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What is the Largest Margin of Victory in a U.S. Open?

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Tiger Woods 2000 US Open

Tiger Woods won the 2000 US Open by 15 strokes.

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Question: What is the Largest Margin of Victory in a U.S. Open?

Answer: The largest margin of victory in any U.S. Open golf tournament is 15 strokes. Who beat the field by that much?

Tiger Woods blew away the field at Pebble Beach in 2000, setting a then-record for most strokes under par (12-under) and tying the scoring record (later broken) for total strokes (272).

And he finished 15 strokes ahead of the second-place golfers. In fact, this is the largest margin of victory in any major, not just in the U.S. Open. And it's only one stroke off the all-time PGA Tour record for largest winning margin.

Trivia question: Which golfers finished second to Tiger that year? The runners-up were Ernie Els and Miguel Angel Jimenez.

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