1995 U.S. Open (golf)
|Dates||June 15–18, 1995|
|Location||Shinnecock Hills, New York|
|Course(s)||Shinnecock Hills Golf Club|
|Length||6,944 yards (6,350 m)|
|Field||156 players, 73 after cut|
|Prize fund||$2.0 million|
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.
Norman opened with rounds of 68-67, 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.
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.
Lengths of the course for previous major championships:
Past champions in the field
Made the cut
|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|
Missed the cut
|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,
After an absence of thirty years, NBC Sports returned as the broadcaster of the U.S. Open in the United States. The event was previously carried by ABC Sports for 29 years, from 1966 to 1994. NBC carried the championship from 1954 through 1965, then from 1995 through 2014.
Thursday, June 15, 1995
|2||Scott Simpson||United States||67||−3|
|T3||Phil Mickelson||United States||68||−2|
|T5||Bill Glasson||United States||69||−1|
|Steve Lowery||United States|
|Jeff Maggert||United States|
|Bob Tway||United States|
|Fuzzy Zoeller||United States|
Friday, June 16, 1995
|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|
|T7||Curt Byrum||United States||70-70=140||E|
|Davis Love III||United States||72-68=140|
Saturday, June 17, 1995
|T1||Tom Lehman||United States||70-72-67=209||−1|
|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|
|Steve Stricker||United States||71-70-71=212|
|Scott Verplank||United States||72-69-71=212|
|T10||Davis Love III||United States||72-68-73=213||+3|
Sunday, June 18, 1995
|Place||Player||Country||Score||To par||Money ($)|
|1||Corey Pavin||United States||72-69-71-68=280||E||350,000|
|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|
|Bob Tway||United States||69-69-72-75=285|
Cumulative tournament scores, relative to par
Birdie Bogey Double bogey
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- 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.
- Green, Bob (June 19, 1995). "Pavin Sheds Major Frustration". Tuscaloosa News. (Alabama). Associated Press. p. 1B.
- Bonk, Thomas (June 19, 1995). "Pavin pockets Open title". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). (Los Angeles Times). p. 1B.
- "Major breakthrough". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). Associated Press. June 19, 1995. p. D1.
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- Sirak, Ron (June 17, 1995). "Norman zooms into lead". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). Associated Press. p. C1.
- Dorman, Larry (June 17, 1995). "Shark circles in Open waters". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). (New York Times). p. 1D.
- Bonk, Thomas (June 18, 1995). "It's a wide-open Open". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). (Los Angeles Times). p. 1F.
- "Woods bows out with a wrist injury". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). Associated Press. June 17, 1995. p. 4D.
- Bingham, Walter (June 26, 1995). "Enough Already". Sports Illustrated. p. G22.
- Stewart, Larry (June 17, 1995). "Golf gives NBC a chance to top its NBA Finals". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). (Los Angeles Times). p. C2.
- Rosaforte, Tim (June 27, 1994). "See Ya Later". Sports Illustrated. p. 49.
- Bonk, Thomas (June 16, 1995). "Price makes Shinnecock pay now". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). (Los Angeles Times). p. 1C.
|Major Championships||Succeeded by
1995 Open Championship