Tiger Woods wins the 100th U.S. Open
As the United States Golf Association wanted to begin the millennium with a memorable tournament, Pebble Beach was moved up several years in the rotation and hosted the 2000 U.S. Open. Notable golfers going into the tournament at large included Vijay Singh, the year's Masters Tournament winner, as well as Ernie Els, and David Duval. The defending champion, Payne Stewart, died in a plane crash in October of the previous year. His death was commemorated many times throughout the week, beginning with a group of players simultaneously teeing off from the 18th fairway into the Pacific in a twist on the 21-gun salute. Sergio García wore Stewart's trademark navy plus fours in Stewart's honor in the first round.
Tiger Woods won his third major championship in amazing fashion after a final round 67. At minus-12, he became the first player in the 106-year history of the U.S. Open to finish at double-digits under par. His aggregate 272 ties the lowest score ever in a U.S. Open set by Jack Nicklaus. His 15 stroke margin of victory remains the largest margin of victory in a major championship. After nine pars in the front nine, Woods birdied four of the first five holes on the back nine. Woods's 67 was the low round of the day.