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119th U.S. Open Championship - Fact Sheet

June 13-16, 2019, Pebble Beach (Calif.) Golf Links
PAR AND YARDAGE
Pebble Beach Golf Links will be set up at 7,075 yards and will play to a par of 35-36—71. The yardage for each round of the championship will vary due to course setup and conditions.
Pebble Beach Golf Links Hole By Hole
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Total
Par 4 4 4 4 3 5 3 4 4 35
Yardage 380 516 404 331 195 523 109 428 526 3,412

Hole 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Total
Par 4 4 3 4 5 4 4 3 5 36
Yardage 495 390 202 445 580 397 403 208 543 3,663

ARCHITECTS
Jack Neville and Douglas S. Grant designed Pebble Beach Golf Links, which opened in 1919.
2018 CHAMPION
The U.S. Open produced a repeat champion for the third time in the post-World War II era when Brooks Koepka won at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club in Southampton, N.Y., last June. Koepka, who also won the 2017 U.S. Open at Erin Hills, carded a final-round 68 for a one-stroke victory over Tommy Fleetwood. Sidelined for four months earlier in the year due to a wrist injury, Koepka became the first to successfully defend his crown since Curtis Strange 29 years ago. Koepka, 28, of West Palm Beach, Fla., was one of four players who started the final round tied for the lead at 3 over par. He made clutch pars on holes 12 and 14 and stuffed his wedge approach on the par-5 16th to within 4 feet to a set up a birdie and a two-stroke lead. Even a 72-hole bogey could not prevent him from hoisting the trophy. Fleetwood, who started his final round 2 ½ hours before the final pairing of Tony Finau and Daniel Berger teed off, fired a 63 to match the lowest round in championship history to finish in the runner-up position. Dustin Johnson, the 2016 champion, mustered an even-par 70 while playing with Koepka and finished third at 3-over 283.
TITLE DEFENSE
Brooks Koepka is attempting to become the second player to win three consecutive U.S. Open Championships after his victories at Erin Hills in 2017 and Shinnecock Hills Golf Club in 2018. Willie Anderson, a Scottish professional, won his third in a row at Myopia Hunt Club in South Hamilton, Mass., in 1905, a two-stroke triumph over Alex Smith. Anderson and Koepka are among seven players to win in consecutive years. The group includes John J. McDermott (1911, 1912), a-Robert T. Jones Jr. (1929, 1930), Ralph Guldahl (1937, 1938), Ben Hogan (1950, 1951) and Curtis Strange (1988, 1989).

PURSE
The 2018 purse was $12 million; the winner earned $2.16 million. The 2019 purse will total $12.5 million, highest among golf’s major championships.
PEBBLE BEACH HISTORY
Pebble Beach Golf Links is part of the famous 17-Mile Drive, which was originally designed as a local excursion route for visitors to the Del Monte to take in the historic sights of Monterey and Pacific Grove and the scenery of what would become Pebble Beach. The course was designed by Jack Neville and Douglas Grant and opened on Feb. 22, 1919. Neville’s objective was to place as many of the holes as possible along the Monterey coastline and he accomplished this by using a “figure 8” layout. The first professional tournament held at Pebble Beach was the 1926 Monterey Peninsula Open. In 1929, the course hosted the U.S. Amateur Championship for the first time. In 1947, Pebble Beach became one of the host courses for the Bing Crosby National Pro-Am, which is currently known as the PGA Tour’s AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am. Pebble Beach has hosted 12 USGA championships, including five U.S. Opens and five U.S. Amateurs, and was the site of the 1977 PGA Championship. The course has also hosted the PGA Tour Champions’ PURE Insurance Championship since 2004.
2010 U.S. OPEN
Graeme McDowell carded a final-round, 3-over-par 74 to earn a one-stroke victory over Frenchman Gregory Havret at even-par 284, thus ending a 40-year European drought in the U.S. Open Championship. England’s Tony Jacklin was the last European to claim the title, in 1970 at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minn. McDowell became the first golfer from Northern Ireland to win a USGA championship. Ernie Els was third at 286 and Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson shared fourth at 287. With third-round leader Dustin Johnson struggling to an 82 over his final 18 holes, McDowell steadied his game. He birdied the par-4 fifth to reach 4 under par for the championship and did not make any critical mistakes, despite registering four bogeys coming in. Havret, a sectional qualifier, came up short in his bid to force an 18-hole playoff on Monday with a bogey on the 71st hole and a missed 9-foot birdie putt on the par-5 18th.

