Northern Ireland's Graeme McDowell shot a 3-over 74 to become the first European to win the U.S. Open since Tony Jacklin in 1970 in a tournament that saw some of golf's finest tripped up by sloppy conditions at Pebble Beach. It was the highest final round by the tournament champion in a quarter century. McDowell finished at even par, one stroke up on France's Gregory Havret.
McDowell, the leader for most of the final round, held off a late charge by Havret, but the Frenchman just missed a birdie try on 18 that might have helped him draw even. McDowell was holding steady at 4-under after No. 8, but then shot bogeys on Nos. 9 and 10. By the 14, he was one up on Havret at 1-under.
Dustin Johnson, who was McDowell's playing partner and the tournament leader after three rounds, lost six shots on three holes in the front nine. He finished with a final-round 82 to place tied for eighth overall.
After shooting a 66 in the third round, Tiger Woods shot a 75 in the final round to finish tied for fourth at 3-over with Phil Mickelson, who shot a 73 with the second straight round. The top two golfers in the world were unable to make a move and seemed almost an afterthought throughout the final round.