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US Open: Facts & Stats

Hole 7, Pebble Beach (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images)

• Prizemoney/Winner’s Share: US$12.5 million / US$2,250,000.

• Location: Pebble Beach Golf Links, California.

• Par/Yardage: 71 (35, 36) / 7,075 yards.

• This will be the sixth US Open to be held at Pebble Beach, following 2010 (winner: Graeme McDowell), 2000 (Tiger Woods), 1992 (Tom Kite), 1982 (Tom Watson) and 1972 (Jack Nicklaus).

• Defending champion Brooks Koepka will be looking for his fifth Major title in the last 10 Major championships.

• If Koepka wins, he will become just the second player to win three consecutive US Opens after Willie Anderson (1903-1905).

• If Koepka wins, he will become only the fourth player to win five or more Majors before the age of 30 – joining Tiger Woods (10), Jack Nicklaus (7) and Bobby Jones (7).

• Tiger Woods returns to the US Open at Pebble Beach where he won by a record 15 strokes in 2000.

• If Woods wins, he will be just one shy of Sam Snead’s all-time PGA Tour record of 82 titles.

• Phil Mickelson will be hoping to complete the career Grand Slam at an event where he’s finished second a record six times. He is five-time winner of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am including this season.

• Last week’s RBC Canadian Open winner Rory McIlroy will be looking to emulate his 2014 accomplishment as the the last player to win on the PGA Tour the week before a Major victory (2014 WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational, PGA Championship).

4 Comments

4 Comments

  1. ronald fream

    June 12, 2019 at 4:59 pm

    course in fine turf condition. set up short to tease long hitters.. heat spell is not good.. winds lacking.. need pick up in
    onshore winds by friday to increase challenge… is the total size of purse, winners share, a measure of event quality? extreme purses are becoming obscene, not impressive!! same field would be there if total prize monies were half! or even one-third !….to the leading players, size of this purse not a factor whether they play or not, glory, ego massage, personal pride, taking a “major” is the goal…

    • ParGolf

      June 13, 2019 at 9:18 am

      Hope the winds pick up this week! Yes, prizemoney is getting a mite ridiculous … but only at the top of the pyramid.

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