It wasn’t Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson or Padraig Harrington who won the 2009 U.S. Open Championship. It wasn’t even Geoff Ogilvy, Jim Furyk or Retief Goosen. Nope, it was an unknown who won this year’s U.S. Open as Lucas Glover edged out Mickelson, a fast charging David Duval and Ricky Barnes.
Glover won the open with a score of 276, which was only two strokes better than Mickelson, Duval and Barnes. Glover won despite not leading in any of the previous three rounds. Barnes led going into the final round, but shot a disappointing 76 in Round 4 after sporting a 67, 65 and 70 in the previous rounds.
It was a sad day for Mickelson, who once again finished as the runner up in the U.S. Open for the fifth time in his career. He shot a 69 in Round 1, a 70 in Round 2, a 69 in Round 3 and a 70 in Round 4.
Oddsmakers from online sports book SPORTSBETTING established Tiger Woods as the opening favorite at 3/2 to win. Mickelson was 10/1, but moved to 11/2 after Round 3. Glover and Barnes were part of The Field, which was 5/2 to win at the start of the U.S. Open, but moved to 2/1 and 5/2, respectively.
Posted: 6/22/09 3:35PM ET