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#986861 - Tue Jun 04 2013 08:50 PM Results & Standings .. US Open (Golf)
illiniman14 Offline
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US Open
PGA Golf
June 13-16, 2013


The Rules
1. Everyone will pick 5 golfers.

2. We may have a maximum of 2 golfers from the top 10 of world rankings as of June 2, 2013, in our fivesomes. The current top 10 is:

-Tiger Woods (USA)
-Rory McIlroy (NIR)
-Adam Scott (AUS)
-Matt Kuchar (USA)
-Justin Rose (ENG)
-Brandt Snedeker (USA)
-Luke Donald (ENG)
-Graeme McDowell (NIR)
-Louis Oosthuizen (ZAF)
-Phil Mickelson (USA)

Retrieved from: http://www.officialworldgolfranking.com/rankings/default.sps

3. The lowest 4 total scores from each tipper’s fivesome will be added together to make the final score, and the lowest total score wins.

4. If one of your golfers fails to make the cut, his score from the first two rounds will be doubled to account for his final two rounds.
-A golfer must finish the first two rounds in order for his score to be counted towards the total

Tiebreaker
The lowest score from each tipper’s fifth golfer will serve as the tiebreaker. Should that be the same, it will go to the fourth-highest score and so on.

Sign in with your teams below, and good luck!

The full list of invitees can be found at:
http://www.usopen.com/en_US/scoring/groupings.html
Groupings will be announced on June 7

Deadline: midnight Wednesday FT time with a grace period of a few hours


Edited by gtho4 (Thu Jun 13 2013 02:38 PM)

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#986876 - Wed Jun 05 2013 08:38 AM Re: US Open (Golf) - Thur, June 13 [Re: illiniman14]
mikegolden Offline
Participant

Registered: Tue Jun 04 2013
Posts: 7
Loc: Pennsylvania USA
Tiger Woods
Matt Kuchar
Jim Furyk
Hunter Mahan
Rickie Fowler

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#986895 - Wed Jun 05 2013 12:54 PM Re: US Open (Golf) - Thur, June 13 [Re: illiniman14]
wwe84 Offline
Star Poster

Registered: Sun Feb 13 2011
Posts: 11408
Loc: New South Wales Australia    ...
Tiger Woods
Adam Scott
Sergio Garcia
Bubba Watson
Jason Day

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#986936 - Wed Jun 05 2013 11:50 PM Re: US Open (Golf) - Thur, June 13 [Re: illiniman14]
srini701 Offline
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Registered: Wed Jan 04 2006
Posts: 7816
Loc: Hyderabad India           
-Rory McIlroy
-Adam Scott
-Lee Westwood
-Jim Furyk
-Dustin Johnson
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#987607 - Mon Jun 10 2013 09:19 PM Re: US Open (Golf) - Thur, June 13 [Re: illiniman14]
LeoDaVinci Offline
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Registered: Fri Mar 23 2001
Posts: 10705
Loc: Ontario Canada
Rory McIlroy
Luke Donald
Bubba Watson
Keegan Bradley
Charl Schwartzel
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#987703 - Tue Jun 11 2013 05:26 PM Re: US Open (Golf) - Thur, June 13 [Re: illiniman14]
BxBarracuda Offline
Forum Champion

Registered: Wed Sep 05 2007
Posts: 5117
Loc: Bronx
New York USA     
Justin Rose
Luke Donald
Lee Westwood
Charl Schwartzel
Webb Simpson

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#987719 - Tue Jun 11 2013 08:51 PM Re: US Open (Golf) - Thur, June 13 [Re: illiniman14]
ozzz2002 Offline
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Registered: Mon Dec 03 2001
Posts: 18583
Loc: Sydney NSW Australia        
Adam Scott
Justin Rose
Lee Westwood
Ernie Els
Sergio Garcia
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#987729 - Tue Jun 11 2013 10:56 PM Re: US Open (Golf) - Thur, June 13 [Re: ozzz2002]
chogobad Offline
Enthusiast

Registered: Thu Mar 17 2011
Posts: 226
Loc: Melbourne VIC Australia       
Tiger Woods
Graeme McDowell
Sergio Garcia
Dustin Johnson
Lee Westward

