1997 U.S. Open: Els' Second Trophy

The 1997 U.S. Open was the 97th edition of the tournament. And while it wasn't easy, The Big Easy earned another victory.

Winner: Ernie Els, 276

Where it was played: Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Maryland

Tournament dates: June 12-15, 1997

Leader after first round: Colin Montgomerie, 65

Leader after second round: Tom Lehman, 137

Leader after third round: Tom Lehman, 205

Notable Notes: Ernie Els won his second U.S. Open title by one stroke over Colin Montgomerie. Tom Lehman led after the second round, and took a 2-stroke edge into the final round. But Lehman fought through a round of 73, while Els and Montgomerie closed with 69s.

Final Scores

Ernie Els 71-67-69-69—276
Colin Montgomerie 65-76-67-69—277
Tom Lehman 67-70-68-73—278
Jeff Maggert 73-66-68-74—281
Bob Tway 71-71-70-70—282
Jim Furyk 74-68-69-71—282
Olin Browne 71-71-69-71—282
Jay Haas 73-69-68-72—282
Tommy Tolles 74-67-69-72—282
Scott McCarron 73-71-69-70—283
Scott Hoch 71-68-72-72—283
David Ogrin 70-69-71-73—283
Loren Roberts 72-69-72-71—284
Stewart Cink 71-67-74-72—284
Billy Andrade 75-67-69-73—284
Bradley Hughes 75-70-71-69—285
Jose Maria Olazabal 71-71-72-71—285
Davis Love III 75-70-69-71—285
Nick Price 71-74-71-70—286
Lee Westwood 71-71-73-71—286
Tiger Woods 74-67-73-72—286
Paul Stankowski 75-70-68-73—286
Hal Sutton 66-73-73-74—286
Len Mattiace 71-75-73-68—287
Scott Dunlap 75-66-75-71—287
Edward Fryatt 72-73-73-69—287
Steve Elkington 75-68-72-72—287
Paul Goydos 73-72-74-69—288
Paul Azinger 72-72-74-70—288
Payne Stewart 71-73-73-71—288
Mark McNulty 67-73-75-73—288
Hideki Kase 68-73-73-74—288
Fuzzy Zoeller 72-73-69-74—288
Kelly Gibson 72-69-72-75—288
Jeff Sluman 69-72-72-75—288
Justin Leonard 69-72-78-70—289
Grant Waite 72-74-72-71—289
Steve Stricker 66-76-75-72—289
Mark O'Meara 73-73-71-72—289
Stuart Appleby 71-75-70-73—289
John Cook 72-71-71-75—289
Frank Nobilo 71-74-70-74—289
Darren Clarke 73-74-73-70—290
Phil Mickelson 75-68-73-74—290
Fred Funk 73-70-72-75—290
Chris Perry 70-73-71-76—290
Craig Parry 70-74-69-77—290
Jesper Parnevik 72-75-73-71—291
David Duval 74-73-70-74—291
Nick Faldo 72-74-69-76—291
David White 70-72-73-77—292
Lee Janzen 72-73-75-73—293
Jack Nicklaus 73-71-75-74—293
Hale Irwin 70-73-76-74—293
Fred Couples 75-72-72-74—293
Peter Teravainen 71-73-74-75—293
Paul Broadhurst 77-69-72-75—293
Larry Mize 70-74-76-74—294
Clarence Rose 72-71-73-78—294
Chris Smith 77-69-74-75—295
Duffy Waldorf 73-73-73-76—295
Rodney Butcher 73-74-70-78—295
Steve Jones 72-75-69-79—295
Tom Watson 72-74-72-78—296
Dave Schreyer 68-73-82-74—297
Ben Crenshaw 73-74-76-74—297
Brad Faxon 72-74-76-75—297
Tom Kite 75-69-82-72—298
Mike Hulbert 73-73-77-75—298
Greg Kraft 77-69-76-76—298
John Morse 71-74-76-77—298
Stephen Ames 73-73-75-77—298
Thomas Bjorn 71-75-73-79—298
Jimmy Green 75-72-79-73—299
Randy Wylie 71-76-77-76—300
Andrew Coltart 74-71-76-79—300
Dick Mast 73-69-83-76—301
Greg Towne 71-73-83-74—301
Vijay Singh 71-76-77-77—301
Perry Parker 75-71-77-78—301
Donnie Hammond 75-71-76-79—301
Jacob Ferenz 72-75-80-76—303
Marco Dawson 75-71-80-78—304
Slade Adams 71-74-78-83—306

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