2000 US Open: Tiger Woods Crushes It

Recap and Scores

Tiger Woods tees off on the 14th hole during the final round of the 100th US Open on June 18,2000 in Pebble Beach, California
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Tiger Woods won the 2000 U.S. Open. Well, that's quite an understatement. Tiger Woods dominated the 2000 U.S. Open, having his way with Pebble Beach and leaving everyone else in his dust.

Woods finished at 12-under 272. He was the only player to finish under par. The runners-up - Ernie Els and Miguel Angel Jimenez - were all the way back at 3-over, 15 strokes behind Woods.

Yes, that's the record for largest margin of victory in the U.S. Open, and also in any major championship. At 12-under, Woods became the first golfer to finish a U.S. Open at double-digits under par. His 272 total tied the record for lowest total strokes in a U.S. Open.

Woods didn't waste any time jumping out front. He carded a 65 in the first round, which turned out to be the best score of the tournament.

Before that happened, though, many players gathered along the 18th fairway to pay tribute to Payne Stewart. Stewart was the defending champion, but wasn't present; he died in a plane crash about eight months prior. Those golfers along the 18th fairway simultaneously struck balls into the Pacific Ocean as a golfer's way of honoring Stewart.

Woods' lead was six strokes following the second round and 10 strokes following the third round.

The victory was Woods' third major championship win, his first U.S. Open win. It was also the first link in his "Tiger Slam" - Woods went on to win the 2000 British Open and 2000 PGA Championship, and then the 2001 Masters, becoming the first golfer ever to hold all four major trophies simultaneously.

2000 U.S. Open Scores

Results from the 2000 U.S. Open golf tournament played at the par-71 Pebble Beach Golf Links in Pebble Beach, Calif. (a-amateur):

Tiger Woods $800,000 65-69-71-67--272
Miguel Angel Jimenez $391,150 66-74-76-71--287
Ernie Els $391,150 74-73-68-72--287
John Huston $212,779 67-75-76-70--288
Lee Westwood $162,526 71-71-76-71--289
Padraig Harrington $162,526 73-71-72-73--289
Nick Faldo $137,203 69-74-76-71--290
Loren Roberts $112,766 68-78-73-72--291
David Duval $112,766 75-71-74-71--291
Stewart Cink $112,766 77-72-72-70--291
Vijay Singh $112,766 70-73-80-68--291
Paul Azinger $86,223 71-73-79-69--292
Retief Goosen $86,223 77-72-72-71--292
Michael Campbell $86,223 71-77-71-73--292
Jose Maria Olazabal $86,223 70-71-76-75--292
Fred Couples $65,214 70-75-75-73--293
Phil Mickelson $65,214 71-73-73-76--293
Mike Weir $65,214 76-72-76-69--293
Scott Hoch $65,214 73-76-75-69--293
Justin Leonard $65,214 73-73-75-72--293
David Toms $65,214 73-76-72-72--293
Notah Begay III $53,105 74-75-72-73--294
Tom Lehman $45,537 71-73-78-73--295
Mike Brisky $45,537 71-73-79-72--295
Hal Sutton $45,537 69-73-83-70--295
Bob May $45,537 72-76-75-72--295
Tom Watson $34,066 71-74-78-73--296
Steve Jones $34,066 75-73-75-73--296
Nick Price $34,066 77-70-78-71--296
Hale Irwin $34,066 68-78-81-69--296
Steve Stricker $34,066 75-74-75-72--296
Lee Porter $28,247 74-70-83-70--297
Tom Kite $28,247 72-77-77-71--297
Richard Zokol $28,247 74-74-80-69--297
Chris Perry $28,247 75-72-78-72--297
Rocco Mediate $28,247 69-76-75-77--297
Woody Austin $22,056 77-70-78-73--298
Angel Cabrera $22,056 69-76-79-74--298
Jerry Kelly $22,056 73-73-81-71--298
Charles Warren $22,056 75-74-75-74--298
Craig Parry $22,056 73-74-76-75--298
Ted Tryba $22,056 71-73-79-75--298
Lee Janzen $22,056 71-73-79-75--298
Bobby Clampett $22,056 68-77-76-77--298
Larry Mize $22,056 73-72-76-77--298
Thomas Bjorn $15,891 70-70-82-77--299
Rick Hartmann $15,891 73-75-75-76--299
Sergio Garcia $15,891 75-71-81-72--299
Colin Montgomerie $15,891 73-74-79-73--299
Scott Verplank $15,891 72-74-78-75--299
Mark O'Meara $13,578 74-74-78-74--300
Warren Schultte $13,578 74-75-74-77--300
Jeff Coston $12,747 70-77-80-74--301
Keith Clearwater $12,747 74-74-80-73--301
Darren Clarke $12,747 71-75-83-72--301
Kirk Triplett $12,153 70-71-84-77--302
Jimmy Green $11,760 74-75-77-77--303
Dave Eichelberger $11,760 78-69-77-79--303
a-Jeffrey Wilson 74-72-82-76--304
Jim Furyk $11,425 72-74-84-75--305
Brandel Chamblee $11,144 70-77-82-77--306
Carlos Franco $11,144 74-75-75-82--306
Robert Damron $10,862 72-73-84-84--313