1995 U.S. Open (golf)

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1995 U.S. Open
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Tournament information
Dates June 15–18, 1995
Location Shinnecock Hills, New York
Course(s) Shinnecock Hills Golf Club
Organized by USGA
Tour(s) PGA Tour
Statistics
Par 70
Length 6,944 yards (6,350 m)[1]
Field 156 players, 73 after cut
Cut 146 (+6)
Prize fund $2.0 million
Winner's share $350,000
Champion
United States Corey Pavin
280 (E)
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Shinnecock Hills  is located in the US
Shinnecock Hills 
Shinnecock Hills 
Location in the United States
Shinnecock Hills  is located in New York
Shinnecock Hills 
Shinnecock Hills 
Location in New York

The 1995 U.S. Open was the 95th U.S. Open, held June 15–18 at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club in Southampton, New York. It marked the 100th anniversary of the U.S. Open. Corey Pavin won his only major championship, two strokes ahead of runner-up Greg Norman.[2][3][4][5][6]

Norman opened with rounds of 68-67,[7][8] then fell back with 74 in the third round; Tom Lehman's 67 on Saturday tied Norman for the 54-hole lead. Phil Mickelson and Bob Tway were a stroke back at even par, while Pavin was at 212 (+2), tied for fifth with four others.[9]

In the final round, Norman and Lehman were still tied at the turn, but Lehman bogeyed 11 and Norman bogeyed 12. Pavin had birdied 12, which brought him into a tie with Norman, Lehman, and Tway. Norman and Tway each then suffered bogeys, while Pavin took sole possession of the lead with a birdie at 15. Even with a Norman birdie at the 15th, his first since the opening hole of the third round, nobody could catch Pavin. He sealed the victory with a 4-wood approach to the 18th, running down the fairway as the ball was in the air and raising his hands in triumph after it ran onto the green. He carded a 68 for an even-par 280, two ahead of Norman, who shot 73.

In the final round, Neal Lancaster set a new U.S. Open record with a 29 on the back nine. Nineteen-year-old Tiger Woods, the reigning U.S. Amateur champion, played in his first U.S. Open but withdrew during the second round with a wrist injury.[2][10]

This was the third U.S. Open at Shinnecock Hills; it previously hosted in 1896 and 1986. It returned in 2004 and 2018.

Course layout[edit]

Hole Yards Par    Hole Yards Par
1 394 4 10 409 4
2 226 3 11 158 3
3 453 4 12 472 4
4 408 4 13 377 4
5 535 5 14 444 4
6 471 4 15 415 4
7 188 3 16 544 5
8 367 4 17 186 3
9 447 4 18 450 4
Out 3,489 35 In 3,455 35
Source:[1] Total 6,944 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 70 72 72 72 286 +6 T13
Payne Stewart  United States 1991 74 71 73 69 287 +7 T21
Fuzzy Zoeller  United States 1984 69 74 76 68 287 +7 T21
Scott Simpson  United States 1987 67 75 74 72 288 +8 T28
Raymond Floyd  United States 1986 74 72 76 67 289 +9 T36
Curtis Strange  United States 1988, 1989 70 72 76 71 289 +9 T36
Tom Watson  United States 1982 70 73 77 73 293 +13 T56
Tom Kite  United States 1992 70 72 82 71 295 +15 T67

Source:[3][4][5]

Missed the cut[edit]

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 Total To par
Ernie Els  South Africa 1994 74 73 147 +7
Hale Irwin  United States 1974, 1979, 1990 75 72 147 +7
Andy North  United States 1978, 1985 75 75 150 +10
Jack Nicklaus  United States 1962, 1967,
1972, 1980
71 81 152 +12

Source:[7][8]

Television[edit]

After an absence of thirty years, NBC Sports returned as the broadcaster of the U.S. Open in the United States.[11][12] The event was previously carried by ABC Sports for 29 years, from 1966 to 1994.[13] NBC carried the championship from 1954 through 1965, then from 1995 through 2014.

Round summaries[edit]

First round[edit]

Thursday, June 15, 1995

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Nick Price  Zimbabwe 66 −4
2 Scott Simpson  United States 67 −3
T3 Phil Mickelson  United States 68 −2
Greg Norman  Australia
T5 Bill Glasson  United States 69 −1
Steve Lowery  United States
Jeff Maggert  United States
Masashi Ozaki  Japan
Bob Tway  United States
Fuzzy Zoeller  United States

Source:[14]

Second round[edit]

Friday, June 16, 1995

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Greg Norman  Australia 68-67=135 −5
2 Masashi Ozaki  Japan 69-68=137 −3
T3 Phil Mickelson  United States 68-70=138 −2
Bob Tway  United States 69-69=138
T5 Bill Glasson  United States 69-70=139 −1
Nick Price  Zimbabwe 66-73=139
T7 Curt Byrum  United States 70-70=140 E
Nick Faldo  England 72-68=140
Davis Love III  United States 72-68=140
Mark Roe  England 71-69=140
Amateurs: Courville (+9), Tidland (+9), Woods (WD).