2000 U.S. OPEN
Tiger Woods lapped the field and was the lone player under par when he finished at 12-under-par 272 and was an incredible 15 strokes ahead of Ernie Els and Miguel Angel Jimenez. Woods led by one stroke after the first round (65), by six after the second round (134) and by 10 after the third round (205). He played the first 22 holes and the last 26 holes without a bogey and did not have a single three-putt during the championship. Woods, who won the first of his third U.S. Open titles, made his move early with a bogey-free first round. Foggy conditions delayed play on Friday, and Woods managed just 12 holes before his second round was halted by darkness. Still, he finished birdie-birdie and slept on a six-shot lead over Jimenez. While Woods’ brilliance was on display, this was also a farewell to four-time champion Jack Nicklaus who competed in his 44th and final U.S. Open.

1992 U.S. OPEN
Tom Kite shot an even-par 72 on the final day to finish with a 72-hole score of 3-under 275 and win by two strokes over runner-up Jeff Sluman. Kite and the field battled wind gusts up to 40 miles per hour in Sunday’s cold and testing conditions. Only five players broke par for the day and 20 others failed to break 80. In the third round, Gil Morgan made U.S. Open history when he became the first player to reach 10 under. He eventually struggled to a 77 but still held the 54-hole lead at 4-under 212. Morgan would relinquish the top spot to Kite in the final round with a double-bogey 6 on No. 4. Kite added to his lead with a 25-foot birdie on the sixth and played a delicate wedge that hit the flagstick and fell in for a birdie on the par-3 seventh. Kite would stay ahead with birdies at holes 12 and 14 to offset bogeys at Nos. 16 and 17 and record the lone major championship of his career.

1982 U.S. OPEN
In a memorable finish, Tom Watson made birdie on the 17th hole when he chipped in from off the green to edge Jack Nicklaus. Watson, who posted a four-round total of 6-under 282, drew his 2-iron off the tee in between two bunkers and then proceeded to hole his sand wedge from 18 feet. He carefully played the par-5 18th before sinking a 20-foot birdie putt for a two-stroke victory. Nicklaus, who birdied the 15th to tie Watson for the lead, parred the last three holes for a 69 and a 72-hole score of 284. Meanwhile, Watson had moved ahead with a 35-foot birdie putt from the fringe on the par-5 14th but then fell back into a tie with a bogey 5 on No. 16. Bruce Devlin, at age 44, led the championship after 36 holes but Watson made his move with a third-round 68 and shared the 54-hole lead with Bill Rogers, who won the 1981 Open Championship at Royal St. George’s.

1972 U.S. OPEN
Jack Nicklaus won his third U.S. Open at Pebble Beach Golf Links, which was hosting the championship for the first time. His 72-hole score of 2-over 290 was three strokes ahead of Bruce Crampton and four better than Arnold Palmer. A key moment in the final round came when Nicklaus, who won the Masters two months earlier, stood over an 8-foot bogey putt on the 12th hole at the same time Palmer attempted a 10-foot birdie putt on No. 14. Nicklaus’ went in while Palmer’s missed in the Golden Bear maintained a one-shot lead. Nicklaus, who either led or was tied for the lead throughout the championship, followed with three pars and a birdie. He then hit the flagstick on 218-yard, par-3 17th with a 1-iron that left him with a 6-inch birdie putt and a four-stroke cushion.

Comments

  • MakersMarsh3MakersMarsh3 Members Posts: 1,371 ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Hovland switched to some Iblades and has a Ping HC
    Must be a sign of things to come for him

    lead tape & Taylormade TP5X's
  • swgolf12swgolf12 Members Posts: 955 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Greg/Whoever is there, if you can, would love to see Stew Hagestad's bag, thanks for all that you do!

