Classic Sports Illustrated Photos from Bethpage Black
September 20, 2012
1 of 15Robert Beck/SI
The pros return to Bethpage Black this week for the Barclays. Take a look back at classic SI shots from the 2002 and 2009 U.S. Opens at Bethpage.
In 2002, Bethpage Black on Long Island became the first municipal course to host the U.S. Open. Tiger Woods came into the event fresh off winning his third green jacket at the Masters.
2 of 15John Biever/SI
Despite being heckled for his repeated waggles, Sergio Garcia finished fourth.
3 of 15Fred Vuich/SI
Phil Mickelson battled with Woods in the final round, but Lefty couldn't catch Tiger, who won his second U.S. Open by three shots.
4 of 15Fred Vuich/SI
Fans did whatever they could to get a glimpse of Mickelson.
5 of 15Al Tielemans/SI
Mickelson, who was still looking for his first major, got a lot of support from the Long Island crowd.
6 of 15Bob Martin/SI
Woods's wins at the 2002 Masters and U.S. Open ignited talk of the grand slam, but he finished T28 at the British Open and second at the PGA Championship.
7 of 15John Biever/SI
Woods was unable to repeat his performance when the U.S. Open returned to Bethpage in 2009. After an opening 74, he broke par the next three days and tied for sixth.
8 of 15Robert Beck/SI
Angel Cabrera won the Masters in 2009 and tied for 54th at Bethpage.
9 of 15John Biever/SI
Camilo Villegas needed his infamous "Spider-Man" pose to read the tricky greens at Bethpage Black.
10 of 15Al Tielemans/SI
Mickelson, whose wife, Amy, had just been diagnosed with breast cancer, was once again embraced by the crowds at Bethpage.
11 of 15Robert Beck/SI
Mickelson held a share of the lead during the final round, but ...
12 of 15Fred Vuich/SI
... he made bogeys on 15 and 17 to fall short once again at the U.S. Open.
13 of 15Simon Bruty/SI
Ricky Barnes set the 36-hole scoring record and held a six-shot lead at one time during the third round, but he couldn't hang on and finished tied for second.
14 of 15Robert Beck/SI
In a U.S. Open full of surprises, David Duval's performance was the most shocking. The former No. 1 player had dropped to 882nd in the world, but he tied for second at Bethpage after rounds of 67-70-70-71.
15 of 15Al Tielemans/SI
Despite a 73 in the final round, Lucas Glover held on to win his first major championship by two strokes.
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