Geoff Ogilvy wins the 106th U.S. Open
Geoff Ogilvy won his first career major in one of the wildest finishes in U.S. Open history.
He made gutsy pars on the final two holes including a chip in from off the green on 17. Jim Furyk, Colin Montgomerie, and Phil Mickelson all failed to par the 72nd hole giving Ogilvy an unlikely one shot victory. Mickelson, looking for his third straight major championship, double bogeyed the final hole after failing to hit the 18th fairway. Colin Montgomerie double bogeyed the same hole when his second shot ended up in the rough and he three-putted, and Jim Furyk missed a 5-footer for par at the final hole. The event took place in Mamaroneck, New York, The purse was $6.25 million and Ogilvy earned $1.225 million.