2006 Official Annual of the 106th U.S. Open
The 2006 United States Open Championship was the 106th U.S. Open, at Winged Foot Golf Club West Course in Mamaroneck, New York, a suburb northeast of New York City.
Geoff Ogilvy won his only major title by one stroke in one of the wildest finishes in U.S. Open history. He made clutch pars on the final two holes, including a chip-in on 17. Runners-up Jim Furyk, Colin Montgomerie, and Phil Mickelson all failed to par the 72nd hole. In the final pairing and seeking his third straight major championship, Mickelson double-bogeyed the final hole after hitting driver off the tee and failing to hit the fairway.
Montgomerie double-bogeyed the same hole when his approach shot from the fairway ended up short and in the rough, then followed the difficult chip with three putts. Furyk bogeyed the 15th hole and then missed a 5-footer for par at the final hole. All players finished over par for the first time in a U.S. Open since 1978. The total purse was $6.25 million with a winner’s share of $1.225 million.