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 Glover69-64-70-73--276$1,350,000
Phil Mickelson69-70-69-70--278$559,830
David Duval67-70-70-71--278$559,830
Ricky Barnes67-65-70-76--278$559,830
Ross Fisher70-68-69-72--279$289,146
Tiger Woods74-69-68-69--280$233,350
Soren Hansen70-71-70-69--280$233,350
Hunter Mahan72-68-68-72--280$233,350
Henrik Stenson73-70-70-68--281$194,794
Rory McIllroy72-70-72-68--282$154,600
Matt Bettencourt75-67-71-69--282$154,600
Sergio Garcia70-70-72-70--282$154,600
Ryan Moore70-69-72-71--282$154,600
Stephen Ames74-66-70-72--282$154,600
Mike Weir64-70-74-74--282$154,600
Anthony Kim71-71-71-70--283$122,128
Retief Goosen73-68-68-74--283$122,128
Michael Sim71-70-71-72--284$100,308
Peter Hanson66-71-73-74--284$100,308
Ian Poulter70-74-73-67--284$100,308
Graeme McDowell69-72-69-74--284$100,308
Bubba Watson72-70-67-75--284$100,308
Lee Westwood72-66-74-73--285$76,422
Steve Stricker73-66-72-74--285$76,422
Oliver Wilson70-70-71-74--285$76,422
Sean O'Hair69-69-71-76--285$76,422
J.B. Holmes73-67-73-73--286$56,041
Azuma Yano72-65-77-72--286$56,041
Johan Edfors70-74-68-74--286$56,041
Francesco Molinari71-70-74-71--286$56,041
Stewart Cink73-69-70-74--286$56,041
Vijay Singh72-72-73-69--286$56,041
Camilo Villegas71-71-72-73--287$47,404
Jim Furyk72-69-74-72--287$47,404
Kevin Sutherland71-73-73-70--287$47,404
a-Nick Taylor73-65-75-75--288 
Adam Scott69-71-73-75--288$42,935
Carl Pettersson75-68-73-72--288$42,935
Todd Hamilton67-71-71-79--288$42,935
a-Drew Weaver69-72-74-74--289 
Billy Mayfair73-70-72-74--289$38,492
Dustin Johnson72-69-76-72--289$38,492
Tim Clark73-71-74-71--289$38,492
Kenny Perry71-72-75-72--290$35,536
John Mallinger71-70-72-78--291$33,319
Thomas Levet72-72-71-76--291$33,319
Gary Woodland73-66-76-77--292$27,409
Geoff Ogilvy73-67-77-75--292$27,409
Tom Lehman71-73-74-74--292$27,409
K.J. Choi72-71-76-73--292$27,409
Rocco Mediate68-73-79-72--292$27,409
Andres Romero73-70-77-72--292$27,409
a-Kyle Stanley70-74-74-75--293 
Andrew McLardy71-72-75-76--294$22,501
Angel Cabrera74-69-75-76--294$22,501
Jean-Francois Lucquin73-71-75-75--294$22,501
Ben Curtis72-71-74-79--296$21,385
Trevor Murphy71-69-77-80--297$20,630
Jeff Brehaut70-72-81-74--297$20,630
Fred Funk70-74-75-82--301$19,921

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