1993 U.S. Open (golf)

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1993 U.S. Open
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Tournament information
Dates June 17–20, 1993
Location Springfield, New Jersey
Course(s) Baltusrol Golf Club,
Lower Course
Tour(s) PGA Tour
Statistics
Par 70
Length 7,116 yards (6,507 m)
Field 156 players, 88 after cut
Cut 144 (+4)
Prize fund $1,600,000
Winner's share $290,000
Champion
United States Lee Janzen
272 (–8)
Baltusrol GC is located in Union County, New Jersey
Baltusrol GC
Baltusrol GC
Baltusrol GC is located in USA
Baltusrol GC
Baltusrol GC
Location in the United States

The 1993 U.S. Open was the 93rd U.S. Open, held June 17–20 at Baltusrol Golf Club in Springfield, New Jersey. Lee Janzen shot all four rounds in the 60s and tied the U.S. Open scoring record to win the first of his two U.S. Open titles, two strokes ahead of runner-up Payne Stewart.[1]

Janzen's total of 272 tied the U.S. Open scoring record set by Jack Nicklaus in 1980, also at Baltusrol. It was the third consecutive time at Baltusrol that the scoring record was tied or broken. Nicklaus also won in 1967 with a 275, one stroke better than Ben Hogan's 276 at Riviera in 1948. Janzen joined Lee Trevino as the only champion to post all four rounds under 70; Trevino shot 275 in 1968, a quarter century earlier. (Rory McIlroy became the third in 2011 and set the scoring record.)[2]

Past champions in the field[edit]

Made the cut[edit]

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 R3 R4 Total To par Finish
Payne Stewart  United States 1991 70 66 68 70 274 –6 2
Tom Watson  United States 1982 70 66 73 69 278 –2 T5
Raymond Floyd  United States 1986 68 73 70 68 279 –1 T7
Curtis Strange  United States 1988, 1989 73 68 75 67 283 +3 T25
Larry Nelson  United States 1983 70 71 71 73 285 +5 T46
Scott Simpson  United States 1987 70 73 72 70 285 +5 T46
Hale Irwin  United States 1974, 1979, 1990 73 71 71 72 287 +7 T62
Fuzzy Zoeller  United States 1984 73 67 78 70 288 +8 T68
Jack Nicklaus  United States 1962, 1967, 1972, 1980 70 72 76 71 289 +9 T72

Missed the cut[edit]

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 Total To par
Tom Kite  United States 1992 75 70 145 +5
Andy North  United States 1978, 1985 77 70 147 +7

Source:[3]

Round summaries[edit]

First round[edit]

Thursday, June 17, 1993

Place Player Country Score To par
T1 Scott Hoch  United States 66 –4
Craig Parry  Australia
Joey Sindelar  United States
T4 Lee Janzen  United States 67 –3
Craig Stadler  United States
T6 Fred Couples  United States 68 –2
Raymond Floyd  United States
Blaine McCallister  United States
Rocco Mediate  United States
Corey Pavin  United States
Mike Smith  United States
Robert Wrenn  United States

Second round[edit]

Friday, June 18, 1993

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Lee Janzen  United States 67-67=134 –6
T2 Payne Stewart  United States 70-66=136 –4
Tom Watson  United States 70-66=136
T4 Corey Pavin  United States 68-69=137 –3
Nick Price  Zimbabwe 71-66=137
6 Scott Hoch  United States 66-72=138 –2
T7 Billy Andrade  United States 72-67=139 –1
Paul Azinger  United States 71-68=139
Fred Couples  United States 68-71=139
Bob Gilder  United States 70-69=139
Jeff Maggert  United States 69-70=139
Mike Standly  United States 70-69=139

Amateurs: Leonard (E), Berganio (+10), Oh (+15).

Third round[edit]

Saturday, June 19, 1993

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Lee Janzen  United States 67-67-69=203 –7
2 Payne Stewart  United States 70-66-68=204 –6
3 Nick Price  Zimbabwe 71-66-70=207 –3
T4 Paul Azinger  United States 71-68-69=206 –2
David Edwards  United States 70-72-66=206
T6 John Adams  United States 70-70-69=209 –1
Fred Funk  United States 70-72-67=209
Wayne Levi  United States 71-69-69=209
Craig Parry  Australia 66-74-69=209
Mike Standly  United States 70-69-70=209
Tom Watson  United States 70-66-73=209

Final round[edit]

Sunday, June 20, 1993

Janzen began the final round with a one-shot lead over Stewart. He kept the lead at the turn, but at the 10th his drive settled in thick rough and behind trees. Somehow Janzen's approach went through the branches and found the green, where he made par. He eventually lost sole possession of the lead, however, after three-putting at the 12th. A birdie at 14 put Janzen back on top, but after finding trouble at 16, his 30-foot (9 m) chip found the hole for an unlikely birdie. After Stewart missed a lengthy putt for birdie, Janzen held a two-shot lead with just three to play. Another lucky break for Janzen came at the 17th, when his drive hit a tree and deflected back into the fairway. Both players made par, and at the last Janzen hit a brilliant 4-iron approach to set up another birdie and seal the victory.[4]

Place Player Country Score To par Money ($)
1 Lee Janzen  United States 67-67-69-69=272 –8 290,000
2 Payne Stewart  United States 70-66-68-70=274 –6 145,000
T3 Paul Azinger  United States 71-68-69-69=277 –3 78,556
Craig Parry  Australia 66-74-69-68=277
T5 Scott Hoch  United States 66-72-72-68=278 –2 48,730
Tom Watson  United States 70-66-73-69=278
T7 Ernie Els  South Africa 71-73-68-67=279 –1 35,481
Raymond Floyd  United States 68-73-70-68=279
Fred Funk  United States 70-72-67-70=279
Nolan Henke  United States 72-71-67-69=279

Amateur: Justin Leonard (+8)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Reilly, Rick (June 28, 1993). "Sweet Sixteen". Sports Illustrated: 28. 
  2. ^ "Rory McIlroy runs away with Open title". ESPN.com. June 20, 2011. Retrieved June 20, 2011. 
  3. ^ "1993 U.S. Open". databasegolf.com. Retrieved June 21, 2012. 
  4. ^ U.S. OPEN GOLF; Janzen: Lucky and Good, Good And Lucky

External links[edit]

Preceded by
1993 Masters
Major Championships Succeeded by
1993 Open Championship

Coordinates: 40°42′18″N 74°19′41″W / 40.705°N 74.328°W / 40.705; -74.328