|Dates||June 17–20, 2010|
|Location||Pebble Beach, California|
|Course(s)||Pebble Beach Golf Links|
Japan Golf Tour
|Length||7,040 yards (6,437 m)|
|Field||156, 83 after cut|
The 2010 United States Open Championship was the 110th U.S. Open, held June 17–20 in Pebble Beach, California. Graeme McDowell of Northern Ireland won his first major title, one stroke ahead of runner-up Grégory Havret of France. McDowell was the first European to win the U.S. Open in forty years, since Tony Jacklin of England won in 1970, which started a period in which four out of five U.S. Open champions between 2010-14 were European. This was the fifth U.S. Open to be played at Pebble Beach Golf Links (it also hosted in 2000, 1992, 1982, and 1972).
Previous course lengths for major championships
- 6,846 yards (6,260 m) - par 71, 2000 U.S. Open
- 6,809 yards (6,226 m) - par 72, 1992 U.S. Open
- 6,825 yards (6,241 m) - par 72, 1982 U.S. Open
- 6,806 yards (6,223 m) - par 72, 1977 PGA Championship
- 6,812 yards (6,229 m) - par 72, 1972 U.S. Open
- Prior to 2000, the 2nd hole was played as a par 5.
About half the field each year consists of players who are fully exempt from qualifying for the U.S. Open. The players who qualified for the 2010 U.S. Open are listed below. Each player was classified according to the first category in which he qualified, but other categories are shown in parentheses.
- 1. Last 10 U.S. Open Champions
- 2. Top two finishers in the 2009 U.S. Amateur
- 3. Last five Masters Champions
- 4. Last five British Open Champions
- 5. Last five PGA Champions
Yang Yong-eun (9,10,17)
- 6. Last three Players Champions
- 7. The U.S. Senior Open Champion
- 8. Top 15 finishers and ties in the 2009 U.S. Open
Paul Casey (11,14,17), Brian Gay (10), Dustin Johnson (10,12,17), Jerry Kelly (10), Matt Kuchar (12,17), Justin Leonard, Kevin Na (10,17), Sean O'Hair (10,17), Kenny Perry (10,17), Ian Poulter (11,14,17), John Rollins, Rory Sabbatini, John Senden (10), Steve Stricker (10,12,13,17), David Toms (10), Nick Watney (10,17)
- 10. All players qualifying for the 2009 edition of The Tour Championship
- 12. Top 10 on the 2010 PGA Tour official money list through May 24, 2010 (the HP Byron Nelson Championship)
- 13. Winners of multiple PGA Tour events between the end of the 2009 U.S. Open and the start of the 2010 U.S. Open
- 14. Top 5 from the 2010 European Tour Race to Dubai through May 24, 2010 (the BMW PGA Championship)
Charl Schwartzel (17)
- 15. Top 2 on the 2009 Japan Golf Tour official money list, provided they are within the top 75 point leaders of the Official World Golf Rankings at the end of 2009
- 16. Top 2 on the 2009 PGA Tour of Australasia official money list, provided they are within the top 75 point leaders of the Official World Golf Rankings at the end of 2009
Michael Sim (17)
- Alistair Presnell, ranked 376th, did not qualify.