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#987737 - Wed Jun 12 2013 12:55 AM Re: US Open (Golf) - Thur, June 13 [Re: illiniman14]
Howie72 Offline
Forum Champion

Registered: Thu Oct 27 2005
Posts: 7057
Loc: Timaru NZ
Tiger Woods
Graeme McDowell
Zach Johnson
Jim Furyk
Henrik Stenson

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#987757 - Wed Jun 12 2013 04:29 AM Re: US Open (Golf) - Thur, June 13 [Re: illiniman14]
Dizart Offline
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Registered: Fri Mar 16 2007
Posts: 17018
Loc: Buckhaven Fife Scotland UK   
Tiger Woods
Matt Kuchar
Dustin Johnson
Jason Dufner
Keegan Bradley

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#987805 - Wed Jun 12 2013 09:01 AM Re: US Open (Golf) - Thur, June 13 [Re: illiniman14]
George95 Offline
Forum Champion

Registered: Sat Apr 24 2010
Posts: 8710
Loc: Ontario Canada
Graeme McDowell
Phil Mickelson
Hunter Mahan
Lee Westwood
Jim Furyk

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#987811 - Wed Jun 12 2013 09:36 AM Re: US Open (Golf) - Thur, June 13 [Re: illiniman14]
gtho4 Offline
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Registered: Sun Dec 26 1999
Posts: 45218
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Everyone will pick 5 golfers. We may have a maximum of 2 golfers from the top 10 of world rankings as of June 2, 2013, in our fivesomes. The current top 10 is:
    Tiger Woods (USA)
    Rory McIlroy (NIR)
    Adam Scott (AUS)
    Matt Kuchar (USA)
    Justin Rose (ENG)
    Brandt Snedeker (USA)
    Luke Donald (ENG)
    Graeme McDowell (NIR)
    Louis Oosthuizen (ZAF)
    Phil Mickelson (USA)
Lee Westwood (ENG)
Sergio Garcia (ESP)
Jason Day (AUS)

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#987816 - Wed Jun 12 2013 11:02 AM Re: US Open (Golf) - Thur, June 13 [Re: illiniman14]
paper_aero Offline
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Registered: Fri Jan 06 2006
Posts: 4521
Loc: Crawley Sussex England       
Woods, T
Kuchar, M
Westwood, L
Garcia, S
Schwartzel, C
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#987883 - Wed Jun 12 2013 04:35 PM Re: US Open (Golf) - Thur, June 13 [Re: illiniman14]
illiniman14 Offline
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Registered: Fri Jul 10 2009
Posts: 4106
Loc: Champaign Illinois USA        
Woods
Kuchar
K. Bradley
Westwood
Mahan

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#987921 - Wed Jun 12 2013 09:27 PM Re: US Open (Golf) - Thur, June 13 [Re: illiniman14]
N-Bomb Online   content
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Registered: Thu Sep 09 2010
Posts: 3190
Loc: New Zealand
Woods
Donald

And of course, my usual outsiders:

Choi
Colsaerts
Siem
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#987981 - Thu Jun 13 2013 02:18 AM Re: US Open (Golf) - Thur, June 13 [Re: illiniman14]
PaulE Offline
Multiloquent

Registered: Wed Feb 09 2000
Posts: 3553
Loc: Leeds Yorkshire England       
Justin Rose
Graeme McDowell
Dustin Johnson
Lee Westwood
Keegan Bradley

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#988666 - Sat Jun 15 2013 05:06 PM Re: US Open (Golf) - Thur, June 13 [Re: illiniman14]
N-Bomb Online   content
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Registered: Thu Sep 09 2010
Posts: 3190
Loc: New Zealand
Bet on John Senden, omitted him here for Tiger Woods. I'm an idiot!
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#988669 - Sat Jun 15 2013 05:15 PM Re: US Open (Golf) - Thur, June 13 [Re: illiniman14]
Howie72 Offline
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Registered: Thu Oct 27 2005
Posts: 7057
Loc: Timaru NZ
I am heading for at least +100 for my 5 golfers (3 of whom failed to make the cut)....lol

