2009 US Open: Surviving the Slog at Bethpage Black

Final Scores and Recap of the 2009 US Open

Lucas Glover, the 2009 U.S. Open champion, hits his tee shot on the 4th hole during the final round of the PGA Grand Slam of Golf on October 21, 2009
2009 US Open champ Lucas Glover. Andy Lyons/Getty Images

A rain-plagued tournament at Bethpage Black led to a Monday finish at the 2009 U.S. Open and a surprise champion.

Quick Bits

  • Winner: Lucas Glover, 276
  • Dates: June 18-22, 2009
  • Location: Bethpage State Park (Black Course) in Farmingdale, New York
  • Tournament number: This was the 109th time the U.S. Open was played.

How Glover Won the 2009 US Open

Lucas Glover birdied the 16th hole of the final round, then parred out to win the 2009 U.S. Open for his first major championship victory. It was just the second PGA Tour win for Glover (and four years after his first).

Mike Weir looked like the golfer to beat early, after he started the tournament with a 64. But Weir, a Masters champion, gradually slipped in each round and wound up tied for 10th.

Glover opened the tournament with a 69, then shot his own 64 in the second round to pull into second place, one stroke behind Ricky Barnes.

And Glover started the final round still one behind Barnes, but Barnes struggled throughout Round 4, carded a 76, and dropped into second place, two strokes behind Glover.

Tied with Barnes in second were David Duval and Phil Mickelson. Duval, who had made only four cuts in 2009 heading into this tournament, reeled off three straight back-nine birdies to challenge for the lead, only to bogey No. 17.

Mickelson tied Glover for the lead after making an eagle on the 13th hole, but missed a couple birdie putts down the stretch and bogeyed the 15th and 17th holes. It was the fifth time Mickelson finished second at a U.S. Open, a new tournament record for times placing second.

The 2009 U.S. Open was played at Bethpage Black. Rain delays causes suspensions throughout, including on the first day. The second day was almost over before the second round even began. The tournament eventually finished on a Monday.

2009 US Open Scores

Results from the 2009 U.S. Open golf tournament played on the par-70 Black Course at Bethpage State Park in Farmingdale, N.Y. (a-amateur):

Lucas Glover 69-64-70-73--276 $1,350,000
Phil Mickelson 69-70-69-70--278 $559,830
David Duval 67-70-70-71--278 $559,830
Ricky Barnes 67-65-70-76--278 $559,830
Ross Fisher 70-68-69-72--279 $289,146
Tiger Woods 74-69-68-69--280 $233,350
Soren Hansen 70-71-70-69--280 $233,350
Hunter Mahan 72-68-68-72--280 $233,350
Henrik Stenson 73-70-70-68--281 $194,794
Rory McIllroy 72-70-72-68--282 $154,600
Matt Bettencourt 75-67-71-69--282 $154,600
Sergio Garcia 70-70-72-70--282 $154,600
Ryan Moore 70-69-72-71--282 $154,600
Stephen Ames 74-66-70-72--282 $154,600
Mike Weir 64-70-74-74--282 $154,600
Anthony Kim 71-71-71-70--283 $122,128
Retief Goosen 73-68-68-74--283 $122,128
Michael Sim 71-70-71-72--284 $100,308
Peter Hanson 66-71-73-74--284 $100,308
Ian Poulter 70-74-73-67--284 $100,308
Graeme McDowell 69-72-69-74--284 $100,308
Bubba Watson 72-70-67-75--284 $100,308
Lee Westwood 72-66-74-73--285 $76,422
Steve Stricker 73-66-72-74--285 $76,422
Oliver Wilson 70-70-71-74--285 $76,422
Sean O'Hair 69-69-71-76--285 $76,422
J.B. Holmes 73-67-73-73--286 $56,041
Azuma Yano 72-65-77-72--286 $56,041
Johan Edfors 70-74-68-74--286 $56,041
Francesco Molinari 71-70-74-71--286 $56,041
Stewart Cink 73-69-70-74--286 $56,041
Vijay Singh 72-72-73-69--286 $56,041
Camilo Villegas 71-71-72-73--287 $47,404
Jim Furyk 72-69-74-72--287 $47,404
Kevin Sutherland 71-73-73-70--287 $47,404
a-Nick Taylor 73-65-75-75--288
Adam Scott 69-71-73-75--288 $42,935
Carl Pettersson 75-68-73-72--288 $42,935
Todd Hamilton 67-71-71-79--288 $42,935
a-Drew Weaver 69-72-74-74--289
Billy Mayfair 73-70-72-74--289 $38,492
Dustin Johnson 72-69-76-72--289 $38,492
Tim Clark 73-71-74-71--289 $38,492
Kenny Perry 71-72-75-72--290 $35,536
John Mallinger 71-70-72-78--291 $33,319
Thomas Levet 72-72-71-76--291 $33,319
Gary Woodland 73-66-76-77--292 $27,409
Geoff Ogilvy 73-67-77-75--292 $27,409
Tom Lehman 71-73-74-74--292 $27,409
K.J. Choi 72-71-76-73--292 $27,409
Rocco Mediate 68-73-79-72--292 $27,409
Andres Romero 73-70-77-72--292 $27,409
a-Kyle Stanley 70-74-74-75--293
Andrew McLardy 71-72-75-76--294 $22,501
Angel Cabrera 74-69-75-76--294 $22,501
Jean-Francois Lucquin 73-71-75-75--294 $22,501
Ben Curtis 72-71-74-79--296 $21,385
Trevor Murphy 71-69-77-80--297 $20,630
Jeff Brehaut 70-72-81-74--297 $20,630
Fred Funk 70-74-75-82--301 $19,921