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2000: The Year in Golf


Tiger Woods 2000 US Open

Tiger Woods dominated golf in the year 2000.

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It's the 100th anniversary of the U.S. Open, U.S. Amateur and U.S. Women's Amateur.

In a sectional qualifying tournament for the U.S. Open, Shigeki Maruyama shoots 58.

Tiger Woods wins the U.S. Open at Pebble Beach by 15 strokes. He later adds the British Open and PGA Championship, becoming the first player since Ben Hogan in 1953 to win three majors in one year.

Woods becomes the second player to win the U.S., British and Canadian opens in the same year. (Lee Trevino did it first in 1971.)

Callaway introduces its first-ever golf ball, the Rule 35. It's a solid-core performance ball, the first of its kind. Titleist follows with its own solid-construction, urethane-cover Pro V1 392 golf ball. Solid-core, urethane-cover balls quickly become the most popular balls, and wound core balls begin disappearing from all levels of golf.
Ten-year-old Michelle Wie qualifies for the U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links Championship, becoming the youngest competitor in a USGA championship (record since broken).

The LPGA du Maurier Classic, a women's major since 1979, is held for the final time. Meg Mallon is the winner.

Died This Year:

• Karsten Solheim, founder of Ping
• Gary Adams, founder of TaylorMade
• Lionel Hebert, 1957 PGA Championship winner
• Robert Trent Jones Sr., architect
"Lighthorse" Harry Cooper, 31-time PGA Tour winner (record for most wins without a major)

Money Leaders:

PGA: Tiger Woods, $9,188,321
Senior PGA: Larry Nelson, $2,708,005
LPGA: Karrie Webb, $1,876,853
European: Retief Goosen, South Africa, € 2,360,127.65

Scoring Leaders:

PGA (Vardon Trophy): Tiger Woods, 67.79
Senior PGA: Gil Morgan, 68.83
LPGA (Vare Trophy): Karrie Webb, 70.05
European: Lee Westwood, 69.62

Men's Major Championship Winners:

The Masters: Vijay Singh
U.S. Open: Tiger Woods
British Open: Tiger Woods
PGA Championship: Tiger Woods

Women's Major Championship Winners:

LPGA: Julie Inkster
U.S. Open: Karrie Webb
du Maurier: Meg Mallon
Nabisco: Karrie Webb

Amateur Champions:

U.S.: Jeff Quinney
British: Mikko Ilonen
U.S. Women's: Marcy Newton
British Women's: Rebecca Hudson

President's Cup:

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