2001 U.S. Open: Second Chance for Goosen

Retief Goosen during the playoff at the 2001 US Open.
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Southern Hills Country Club was the site of the 2001 U.S. Open, which required an extra 18 holes of playoff before the champion was determined. That champion turned out to be Retief Goosen, but Goosen made it hard on himself.

Mark Brooks, the 1996 PGA Championship winner, was playing a couple groups ahead of Goosen in the fourth round. When Brooks reached the final green he and Goosen shared the lead.

But Brooks proceeded to 3-putt the 72nd green, falling a stroke behind Goosen. When Goosen reached the 18th hole, he still held that one-stroke lead over Brooks. It appeared Goosen was going to win outright when he left a birdie try only two feet outside the cup. But then Goosen missed that 2-footer, and he and Brooks finished the fourth round tied at 4-under 276.

That necessitated an 18-hole playoff on Monday, and Goosen finally secured the trophy by shooting 70 to Brooks' 72.

Tiger Woods finished tied for 12th, breaking his streak of four straight wins in major championships.

2001 U.S. Open Scores

Results from the 2001 U.S. Open golf tournament played at the par-70 Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa, Oklahoma (a-amateur):

x-Retief Goosen, $900,00066-70-69-71--276
Mark Brooks, $530,00072-64-70-70--276
Stewart Cink, 325,31069-69-67-72--277
Rocco Mediate, 226,77771-68-67-72--278
Tom Kite, 172,91273-72-72-64--281
Paul Azinger, 172,91274-67-69-71--281
Vijay Singh, 125,17274-70-74-64--282
Angel Cabrera, 125,17270-71-72-69--282
Davis Love, 125,17272-69-71-70--282
Kirk Triplett, 125,17272-69-71-70--282
Phil Mickelson, 125,17270-69-68-75--282
Tiger Woods, 91,73474-71-69-69--283
Matt Gogel, 91,73470-69-74-70--283
Michael Allen, 91,73477-68-67-71--283
Sergio Garcia, 91,73470-68-68-77--283
Scott Hoch, 75,33773-73-69-69--284
Chris DiMarco, 75,33769-73-70-72--284
David Duval, 75,33770-69-71-74--284
Chris Perry, 63,42672-71-73-69--285
Corey Pavin, 63,42670-75-68-72--285
Mike Weir, 63,42667-76-68-74--285
Scott Verplank, 54,81371-71-73-71--286
Thomas Bjorn, 54,81372-69-73-72--286
Mark Calcavecchia, 42,52370-74-73-70--287
Steve Lowery, 42,52371-73-72-71--287
Hal Sutton, 42,52370-75-71-71--287
Olin Browne, 42,52371-74-71-71--287
Joe Durant, 42,52371-74-70-72--287
Tom Lehman, 42,52376-68-69-74--287
Jesper Parnevik, 30,05573-73-74-68--288
Steve Jones, 30,05573-73-72-70--288
Bob Estes, 30,05570-72-75-71--288
Dean Wilson, 30,05571-74-72-71--288
Darren Clarke, 30,05574-71-71-72--288
Gabriel Hjertstedt, 30,05572-74-70-72--288
Padraig Harrington, 30,05573-70-71-74--288
J. L. Lewis, 30,05568-68-77-75--288
Bob May, 30,05572-72-69-75--288
a-Bryce Molder, 075-71-68-74--288
Shaun Micheel, 23,93373-70-75-71--289
Tim Herron, 23,93371-74-73-71--289
Bernhard Langer, 23,93371-73-71-74--289
Briny Baird, 23,93371-72-70-76--289
Kevin Sutherland, 18,78073-72-73-72--290
Tom Byrum, 18,78074-72-72-72--290
Toshimitsu Izawa, 18,78069-74-74-73--290
Fred Funk, 18,78078-68-71-73--290
Jeff Maggert, 18,78069-73-72-76--290
Brandel Chamblee, 18,78072-71-71-76--290
Duffy Waldorf, 18,78075-68-69-78--290
Eduardo Romero, 15,03574-72-72-73--291
Mark Wiebe, 13,16473-72-74-73--292
Jimmy Walker, 13,16479-66-74-73--292
Colin Montgomerie, 13,16471-70-77-74--292
Jose Coceres, 13,16470-73-75-74--292
Bob Tway, 13,16475-71-72-74--292
Scott Dunlap, 13,16474-70-73-75--292
Hale Irwin, 13,16467-75-74-76--292
Brandt Jobe, 13,16477-68-71-76--292
Frank Lickliter II, 13,16475-71-70-76--292
Loren Roberts, 13,16469-76-69-78--292
Tim Petrovic, 11,44374-71-75-73--293
Dudley Hart, 11,44371-73-74-75--293
Richard Zokol, 11,44372-71-74-76--293
Jim Furyk, 11,44370-70-71-82--293
Dan Forsman, 10,36875-71-77-71--294
Ernie Els, 10,36871-74-77-72--294
Harrison Frazar, 10,36873-73-76-72--294
David Toms, 10,36871-71-77-75--294
David Peoples, 10,36873-73-72-76--294
Peter Lonard, 10,36876-69-70-79--294
Franklin Langham, 9,50875-71-75-74--295
Nick Faldo, 9,50876-70-74-75--295
Anthony Kang, 8,86374-72-77-73--296
Gary Orr, 8,86374-72-74-76--296
Thongchai Jaidee, 8,86373-73-72-78--296
Mathias Gronberg, 8,86374-69-74-79--296
Jim McGovern, 8,32571-73-77-76--297
Stephen Gangluff, 8,10574-72-78-77--301

 

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