2002 U.S. Open Golf Championship Winner and Scores

The 2002 U.S. Open was the 102nd one played, and Tiger Woods won this championship for the second time. And he won wire-to-wire.

Winner: Tiger Woods, 277

Where it was played: Bethpage Black in Farmingdale, New York

Tournament dates: June 13-16, 2002

Leader after first round: Tiger Woods, 67

Leader after second round: Tiger Woods, 135

Leader after third round: Tiger Woods, 205

What Happened in the 2002 U.S. Open

Tiger Woods won his second U.S. Open tournament in wire-to-wire fashion. He led by one after the first round, by three after the second, by four after the third, and won by three strokes. For Woods, it was his eighth career win in a major and the 32nd win of his PGA Tour career. His 31st win was a couple months prior at the 2002 Masters, making Woods the first golfer since Jack Nicklaus in 1972 to win The Masters and U.S. Open in the same year. (Related: Golfers who won the first two majors of the year)

Woods opened with a 67. After 68 and 70 for his middle two rounds, he was 5-under and four strokes ahead of second-place Sergio Garcia. Phil Mickelson was another stroke back, tied for third place.

Mickelson revved up the crowd in the final round when he birdied No. 13, getting within two strokes of Woods' lead. But Woods then followed with a birdie there himself, and his lead was no less than three strokes the rest of the way. Woods closed with a final-round 72 for a 3-under total of 277.

Mickelson was the solo runner-up, his second second-place finish in a U.S. Open. He never won this major, eventually tallying a tournament-record six second-place U.S. Open finishes. Garcia shot 74 in the final round and finished in fourth place.

Six-time major champion Nick Faldo, who lost in a playoff at the 1988 U.S. Open, tied for fifth place. It was his last Top 10 finish in the U.S. Open, a major that he never won. Two-time major winner Greg Norman, who lost in a playoff at the 1984 U.S. Open, played the U.S. Open for the last time here and tied for 59th place.

2002 U.S. Open Final Scores

Tiger Woods 67-68-70-72—277
Phil Mickelson 70-73-67-70—280
Jeff Maggert 69-73-68-72—282
Sergio Garcia 68-74-67-74—283
Nick Faldo 70-76-66-73—285
Scott Hoch 71-75-70-69—285
Billy Mayfair 69-74-68-74—285
Tom Byrum 72-72-70-72—286
Padraig Harrington 70-68-73-75—286
Nick Price 72-75-69-70—286
Peter Lonard 73-74-73-67—287
Robert Allenby 74-70-67-77—288
Justin Leonard 73-71-68-76—288
Jay Haas 73-73-70-72—288
Dudley Hart 69-76-70-73—288
Shigeki Maruyama 76-67-73-73—289
Steve Stricker 72-77-69-71—289
Luke Donald 76-72-70-72—290
Steve Flesch 72-72-75-71—290
Charles Howell III 71-74-70-75—290
Thomas Levet 71-77-70-72—290
Mark O'Meara 76-70-69-75—290
Craig Stadler 74-72-70-74—290
Jim Carter 77-73-70-71—291
Darren Clarke 74-74-72-71—291
Chris DiMarco 74-74-72-71—291
Ernie Els 73-74-70-74—291
Davis Love III 71-71-72-77—291
Jeff Sluman 73-73-72-73—291
Jason Caron 75-72-72-73—292
K.J. Choi 69-73-73-77—292
Paul Lawrie 73-73-73-73—292
Scott McCarron 72-72-70-78—292
Vijay Singh 75-75-67-75—292
Shingo Katayama 74-72-74-73—293
Bernhard Langer 72-76-70-75—293
Stuart Appleby 77-73-75-69—294
Thomas Bjorn 71-79-73-71—294
Niclas Fasth 72-72-74-76—294
Donnie Hammond 73-77-71-73—294
Franklin Langham 70-76-74-74—294
Rocco Mediate 72-72-74-76—294
Kevin Sutherland 74-75-70-75—294
Hidemichi Tanaka 73-73-72-76—294
Tom Lehman 71-76-72-76—295
David Toms 74-74-70-77—295
Frank Lickliter II 74-76-68-77—295
Kenny Perry 74-76-71-74—295
Jean Van de Velde 71-75-74-75—295
Craig Bowden 71-77-74-74—296
Tim Herron 75-74-73-74—296
Robert Karlsson 71-77-72-76—296
Jose Maria Olazabal 71-77-75-73—296
Harrison Frazar 74-73-75-75—297
Ian Leggatt 72-77-72-76—297
Jesper Parnevik 72-76-69-80—297
Corey Pavin 74-75-70-78—297
Brad Lardon 73-73-74-78—298
John Maginnes 79-69-73-78—299
Greg Norman 75-73-74-77—299
Bob Tway 72-78-73-76—299
Andy Miller 76-74-75-75—300
Jeev Milkha Singh 75-75-75-75—300
Paul Stankowski 72-77-77-74—300
Spike McRoy 75-75-74-77—301
Angel Cabrera 73-73-79-77—302
Brad Faxon 75-74-73-80—302
Kent Jones 76-74-74-79—303
Len Mattiace 72-73-78-80—303
John Daly 74-76-81-73—304
Tom Gillis 71-76-78-79—304

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