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1997 U.S. Open
Recap and Scores for the 1997 US Open Golf Tournament

The 1997 U.S. Open was played on the Blue Course at Congressional Country Club, whose par-3 closing hole is unusual in major championship golf. This was the first U.S. Open as a pro for Tiger Woods, who was coming off a record-setting victory at the 1997 Masters. Woods wasn't a factor here, however, finishing tied for 19th.

Tom Lehman was the third-round leader, and Lehman was in the mix until hitting into the water on the next-to-last hole of the tournament. He finished in third place.

That left Ernie Els and Colin Montgomerie - who had been part of an 18-hole playoff at the 1994 U.S. Open, won by Els - to battle it out. But Monty bogied the 71st hole to Els' par, and the proved the difference. Els finished as the champion, one stroke ahead of Montgomerie.

1997 U.S. Open Scores
Results from the 1997 U.S. Open golf tournament played at the par-70 Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Maryland (a-amateur):

Ernie Els $465,000 71-67-69-69--276
Colin Montgomerie $275,000 65-76-67-69--277
Tom Lehman $172,828 67-70-68-73--278
Jeff Maggert $120,454 73-66-68-74--281
Bob Tway $79,875 71-71-70-70--282
Jim Furyk $79,875 74-68-69-71--282
Olin Browne $79,875 71-71-69-71--282
Jay Haas $79,875 73-69-68-72--282
Tommy Tolles $79,875 74-67-69-72--282
Scott McCarron $56,949 73-71-69-70--283
Scott Hoch $56,949 71-68-72-72--283
David Ogrin $56,949 70-69-71-73--283
Loren Roberts $47,348 72-69-72-71--284
Stewart Cink $47,348 71-67-74-72--284
Billy Andrade $45,348 75-67-69-73--284
Bradley Hughes $40,086 75-70-71-69--285
Jose Maria Olazabal $40,086 71-71-72-71--285
Davis Love III $40,086 75-70-69-71--285
Nick Price $31,915 71-74-71-70--286
Lee Westwood $31,915 71-71-73-71--286
Tiger Woods $31,915 74-67-73-72--286
Paul Stankowski $31,915 75-70-68-73--286
Hal Sutton $31,915 66-73-73-74--286
Len Mattiace $24,173 71-75-73-68--287
Scott Dunlap $24,173 75-66-75-71--287
Edward Fryatt $24,173 72-73-73-69--287
Steve Elkington $24,173 75-68-72-72--287
Paul Goydos $17,443 73-72-74-69--288
Paul Azinger $17,443 72-72-74-70--288
Payne Stewart $17,443 71-73-73-71--288
Mark McNulty $17,443 67-73-75-73--288
Hideki Kase $17,443 68-73-73-74--288
Fuzzy Zoeller $17,443 72-73-69-74--288
Kelly Gibson $17,443 72-69-72-75--288
Jeff Sluman $17,443 69-72-72-75--288
Justin Leonard $13,483 69-72-78-70--289
Grant Waite $13,483 72-74-72-71--289
Steve Stricker $13,483 66-76-75-72--289
Mark O'Meara $13,483 73-73-71-72--289
Stuart Appleby $13,483 71-75-70-73--289
John Cook $13,483 72-71-71-75--289
Frank Nobilo $13,483 71-74-70-74--289
Darren Clarke $10,491 73-74-73-70--290
Phil Mickelson $10,491 75-68-73-74--290
Fred Funk $10,491 73-70-72-75--290
Chris Perry $10,491 70-73-71-76--290
Craig Parry $10,491 70-74-69-77--290
Jesper Parnevik $8,496 72-75-73-71--291
David Duval $8,496 74-73-70-74--291
Nick Faldo $8,496 72-74-69-76--291
David White $7,786 70-72-73-77--292
Lee Janzen $7,138 72-73-75-73--293
Jack Nicklaus $7,138 73-71-75-74--293
Hale Irwin $7,138 70-73-76-74--293
Fred Couples $7,138 75-72-72-74--293
Peter Teravainen $7,138 71-73-74-75--293
Paul Broadhurst $7,138 77-69-72-75--293
Larry Mize $6,530 70-74-76-74--294
Clarence Rose $6,530 72-71-73-78--294
Chris Smith $6,270 77-69-74-75--295
Duffy Waldorf $6,270 73-73-73-76--295
Rodney Butcher $6,270 73-74-70-78--295
Steve Jones $6,270 72-75-69-79--295
Tom Watson $6,120 72-74-72-78--296
Dave Schreyer $6,000 68-73-82-74--297
Ben Crenshaw $6,000 73-74-76-74--297
Brad Faxon $6,000 72-74-76-75--297
Tom Kite $5,742 75-69-82-72--298
Mike Hulbert $5,742 73-73-77-75--298
Greg Kraft $5,742 77-69-76-76--298
John Morse $5,742 71-74-76-77--298
Stephen Ames $5,742 73-73-75-77--298
Thomas Bjorn $5,742 71-75-73-79--298
Jimmy Green $5,550 75-72-79-73--299
Randy Wylie $5,467 71-76-77-76--300
Andrew Coltart $5,467 74-71-76-79--300
Dick Mast $5,275 73-69-83-76--301
Greg Towne $5,275 71-73-83-74--301
Vijay Singh $5,275 71-76-77-77--301
Perry Parker $5,275 75-71-77-78--301
Donnie Hammond $5,275 75-71-76-79--301
Jacob Ferenz $5,110 72-75-80-76--303
Marco Dawson $5,055 75-71-80-78--304
Slade Adams $5,000 71-74-78-83--306

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