UP & DOWN

The U.S. Open had grads, dads and many, many meltdowns
June 26, 2005

UP

Michael Campbell
Once billed as the next Woods, Campbell finally met those expectations by holding off the red-shirted one.

Tiger Woods
He had the big stick rocking--averaging 325.9 off the tee--as he put a thrill into the Open with a Sunday charge.

Corey Pavin
He flew to Del Mar, Calif., after the first round to attend his son Ryan's high school graduation, then finished 11th to guarantee himself a spot in next year's field.

Payne Stewart
The '99 winner engendered enough syrupy remembrances to put him in the same league as his fashion icon: Bobby Jones.

Peter Jacobsen
The 51-year-old U.S. Senior Open champ had a hole in one and finished 15th, meaning he'll play at Winged Foot in '06.

Johnny Miller
NBC's gem used a salad bowl to explain Pinehurst's greens and added a self-deprecating edge, noting that David Toms's stroke is so smooth it "makes Ben Crenshaw look like me."

Luke Donald
While his 2004 World Cup teammate Paul Casey has struggled, Donald solidified his position as the top young Englishman on the PGA Tour.

Donald Ross
The old Scot's pride and joy held up marvelously, providing a difficult but, most players felt, fair test.

DOWN

Retief Goosen
On the verge of becoming Mr. U.S. Open, the new Iceman melted like a chocolate bar on a dashboard.

Tiger Woods
For most of the week Woods acted like a punk, cursing, slamming clubs and raking a green with his putter.

Ernie Els
A walking embodiment of jet lag, the Big Uneasy was out of contention again and said he might scale back his travel.

Phil Mickelson
After finishing second to Stewart in '99, he lost the baby beeper and his Pinehurst magic, finishing at 12 over 292.

Jason Gore, Olin Browne
This year's Cinderella duo logged lots of air-time the first three days, but neither player broke 80 on Sunday.

Chris Berman
The ESPN big can get away with the overwrought clown act in football and baseball, but golf's not ready for "Choi to the world" and "Ground control to David Toms."

Paul Casey
Billed as England's next star, he's been free-falling since his anti-America comments at the World Cup, most notably with an opening 85 and WD.

Vijay Singh
He was the loudest of many voices predicting No. 2 would be unplayable by Sunday if it didn't rain.

KEY STAT

1  Number of bogey-free rounds at the U.S. Open, a 67 by Arron Oberholser in Round 2.

TWO COLOR PHOTOSDARREN CARROLL (CAMPBELL, WOODS) COLOR PHOTO DOUG MILLS/AP (STEWART) B/W PHOTONEWS&RECORD/AP (ROSS) COLOR PHOTOPAUL BUCK/EPA (ELS) COLOR PHOTOAL TIELEMANS (MICKELSON) COLOR PHOTO SCOTT HALLERAN/GETTY IMAGES (CASEY)

HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
OUT
HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
IN
Eagle (-2)
Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
Double Bogey (+2)