Eight former Georgia golfers competed in the 121st US Open that weekend, making Georgia the most heavily represented college at the event.
The Torrey Pines Golf Course in San Diego, California presented a brutal challenge to the field when the cutline was set at 5 over par on Friday. John Rahm, this year’s US Open Champion, scored 6-under in four rounds while many golfers struggled to stay under par.
Six Bulldogs made the cut while amateur qualifiers Spencer Ralston and Brendon Todd were both shortened after carding more than 5 overs after Friday.
Greyson Sigg made the cut and scored a total of four rounds with 11-over-par. Sigg recently purchased his PGA Tour card for the 2021-22 season and qualified alongside Ralston for the US Open at the Piedmont Driving Club.
At the start of the weekend, it looked like Bubba Watson and Russell Henley would be strong contenders for victory. Watson scored a 4-under-67 in round two to sit at 3-under, and Henley scored a 2-day score of 5-under to be at the top of the leaderboard after Friday.
Watson would fall apart on Saturday and Sunday, shooting a combined 11-over to end the tournament in 8-over par.
Henley found himself paired with Rory McIlroy late Sunday. He entered the final round tied with 5 under, but would suffer a similar fate as Watson after carding a 5-over round to even finish the tournament straight away.
Other former Bulldog marks include Brian Harman, who finished 2 over par, and Kevin Kisner, who struggled and posted a 9-over scorecard for the tournament.
Harris English had the best weekend for the eight Bulldogs in the tournament. English finished third on 3 under par, including a 3 under 68 final. After having performed well in a number of tournaments recently, English is leaving Torrey Pines for $ 861,457.
Next up on the PGA Tour is the Travelers Championship in the TPC River Highlands.