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Ernie Els, Nick Price and Greg Norman on the 18th tee during a practice round.
A look back at the 2000 U.S. Open through photos...


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Nick Faldo eyes a goose on the 18th fairway.
Nick Faldo eyes a goose on the 18th fairway. (Herald Archive, Vern Fisher)


Golfers participate in a "21-shot salute" in honor of Payne Stewart.
Golfers participate in a "21-shot salute" in honor of Payne Stewart. (Herald Archive, Orville Myers)

Tiger Woods and his mother, Kultida. Woods, who won the U.S. Open in 2000, holds the trophy.
Tiger Woods and his mother, Kultida. Woods, who won the U.S. Open in 2000, holds the trophy. (Herald Archive, Vern Fisher)

Hale Irwin reacts to a bad shot on the 16th.
Hale Irwin reacts to a bad shot on the 16th. (Herald Archive, Vern Fisher)

Jack Nicklaus and his son (and caddie), Jack Nicklaus II, hug after the second round of play.
Jack Nicklaus and his son (and caddie), Jack Nicklaus II, hug after the second round of play. (Herald Archive, Vern Fisher)