Woodland looks to defend US Open title

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2020 US Open 


Japan Golf Tour
European Tour  
Winged Foot Golf Club 
Mamaroneck, New York, USA 
17-20 September 2020  
The 2020 US Open will take place at the Winged Foot Golf Club in Mamaroneck, New York, USA between 17 and 20 September. 
This will be the second of the four major championships in 2020 and it is on the official schedule of both the PGA Tour and the European Tour.
Normally, about half the field qualified for the US Open via local and sectional qualifying, but due to the coronavirus pandemic, in 2020, the entire field will consist of players who are exempt from qualifying.
American star Gary Woodland is the defending champion having won the US Open title for the first time last year.
Brooks Koepka in action.
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The 36-year-old shot a 2-under-par 69 for 271 (−13), which gave him a three-shot margin over the runner-up, two-time defending champion Brooks Koepka.
Woodland became the fourth champion in US Open history, who was double-digits under-par and the win was his first major and his sixth professional win.

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Furthermore, his 72-hole winning score, a 13-under-par 271, was the lowest relative to par since 2011 and included a stretch of 34 holes without a bogey.
Woodland will face stiff competition from players, who have won the US Open in the last 10 years with seven of them set to participate in this year's tournament.
Dustin Johnson, Martin Kaymer, Graeme McDowell, Rory McIlroy, Justin Rose, Webb Simpson and Jordan Spieth will take part in the competition. 
Jordan Spieth in action
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Woodland is hungry for more success this year and he is keen to defend his US Open title this weekend. 
“Aspirations are a lot bigger than last year … everybody asks about setting goals," Woodland said. 
"My goal is to get better every day and if I continue to get better every day the sky's the limit. 
“I want to be the best player in the world. I want to stay there. I don't want to just get there. If I get better every day, the short-term goals that I do set, I will accomplish.”
The 2020 US Open offers a $12.5 million purse with a winner's share of $2.25 million.

Last five US Open winners

2015 - Jordan Spieth- USA 
2016 - Dustin Johnson - USA 
2017 - Brooks Koepka - USA 
2018 - Brooks Koepka - USA
2019 - Gary Woodland - USA 

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Published: 09/17/2020