    • 16' M2 8.5* TPT 14 Proto
    • 917F2 16.5* Diamana D+90
    • Vapor Fly Pro 3 Fuji Pro 95
    • VR Pro Combo 4-PW 
    • SSC Don White Grind 53/58
    • PM Grind 64
    • Studio Design 1.5 Circle T/ Cameron Catalina Two Welded Neck / Newport T22
  • Pert1862Pert1862 JerseyMembers Posts: 2,839 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    14 bucks for a titos????

    Titleist 910D2 12* - Fuji Pro 70
    Adams Speedline 5
    G10 21*
    G10 28*
    Ping G, 7 - U
    Ping Gorge 56*
    Scotty Select Newport Notchback
    Srixon Q-Star / Z-Star
  • mBiden2mBiden2 #15 and counting..... Atlanta, GAMembers Posts: 948 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Greg. Who’s rocking the new level bag and irons? Really cool to see that!

    WITB

    TM R9 460 TP 9.5* - Fujikura Motore F1 65X
    TM R9 TP 3W 15* - Fujikura Motore F1 85S
    TM P790 3 & 4 - Nippon Modus3 T 105X
    TM P790 5-PW - Nippon Modus3 T 120S
    TM MG 50* - Nippon Modus3 T 120S
    TM Z TP 54* & 58* - Project X 6.0
    Scotty Cameron Studio Select Newport 2 Mid-Slant
  • pga43pga43 GolfWRX.com's Tour Photographer Nashville,_ TNMarshals Posts: 9,329 mod

    @mBiden2 said:
    Greg. Who’s rocking the new level bag and irons? Really cool to see that!

    I think his name is Docherty. Hope to track him down tomorow around the putting green and get better shots of the bag/clubs, if not a full WITB.

    Greg

    GolfWRX.com
    twitter @gdm43pga
  • pga43pga43 GolfWRX.com's Tour Photographer Nashville,_ TNMarshals Posts: 9,329 mod

    @Pert1862 said:
    14 bucks for a titos????

    Savor the sips! :o

    Greg

    GolfWRX.com
    twitter @gdm43pga
  • bjivebjive Members Posts: 92 ✭✭✭

    Be great to get an update on Hovlands bag.

    My Bag
    Ping G410 Plus 10.5 Tensei CK Orange 60S
    Callaway Epic Flash SubZero 18*(playing 17*) Hzrdus Smoke 6.0
    Srixon U85 3 iron Recoil F4
    Srixon Z785 4 - PW LZ 6.0 
    Vokey SM6 54S & TVD 58M
    Putter: Taylormade Tour Spider
    Ball: Taylormade TP5X
    All grips GP TV midsize +1
  • mBiden2mBiden2 #15 and counting..... Atlanta, GAMembers Posts: 948 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @pga43 said:

    @mBiden2 said:
    Greg. Who’s rocking the new level bag and irons? Really cool to see that!

    I think his name is Docherty. Hope to track him down tomorow around the putting green and get better shots of the bag/clubs, if not a full WITB.

    Greg

    That would be awesome! Thanks for everything you do!

    WITB

    TM R9 460 TP 9.5* - Fujikura Motore F1 65X
    TM R9 TP 3W 15* - Fujikura Motore F1 85S
    TM P790 3 & 4 - Nippon Modus3 T 105X
    TM P790 5-PW - Nippon Modus3 T 120S
    TM MG 50* - Nippon Modus3 T 120S
    TM Z TP 54* & 58* - Project X 6.0
    Scotty Cameron Studio Select Newport 2 Mid-Slant
  • sociedsocied GameCocks2011 Members Posts: 1,247 ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    @pga43 Any chance we can get a WITB or a few shots of Zac Blairs bag?? Thanks in advance!!

  • mBiden2mBiden2 #15 and counting..... Atlanta, GAMembers Posts: 948 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Any chance DJ would let you take some pics of his 790 3i that he just had built up yesterday? Someone started a thread about it cause the build sheet says TT T1100 hybrid shaft.

