Facts and figures for the US Open
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Facts and figures for the 112th U.S. Open golf championship, which starts Thursday:
Site: The Olympic Club (Lake Course)
Length: 7,170 yards
Cut: Top 60 and ties.
Playoff, if necessary: 18 holes of stroke play on June 18.
Field: 156 players
Purse: TBA ($8 million in 2011)
Defending champion: Rory McIlroy
Last year: Rory McIlroy shattered the U.S. Open scoring record during a soft week at Congressional. He went 35 holes before making his first bogey and became the first player to reach 13-under par until a double bogey to end his second round. No matter. The 22-year-old from Northern Ireland built an eight-shot lead going into the final round and closed with a 69 for a 16-under 268 and an eight-shot win. The 268 broke the 72-hole record by four shots. His 16 under was four better than the record Tiger Woods set at Pebble Beach in 2000. He set or tied seven scoring records for the week.
Last time at Olympic Club: Lee Janzen overcame a five-shot deficit against Payne Stewart and closed with a 2-under 68 for a two-shot victory. Janzen got a huge break in the final round when his ball, stuck in a tree on the fifth hole, was dislodged as Janzen was headed back to the tee to play his third shot. It was his second U.S. Open title.
U.S. Open champions at Olympic Club: Jack Fleck (1955), Billy Casper (1966), Scott Simpson (1987), Lee Janzen (1998).
Noteworthy: The four players who finished second in the U.S. Opens at The Olympic Club won a combined 27 majors. The four winners won a combined seven majors.
Quoteworthy: ``First time I've played a golf course with one bunker in the fairway. And the next major will have probably 300 bunkers.'' - Matteo Manassero.
Key statistic: The U.S. Open is the only major Tiger Woods has not won in consecutive years.
Key tee times: 10:30 a.m. EDT, Phil Mickelson, Tiger Woods, Bubba Watson. 1:29 p.m. EDT, Rory McIlroy, Luke Donald, Lee Westwood.
Tiger tales: Tiger Woods has gone four years without winning a major. The longest Jack Nicklaus went without a major was five years, a drought that began at age 41.
Television (All times EDT): Thursday and Friday, Noon to 3 p.m., ESPN; 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., NBC; 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., ESPN. Saturday, 4 p.m. to 10 p.m., NBC. Sunday, 4 p.m. to 10 p.m., NBC. Monday playoff (if necessary), Noon to 2 p.m., ESPN; 2 p.m. to conclusion, NBC.