Graeme McDowell of Northern Ireland became the first European winner of the U.S. Open since Tony Jacklin did it 40 years ago, shooting even par for the championship. The victory took McDowell to a career-best world No. 13 ranking, an improvement of 24 positions. Runner-up Gregory Havret of France, who finished a stroke behind, jumped from 391 to 104.
Gregory Havret’s improbable run never would have taken place if not for two putts holed thousands of miles from here and weeks before the U.S. Open started.
Gregory Havret likely isn’t a household name just about anywhere. But that’s bound to change with his performance Sunday at Pebble Beach.