2004 U.S. Open: Goose with the Deuce

The 2004 U.S. Open was the 104th one played, and the second one won by Retief Goosen.

Winner: Retief Goosen, 276

Where it was played: Shinnecock Hills Golf Club, Shinnecock Hills, New York

Tournament dates: June 17-20, 2004

Leader after first round: Jay Haas, Shigeki Maruyama and Angel Cabrera, 66

Leader after second round: Shigeki Maruyama and Phil Mickelson, 134

Leader after third round: Retief Goosen, 205

Notable Notes: Retief Goosen led Phil Mickelson by two strokes entering the final round, and that was also Goosen's winning margin over runner-up Mickelson after both shot closing 71s. Ernie Els, tied with Mickelson in second after three rounds, skied to an 80 in the fourth round.

The Shinnecock Hills greens were baked after three days and extremely fast - unfair, bordering on unplayable on some holes, some players claimed in the final round.

Mickelson birdied the 15th and 16th holes and led Goosen by one with two to play, but then 3-putted from five feet for a double bogey on the 17th. It was Goosen's second U.S. Open victory.

Final Scores

Retief Goosen 70-66-69-71—276
Phil Mickelson 68-66-73-71—278
Jeff Maggert 68-67-74-72—281
Shigeki Maruyama 66-68-74-76—284
Mike Weir 69-70-71-74—284
Fred Funk 70-66-72-77—285
Robert Allenby 70-72-74-70—286
Steve Flesch 68-74-70-74—286
Stephen Ames 74-66-73-74—287
Chris DiMarco 71-71-70-75—287
Ernie Els 70-67-70-80—287
Jay Haas 66-74-76-71—287
Tim Clark 73-70-66-79—288
Tim Herron 75-66-73-74—288
a-Spencer Levin 69-73-71-75—288
Angel Cabrera 66-71-77-75—289
Skip Kendall 68-75-74-73—290
Corey Pavin 67-71-73-79—290
Tiger Woods 72-69-73-76—290
Mark Calcavecchia 71-71-74-75—291
Sergio Garcia 72-68-71-80—291
David Toms 73-72-70-76—291
Kirk Triplett 71-70-73-77—291
Daniel Chopra 73-68-76-75—292
Lee Janzen 72-70-71-79—292
Tim Petrovic 69-75-72-76—292
Nick Price 73-70-72-77—292
Shaun Micheel 71-72-70-80—293
Vijay Singh 68-70-77-78—293
Ben Curtis 68-75-72-79—294
K.J. Choi 76-68-76-75—295
Padraig Harrington 73-71-76-75—295
Peter Lonard 71-73-77-74—295
David Roesch 68-73-74-80—295
Bo Van Pelt 69-73-73-80—295
Charles Howell III 75-70-68-83—296
Hidemichi Tanaka 70-74-73-79—296
Lee Westwood 73-71-73-79—296
a-Casey Wittenberg 71-71-75-79—296
a-Bill Haas 72-73-71-81—297
Jerry Kelly 76-69-71-81—297
Stephen Leaney 72-70-71-84—297
Spike McRoy 72-72-72-81—297
Joe Ogilvie 70-75-74-78—297
Pat Perez 73-67-76-81—297
Geoffrey Sisk 72-72-71-82—297
Scott Verplank 71-71-72-83—297
Kris Cox 68-74-77-79—298
Jim Furyk 72-72-75-79—298
Zach Johnson 70-73-75-80—298
Chris Riley 72-71-72-83—298
John Rollins 76-68-76-78—298
Dudley Hart 71-73-70-85—299
Scott Hoch 75-70-73-81—299
Tom Carter 74-71-70-85—300
Trevor Immelman 69-70-79-82—300
Joakim Haeggman 74-69-76-83—302
Tom Kite 72-71-75-84—302
Phillip Price 70-73-75-84—302
Alex Cejka 75-70-73-85—303
Craig Parry 70-73-75-85—303
Cliff Kresge 72-73-77-82—304
a-Chez Reavie 73-72-71-88—304
J.J. Henry 75-69-86-76—306
Kevin Stadler 68-72-82-85—307
Billy Mayfair 70-70-81-89—310

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