Sunday outlines a 17th anniversary of Tiger Woods’ winning attainment in a 2000 U.S. Open during Pebble Beach. Woods won by 15 strokes that week in California, a symbol that still stands as a record in any vital championship.
That win was a initial of 4 uninterrupted vital wins for Woods — a attainment dubbed a “Tiger Slam” — and his win during The Open after that summer would make him a youngest actor to finish a veteran career Grand Slam.
But a domain of attainment wasn’t a usually conspicuous thing about Woods’ week during Pebble Beach.
— For starters, Woods’ sum of 12 underneath standard demolished a prior U.S. Open scoring record of 8 underneath par, that had stood given Ben Hogan set it in 1948. And Woods set that scoring symbol during a contest when no other actor finished improved than 3 over par.
— Woods started his week with an opening-round 65 and finished it with a 67 in a final round. Over a march of a contest a rest of a margin combined for usually dual scores of 67 or better. Miguel Angel Jimenez (66) and John Huston (67) shot them in a initial round.
— Along with his exile attainment during a 1997 Masters, a 2000 U.S. Open represented Tiger’s second career vital win by during slightest 12 shots. In a rest of vital championship history, there have usually been dual other wins by during slightest 12 strokes: Old Tom Morris during a 1862 Open (won by 13) and Young Tom Morris during a 1870 Open (won by 12).
— Woods took many of a play out of Sunday’s final turn by building a 10-shot lead by 54 holes, definition he led by 10-plus strokes after both a third and final rounds. In a rest of U.S. Open history, there has been usually one turn in that a actor hold a double-digit lead, and it was a final turn of a 1899 U.S. Open, that Willie Smith won by 11.