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2014 men's U.S. Open by the numbers

Posted June 11

Pinehurst No. 2 readies for the US Open in June.

1: Stroke by which Payne Stewart won the 1999 U.S. Open over Phil Mickelson.

Stewart's memorable par-saving putt on the 18th hole sealed the victory.

2: The Pinehurst course where the 2014 edition of the U.S. Open Championship will be held.

The Sandhills resort boasts a total eight courses.

3: Times Pinehurst has hosted the men’s U.S. Open.

It was also played there in 1999 and 2005.

4: Legendary golf architects involved in the design of No. 2.

Architect Donald Ross designed the course, which opened in 1907, with the first nine holes being completed in 1901. Ross would fine-tune the layout several times through 1946. Rees Jones renovated the course prior to the 1999 Open, but Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw restored the course to Ross’ original design with restorations being completed in March of 2011.

5: Men who have won the Masters and the Open Championship in the same year.

Should Bubba Watson win this week, he’d be the sixth, and the first since Tiger Woods did so in 2002.

6: Defending U.S. Open champions who have repeated the feat the following year.

Defending champion Justin Rose will attempt to become the seventh, and the first since Curtis Strange in 1989, to repeat as the U.S. Open champion. In 2013, Rose became the first Englishman since Tony Jacklin in 1970 to win the Open by holding of Mickelson and Jason Day to win by two strokes.

Also 6: Times Phil Mickelson has finished as the U.S. Open runner-up.

Mickelson is still looking to win his first U.S. Open and complete the career grand slam with victories in the Masters, U.S. Open, British Open and PGA Championships. Mickelson’s run of second-place finishes is an Open record.

7: The number of defending Open champs who missed the cut the year after their victory.

The odds may not be in Rose’s favor, as only four champions have finished better than 15th in their title defense since 1991. More defending champions, seven, have missed the cut the following year, most recently Rory McIlroy in 2012.

10: U.S. Open exemptions earned by the winner.

Other than the prestige of being called the U.S. Open champion, the winner receives several other benefits, which include an exemption to the Open Championship for the next 10 years, an invitation to the next five Masters Tournaments, British Open Championships, PGA Championships and Players Championships. They also automatically receive exemption status on the PGA Tour for the next five years.
The winner isn’t the only player who receives benefits. The top 10 finishers and ties are exempt for the following year’s Open and the top four finishers are exempt for the next year’s Masters.

1895: The first time the U.S. Open Championship was contested.

This is the 114th Open.

The Open was not contested in 1917-18 during World War I and for four years (1942-45) during World War II.

7,562: Length, in yards of No. 2 for the 2014 men’s U.S. Open. Pinehurst No. 2: Hole 9 Tour Pinehurst No. 2

The course will be the third longest course in U.S. Open history. It is nearly 400 yards longer than when the Open was first played at Pinehurst in 1999 and almost 350 yards longer than in 2005.

On the front and the back nine, par has been set at 35, for a par of 70 on the course.

Here is a hole-by-hole breakdown of yardage and par for each hole on the course.

Hole123456789Total
Par44445344335
Yardage4025073875295762194245021913,737
           
Hole101112131415161718Total
Par54444343435
Yardage6174834843854732025282054513,825

 

10,127: Golfers who attempted to qualify for the 2014 men’s U.S. Open.

The United States Golf Association (USGA) accepted a record number of entries. The previous mark was 9,860 set in 2013.

A starting field of 156 golfers will be cut to the low 60 scorers and ties after 36 holes.

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