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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.

1992 U.S. Open
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Tournament information
DatesJune 18–21, 1992
LocationPebble Beach, California
Course(s)Pebble Beach Golf Links
Tour(s)PGA Tour
Statistics
Par72
Length6,809 yards (6,226 m)[1]
Field156 players, 66 after cut
Cut147 (+3)
Prize fund$1,500,000
Winner's share$275,000
Champion
United States Tom Kite
285 (−3)
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Pebble Beach Golf Links is located in the United States
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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, Brooks, also one back, shot 84, and Nick Faldo, two back at the start, carded a 77. Colin Montgomerie shot 70 for the joint 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]

Contents

Course layoutEdit

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

This was the last U.S. Open for a quarter-century to be played at a par-72 course. Since then, it has most often been played to a par of 70, and occasionally 71. When Pebble Beach hosted the tournament in 2000 and 2010, par was 71. The next par-72 course to host the U.S. Open was Erin Hills in 2017.[5]

Past champions in the fieldEdit

Made the cutEdit

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 cutEdit

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:[6]

Round summariesEdit

First roundEdit

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 roundEdit

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 roundEdit

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 leaderboardEdit

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

ScorecardEdit

Final round

Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Par 4 5 4 4 3 5 3 4 4 4 4 3 4 5 4 4 3 5
  Kite −4 −4 −4 −2 −2 −3 −4 −4 −3 −3 −3 −4 −4 −5 −5 −4 −3 −3
  Sluman E −1 −1 −1 −1 −1 −1 −1 E E E E E E E E E −1
  Montgomerie +2 +1 +1 +1 +1 +2 +2 +1 +2 +1 +1 +1 +1 E E −1 E E
  Faldo −2 −2 −1 E E E +2 +2 +2 +3 +3 +4 +4 +4 +4 +4 +4 +3
  Price +4 +4 +4 +3 +3 +3 +4 +4 +4 +4 +4 +4 +3 +2 +3 +3 +3 +3
  Andrade +2 +2 +4 +4 +4 +4 +4 +4 +4 +5 +5 +4 +4 +3 +4 +4 +4 +4
  Blake +2 +1 +1 +1 E −1 −1 E E +1 +1 +1 +1 E E +1 +2 +4
  Gilder +3 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +2 +2 +2 +2 +3 +3 +3 +3 +3 +4 +4 +4
  Hulbert E −1 −1 E E E E E +1 +2 +3 +4 +4 +4 +4 +4 +5 +4
  Lehman −1 −2 −2 −1 −1 −1 −1 E E +1 +2 +3 +4 +4 +3 +3 +4 +4
  Sindelar −1 −2 −2 −1 E E E E +2 +3 +4 +5 +5 +4 +4 +4 +4 +4
  Woosnam −3 −3 −2 −2 −1 −1 E +1 +2 +2 +2 +3 +3 +3 +4 +4 +4 +4
  Morgan −4 −4 −4 −2 −3 −1 E E +1 +1 +1 +2 +3 +3 +3 +4 +5 +5
  Brooks −3 −4 −2 −2 −1 E +1 +1 +3 +4 +4 +5 +5 +6 +7 +7 +8 +9

Cumulative tournament scores, relative to par

Birdie Bogey Double bogey

Source:[7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Inside the course: Pebble Beach Golf Links". PGA Tour. June 17, 2010. Archived from the original on June 23, 2012. Retrieved June 24, 2012.
  2. ^ "U.S. Open history: 1992". USGA. Archived from the original on April 17, 2013. 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. ^ Harig, Bob (May 25, 2017). "Quick 9: With new putter, Spieth hopes to rebound at Colonial". ESPN. Retrieved May 25, 2017.
  6. ^ "1992 U.S. Open". databasegolf.com. Retrieved June 24, 2012.
  7. ^ "U.S. Open History". USGA. Retrieved April 16, 2019.

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