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0 -- Left-handed golfers who have won the U.S. Open. Phil Mickelson finished second last year. Phil Mickelson
Southpaw futility: Lefty Phil Mickelson will take another swing at the U.S. Open hoping to do the right thing for the left-inclined.AP
2 -- Consecutive years David Duval has finished in a tie for seventh at the Open. They are Duval's only top-10 finishes in seven Open appearances.
3 -- The number of putts Payne Stewart needed over the final three holes en route to his victory at the 1999 U.S. Open.
4 -- Players who have played in all four Opens at Pebble Beach ('72, '82, '92 and '00) --Tom Kite, Hale Irwin, Jack Nicklaus and Tom Watson.
5 -- Colleges that have produced four U.S. Open champions -- Colorado, Emory, Georgia Tech, Harvard and Ohio State. Emory, Georgia Tech and Harvard each have four thanks to Bobby Jones, who went to all three schools before winning his four Open titles.
6 -- Golfers in the field with at least 20 U.S. Open appearances -- Jack Nicklaus (44), Hale Irwin (31), Tom Kite (29), Tom Watson (29), Curtis Strange (22) and John Cook (20).
7 -- Amateurs at this year's Open, the most since 1985.
10 -- Times Mark O'Meara has missed the cut in his 18 previous trips to the U.S. Open. O'Meara's only top-10 finish was a tie for third in '88.
11 -- Number of former Division I champions in the field, including former three-time champion Phil Mickelson and '96 winner Tiger Woods.
14 -- Consecutive years the U.S. Open has been a sellout. There were 32,500 tickets sold for each day of this year's tournament.
17 -- Total championships won by this year's field, led by Nicklaus' four. There are nine former champions.
21 -- Foreign-born winners at the Open.
27 -- Eagles on the par-5 second hole in the three previous Opens at Pebble Beach, the most of any hole. The hole will be a par-4 for the first time this year.
31 -- Playoffs in Open history, the last being in 1994.
34 -- Average age of the 156-player field, which inlcudes 19-year-old Ricky Barnes, the youngest player in the tournament.
42 -- Times the leader after 54 holes has gone on to win. The first-round leader has won only 16 times.
60.7 -- Percentage of fairways hit by Greg Norman in each of his last two appearances. He has missed the cut in his last two Opens.
61 -- Age of the oldest player to make a cut, by Sam Snead in 1973.
62 -- Course record at Pebble Beach, shared by Tom Kite ('83) and David Duval ('97). The lowest score at Pebble in Open play is 66, held by Gil Morgan and Wayne Levi (both in '92).
72.06 -- Tiger Woods' average score in 17 rounds. Woods' lowest round is 67. His highest is 77.
74.8 -- Average round by Steve Jones since he won the '97 Open. Jones has missed the cut in two of the past three years.
75 -- Percentage of 2000 PGA Tour players who weren't born when Nicklaus played in his first major in 1957.
140 -- Combined strokes over par Fred Couples has been in his 58 rounds at the Open. Couples has played 44 rounds over par, only 10 below it.
$300 -- Greens fees for a round of golf at Pebble Beach, which remains a public course.
568 -- Additional qualifying entries the USGA received in 2000 compared to '99. The USGA accepted a record 8,457 for this year's event.
800,000 -- Dollars that will be awarded to this year's winner. The past three winners at Pebble Beach won $365,000 combined.


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