1984 U.S. Open (golf)
|Dates||June 14–18, 1984|
|Location||Mamaroneck, New York|
|Course(s)||Winged Foot Golf Club,
|Length||6,930 yards (6,337 m)|
|Field||155 players, 63 after cut|
|276 (–4), playoff|
The 1984 U.S. Open was the 84th U.S. Open, held June 14–18 at Winged Foot Golf Club in Mamaroneck, New York, a suburb northeast of New York City. Fuzzy Zoeller defeated Greg Norman in an 18-hole playoff to win his first U.S. Open title and second major championship.
Arnold Palmer failed to qualify for this U.S. Open, snapping a streak of 31 consecutive Opens played, which began in 1953. The 1960 champion played in one more, at Oakmont in 1994. Palmer was a runner-up four times at the U.S. Open, three of which were playoffs.
|4||Sound View||460||4||13||White Mule||212||3|
Lengths of the course for previous majors:
Past champions in the field
Made the cut
|Player||Country||Year(s) won||R1||R2||R3||R4||Total||To par||Finish|
|Johnny Miller||United States||1973||74||68||70||70||282||+2||T4|
|Hale Irwin||United States||1974, 1979||68||68||69||79||284||+4||6|
|Lee Trevino||United States||1968, 1971||71||72||69||74||286||+6||T9|
|Tom Watson||United States||1982||73||72||74||68||287||+7||T11|
|Jack Nicklaus||United States||1962, 1967,
|Hubert Green||United States||1977||68||75||72||76||291||+11||T30|
|Gary Player||South Africa||1965||74||72||72||76||294||+14||T43|
Missed the cut
|Player||Country||Year(s) won||R1||R2||Total||To par|
|Andy North||United States||1978||74||78||152||+12|
|Lou Graham||United States||1975||76||77||153||+13|
|Larry Nelson||United States||1983||82||76||158||+18|
Thursday, June 14, 1984
|T1||Mike Donald||United States||68||–2|
|Hubert Green||United States|
|Hale Irwin||United States|
|Jim Thorpe||United States|
|David Canipe||United States|
|Lennie Clements||United States|
|Fred Couples||United States|
|Jay Sigel (a)||United States|
|Mick Soli||United States|
|Curtis Strange||United States|
Friday, June 15, 1984
|1||Hale Irwin||United States||68-68=136||–4|
|2||Fuzzy Zoeller||United States||71-66=137||–-3|
|T3||David Canipe||United States||69-69=138||–2|
|T5||Curtis Strange||United States||69-70=139||–1|
|Jim Thorpe||United States||68-71=139|
|7||Fred Couples||United States||69-71=140||E|
|T8||Andy Bean||United States||70-71=141||+1|
|Jay Sigel (a)||United States||69-72=141|
|Johnny Miller||United States||74-68=142|
|Jack Nicklaus||United States||71-71=142|
|Mike Reid||United States||70-72=142|
Saturday, June 16, 1984
|1||Hale Irwin||United States||68-68-69=205||–5|
|2||Fuzzy Zoeller||United States||71-66-69=206||–4|
|4||Jim Thorpe||United States||68-71-70=209||–1|
|5||Tim Simpson||United States||72-71-68=211||+1|
|T6||Morris Hatalsky||United States||70-73-69=212||+2|
|Johnny Miller||United States||74-68-70=212|
|Jack Nicklaus||United States||71-71-70=212|
|Lee Trevino||United States||71-72-69=212|
|Curtis Strange||United States||69-70-74=213|
|Mike Sullivan||United States||70-73-70=213|
Sunday, June 17, 1984
Hale Irwin, the 1974 champion at Winged Foot, was the 54-hole leader, but faded in the final round with a 79 to finish in sixth place. With Irwin's collapse, the tournament became a duel between Zoeller and Norman. Zoeller led Norman by three shots heading to the back-nine, but Norman managed to draw level by the time he reached 18. His approach shot on the last sailed into the grandstand, but he managed to save par by holing a 45-foot (14 m) putt. Zoeller, standing in the 18th fairway, waved a white towel as a playful sign of surrender, then proceeded to par the hole himself to force a playoff. The two finished at 276, five shots clear of the rest of the field.
|Place||Player||Country||Score||To par||Money ($)|
|T1||Fuzzy Zoeller||United States||71-66-69-70=276||–4||Playoff|
|3||Curtis Strange||United States||69-70-74-68=281||+1||36,000|
|T4||Johnny Miller||United States||74-68-70-70=282||+2||22,335|
|Jim Thorpe||United States||68-71-70-73=282|
|6||Hale Irwin||United States||68-68-69-79=284||+4||16,238|
|T7||Peter Jacobsen||United States||72-73-73-67=285||+5||14,237|
|Mark O'Meara||United States||71-74-71-69=285|
|T9||Fred Couples||United States||69-71-74-72=286||+6||12,122|
|Lee Trevino||United States||71-72-69-74=286|
Amateurs: Fehr (+14), Sigel (+14).
Monday, June 18, 1984
The playoff proved to be no contest. Both birdied the first and Zoeller the 2nd, but Norman double-bogeyed it and fell three strokes behind, and Zoeller carried a five-shot lead at the turn. He finished with a 67, eight shots better than Norman. This time on 18, it was Norman who waved a white towel in mock surrender. Zoeller's 67 was the lowest round ever recorded in a U.S. Open playoff.
|Place||Player||Country||Score||To par||Money ($)|
|1||Fuzzy Zoeller||United States||67||–3||94,000|
- "U.S. Open skirmishes begin today". Eugene Register-Guard. Associated Press. June 15, 1984. p. C1.
- "U.S. Open history: 1984". USGA. Retrieved June 22, 2012.
- Jenkins, Dan (June 25, 1984). "Fuzzy wasn't fazed by the Shark attack". Sports Illustrated. p. 30.
- "Winged Foot". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. June 14, 1984. p. 28.
- Loomis, Tom (June 17, 1984). "Irwin leads Open by one". Toledo Blade. p. E1.
- Parascenzo, Marino (June 18, 1984). "Sweet Revenge: Winged Foot didn't forget '74, makes Irwin pay". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. p. 10.
- Parascenzo, Marino (June 18, 1984). "Norman saves day, forces Open playoff". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. p. 9.
- Parascenzo, Marino (June 19, 1984). "Joking Zoeller wins Open: Norman folds early in playoff". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. p. 17.
- "U.S. Open cards". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. June 19, 1984. p. 20.
|Major Championships||Succeeded by
1984 Open Championship