US Open in Review
The 2012 US Open in pictures and numbers
The number of amateurs who made the cut at Olympic Club. Americans Jordan Spieth, Beau Hossler and Patrick Cantlay all made it through to the weekend action, with 17-year-old Hossler impressing in the early rounds with scores of 70, 73 and 70 to lie just four strokes off the lead with 18 holes to play. Unfortunately for the burly Californian, his final round 76 demoted him to a share of 29th, two strokes behind Spieth who fired final rounds of 69 and 70 to snatch low amateur honours.
The number of birdies that Luke Donald and Rory McIlroy, the two top ranked players in the world, made between them during the first two rounds. Perhaps not surprisingly, the duo, who were drawn alongside Lee Westwood, were never a force and missed the cut.
With his victory, Webb Simpson became the ninth straight first-time major winner. In addition, Simpson is the 15th different player in a row to win one of golf's grand slam events.
The driveable par-four 7th, which measured just 288 yards, yielded this many eagles during the event. Only the par-five 17th, the easiest hole on the course, gave up more, with 13 players recording two-under-par scores.
Was Tiger Woods' sand save percentage for the week. Woods, who held a share of the lead after the second round, got it up and down from greenside bunkers on only two of 11 occasions. Woods finished the championship in a share of 21st, six shots behind Webb Simpson.
The percentage of players who hit the sixth green in regulation during the tournament, which works out at less than one in five. The hellishly difficult 489-yard par-four played to an average of 4.54.
Written by Alex Jenkins
Photography by AFP
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