Angel Cabrera (left) got his first Tour win and also the first major victoryfor a South American since Roberto De Vicenzo hauled the claret jughome fromHoylake back in 1967.
The land Down Under's much hyped young stars wilted under Oakmont's pressure.First Adam Scott, then Geoff Ogilvy and finally Aaron Baddeley (right).
By all rights, Oakmont should have played as a par 71, which means Cabrera'splus-five would've been one over, but either way, par definitely meantsomething during Open week.
Fans who think birdies and low numbers equal exciting golf were sorelydisappointed by Oakmont. There were a total of seven eagles and only eightrounds in the 60s.
The commercial in which the clubmaker hand-produces a tiny version of TW'ssticks was a fun Father's Day tribute.
With major number 13 there for the taking, Woods couldn't produce one of hismagical finishes.
When things got tough, the experienced guys took over--Jim Furyk, David Toms(left), Scott Verplank and Jerry Kelly all battled into the top¬†10, andSteve Stricker (13th) held the lead on Sunday.
Nick Dougherty hung on to tie for seventh, but fellow up-and-comers (andEnglishmen) Paul Casey (right) and Justin Rose failed to make a run at thetitle after putting themselves in prime position.
The super coach has clients, Phil Mickelson and Adam Scott, ranked among thetop five in the world, but both flamed out in spectacular fashion and missedthe cut.
Perennial whipping boys, the association brass take heat for everything fromthe course to the concessions, but they did well this year to swallow theirpride, put some water on the course and keep it fair.
The members who whined about the course being too easy left a sour taste. TheU.S. Open is not about feeding their egos.
The lanky lefty played great, wowing crowds with his length and Johnny Millerwith his shotmaking, in the process becoming a new fan favorite.
Lefty gave it a valiant try, but the fan fave couldn't drag his left wristunder the cut line, then compounded his ills with silly stuff about workplacehazards.