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Golf Australia Express : June 2014
NO.1 Men's World Rankings US Money List LPGA Money List LET Money List A record number of entries for this year’s US Open. It included 51 exempt players with automatic entry. 10,127 The average strokes on the hardest hole — the par-4 2nd — last time the US Open visited Pinehurst in 2005. 4.458 The age of the oldest US Open winner, Hale Irwin, who beat Mike Donald in 1990 on the first sudden death hole after an 18-hole playoff. 45 The age of little Lucy Li, who has become the youngest player ever to qualify for the US Women’s Open after shooting rounds of 74 and 68 at a qualifying tournament. 11 The worst single hole score at a US Open. That dubious distinction belongs to Ray Ainsley, who in 1936 hit his ball into the creek at the par-4 16th at Cherry Hills Country Club and just kept on swinging while his ball floated downstream. 19 36 The number of holes played at the first US Open in 1985, which was a one-day event at a nine- hole course at the Newport Country Club. 1.4 The number of dollar bills, in millions, that Justin Rose received for winning last year’s US Open. Strokes Arnold Palmer made up in the final round to win the 1960 Open in one of the most incredible comebacks in history. Relive it in the video above. 7 43 Number of fairways 2013 US Open winner Justin Rose hit out of a possible 56, which wasn’t far off Hunter Mahan’s tournament leading 49. 28 - KEEGAN BRADLEY on June 7 (above) 31 - STEVEN BOWDITCH on June 8 37 - GEOFF OGILVY on June 11 44 - PHIL MICKELSON on June 16 36 - MATT KUCHAR on June 21 28 - SANG-MOON BAE on June 21 30 - DUSTIN JOHNSON on June 22 BIRTHDAYS ...from the US Open The number of dollar bills the inaugural winner, Horace Rawlins, took home out of a $335 prize pool. 150 Women's Rankings the numb3rs The percentage of greens in regulation that (perennial) runner-up Phil Mickelson hit during the 2013 event. 75