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#989003 - Sun Jun 16 2013 09:21 PM Re: US Open (Golf) - Thur, June 13 [Re: illiniman14]
illiniman14 Offline
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Registered: Fri Jul 10 2009
Posts: 4106
Loc: Champaign Illinois USA        


US Open
PGA Golf
June 13-16, 2013

15 of 15 players lodged tips:
Tournament Scorecards (in brief):
Golfer NameRound 1Round 2Round 3Round 4Total Score
Justin Rose71697170281
Phil Mickelson67727074283
Jason Day70746871283
Jason Dufner74717367285
Ernie Els71727369285
Billy Horschel72677274285
Hunter Mahan72696975285
Luke Donald68727175286
Steve Stricker71697076286
Lee Westwood70776973289
Ian Poulter71717376291
Tiger Woods73707674293
Adam Scott72757375295
Jim Furyk7779CUTCUT312*



Tipping Comp Standings

 position points
--               -------
 #                Total 
--               -------

 1 BxBarracuda      1144
 2 ozzz2002         1150
 3 mikegolden       1157
 4 illiniman14      1159
 4 N-Bomb           1159
 6 gtho4            1160
 7 LeoDaVinci       1161
 8 paper_aero       1162
 9 George95         1163
10 wwe84            1164
11 Dizart           1167
12 PaulE            1171
13 chogobad         1172
14 srini701         1175
15 Howie72          1192

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1. BxBarracuda
2. ozzz2002
3. mikegolden




  • In a tournament where no one finished under par (or even par), Justin Rose outlasted Phil Mickelson to become the first Englishman to win a major since Nick Faldo in the 1996 Masters. Mickelson held a 56-hole lead, but struggles early and late doomed his round to his record sixth second-place US Open finish. Rose finished the final round even par, while two early double bogeys and three bogeys in the final six holes put Lefty at four over on the day, and two strokes behind.

  • There was no late drama in our comp, as BxBarracuda watched from the clubhouse while the rest of the field ambled in for an easy 6-stroke victory! All four of his golfers had top-15 finishes, including the winner Rose. Ozzz2002 also picked Rose, but Masters winner Adam Scott dragged him down with a +15 performance. Coming in third (with his first-ever post on the forums) was mikegolden, who rode a top-4 finish from Hunter Mahan to the bronze.

  • Coming into Sunday, roughly 10 golfers were poised for a run at the trophy. Steve Stricker bowed out first, slicing his drive on #2 out of bounds, followed by a shank out of bounds on his 4th shot, and finished tied for eighth with Luke Donald. Donald was also one of those contending, but went +6 on the front nine and was knocked out. Hunter Mahan found himself in the last group, but went +4 on the final four holes and lost out by four strokes. Billy Horschel was also in the running, but slowly faded on the front 9 to take himself out of contention.

  • Jason Day showed his performance in the Masters was no fluke, and was the leader in the clubhouse for a short time before Rose finished his round, ending tied with Mickelson in second place. Jason Dufner and Ernie Els both finished under par on Sunday, but were so many shots back at the start of the day they never factored in the running. If not for a triple bogey on #15, Dufner could have very well been in the mix.

  • Consecutive birdies on #12 and 13 gave Rose a lead midway through the back nine, and Mickelson bogeyed #13, the easiest hole on the course, leading to Rose holding on to a 1-shot lead as he parred the final two holes. Mickelson came to the final two holes needing a birdie, but left his drive far short on the par 3 #17 and on #18 drove into the left rough and his second shot came well short of the green. Needing to chip in the shot for a playoff, he sent it scooting past and into the fringe, finishing with a bogey and tied with Day for second.

  • For our own purposes, the oft-chosen Tiger Woods faltered on Saturday, earning 7 bogeys after a birdie on #1 to put him well off the pace, and finished Sunday +4 to end +13. Lee Westwood tied Tiger for the most-picked (with his #11 ranking), and finished with a respectable 289 and tied for 15th. The third most popular choice was surprisingly Sergio Garcia, who was ridiculed early for his controversial comments on Tiger Woods, and would have finished at +9 if not for a sextuple bogey on #15 on Saturday, sending him into a tailspin to +15 (and just more than $100,000 less to boot).


