Sports Illustrated’s Best Photos of the 2010 U.S. Open at Pebble Beach

1 of 18 Fred Vuich/SI
hit the ball well on Thursday, but failed to take advantage of par-5s such as here at the par-5 sixth. He ended with a disappointing opening-round 74.
2 of 18 Al Tielemans/SI
,but missed a par putt on the final hole that would have forced a playoff. He finished in second place, an incredible finish considering his world ranking before Pebble Beach: 391.
3 of 18 Fred Vuich/SI
.Unfortunately, Phil couldn't keep the good shots rolling and went three over on the back nine to finish T4, three shots off the lead.
4 of 18 Fred Vuich/SI
drives off the 10th tee on Sunday with a mob of spectators.
5 of 18 Fred Vuich/SI
tees off on the difficult 14th hole during Sunday's final round.
6 of 18 Robert Beck/SI
chipping out of the bunker on the dangerous par-4 eighth.
7 of 18 Fred Vuich/SI
played better than anyone for three days, matching Tiger's 66 on Saturday and finishing the third round at six-under, three shots in front of second-place Graeme McDowell.
8 of 18 Al Tielemans/SI
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9 of 18 Robert Beck/SI
hits a clutch birdie on the 16th during Saturday's third round. Els played brilliantly at the start on Sunday, going four-under through the first seven holes and gaining a share of the lead before faltering on the back nine. He finished 3rd.
10 of 18 Al Tielemans/SI
,who won the 2003 U.S. Open at Olympia Fields, escapes from a bunker near the cliffs on the par-4 ninth. Furyk finished the tournament T16.
11 of 18 John Biever/SI
hits on Thursday with the Pacific Ocean as his backdrop. Kaymer played consistent golf all week ending up T8.
12 of 18 Robert Beck/SI
,the 18-year-old Japanese sensation, played well on Thursday, shooting a one-under 70. His Sunday was a different story as he shot a nine-over 80, yet he still finished at a respectable T33.
13 of 18 Kohjiro Kinno/SI
Woods finally flashed some of his old form at the U.S. Open at Pebble Beach, where his Saturday 66 was capped by this second shot on the 18th hole, which he sliced around a tree and onto the green. Woods entered the final round in third place but struggled to a closing 75 to tie for fourth.
14 of 18 Robert Beck/SI
had high hopes for Pebble Beach after finishing T10 at the 2009 U.S. Open at Bethpage Black. But McIlroy struggled with a 75 on Thursday followed by a 77 on Friday putting him on the wrong side of the cut line.
15 of 18 Al Tielemans/SI
struggled at the start shooting an opening-round 75 on Thursday. He battled back on Friday with an impressive 66.
16 of 18 Fred Vuich/SI
in a fairway bunker on the fourth hole. McDowell led the tournament after 36 holes at three under. He was surpassed by Dustin Johnson on Saturday before reclaiming the lead and his first major championship victory on Sunday.
17 of 18 Fred Vuich/SI
in a seaside bunker on the par-5 18th hole during Thursday's first round.
18 of 18 Fred Vuich/SI
,the 110th United States Open.