2013 US Open By Numbers

Published:

$1.5 million: The winner’s cheque from a purse of $8 million.

$55,000: The winner’s cheque at Merion in 1981, from a purse of $347,330.

25,500: The number of daily fans who will flock to Merion.

9,860: The entries for the 2013 US Open.

9,600: The number of balls expected to be hit on the range.

6,996: The number of yards the players will cover over the par 34-36–70 layout. Merion G.C. is the first US Open course under 7,000 yards since 2004.

5,000: The number of volunteers assisting with the management and operationns.

54: Jay Don Blake, at the age of 54, is the oldest player in this year’s field.

23: The player with the most US Open appearances (Phil Mickelson). Others of note are Ernie Els (21), Jim Furyk (19), Stewart Cink (18), Steve Stricker (18), Tiger Woods (18), David Toms (17) and Padraig Harrington (16).

21: Consecutive US Open apperances (Ernie Els). Others of note include Phil Mickelson (20), Stewart Cink (18) and Jim Furyk (18).

18: Gavin Hall, who claimed his place through both local and sectional qualifying, is the youngest at age 18.

13: Total US Opens won by field.

11: The number of players in the field who will be celebrating a birthday around the championship. Phil Mickelson turns 43 on the day of the championship’s final round.

10: The number of former US Open champions teeing it up, including Angel Cabrera, Michael Campbell, Ernie Els, Jim Furyk, Lucas Glover, Graeme McDowell, Rory McIlroy, Geoff Ogilvy, Webb Simpson and Tiger Woods

10: Amateurs in the 156-player field

10: The years exemption the winner receives, including the next five Masters, Open Championships and US PGAs.

6: Geoffrey Sisk is among 20 US Open qualifiers who advanced through both local and sectional play, Sisk has qualified through the local and sectional levels six times.

5: Number of US Opens at Merion.

3: In 2013, Merion Golf Club will have the third longest par-4 in US Open history. The 521-yard 18th hole is where Ben Hogan struck his famous 1-iron approach shot to the green from 213 yards away. The current longest is the 525-yard 7th at Bethpage State Park 2009.

2 & 6: In 2013, Merion Golf Club will have the second (3rd) and sixth (17th) longest par-3s in US Open history. The longest is currently the 288 yard 8th at Oakmont Country Club, 2007.

0: Ther number of players who played at the last US Open at Merion in 1981.

BY YEARS

2011: The last winner with all rounds in the 60s  and the last start-to-finish winner with no ties (Rory McIlroy)
2009: The last winner to come through sectional qualifying (Lucas Glover)
2008: The last winner to birdie the 72nd hole to force a playoff (Tiger Woods)
2006: The last winner without a round in the 60s (Geoff Ogilvy)
1989: The last time someone defended their title (Curtis Strange)
1969: The last winner to come through local and sectional qualifying (Orville Moody)
1933: The last amateur winner (John Goodman)
1926: The last winner to birdie the 72nd hole to win by one (Robert T. Jones Jr)
1913: The last winner in his first attempt (Francis Ouimet)

 

 

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