June 16, 2015

115th U.S. Open 2015 at Chambers Bay

115th U.S. Open 2015.  Chambers Bay.  University Place, Washington. If you haven't already, go check out the U.S. Open website.  Lots of cool stuff on there.  In particular, this:

Definitely added to the (long) bucket list of courses I want to play.  This is a public course opened 8 years ago on property that was formerly a sand/gravel quarry.  7874/7607 total yards from the championship tees and a par 70 (crazy as most of the par 4's are 480-500+ yards.)  Mixed feelings from a lot of the players about the choice to play here for the open.  I am personally excited to watch.  There's going to be a lot of creative golf shots played.  Check this one out from Bubba:


Not bad...  Here's the results from our Master's pool:

Jeremy : -22
Beck : -21
Cbell : -19
Paul : -7
Adam : -6
James : -3
Sean : -1
Dan : +6
Bill : +11
Abe : + 13

Nice win Todd.  Now for the rules & draft order:


The final score of all the players on each team will be added up and the lowest cumulative score wins. Each team will have 4 golfers.

+8 will be added to any players score who misses the cut

-8 will be deducted from the score of the team who picks the Champion

If there is a WD, that player will be given a score of the worst round from that day. And then a one time penalty of +5 (the same penalty a player who misses the cut would get.)

The draft order will be the reverse final standings of the previous major


Round 1:

Abe : Rickie Fowler

Bill : Jordan Spieth
Dan : Rory McIlroy
Sean : Justin Rose
James : Phil Mickelson
Adam : Henrik Stenson
Paul : Dustin Johnson
Cbell : Bubba Watson
Beck : Jason Day
Jeremy : Matt Kuchar

Round 2:

Jeremy : Patrick Reed
Beck : Jim Furyk
Cbell : Hideki Matsuyama
Paul : Lee Westwood
Adam : Martin Kaymer
James : Jimmy Walker
Sean : Ryan Moore
Dan : Adam Scott
Bill : Billy Horschel
Abe : Sergio Garcia

Round 3:

Abe : Brooks Koepka
Bill : Tiger Woods
Dan : Brandt Snedeker
Sean : Ian Poulter
James : Kevin Na
Adam : Victor Dubuisson
Paul : Louis Oosthuizen
Cbell : Paul Casey
Beck : Zach Johnson
Jeremy : Bill Haas

Round 4:

Jeremy : Hunter Mahan
Beck : JB Holmes
Cbell : Gary Woodland
Paul : Angel Cabrera
Adam : Francesco Molinari
James : Charley Hoffman
Sean : Webb Simpson
Dan : Marc Leishman
Bill : Ernie Els
Abe : Graeme McDowell

The Teams:

Team Abe: Fowler, Garcia, Koepka, McDowell
Team James: Mickelson, Walker, Na, Hoffman
Team Sean: Rose, Moore, Poulter, Simpson
Team Dan: McIlroy, Scott, Snedeker, Leishman
Team Paul: D. Johnson, Westwood, Oosthuizen, Cabrera
Team Jeremy: Kooch, Reed, Haas, Mahan
Team Adam: Stenson, Kaymer, Dubuisson, Molinari
Team Beck: Day, Furyk, Z. Johnson, JB Holmes
Team Cbell: Watson, Matsuyama, Casey, Woodland
Team Bill: Spieth, Horschel, Woods, Els

The Scores (Final):

Paul: +14 (D. Johnson tiebreaker)
Dan: +14
Bill: +22
Beck: +27
Jeremy: +32
Adam: +39
Sean: +41
Cbell: +43
Abe: +44
James: +47

Link to spreadsheet with scores