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The 2014 United States Open Championship was the 114th U.S. Open, played June 12–15 at the No. 2 Course of the Pinehurst Resort in Pinehurst, North Carolina.[2]

2014 U.S. Open
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Tournament information
DatesJune 12–15, 2014
LocationPinehurst, North Carolina
Course(s)Pinehurst Resort,
Course No. 2
Organized byUSGA
Tour(s)PGA Tour
European Tour
Japan Golf Tour
Statistics
Par70
Length7,562 yards (6,915 m)
Field156 players, 67 after cut
Cut145 (+5)
Prize fund$9,000,000
6,665,578
Winner's share$1,620,000
€1,199,804[1]
Champion
Germany Martin Kaymer
271 (−9)
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Pinehurst is located in North Carolina
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Martin Kaymer led wire-to-wire to win his first U.S. Open and second major title, eight strokes ahead of runners-up Erik Compton and Rickie Fowler. He was the first to open a major with two rounds of 65 or better, and set a U.S. Open record for lowest 36-hole score at 130. From Germany, Kaymer was the first from continental Europe to win the U.S. Open and the fourth European winner in five years.

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TelevisionEdit

This was the last U.S. Open for NBC Sports, which had televised the event for twenty consecutive years, 1995–2014. Starting in 2015, Fox Sports began a 12-year contract to televise the championship and other USGA events.

VenueEdit

This was the third U.S. Open played at Pinehurst's No. 2 Course. The past champions were: Payne Stewart in 1999 and Michael Campbell in 2005. Designed by Donald Ross, the No. 2 Course opened in 1907 and also hosted the PGA Championship in 1936 and the Ryder Cup in 1951. The course hosted the 2014 U.S. Women's Open the following week, the first time the two championships were played on the same course in the same year.[3]

Course layoutEdit

Course No. 2

Hole Yards Par    Hole Yards Par
1 402 4 10 617 5
2 507 4 11 483 4
3 387 4 12 484 4
4 529 4 13 382 4
5 576 5 14 473 4
6 219 3 15 202 3
7 424 4 16 528 4
8 502 4 17 205 3
9 191 3 18 451 4
Out 3,737 35 In 3,825 35
Source:[4] Total 7,562 70

Lengths of the course for previous U.S. Opens:

  • 2005: 7,214 yards (6,596 m), par 70
  • 1999: 7,175 yards (6,561 m), par 70

FieldEdit

A record 10,127 entries were received.[5]

About half the field consisted of players who were exempt from qualifying for the U.S. Open.[6] 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, Retief Goosen, Graeme McDowell (13,14), Rory McIlroy (7,9,13,14), Geoff Ogilvy, Justin Rose (11,12,13,14), Webb Simpson (12,13,14)

2. Winner and runner-up of the 2013 U.S. Amateur Championship

Matthew Fitzpatrick (a,4), Oliver Goss (a)

3. Winner of the 2013 Amateur Championship
4. Winner of the 2013 Mark H. McCormack Medal (men's World Amateur Golf Ranking)
5. Winners of the Masters Tournament during the last five years

Phil Mickelson (6,11,12,13,14), Charl Schwartzel (12,13,14), Adam Scott (12,13,14), Bubba Watson (13,14)

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

Stewart Cink, Darren Clarke, Ernie Els (11,13,14), Louis Oosthuizen (13,14)

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

Keegan Bradley (12,13,14), Jason Dufner (11,12,13,14), Martin Kaymer (8,13,14), Y. E. Yang

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

Matt Kuchar (12,13,14)

9. Winner of the 2014 European Tour BMW PGA Championship
10. Winner of the 2013 U.S. Senior Open Championship

Kenny Perry

11. The 10 lowest scorers and anyone tying for 10th place at the 2013 U.S. Open Championship

Nicolas Colsaerts, Jason Day (12,13,14), Luke Donald (12,13,14), Gonzalo Fernández-Castaño (13,14), Rickie Fowler (13,14), Billy Horschel (12,13,14), Hunter Mahan (12,13,14), Hideki Matsuyama (13,14), Steve Stricker (12,13,14)

12. Players who qualified for the season-ending 2013 Tour Championship

Roberto Castro, Brendon de Jonge, Graham DeLaet (13,14), Jim Furyk (13,14), Sergio García (13,14), Bill Haas (13,14), Dustin Johnson (13,14), Zach Johnson (13,14), D. A. Points, Brandt Snedeker (13,14), Jordan Spieth (13,14), Henrik Stenson (13,14), Kevin Streelman (13,14), Nick Watney (13), Boo Weekley, Gary Woodland (13,14)

