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U.S. Open by the numbers |

U.S. Open by the numbers

| Monday, June 18, 2007 12:00 a.m

U.S. Open digits

300 – Yardage on the par-3 eighth hole – the first 300-yard par-3 in U.S. Open history.

307 – Yardage on the second hole to entice players to attack the green with their drive.

306 – Yardage on the par-4 17th-hole to entice players to attck the green.

1 – Birdies on the par-4 first hole the final two days of the tournament.

18 – Birdies for all four rounds at the first hole.

28 – Double bogeys for all four rounds at the first hole.

34 – Double bogeys recorded on the par-4 ninth hole.

80 – Birdies on the par-5 fourth hole.

71 – Bogeys on the par-5 fourth hole.

18 – Birdies at the 288-yard, par-3 eighth hole.

80 – Bogeys at the 288-yard, par-3 eighth hole.

2,167 – Total pars on the front nine for the tournament.

1,428 – Bogeys, double bogeys and “others” on the front nine for the tournament.

35.2 – Percentage of greens in regulation on the first hole.

287.7 – Average drive on the par-4 seventh hole – which is one of two holes used to measure longest drive.

1.85 – Average number of putts on the par-4 10th hole.

45 – Double bogeys on the par-4 10th hole – the most of any hole.

8 – “Others” on the par-4 10th hole – the most of the tournament.

45 – Birdies at the par-5 12th hole.

136 – Bogeys at the par-5 12th hole.

– By Kevin Smith

is a former freelancer.

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