    WITB

    TM R9 460 TP 9.5* - Fujikura Motore F1 65X
    TM R9 TP 3W 15* - Fujikura Motore F1 85S
    TM P790 3 & 4 - Nippon Modus3 T 105X
    TM P790 5-PW - Nippon Modus3 T 120S
    TM MG 50* - Nippon Modus3 T 120S
    TM Z TP 54* & 58* - Project X 6.0
    Scotty Cameron Studio Select Newport 2 Mid-Slant
  • RedWings1RedWings1 Dunham Hills,Moose Ridge,Huntmore & Kensington GC's, MichiganMembers Posts: 336 ✭✭✭✭

    Thanks for all the great pics as always!
    Who has the bag of New Level sticks?

    TaylorMade M4, 9.5 - Fuji Pro TS 63s
    TaylorMade M1 4w, 17.5 - Fuji Pro TS 83s
    TM GAPR Lo 3i, 22 - KBS 80HYs
    Bridgestone J15cb 4-pw - DG Pro S300
    Honma TW -50,54,58 - NS Pro Modus3 125s, TM HiToe 64 - KBS
    09 Odyssey Black Series 1 (milled, Nickel Plated) w/Stability Shaft
    Srixon Z Star & BStone Tour B XS

  • granata10granata10 MichiganMembers Posts: 488 ✭✭✭✭

    @RedWings1 said:
    Thanks for all the great pics as always!
    Who has the bag of New Level sticks?

    Not being a smart **** but this was answered 6 posts above yours.

    @pga43 said:

    @mBiden2 said:
    Greg. Who’s rocking the new level bag and irons? Really cool to see that!

    I think his name is Docherty. Hope to track him down tomorow around the putting green and get better shots of the bag/clubs, if not a full WITB.

    Greg

    Ping G30 LST 10.5*
    Callaway XR Pro 16*
    G400 hybrid 19*
    Ping i500 4 iron
    Ping i210 5-UW
    Ping Stealth Glide 2.0 54* & 60*
    Ping Nome TR
  • vrnynvrnyn CanadaMembers Posts: 319 ✭✭✭✭

    The Jordans Luke Donald is wearing look pretty nice!

    M5 9.0* 
    915d 18*
    915d 21*
    716 AP2 4&5
    714 CB 6-P
    SM7 52-F,56-S
    SM6 60-K
    Futura X5
  • z71bcmz71bcm Members Posts: 102 ✭✭✭

    anyone know where to get these?

  • kekoakekoa ClubWRX Posts: 9,115 ClubWRX

    What do you guys think of Hovland's swing?

  • GMacdonald22GMacdonald22 Members Posts: 2

    Anyone know what Rory is wearing on his right wrist?

  • tbowles411tbowles411 ClubWRX Posts: 25,350 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Mickelson with the Power Package golf training aid. Who knew?

    G410 9 Degree - Yonex Red
    G410 3, 5 & 9 Woods - Yonex Blue
    G410 4-5 Hybrids - UST Recoil
    G410 6-UW - Yonex Proprietary Iron Shafts
    Glide 2.0 54SS, 58 WS
    Glide 3.0 54ES, 58ES (Awaiting release) Yonex Proprietary Iron Shafts
    PING Bruzer
    PING Vault 2.0 Craz-E **Backup**
  • QuigleyDUQuigleyDU Members Posts: 7,720 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Louis O seen testing the hazrdus hulk on “live at”

    Driver: Callaway Epic SubZero 3D 10.5*, Fujikura Ventus 7X
    Fairway: Cobra F9 Tour, GD TOUR AD-DI 8X 
    3 iron Cobra King Utility
    4-PW cobra King pro CBs KBS $ taper 130g X flex
    WEDGES; CLEVELAND RTX4: 50 , 55, 60
    PUTTER; Carbon Ringo welded long neck.
    BALL; 2019 ProV1 yellow/Snell MTB-X yellow
  • QuigleyDUQuigleyDU Members Posts: 7,720 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    @GMacdonald22 said:
    Anyone know what Rory is wearing on his right wrist?

    Hahaha. There are liken 5 threads on this. It’s called a whomp.