13. The top 60 point leaders and ties as of May 26, 2014, in the Official World Golf Ranking

Jonas Blixt (14), Jamie Donaldson (14), Victor Dubuisson (14), Harris English (14), Matt Every (14), Stephen Gallacher (14), Russell Henley (14), Thongchai Jaidee (14), Miguel Ángel Jiménez (14), Matt Jones (14), Chris Kirk (14), Pablo Larrazábal, Joost Luiten (14), Francesco Molinari (14), Ryan Moore (14), Ryan Palmer (14), Ian Poulter (14), Patrick Reed (14), John Senden (14), Kevin Stadler (14), Brendon Todd (14), Jimmy Walker (14), Lee Westwood (14)

14. The top 60 point leaders and ties as of June 9, 2014, in the Official World Golf Ranking

Kevin Na, Bernd Wiesberger

15. Special exemptions given by the USGA

None

The remaining contestants earned their places through sectional qualifiers.[11]

  • Jason Millard (L) was disqualified after reporting a self-imposed penalty during sectional qualifying.[13]

Alternates who earned 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
Jim Furyk   United States 2003 73 70 73 67 283 +3 T12
Justin Rose   England 2013 72 69 70 72 283 +3 T12
Rory McIlroy   Northern Ireland 2011 71 68 74 73 286 +6 T23
Graeme McDowell   Northern Ireland 2010 68 74 75 70 287 +7 T28
Ernie Els   South Africa 1994, 1997 74 70 72 72 288 +8 T35
Retief Goosen   South Africa 2001, 2004 73 71 71 75 290 +10 T45
Webb Simpson   United States 2012 71 72 73 74 290 +10 T45

Missed the cutEdit

Player Country Year won R1 R2 Total To par
Ángel Cabrera   Argentina 2007 74 72 146 +6
Geoff Ogilvy   Australia 2006 73 74 147 +7
Lucas Glover   United States 2009 79 69 148 +8

Nationalities in the fieldEdit

North America (88) South America (2) Europe (37) Oceania (12) Asia (11) Africa (6)
  Canada (1)   Argentina (1)   England (11)   Australia (11)   China (1)   South Africa (5)
  United States (87)   Colombia (1)   Northern Ireland (3)   New Zealand (1)   India (1)   Zimbabwe (1)
  Scotland (2)   Japan (4)
  Wales (1)   South Korea (4)
  Ireland (1)   Thailand (1)
  Austria (1)
  Belgium (1)
  Denmark (1)
  France (1)
  Germany (4)
  Italy (2)
  Netherlands (1)
  Spain (4)
  Sweden (4)

Round summariesEdit

First roundEdit

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Martin Kaymer led the field after shooting a five-under-par 65. He led a group of four golfers, including 2010 champion Graeme McDowell, by three strokes. Only 15 players shot under-par rounds. Defending champion Justin Rose shot 72.[15][16] The scoring average for the field was 73.23, more than three strokes over par.[17]

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Martin Kaymer   Germany 65 −5
T2 Brendon de Jonge   Zimbabwe 68 −2
Graeme McDowell   Northern Ireland
Kevin Na   United States
Fran Quinn   United States
T6 Keegan Bradley   United States 69 −1
Harris English   United States
Dustin Johnson   United States
Matt Kuchar   United States
Hideki Matsuyama   Japan
Francesco Molinari   Italy
Brandt Snedeker   United States
Jordan Spieth   United States
Henrik Stenson   Sweden
Brendon Todd   United States

Second roundEdit

Friday, June 13, 2014

Martin Kaymer recorded a second consecutive round of 65 (−5), establishing a new tournament record for lowest 36-hole score (130) and becoming the first player to open a major championship with two rounds of 65 or better.[18] His six-stroke lead over Brendon Todd after 36 holes tied a tournament record previously set by Tiger Woods in 2000 and Rory McIlroy in 2011.[19] 21 players shot under-par rounds and 13 players were under-par for the tournament. The cut was at 145 (+5) and 67 players made the cut including one amateur, 2013 U.S. Amateur winner Matthew Fitzpatrick. The scoring average for the field was 72.89, just less than three strokes over par.[20]