Source:[7][8]

Third round[edit]

Saturday, June 17, 1995

Place Player Country Score To par
T1 Tom Lehman  United States 70-72-67=209 −1
Greg Norman  Australia 68-67-74=209
T3 Phil Mickelson  United States 68-70-72=210 E
Bob Tway  United States 69-69-72=210
T5 Corey Pavin  United States 72-69-71=212 +2
Nick Price  Zimbabwe 66-73-73=212
Steve Stricker  United States 71-70-71=212
Scott Verplank  United States 72-69-71=212
Ian Woosnam  Wales 72-71-69=212
T10 Davis Love III  United States 72-68-73=213 +3
Vijay Singh  Fiji 70-71-72=213

Source:[9]

Final round[edit]

Sunday, June 18, 1995

Place Player Country Score To par Money ($)
1 Corey Pavin  United States 72-69-71-68=280 E 350,000
2 Greg Norman  Australia 68-67-74-73=282 +2 207,000
3 Tom Lehman  United States 70-72-67-74=283 +3 131,974
T4 Bill Glasson  United States 69-70-76-69=284 +4 66,633
Jay Haas  United States 70-73-72-69=284
Neal Lancaster  United States 70-72-77-65=284
Davis Love III  United States 72-68-73-71=284
Jeff Maggert  United States 69-72-77-66=284
Phil Mickelson  United States 68-70-72-74=284
T10 Frank Nobilo  New Zealand 72-72-70-71=285 +5 44,184
Vijay Singh  Fiji 70-71-72-72=285
Bob Tway  United States 69-69-72-75=285

Source:[3][4][5]

Scorecard[edit]

Hole  1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9  10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Par 4 3 4 4 5 4 3 4 4 4 3 4 4 4 4 5 3 4
United States Pavin +2 +2 +3 +3 +3 +3 +3 +3 +2 +2 +2 +1 +1 +1 E E E E
Australia Norman −1 E E E E E E E E E E +1 +2 +2 +1 +1 +2 +2
United States Lehman −1 −1 −2 −1 −1 −1 +1 E E +1 +2 +1 +1 +1 +1 +3 +3 +3

Cumulative tournament scores, relative to par

Birdie Bogey Double bogey

Source:[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "1995 U.S. Open: course map". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). Associated Press. June 15, 1995. p. 2D. 
  2. ^ a b Reilly, Rick (June 26, 1995). "A Late Surge by Corey Pavin Won Him the U.S. Open and Admission to the Fraternity of Major Tournament Winners". Sports Illustrated. p. 22. 
  3. ^ a b c d Green, Bob (June 19, 1995). "Pavin Sheds Major Frustration". Tuscaloosa News. (Alabama). Associated Press. p. 1B. 
  4. ^ a b c Bonk, Thomas (June 19, 1995). "Pavin pockets Open title". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). (Los Angeles Times). p. 1B. 
  5. ^ a b c "Major breakthrough". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). Associated Press. June 19, 1995. p. D1. 
  6. ^ Hackenberg, Dave (June 19, 1995). "Shot, trot, end Open plot". Toledo Blade. (Ohio). p. 17. 
  7. ^ a b c Sirak, Ron (June 17, 1995). "Norman zooms into lead". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). Associated Press. p. C1. 
  8. ^ a b c Dorman, Larry (June 17, 1995). "Shark circles in Open waters". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). (New York Times). p. 1D. 
  9. ^ a b Bonk, Thomas (June 18, 1995). "It's a wide-open Open". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). (Los Angeles Times). p. 1F. 
  10. ^ "Woods bows out with a wrist injury". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). Associated Press. June 17, 1995. p. 4D. 
  11. ^ Bingham, Walter (June 26, 1995). "Enough Already". Sports Illustrated. p. G22. 
  12. ^ Stewart, Larry (June 17, 1995). "Golf gives NBC a chance to top its NBA Finals". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). (Los Angeles Times). p. C2. 
  13. ^ Rosaforte, Tim (June 27, 1994). "See Ya Later". Sports Illustrated. p. 49. 
  14. ^ Bonk, Thomas (June 16, 1995). "Price makes Shinnecock pay now". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). (Los Angeles Times). p. 1C. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
1995 Masters
Major Championships Succeeded by
1995 Open Championship

Coordinates: 40°53′38″N 72°26′24″W / 40.894°N 72.440°W / 40.894; -72.440