Hunter Mahan, Texas resident who graduated from McKinney High School, finished in a tie for fourth place at the U.S. Open, which concluded on Sunday (June 16).
The final scoreboard on USOpen.com shows Mahan’s four-round total was 285, five strokes over par, and in a four-way tie for fourth place with Ernie Els, Jason Dufner and Billy Horschel. Unfortunately for Mahan, his worst round of the tournament was Sunday, when he shot a 5-over-par 75. Entering the final round, Mahan was at even-par and one stroke behind leader Phil Mickelson. Justin Rose won the tournament and Mickelson finished second.
The fourth-place finish was Mahan’s best in a major since he turned pro in 2003, according to information on the PGA Tour’s Majors Championships website. His previous best finish was a tie for sixth place twice: the 2007 British Open and the 2009 U.S. Open. Overall, Mahan has finished in the top 10 five times in a major. He has competed in a major tournament 30 times.
There are four tournaments that are considered a major in golf: Masters, U.S. Open, British Open and PGA Championship.
Mahan’s official website reflects he has won five tournaments in his professional career: 2007 Travelers Championship, 2010 Phoenix Open, 2010 Bridgestone Invitational, 2012 Accenture Match Play Championship and 2012 Shell Houston Open.
Mahan’s official site: mahangolf.com
Mahan’s profile on PGATour.com: pgatour.com/players/player.24781.hunter-mahan.html
PGA Tour: pgatour.com
U.S. Open: usopen.com