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Martin Kaymer   Germany 65-65=130 −10
2 Brendon Todd   United States 69-67=136 −4
T3 Kevin Na   United States 68-69=137 −3
Brandt Snedeker   United States 69-68=137
T5 Keegan Bradley   United States 69-69=138 −2
Brendon de Jonge   Zimbabwe 68-70=138
Dustin Johnson   United States 69-69=138
Brooks Koepka   United States 70-68=138
Henrik Stenson   Sweden 69-69=138
T10 Chris Kirk   United States 71-68=139 −1
Matt Kuchar   United States 69-70=139
Rory McIlroy   Northern Ireland 71-68=139
Jordan Spieth   United States 69-70=139

Amateurs: Fitzpatrick (+4), Campbell (+6), Stewart (+6), Whitsett (+6), Wilson (+8), McNealy (+10), Shelton (+13), Goss (+14), McIver (+15), Grimmer (+17), Dorn (+19)

Third roundEdit

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Kaymer dropped back towards the field, shooting a 2-over-par 72 but still led by five strokes on a tougher scoring day.[21] Erik Compton and Rickie Fowler shot the only sub-par rounds, both shooting 67 (−3) to move into a tie for second place.[22] Only six golfers remained under-par for the tournament. The scoring average for the field was 73.82, almost four strokes over par.[23]

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Martin Kaymer   Germany 65-65-72=202 −8
T2 Erik Compton   United States 72-68-67=207 −3
Rickie Fowler   United States 70-70-67=207
T4 Dustin Johnson   United States 69-69-70=208 −2
Henrik Stenson   Sweden 69-69-70=208
6 Brandt Snedeker   United States 69-68-72=209 −1
T7 Brooks Koepka   United States 70-68-72=210 E
Matt Kuchar   United States 69-70-71=210
Kevin Na   United States 68-69-73=210
T10 Brendon de Jonge   Zimbabwe 68-70-73=211 +1
Chris Kirk   United States 71-68-72=211
Justin Rose   England 72-69-70=211
Jordan Spieth   United States 69-70-72=211

Final roundEdit

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Kaymer shot a 69 in the final round to win by eight strokes over Compton and Fowler. His 72-hole score of 271 was the second-lowest in U.S. Open history.[24] This was his second major championship and also made him the fourth European winner of the event in five years (after Graeme McDowell, Rory McIlroy and Justin Rose) having previously had no European winners since Tony Jacklin in 1970.[25] Eleven golfers shot under-par rounds but none in the last eight groups except Kaymer.[26] Only three golfers finished under-par for the tournament. The scoring average for the field was 72.40, the lowest of any rounds.[27][28]

Place Player Country Score To par Money ($)
1 Martin Kaymer   Germany 65-65-72-69=271 −9 1,620,000
T2 Erik Compton   United States 72-68-67-72=279 −1 789,330
Rickie Fowler   United States 70-70-67-72=279
T4 Keegan Bradley   United States 69-69-76-67=281 +1 326,310
Jason Day   Australia 73-68-72-68=281
Dustin Johnson   United States 69-69-70-73=281
Brooks Koepka   United States 70-68-72-71=281
Henrik Stenson   Sweden 69-69-70-73=281
T9 Adam Scott   Australia 73-67-73-69=282 +2 211,715
Brandt Snedeker   United States 69-68-72-73=282
Jimmy Walker   United States 70-72-71-69=282

Amateurs: Fitzpatrick (+11)

ScorecardEdit

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 4 5 3 4 4 3 5 4 4 4 4 3 4 3 4
  Kaymer −8 −8 −9 −9 −9 −9 −8 −8 −9 −8 −8 −8 −9 −10 −10 −9 −9 −9
  Fowler −3 −3 −3 −1 −2 −2 −2 −2 −1 −1 E −1 −2 −2 −2 −2 −1 −1
  Compton −3 −3 −3 −3 −4 −4 −3 −4 −3 −4 −3 −2 −2 −2 −1 −1 −1 −1
  Bradley +4 +4 +3 +3 +3 +3 +4 +4 +3 +2 +2 +3 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1
  Day +3 +2 +2 +2 +2 +2 +2 +2 +2 +2 +2 +2 +1 +1 E E E +1
  Johnson −2 −2 −2 −2 −2 −2 −2 −1 −1 −2 −2 −2 −2 −2 −1 E +1 +1
  Koepka +1 +1 E E E E E E E E E +1 +2 +2 +2 +2 +2 +1
  Stenson −2 −2 −3 −2 −2 −2 −2 −1 −1 −1 E E +1 +1 +1 +2 +1 +1

Cumulative tournament scores, relative to par

Eagle Birdie Bogey Double bogey

Source:[29]

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