1984 U.S. Open (golf)

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1984 U.S. Open
Tournament information
Dates June 14–18, 1984
Location Mamaroneck, New York
Course(s) Winged Foot Golf Club,
West Course
Tour(s) PGA Tour
Statistics
Par 70
Length 6,930 yards (6,337 m)[1]
Field 155 players, 63 after cut
Cut 147 (+7)
Prize fund $596,925[2]
Winner's share $94,000
Champion
United States Fuzzy Zoeller
276 (–4), playoff
Winged Foot Golf Club is located in the US
Winged Foot Golf Club
Winged Foot Golf Club
Location in the United States

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.[3]

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.

This was the fourth U.S. Open at Winged Foot's West Course; it previously hosted in 1929, 1959, and 1974. It later hosted the PGA Championship in 1997 and another U.S. Open in 2006.

Course layout[edit]

West Course

Hole Name Yards Par Hole Name Yards Par
1 Genesis 446 4 10 Pulpit 190 3
2 Elm 411 4 11 Billows 383 4
3 Pinnacle 216 3 12 Cape 535 5
4 Sound View 460 4 13 White Mule 212 3
5 Long Lane 515 5 14 Shamrock 418 4
6 El 324 4 15 Pyramid 417 4
7 Babe-in-the-Woods 161 3 16 Hells Bells 452 4
8 Arena 442 4 17 Well-Well 444 4
9 Meadow 456 4 18 Revelations 448 4
Out 3,431 35 In 3,499 35
Source:[4] Total 6,930 70

Lengths of the course for previous majors:

Past champions in the field[edit]

Made the cut[edit]

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
David Graham  Australia 1981 72 72 74 69 287 +7 T11
Jack Nicklaus  United States 1962, 1967,
1972, 1980
71 71 70 77 289 +9 T21
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[edit]

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

Round summaries[edit]

First round[edit]

Thursday, June 14, 1984

Place Player Country Score To par
T1 Mike Donald  United States 68 –2
Hubert Green  United States
Hale Irwin  United States
Jim Thorpe  United States
T5 Seve Ballesteros  Spain 69 –1
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

Second round[edit]

Friday, June 15, 1984

Place Player Country Score To par
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
Greg Norman  Australia 70-68=138
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
T10 Isao Aoki  Japan 72-70=142 +2
Seve Ballesteros  Spain 69-73=142
Johnny Miller  United States 74-68=142
Jack Nicklaus  United States 71-71=142
Mike Reid  United States 70-72=142

Amateurs: Sigel (+1), Fehr (+7), Tentis (+8), Kirby (+9), Case (+10), Mediate (+11), Gallagher (+16), Hadden (+17), Burroughs (+19), Friend (+20), Ludwig (+20).

Third round[edit]

Saturday, June 16, 1984

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Hale Irwin  United States 68-68-69=205 –5
2 Fuzzy Zoeller  United States 71-66-69=206 –4
3 Greg Norman  Australia 70-68-69=207 –3
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
T10 David Graham  Australia 71-72-70=213 +3
Curtis Strange  United States 69-70-74=213
Mike Sullivan  United States 70-73-70=213

Final round[edit]

Sunday, June 17, 1984

Hale Irwin, the 1974 champion at Winged Foot, was the 54-hole leader,[5] but faded in the final round with a 79 to finish in sixth place.[6] 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.[7]

Place Player Country Score To par Money ($)
T1 Fuzzy Zoeller  United States 71-66-69-70=276 –4 Playoff
Greg Norman  Australia 70-68-69-69=276
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).

Playoff[edit]

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.[8] Zoeller's 67 was the lowest round ever recorded in a U.S. Open playoff.[3]

Place Player Country Score To par Money ($)
1 Fuzzy Zoeller  United States 67 –3 94,000
2 Greg Norman  Australia 75 +5 47,000

Scorecard[edit]

Hole  1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9  10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Par 4 4 3 4 5 4 3 4 4 3 4 5 3 4 4 4 4 4
United States Zoeller –1 –2 –1 –1 –1 –1 –1 –1 –1 –1 –1 –2 –2 –3 –3 –3 –3 –3
Australia Norman –1 +1 +2 +3 +3 +2 +3 +4 +4 +4 +4 +3 +3 +4 +5 +6 +5 +5
Zoeller's lead 0 3 3 4 4 3 4 5 5 5 5 5 5 7 8 9 8 8

Source:[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "U.S. Open skirmishes begin today". Eugene Register-Guard. Associated Press. June 15, 1984. p. C1. 
  2. ^ "U.S. Open history: 1984". USGA. Retrieved June 22, 2012. 
  3. ^ a b Jenkins, Dan (June 25, 1984). "Fuzzy wasn't fazed by the Shark attack". Sports Illustrated. p. 30. 
  4. ^ "Winged Foot". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. June 14, 1984. p. 28. 
  5. ^ Loomis, Tom (June 17, 1984). "Irwin leads Open by one". Toledo Blade. p. E1. 
  6. ^ Parascenzo, Marino (June 18, 1984). "Sweet Revenge: Winged Foot didn't forget '74, makes Irwin pay". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. p. 10. 
  7. ^ Parascenzo, Marino (June 18, 1984). "Norman saves day, forces Open playoff". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. p. 9. 
  8. ^ Parascenzo, Marino (June 19, 1984). "Joking Zoeller wins Open: Norman folds early in playoff". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. p. 17. 
  9. ^ "U.S. Open cards". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. June 19, 1984. p. 20. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
1984 Masters
Major Championships Succeeded by
1984 Open Championship

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