- 17. Top 50 on the Official World Golf Rankings list as of May 24, 2010
- 18. Special exemptions selected by the USGA
- Sectional qualifiers
- Japan: Hiroyuki Fujita, Paul Sheehan, Toru Taniguchi, Kaname Yokoo
- England: Gary Boyd, Rafael Cabrera-Bello, Rhys Davies, Rafael Echenique, Grégory Havret, Mikko Ilonen, Rikard Karlberg, Jean-François Lucquin, Pablo Martín, Gareth Maybin, James Morrison
- United States
- Sacramento, California: Joseph Bramlett (a,L), Erick Justesen (L), Kenny Kim (L), Andrew Putnam (a,L)
- Littleton, Colorado: Stephen Allan, Jason Preeo (L)
- Hobe Sound, Florida: Travis Hampshire (L), Kevin Phelan (a,L), Gary Woodland
- Roswell, Georgia: Russell Henley (a,L), Mark Silvers (L)
- Woodstock, Illinois: Bennett Blakeman (a,L), Jerry Smith (L)
- Rockville, Maryland: Arjun Atwal, Craig Barlow, Jason Gore, Kent Jones, Daniel Summerhays (L), Ty Tryon (L), Steve Wheatcroft
- St. Louis, Missouri: Scott Langley (a,L)
- Summit, New Jersey: Jon Curran (L), Jim Herman, Dan McCarthy (L), Blaine Peffley (L)
- Columbus, Ohio: Stuart Appleby, Eric Axley, Aaron Baddeley, Alex Čejka, Ben Curtis, Brendon de Jonge, Harrison Frazar, Derek Lamely, Tom Lehman, Hugo León (L), Davis Love III, John Mallinger, Alex Martin (a,L), Terry Pilkadaris, Bo Van Pelt
- Springfield, Ohio: Erik Compton (L), Brian Davis, Noh Seung-yul
- Portland, Oregon: Jason Allred (L), Kent Eger (L), Matthew Richardson (L)
- Memphis, Tennessee: Rich Barcelo, David Frost, Paul Goydos, Mathias Grönberg, J. J. Henry, Morgan Hoffmann (a), Shaun Micheel, Deane Pappas, Brandt Snedeker, Chris Stroud, Hudson Swafford (a,L), Charles Warren
- The Woodlands, Texas: Bob Estes, Bobby Gates
- Alternates who gained entry
- Azuma Yano (Japan) – replaced Anthony Kim
- Simon Khan (England) – claimed spot held for category 13
- Rocco Mediate (Columbus) – claimed spot held for category 13
(a) denotes amateur (L) denotes player advanced through local qualifying
Past champions in the field
Made the cut
|Player||Country||Year(s) won||R1||R2||R3||R4||Total||To par||Finish|
|Ernie Els||South Africa||1994, 1997||73||68||72||73||286||+2||3|
|Tiger Woods||United States||2000, 2002, 2008||74||72||66||75||287||+3||T4|
|Jim Furyk||United States||2003||72||75||74||71||292||+8||T16|
|Tom Watson||United States||1982||78||71||70||76||295||+11||T29|
|Lucas Glover||United States||2009||73||73||77||76||299||+15||T58|
|Retief Goosen||South Africa||2001, 2004||75||74||76||74||299||+15||T58|
Missed the cut
|Player||Country||Year(s) won||R1||R2||Total||To par|
|Michael Campbell||New Zealand||2005||78||83||161||+19|
Nationalities in the field
|North America (79)||South America (4)||Europe (38)||Oceania (13)||Asia (12)||Africa (10)|
|Canada (2)||Argentina (2)||England (13)||Australia (11)||India (1)||South Africa (9)|
|United States (77)||Chile (1)||Northern Ireland (3)||Fiji (1)||Japan (6)||Zimbabwe (1)|
|Colombia (1)||Wales (1)||New Zealand (1)||South Korea (4)|
|Ireland (2)||Thailand (1)|
Thursday, June 17, 2010
The 110th U.S. Open began on a sunny cool day on the Monterey Peninsula. Paul Casey, Shaun Micheel, and Brendon de Jonge all shot a 69 (−2) to lead after 18 holes. De Jonge holed out for eagle at the very difficult par-5 14th hole. Rafael Cabrera-Bello, K. J. Choi, Alex Čejka, Ryo Ishikawa, Mike Weir, and Ian Poulter all shot 70 (−1). The 2009 and 2010 AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am winner Dustin Johnson shot an even par 71. Tiger Woods, who won the U.S. Open at Pebble Beach by 15 strokes in 2000, shot a birdie-free 74 (+3). Phil Mickelson, another of the favorites entering the tournament, struggled to a 75 (+4). This was the first time in over seven years, since the first round of the 2003 Masters, where neither Woods nor Mickelson made a birdie in a round of a major championship.
