1998 U.S. Open (golf)

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1998 U.S. Open
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Tournament information
Dates June 18–21, 1998
Location San Francisco, California
Course(s) Olympic Club, Lake Course
Tour(s) PGA Tour
European Tour
Japan Golf Tour
Statistics
Par 70
Length 6,797 yards (6,215 m)[1]
Field 155 players, 60 after cut[2]
Cut 147 (+7)
Prize fund $3,000,000
Winner's share $535,000
Champion
United States Lee Janzen
280 (E)
Olympic Club is located in United States
Olympic Club
Olympic Club
Location in the United States

The 1998 United States Open Championship was the 98th U.S. Open, held June 18–21 at the Lake Course of the Olympic Club in San Francisco, California. Lee Janzen won his second U.S. Open, one stroke ahead of runner-up Payne Stewart.[3] Janzen became the second winner at a U.S. Open at the Olympic Club to come back from seven strokes behind in the final round; Billy Casper also did it in 1966, but on the back nine alone. Stewart rebounded and won the title the next year at Pinehurst, but died four months later in an aviation accident.

Four-time champion Jack Nicklaus, age 58, made the 36-hole cut at the U.S. Open for the final time.[4]

This was the fourth U.S. Open at the Lake Course of the Olympic Club; the first two in 1955 and 1966 ended in playoffs, and 1987 was a one-stroke victory. The U.S. Open returned in 2012, also won by one stroke.

Course layout[edit]

See also: Olympic Club

Lake Course[1]

Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Yards 533 394 223 438 457 437 288 137 433 3,340 422 430 416 186 422 157 609 468 347 3,457 6,797
Par 5 4 3 4 4 4 4 3 4 35 4 4 4 3 4 3 5 4 4 35 70

Lengths of the course for previous major championships:

Past champions in the field[edit]

Made the cut[edit]

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 R3 R4 Total To par Finish
Lee Janzen  United States 1993 73 66 73 68 280 E 1
Payne Stewart  United States 1991 66 71 70 74 281 +1 2
Jack Nicklaus  United States 1962, 1967,
1972, 1980
73 74 73 75 294 +14 T40
Tom Kite  United States 1992 70 75 76 74 295 +15 T43
Ernie Els  South Africa 1994, 1997 75 70 75 76 296 +16 49
Scott Simpson  United States 1987 72 71 78 79 300 +20 T58

Missed the cut[edit]

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 Total To par
Hale Irwin  United States 1974, 1979, 1990 80 68 148 +8
Corey Pavin  United States 1995 76 72 148 +8
Tom Watson  United States 1982 73 75 148 +8
Steve Jones  United States 1996 72 77 149 +9
Fuzzy Zoeller  United States 1984 75 76 151 +11
Curtis Strange  United States 1988, 1989 77 78 155 +15

Source:[5]

Round summaries[edit]

First round[edit]

Thursday, June 18, 1998

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Payne Stewart  United States 66 –4
2 Mark Carnevale  United States 67 –3
T3 Joe Durant  United States 68 –2
Tom Lehman  United States
José María Olazábal  Spain
Bob Tway  United States
T7 John Daly  United States 69 –1
Jeff Maggert  United States
Jesper Parnevik  Sweden
T10 Tom Kite  United States 70 E
Matt Kuchar (a)  United States
Colin Montgomerie  Scotland
Andrew Magee  United States
David Ogrin  United States
Mark O'Meara  United States

Second round[edit]

Friday, June 19, 1998

The 36-hole cut was at 147 (+7), and 60 players advanced to the weekend.[2]

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Payne Stewart  United States 66-71=137 –3
T2 Jeff Maggert  United States 69-69=138 –2
Bob Tway  United States 68-70=138
T4 Lee Janzen  United States 73-66=139 –1
Matt Kuchar (a)  United States 70-69=139
Lee Porter  United States 72-67=139
7 Mark Carnevale  United States 67-73=140 E
T8 Stewart Cink  United States 73-68=141 +1
Joe Durant  United States 68-73=141
Brad Faxon  United States 73-68=141
Nick Price  Zimbabwe 73-68=141

Amateurs: Kuchar (-1), Simson (+8), Eger (+9), Taylor (+12), Palmer (+15), Kribel (+18).

Third round[edit]

Saturday, June 20, 1998

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Payne Stewart  United States 66-71-70=207 –3
T2 Tom Lehman  United States 68-75-68=211 +1
Bob Tway  United States 68-70-73=211
T4 Nick Price  Zimbabwe 73-68-71=212 +2
Lee Janzen  United States 73-66-73=212
T6 Steve Stricker  United States 73-71-69=213 +3
Jeff Maggert  United States 69-69-75=213
T8 Stewart Cink  United States 73-68-73=214 +4
Mark Carnevale  United States 67-73-74=214
T10 Jim Furyk  United States 74-73-68=215 +5
Matt Kuchar (a)  United States 70-69-76=215
Lee Porter  United States 72-67-76=215

Final round[edit]

Sunday, June 21, 1998

Place Player Country Score To par Money ($)
1 Lee Janzen  United States 73-66-73-68=280 E 535,000
2 Payne Stewart  United States 66-71-70-74=281 +1 315,000
3 Bob Tway  United States 68-70-73-73=284 +4 201,730
4 Nick Price  Zimbabwe 73-68-71-73=285 +5 140,597
T5 Steve Stricker  United States 73-71-69-73=286 +6 107,392
Tom Lehman  United States 68-75-68-75=286
T7 David Duval  United States 75-68-75-69=287 +7 83,794
Lee Westwood  England 72-74-70-71=287
Jeff Maggert  United States 69-69-75-74=287
T10 Jeff Sluman  United States 72-74-74-68=288 +8 64,490
Phil Mickelson  United States 71-73-74-70=288
Stuart Appleby  Australia 73-74-70-71=288
Stewart Cink  United States 73-68-73-74=288

Amateurs: Matt Kuchar (+9)

Scorecard[edit]

Final round

Hole  1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9  10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Par 5 4 3 4 4 4 4 3 4 4 4 4 3 4 3 5 4 4
United States Janzen +2 +3 +4 +3 +3 +3 +2 +2 +2 +2 +1 +1 E E E E E E
United States Stewart –3 –3 –3 –2 –2 –2 –1 –1 –1 –1 –1 E +1 E E +1 +1 +1

Cumulative tournament scores, relative to par
Source:[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "98th U.S. Open - course". Spokesman-Review. June 18, 1998. p. C1. 
  2. ^ a b "U.S. Open history: 1998". USGA. Retrieved June 24, 2012. 
  3. ^ Garrity, John (June 29, 1998). "Payne Killer". Sports Illustrated: 30. Retrieved June 15, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Nicklaus still grinding away at 58". Eugene Register-Guard. Associated Press. June 21, 1998. p. 9B. 
  5. ^ "1998 U.S. Open". databasegolf.com. Retrieved June 24, 2012. 
  6. ^ Parascenzo, Marino (June 22, 1998). "Payne killer". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. p. C-1. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
1998 Masters
Major Championships Succeeded by
1998 Open Championship

Coordinates: 37°42′32″N 122°29′42″W / 37.709°N 122.495°W / 37.709; -122.495