1993 U.S. Open (golf)
|Dates||June 17–20, 1993|
|Location||Springfield, New Jersey|
|Course(s)||Baltusrol Golf Club,
|Length||7,152 yards (6,540 m)|
|Field||156 players, 88 after cut|
The 1993 U.S. Open was the 93rd U.S. Open, held June 17–20 at Baltusrol Golf Club in Springfield, New Jersey, west of New York City. 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.
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.)
Past champions in the field
Made the cut
|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,
Missed the cut
|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|
Lengths of the course for previous major championships:
Thursday, June 17, 1993
|T1||Scott Hoch||United States||66||−4|
|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|
Friday, June 18, 1993
|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|
|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|
Saturday, June 19, 1993
|1||Lee Janzen||United States||67-67-69=203||−7|
|2||Payne Stewart||United States||70-66-68=204||−6|
|T4||Paul Azinger||United States||71-68-69=208||−2|
|David Edwards||United States||70-72-66=208|
|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|
|Mike Standly||United States||70-69-70=209|
|Tom Watson||United States||70-66-73=209|
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, and after finding trouble at 16, his 30-foot (9 m) chip found the hole for another birdie. After Stewart missed a lengthy putt for birdie, Janzen held a two-shot lead with just three to play. At the 17th hole, Janzen's drive hit a tree and deflected back into the fairway. Both players made par, and at the last Janzen hit a 4-iron approach to set up another birdie and seal the victory.
|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|
|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)
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|Major Championships||Succeeded by
1993 Open Championship