    Driver: Callaway Epic SubZero 3D 10.5*, Fujikura Ventus 7X
    Fairway: Cobra F9 Tour, GD TOUR AD-DI 8X 
    3 iron Cobra King Utility
    4-PW cobra King pro CBs KBS $ taper 130g X flex
    WEDGES; CLEVELAND RTX4: 50 , 55, 60
    PUTTER; Carbon Ringo welded long neck.
    BALL; 2019 ProV1 yellow/Snell MTB-X yellow
  • DuckHook02DuckHook02 Members Posts: 1,007 ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    What shoes is Rory wearing on Tuesday? Looks like a more sporty/athletic version of the Air Zoom.

  • kratt11kratt11 Members Posts: 1,561 ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Rosey appears to be having a potpourri of drivers he’s working with

    Driver: Titleist TS3 w/Evenflow White
    3 wood: Ping G400 w/ HC Hzrdus Yellow
    7 wood: Ping G bent 3 degrees with Accra prototype 
    4 iron: Srixon U65 w/ KBS Prototype 
    5-PW Srixon 965’s w/Nunchuck’s
    Wedges: Cleveland RTX4 raw
    Putter:Odyssey 2-ball
  • daleheaddalehead Members Posts: 1,587 ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    @QuigleyDU said:

    @GMacdonald22 said:
    Anyone know what Rory is wearing on his right wrist?

    Hahaha. There are liken 5 threads on this. It’s called a whomp.

    it’s a Whoop. Get it right so maybe this question will stopped being asked.

  • QuigleyDUQuigleyDU Members Posts: 7,720 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    @dalehead said:

    @QuigleyDU said:

    @GMacdonald22 said:
    Anyone know what Rory is wearing on his right wrist?

    Hahaha. There are liken 5 threads on this. It’s called a whomp.

    it’s a Whoop. Get it right so maybe this question will stopped being asked.

    My bad. Whoop, got it..

    Driver: Callaway Epic SubZero 3D 10.5*, Fujikura Ventus 7X
    Fairway: Cobra F9 Tour, GD TOUR AD-DI 8X 
    3 iron Cobra King Utility
    4-PW cobra King pro CBs KBS $ taper 130g X flex
    WEDGES; CLEVELAND RTX4: 50 , 55, 60
    PUTTER; Carbon Ringo welded long neck.
    BALL; 2019 ProV1 yellow/Snell MTB-X yellow
  • sociedsocied GameCocks2011 Members Posts: 1,247 ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    @kratt11 said:
    Rosey appears to be having a potpourri of drivers he’s working with

    This! And did I miss where/when he started wearing Nike shoes?

  • 4rheel4rheel OC, CaliforniaMembers Posts: 1,960 ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Still weird seeing Rose in Nikes.

  • mBiden2mBiden2 #15 and counting..... Atlanta, GAMembers Posts: 948 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @4rheel said:
    Still weird seeing Rose in Nikes.

    So true. I had to look at the picture a couple of times to realize it was Rose

    WITB

    TM R9 460 TP 9.5* - Fujikura Motore F1 65X
    TM R9 TP 3W 15* - Fujikura Motore F1 85S
    TM P790 3 & 4 - Nippon Modus3 T 105X
    TM P790 5-PW - Nippon Modus3 T 120S
    TM MG 50* - Nippon Modus3 T 120S
    TM Z TP 54* & 58* - Project X 6.0
    Scotty Cameron Studio Select Newport 2 Mid-Slant
  • blackanvil58blackanvil58 Members Posts: 423 ✭✭✭✭

    No tungsten plug for Jason day’s p760’s? Wonder why?

  • HedgehogHedgehog EUMembers Posts: 410 ✭✭✭✭

    Where is Victor Hovlands WITB? Saw he had i210's in the short irons and iBlade in the long ones?

    Ping G410 Plus 9° Hzrdus Smoke 6.5 70
    TM M6 15° AD DI 6x
    Ping G410 Hybrid 19° AD DI H 85x
    Ping iBlade 4-PW Modus3 105S
    RTX4 52/56/60° Tour Issue S400
    Scotty Cameron Futura 5W
    Titleist ProV1 2019

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