  • *********************

    Scoring:
    mgoldwwesriniLDVBxBozzzchgoH72DizG95gthopaperillNBPaul
    Tiger Woods 293 293 - - - - 293 293 293 - 293 293 293 293 -
    Matt Kuchar 292 - - - - - - - 292 - - 292 292 - -
    Jim Furyk 312* - 312* - - - - 312* - 312* - - - - -
    Hunter Mahan 285 - - - - - - - - 285 - - 285 - -
    Rickie Fowler 287 - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
    Adam Scott - 295 295 - - 295 - - - - 295 - - - -
    Sergio Garcia - 295 - - - 295 295 - - - 295 295 - - -
    Bubba Watson - 293 - 293 - - - - - - - - - - -
    Jason Day - 283 - - - - - - - - 283 - - - -
    Rory McIlroy - - 294 294 - - - - - - - - - - -
    Lee Westwood - - 289 - 289 289 289 - - 289 289 289 289 - 289
    Dustin Johnson - - 297 - - - 297 - 297 - - - - - 297
    Luke Donald - - - 286 286 - - - - - - - - 286 -
    Keegan Bradley - - - 304* - - - - 304* - - - 304* - 304*
    Charl Schwartzel - - - 288 288 - - - - - - 288 - - -
    Justin Rose - - - - 281 281 - - - - - - - - 281
    Webb Simpson - - - - 293 - - - - - - - - - -
    Ernie Els - - - - - 285 - - - - - - - - -
    Graeme McDowell - - - - - - 306* 306* - 306* - - - - 306*
    Zach Johnson - - - - - - - 302* - - - - - - -
    Henrik Stenson - - - - - - - 291 - - - - - - -
    Jason Dufner - - - - - - - - 285 - - - - - -
    Phil Mickelson - - - - - - - - - 283 - - - - -
    KJ Choi - - - - - - - - - - - - - 293 -
    Nicolas Colsaerts - - - - - - - - - - - - - 287 -
    Marcel Siem - - - - - - - - - - - - - 299 -
    Total Score 1157 1164 1175 1161 1144 1150 1172 1192 1167 1163 1160 1162 1159 1159 1171


    Edited by illiniman14 (Sun Jun 16 2013 09:22 PM)

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    #989012 - Sun Jun 16 2013 10:05 PM Re: US Open (Golf) - Thur, June 13 [Re: illiniman14]
    ozzz2002 Offline
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    Posts: 18583
    Loc: Sydney NSW Australia        
    Very nice work, Illiniman- I don't think that the last putt has stopped bouncing around in the 18th cup yet! smile

    Congrats to BxB and welcome to Mikegolden, too.
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    #989110 - Mon Jun 17 2013 03:59 PM Re: US Open (Golf) - Thur, June 13 [Re: illiniman14]
    BxBarracuda Offline
    Forum Champion

    Registered: Wed Sep 05 2007
    Posts: 5117
    Loc: Bronx
    New York USA     
    Fast and great work illiniman, thanks for running the competition.

    Thanks and wtg ozzz and mikegolden.

    For the British Open I'm going to overload on American players.

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    #989146 - Mon Jun 17 2013 08:01 PM Re: US Open (Golf) - Thur, June 13 [Re: illiniman14]
    mikegolden Offline
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    Registered: Tue Jun 04 2013
    Posts: 7
    Loc: Pennsylvania USA
    Thanks to everyone who sent a note! This was fun. Sad to see Furyk and Woods perform so poorly. I'll be back for more!

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    #989149 - Mon Jun 17 2013 08:08 PM Re: US Open (Golf) - Thur, June 13 [Re: illiniman14]
    mikegolden Offline
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    Registered: Tue Jun 04 2013
    Posts: 7
    Loc: Pennsylvania USA
    Sorry Illiniman for not mentioning you personally. I'm sure a lot of time and effort goes into these events . Kudos to you!!

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