The 2010 U.S. Open Championship Golf from Pebble Beach Golf Links was another exciting US open that went down to the wire. Graeme McDowell from Northern Ireland outlasted all the other players to win the championship with a final round of 74 to finish at even par and 284 for the championship. McDowell finished one shot ahead of Gregory Havret from France who shot a closing 73, two shots ahead of Ernie Els who also shot a closing 73, and 3 shots from Phil Mickelson 73 and Tiger Woods 75. McDowell is the first US open champion from Northern Ireland and the first UK winner in 40 years. Gregory Havret who finished second was an amazing story as he only just snuck into the US open field by qualifying from a sectional qualifying event in the UK. Havret had to sink a 54 foot put to make a playoff for the qualifying spot and then sunk another put to clinch a US open spot. Overnight leader Dustin Johnson shot a final round 82 which include a triple and double bogey to finish at five over the card. The big guns would be kicking themselves tonight as Ernie Els, Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods all had chances to be the 2010 US Open champion.