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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]

1984 U.S. Open
Tournament information
DatesJune 14–18, 1984
LocationMamaroneck, New York
Course(s)Winged Foot Golf Club,
West Course
Tour(s)PGA Tour
Statistics
Par70
Length6,930 yards (6,337 m)[1]
Field155 players, 63 after cut
Cut147 (+7)
Prize fund$596,925[2]
Winner's share$94,000
Champion
United States Fuzzy Zoeller
276 (−4), playoff
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Mamaroneck  is located in the United States
Mamaroneck 
Mamaroneck 
Location in the United States
Mamaroneck  is located in New York
Mamaroneck 
Mamaroneck 
Location in New York

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.

Contents

Course layoutEdit

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 fieldEdit

Made the cutEdit

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 cutEdit

Player Country Year 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 summariesEdit

First roundEdit

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 roundEdit

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 roundEdit

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 roundEdit

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 (–4), five shots clear of the rest of the field.[7][8]

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).

ScorecardEdit

Final round

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
  Zoeller −4 −3 −4 −5 −6 −7 −7 −7 −7 −6 −6 −6 −6 −5 −5 −5 −4 −4
  Norman −2 −2 −2 −2 −3 −3 −4 −4 −4 −4 −4 −3 −3 −4 −4 −4 −4 −4
  Strange +3 +2 +2 +2 +2 +1 +2 +2 +2 +2 +2 +2 +2 +2 +1 +1 +1 +1
  Miller +2 +3 +4 +5 +5 +4 +3 +3 +3 +3 +2 +1 +2 +2 +2 +3 +3 +2
  Thorpe E E E E −1 −1 −1 −1 −1 E −1 −2 E E E E +1 +2
  Irwin −4 −4 −3 −3 −2 −3 −3 −2 E E E +1 +1 +2 +2 +3 +4 +4

Cumulative tournament scores, relative to par

Birdie Bogey Double bogey

Source:[9]

PlayoffEdit

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. Network coverage on ABC joined the round in progress, on the back nine at 4 pm EDT.[8] Zoeller finished with a 67, eight shots better than Norman; this time on 18, it was Norman who waved a white towel in mock surrender.[10][11] 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 34-33=67 −3 94,000
2 Greg Norman   Australia 39-36=75 +5 47,000

ScorecardEdit

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
  Zoeller −1 −2 −1 −1 −1 −1 −1 −1 −1 −1 −1 −2 −2 −3 −3 −3 −3 −3
  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
Birdie Bogey Double bogey

Source:[12]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "U.S. Open skirmishes begin today". Eugene Register-Guard. Associated Press. June 15, 1984. p. C1.
  2. ^ "U.S. Open history: 1984". USGA. Archived from the original on May 11, 2012. 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. ^ a b Boswell, Thomas (June 18, 1984). "Norman lands spot in history, playoff with 40-foot putt". Lewiston Morning Tribune. (Idaho). (Washington Post). p. 1C.
  9. ^ "U.S. Open History". USGA. Retrieved April 19, 2019.
  10. ^ Parascenzo, Marino (June 19, 1984). "Joking Zoeller wins Open: Norman folds early in playoff". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. p. 17.
  11. ^ "Zoeller leaves no doubt". Lewiston Morning Tribune. (Idaho). Associated Press. June 19, 1984. p. 1C.
  12. ^ "U.S. Open cards". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. June 19, 1984. p. 20.

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