|Brendon de Jonge||Zimbabwe|
|Shaun Micheel||United States|
|K. J. Choi||South Korea|
|Dustin Johnson||United States|
|Graeme McDowell||Northern Ireland|
|David Toms||United States|
Friday, June 18, 2010
McDowell shot a 68 (−3) to take the 36-hole lead at 139 (−3). Casey posted a 73 (+2) to move back to even par, as did de Jonge. Shaun Micheel shot a 77 (+6), with a double-hit on a chip shot on the first hole. Woods continued to struggle, with a 72 (+1) for 146 (+4). Among those at 141 (−1) were Ernie Els, Johnson, Ishikawa, and Mickelson. Mickelson shot 66 (−5) with a front nine charge with birdies at 2, 3, 4, 6, and 8. Notable players who missed the cut were Rory McIlroy, Hunter Mahan, and two-time heart transplant survivor Erik Compton, who was playing in his first major.
|1||Graeme McDowell||Northern Ireland||71-68=139||−3|
|T2||Ernie Els||South Africa||73-68=141||−1|
|Dustin Johnson||United States||71-70=141|
|Phil Mickelson||United States||75-66=141|
|Brendon de Jonge||Zimbabwe||69-73=142|
|Jerry Kelly||United States||72-70=142|
|T10||K. J. Choi||South Korea||70-73=143||+1|
- Amateurs (a): Langley (+2), Henley (+5), Hoffmann (+8), Swafford (+8), Bramlett (+11), An (+12), Putnam (+12), B. Martin (+13), Phelan (+16), A. Martin (+21), Blakeman (+24).
Saturday, June 19, 2010
Johnson stormed to five-under 66 for a 207 (−6) and a three shot lead over McDowell at 210. Johnson eagled the drivable fourth hole to go with birdies on 17 and 18. Woods shot a back nine 31, with birdies on the last three holes the get back in contention in solo third place at 212 (−1). Both Grégory Havret and Els finished at even par, six shots back of Johnson. Mickelson double bogeyed the 9th hole and struggled to a 73 (+2).
|1||Dustin Johnson||United States||71-70-66=207||−6|
|2||Graeme McDowell||Northern Ireland||71-68-71=210||−3|
|3||Tiger Woods||United States||74-72-66=212||−1|
|T4||Ernie Els||South Africa||73-68-72=213||E|
|6||Phil Mickelson||United States||75-66-73=214||+1|
|Tim Clark||South Africa||72-72-72=216|
|Davis Love III||United States||75-74-68=217|
|Sean O'Hair||United States||76-71-70=217|
Sunday, June 20, 2010
Overnight leader Johnson quickly dropped out of contention with a triple-bogey on the second hole and a double on the third hole. Els was tied for the lead at a part of the round, but fell back eventually. Havret remained closely in contention, but McDowell ground out a round of 74 to win his first major championship.
|Place||Player||Country||Score||To par||Money ($)|
|1||Graeme McDowell||Northern Ireland||71-68-71-74=284||E||1,350,000|
|3||Ernie Els||South Africa||73-68-72-73=286||+2||480,687|
|T4||Phil Mickelson||United States||75-66-73-73=287||+3||303,119|
|Tiger Woods||United States||74-72-66-75=287|
|T6||Matt Kuchar||United States||74-72-74-68=288||+4||228,255|
|Davis Love III||United States||75-74-68-71=288|
|Dustin Johnson||United States||71-70-66-82=289|
|Brandt Snedeker||United States||75-74-69-71=289|
- Amateurs: Henley (+8), Langley (+8)
Cumulative tournament scores, relative to par
Birdie Bogey Double bogey Triple bogey+
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|Major Championships||Succeeded by|
2010 Open Championship