1992 U.S. Open (golf)

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1992 U.S. Open
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Tournament information
Dates June 18–21, 1992
Location Pebble Beach, California
Course(s) Pebble Beach Golf Links
Tour(s) PGA Tour
Statistics
Par 72
Length 6,809 yards (6,226 m)[1]
Field 156 players, 66 after cut
Cut 147 (+3)
Prize fund $1,500,000
Winner's share $275,000
Champion
United States Tom Kite
285 (–3)
Pebble Beach Golf Links is located in United States
Pebble Beach Golf Links
Pebble Beach Golf Links
Location in the United States

The 1992 U.S. Open was the 92nd U.S. Open, held June 18–21 at Pebble Beach Golf Links in Pebble Beach, California. Tom Kite, long considered one of the best players to never win a major, finally broke through with a U.S. Open title, two strokes ahead of runner-up Jeff Sluman.

Gil Morgan was the story of the opening two rounds. He took the first-round lead with a 66, then recorded a second-round 69 for the 36-hole lead. After a birdie at the 3rd hole of the third round, Morgan was at 10-under, becoming the first in U.S. Open history to reach double-digits under-par. He got as low as 12-under after a birdie at the 7th, but then collapsed. He made three double-bogeys the rest of the round, but still held the lead by one over Kite, Ian Woosnam, and Mark Brooks. Morgan finally fell out of the lead after a double-bogey at the 6th in the final round. He eventually finished in 13th place, playing his final 29 holes in 17-over par. As Morgan was falling, Kite played steady golf, recording two birdies at 12 and 14 to offset bogeys at 16 and 17. He finished with an even-par 72 and a 3-under total of 285 for a two-stroke win over Jeff Sluman.[2]

Windy conditions combined with lightning-fast greens made scoring conditions in the final round extremely difficult. Morgan shot an 81, Woosnam, one back at the start of the round, shot 79, and Nick Faldo, two back at the start, carded a 77. Colin Montgomerie shot 70 for the lowest score of the round and jumped over 25 players to finish in 3rd place. The final-round scoring average was 77.3, the third-highest in post-World War II U.S. Open history.[3]

Course layout[edit]

Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Yards 373 502 398 327 166 516 107 431 464 3,284 426 384 202 392 565 397 402 209 548 3,525 6,809
Par 4 5 4 4 3 5 3 4 4 36 4 4 3 4 5 4 4 3 5 36 72

Source:[4][1]

Previous course lengths for 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
Curtis Strange  United States 1988, 1989 67 78 76 74 295 +7 T23
Raymond Floyd  United States 1986 71 69 76 81 297 +9 T44
Hale Irwin  United States 1974, 1979, 1990 73 70 78 77 298 +10 T51
Payne Stewart  United States 1991 73 70 72 83 298 +10 T51
Scott Simpson  United States 1987 76 71 68 88 303 +15 T64

Missed the cut[edit]

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 Total To par
Tom Watson  United States 1982 75 73 148 +4
Jack Nicklaus  United States 1962, 1967,
1972, 1980
77 74 151 +7
Fuzzy Zoeller  United States 1984 73 79 152 +8
Andy North  United States 1978, 1985 77 76 153 +9
Larry Nelson  United States 1983 77 76 153 +9

Source:[5]

Round summaries[edit]

First round[edit]

Thursday, June 18, 1992

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Gil Morgan  United States 66 -6
2 Curtis Strange  United States 67 -5
T3 Andy Dillard  United States 68 -4
Phil Mickelson  United States
Steve Pate  United States
6 Tom Lehman  United States 69 -3
T7 Paul Azinger  United States 70 -2
Jay Don Blake  United States
Mark Brooks  United States
Mark Calcavecchia  United States
Nick Faldo  England
Jay Haas  United States
Mark McCumber  United States
Colin Montgomerie  Scotland
Tom Purtzer  United States
Willie Wood  United States

Second round[edit]

Friday, June 19, 1992

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Gil Morgan  United States 66-69=135 -9
2 Andy Dillard  United States 68-70=138 -6
T3 Raymond Floyd  United States 71-69=140 -4
Wayne Grady  Australia 74-66=140
T5 Anders Forsbrand  Sweden 71-70=141 -3
Gary Hallberg  United States 71-70=141
Colin Montgomerie  Scotland 70-71=141
T8 Fred Couples  United States 72-70=142 -2
Dan Forsman  United States 72-70=142
Tom Purtzer  United States 70-72=142
Duffy Waldorf  United States 72-70=142

Amateurs: Duval (+8), Schutte (+9), Voges (+11), Gogel (+17), Pride (+27).

Third round[edit]

Saturday, June 20, 1992

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Gil Morgan  United States 66-69-77=212 -4
T2 Mark Brooks  United States 70-74-69=213 -3
Tom Kite  United States 71-72-70=213
Ian Woosnam  Wales 72-72-69=213
T5 Nick Faldo  England 70-76-68=214 -2
Gary Hallberg  United States 71-70-73=214
Joey Sindelar  United States 74-72-68=214
T8 Tom Lehman  United States 69-74-72=215 -1
Mark McNulty  Zimbabwe 74-72-69=215
Scott Simpson  United States 76-71-68=215
Craig Stadler  United States 71-72-72=215
Payne Stewart  United States 73-70-72=215

Final leaderboard[edit]

Sunday, June 21, 1992

Place Player Country Score To par Money ($)
1 Tom Kite  United States 71-72-70-72=285 –3 275,000
2 Jeff Sluman  United States 73-74-69-71=287 –1 137,500
3 Colin Montgomerie  Scotland 70-71-77-70=288 E 84,245
T4 Nick Faldo  England 70-76-68-77=291 +3 54,924
Nick Price  Zimbabwe 71-72-77-71=291
T6 Billy Andrade  United States 72-74-72-74=292 +4 32,316
Jay Don Blake  United States 70-74-75-73=292
Bob Gilder  United States 73-70-75-74=292
Mike Hulbert  United States 74-73-70-75=292
Tom Lehman  United States 69-74-72-77=292
Joey Sindelar  United States 74-72-68-78=292
Ian Woosnam  Wales 72-72-69-79=292

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Inside the course: Pebble Beach Golf Links". PGA Tour. June 17, 2010. Retrieved June 24, 2012. 
  2. ^ "U.S. Open history: 1992". USGA. Retrieved June 24, 2012. 
  3. ^ Bunch, Ken (June 22, 1992). "Kite beats winds, wins U.S. Open". Milwaukee Sentinel. p. 1B. 
  4. ^ "Pebble Beach Golf Links - 1992 U.S. Open". Milwaukee Sentinel. June 18, 1992. p. 1B. 
  5. ^ "1992 U.S. Open". databasegolf.com. Retrieved June 24, 2012. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
1992 Masters
Major Championships Succeeded by
1992 Open Championship

Coordinates: 36°34′05″N 121°57′00″W / 36.568°N 121.950°W / 36.568; -121.950