemptions selected by the USGA

Hale Irwin, Tom Kite, Tom Watson

Sectional qualifiers
Alternates who gained entry

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

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, 1997 69 70 69 72 280 E T5
Tiger Woods   United States 2000, 2002 70 66 75 72 283 +3 T20
Tom Watson   United States 1982 65 72 75 72 284 +4 T28
Retief Goosen   South Africa 2001 71 72 73 70 286 +6 T42
Lee Janzen   United States 1993, 1998 72 68 72 77 289 +9 T55

Missed the cutEdit

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 Total To par
Tom Kite   United States 1992 72 76 148 +8
Corey Pavin   United States 1995 72 76 148 +8
Hale Irwin   United States 1974, 1979, 1990 WD

In his last U.S. Open appearance, three-time champion Hale Irwin withdrew mid-round on Thursday with back spasms.

Round summariesEdit

First roundEdit

Thursday, June 12, 2003

Place Player Country Score To par[5]
T1 Brett Quigley   United States 65 −5
Tom Watson   United States
T3 Jay Don Blake   United States 66 −4
Justin Leonard   United States
T5 Jim Furyk   United States 67 −3
Stephen Leaney   Australia
T7 Mark Calcavecchia   United States 68 −2
Tom Gillis   United States
Ian Leggatt   Canada
T10 Jonathan Byrd   United States 69 −1
Tom Byrum   United States
Tim Clark   South Africa
Robert Damron   United States
Ernie Els   South Africa
Sergio García   Spain
Pádraig Harrington   Ireland
Fredrik Jacobson   Sweden
Cliff Kresge   United States
Len Mattiace   United States
Billy Mayfair   United States
Colin Montgomerie   Scotland
Tim Petrovic   United States
Loren Roberts   United States
Hidemichi Tanaka   Japan

Second roundEdit

Friday, June 13, 2003

Place Player Country Score To par[6]
T1 Jim Furyk   United States 67-66=133 −7
Vijay Singh   Fiji 70-63=133
T3 Jonathan Byrd   United States 69-66=135 −5
Stephen Leaney   Australia 67-68=135
T5 Fredrik Jacobson   Sweden 69-67=136 −4
Justin Leonard   United States 66-70=136
Nick Price   Zimbabwe 71-65=136
Eduardo Romero   Argentina 70-66=136
Tiger Woods   United States 70-66=136
T10 Robert Damron   United States 69-68=137 −3
Tom Watson   United States 65-72=137

Amateurs: Kuehne (+1), Barnes (+2), Holmes (+5), Baryla (+6), Mahan (+6), Haas (+9), List (+9), Reinsberg (+12), Reavie (+13), Glissmeyer (+19).

Third roundEdit

Saturday, June 14, 2003

Place Player Country Score To par[7]
1 Jim Furyk   United States 67-66-67=200 −10
2 Stephen Leaney   Australia 67-68-68=203 −7
T3 Nick Price   Zimbabwe 71-65-69=205 −5
Vijay Singh   Fiji 70-63-72=205
T5 Jonathan Byrd   United States 69-66-71=206 −4
Ian Leggatt   Canada 68-70-68=206
Dicky Pride   United States 71-69-66=206
Eduardo Romero   Argentina 70-66-70=206
T9 Mark Calcavecchia   United States 68-72-67=207 −3
Billy Mayfair   United States 69-71-67=207
Mark O'Meara   United States 72-68-67=207

Final roundEdit

Sunday, June 15, 2003

Place Player Country Score To par Money ($)
1 Jim Furyk   United States 67-66-67-72=272 −8 1,080,000
2 Stephen Leaney   Australia 67-68-68-72=275 −5 650,000
T3 Kenny Perry   United States 72-71-69-67=279 −1 341,367
Mike Weir   Canada 73-67-68-71=279
T5 Ernie Els   South Africa 69-70-69-72=280 E 185,934
Fredrik Jacobson   Sweden 69-67-73-71=280
Nick Price   Zimbabwe 71-65-69-75=280
Justin Rose   England 70-71-70-69=280
David Toms   United States 72-67-70-71=280
T10 Pádraig Harrington   Ireland 69-72-72-68=281 +1 124,936
Jonathan Kaye   United States 70-70-72-69=281
Cliff Kresge   United States 69-70-72-70=281
Billy Mayfair   United States 69-71-67-74=281
Scott Verplank   United States 76-67-68-70=281

Amateurs: Trip Kuehne (+10), Ricky Barnes (+11)[8]

ScorecardEdit

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 3 4 5 3 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 3 4 3 4
  Furyk −10 −10 −10 −10 −10 −11 −11 −11 −11 −10 −10 −9 −9 −10 −10 −10 −9 −8
  Leaney −6 −7 −6 −7 −7 −8 −7 −6 −6 −6 −5 −5 −6 −6 −6 −6 −5 −5
  Perry +1 E −1 −1 E −1 −1 −1 −1 −1 −1 −1 −1 E E −1 −1 −1
  Weir −2 −2 −2 −2 −2 −2 −3 −3 −2 −2 −2 −2 −2 −3 −3 −3 −2 −1
  Price −4 −3 −2 −2 −2 −3 −2 −2 −1 −1 E E −1 −1 −2 −2 −1 E
  Singh −5 −6 −4 −4 −3 −3 −3 −2 −1 E +1 +2 +3 +3 +2 +1 +2 +3

Cumulative tournament scores, relative to par
Source:[9]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "U.S. Open scorecard". Spokesman-Review. Spokane, Washington. Associated Press. June 12, 2003. p. C5.
  2. ^ "U.S. Open Championship: leaderboard". PGA European Tour. June 15, 2003. Retrieved June 14, 2012.
  3. ^ Herrmann, Mark (June 16, 2013). "Unflappable Furyk wins Open". Spokesman-Review. Newsday. p. C1.
  4. ^ Silver, Michael (June 23, 2003). "Father Knows Best". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved May 14, 2013.
  5. ^ "US Open Championship – Round 1". PGA European Tour. Archived from the original on September 4, 2009. Retrieved August 22, 2009.
  6. ^ "US Open Championship – Round 2". PGA European Tour. Archived from the original on September 4, 2009. Retrieved August 22, 2009.
  7. ^ "US Open Championship – Round 3". PGA European Tour. Archived from the original on September 4, 2009. Retrieved August 22, 2009.
  8. ^ "2003 U.S. Open". Yahoo Sports. June 15, 2003. Retrieved June 14, 2012.
  9. ^ "U.S. Open Championship". ESPN. Retrieved August 10, 2015.

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