2017 U.S. Open (golf)
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.
|Dates||June 15–18, 2017|
Japan Golf Tour
|Length||7,741 yards (7,078 m)|
|Field||156 players, 68 after cut|
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.
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 (1968–2009), preceded by the Milwaukee Open Invitational (1955–1961).
- 2017 yardages by round
- 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
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
- Tiger Woods did not play.
- 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)
Maverick McNealy (a)
- 5. Winners of the Masters Tournament during the last five years
- 6. Winners of The Open Championship during the last five years
- 7. Winners of the PGA Championship during the last five years
- 8. Winners of The Players Championship during the last three years
- 9. Winner of the 2017 European Tour BMW PGA Championship
Alex Norén (14,15)
- 10. Winner of the 2016 U.S. Senior Open Championship
- 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
- 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
- 16. Special exemptions given by the USGA
The remaining contestants earned their places through sectional qualifiers.
- Japan: Shugo Imahira, Chan Kim (L), Satoshi Kodaira, Yūsaku Miyazato
- England: Thomas Aiken, Oliver Bekker, George Coetzee, Bradley Dredge, Paul Dunne, Andrew Johnston, Alexander Lévy, Li Haotong, Wade Ormsby, Eddie Pepperell, Aaron Rai, Richie Ramsay, Joël Stalter, Brandon Stone, Matt Wallace
- United States
- Newport Beach, California: Mason Andersen (a,L), Cameron Champ (a,L), Kevin Dougherty (L), Stewart Hagestad (a), John Oda (a), Sahith Theegala (a)
- Tequesta, Florida: Tyson Alexander (L), Jack Maguire (L), Joaquín Niemann (a)
- Ball Ground, Georgia: Stephan Jäger, Alex Smalley (a,L)
- Rockville, Maryland: Ben Kohles, Sam Ryder, Kyle Thompson
- Summit, New Jersey: Matt Campbell (L), Daniel Chopra, Chris Crawford (a,L), Scott Harvey (a), Andy Pope (L)
- Columbus, Ohio: Keegan Bradley, Bud Cauley, Stewart Cink, Bryson DeChambeau, Talor Gooch, Jason Kokrak, Martin Laird, David Lingmerth, Jamie Lovemark, Pan Cheng-tsung, J. T. Poston, Ted Potter, Jr., Scottie Scheffler (a), Peter Uihlein
- Springfield, Ohio: Ryan Brehm, Corey Conners (L), Brice Garnett, Brian Stuard
- Memphis, Tennessee: Harris English, Troy Merritt, Trey Mullinax, Garrett Osborn (L), Jonathan Randolph, Chez Reavie, Andrés Romero, Xander Schauffele, Steve Stricker
- Dallas, Texas: Nick Flanagan (L), Walker Lee (a,L), Roman Robledo (L)
- Lakewood, Washington: Derek Barron (L), Max Greyserman (L), Daniel Miernicki (L), Jordan Niebrugge (L)
Alternates who gained entry:
- Michael Putnam (Columbus) – replaced Ryan Moore
- Grégory Bourdy (England) – claimed spot held for category 15
- Kim Meen-whee (Memphis) – claimed spot held for category 15
- Tyler Light (L, Springfield) – claimed spot held for category 15
- Dru Love (L, Ball Ground) – claimed spot held for category 15
- Ryan Palmer (Dallas) – claimed spot held for category 15
- Roberto Díaz (Summit) – replaced Phil Mickelson
(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||70||74||69||72||285||−3||T23|
|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 cutEdit
|Player||Country||Year won||R1||R2||Total||To par|
|Lucas Glover||United States||2009||74||72||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|
Nationalities in the fieldEdit
|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)|
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. 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. 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. The scoring average was 73.385 (+1.385).
|1||Rickie Fowler||United States||65||−7|
|Xander Schauffele||United States|
|Brian Harman||United States|
|Brooks Koepka||United States|
|Kevin Na||United States|
|Patrick Reed||United States|
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. 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. 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.
|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|
|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)
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. 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.
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. The scoring average was 72.036 (+0.036).
|1||Brian Harman||United States||67-70-67=204||−12|
|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|
Justin Thomas scorecardEdit
|Thomas||−1||−2||−2||−1||−2||−2||−3||−4||−5||−4||−4||−5||−5||−5||−6||−6||−7||−9|Eagle Birdie Bogey
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. 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. Tommy Fleetwood also began the round a shot behind but three bogeys on the front-nine dropped him from contention. The low amateur was Scottie Scheffler, who finished at –1, beating Cameron Champ but just one stroke. In all, thirty-one players finished the tournament under par, breaking the U.S. Open record set in 1990.
|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|
|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|
Cumulative tournament scores, relative to par
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