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The 1998 United States Open Championship was the 98th U.S. Open, held June 18–21 at the Lake Course of the Olympic Club in San Francisco, California. Lee Janzen won his second U.S. Open, one stroke ahead of runner-up Payne Stewart.[3] Janzen became the second winner at a U.S. Open at the Olympic Club to come back from seven strokes behind in the final round; Billy Casper also did it in 1966, but on the back nine alone. Stewart rebounded and won the title the next year at Pinehurst, but died four months later in an aviation accident.

1998 U.S. Open
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Tournament information
DatesJune 18–21, 1998
LocationSan Francisco, California
Course(s)Olympic Club, Lake Course
Organized byUSGA
Tour(s)PGA Tour
European Tour
Japan Golf Tour
Statistics
Par70
Length6,797 yards (6,215 m)[1]
Field155 players, 60 after cut[2]
Cut147 (+7)
Prize fund$3,000,000
Winner's share$535,000
Champion
United States Lee Janzen
280 (E)
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Four-time champion Jack Nicklaus, age 58, made the 36-hole cut at the U.S. Open for the final time.[4]

This was the fourth U.S. Open at the Lake Course of the Olympic Club; the first two in 1955 and 1966 ended in playoffs, and 1987 was a one-stroke victory. The U.S. Open returned in 2012, also won by one stroke.

Contents

Course layoutEdit

Lake Course[1]

Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Yards 533 394 223 438 457 437 288 137 433 3,340 422 430 416 186 422 157 609 468 347 3,457 6,797
Par 5 4 3 4 4 4 4 3 4 35 4 4 4 3 4 3 5 4 4 35 70

Lengths of the course for previous major championships:

Past champions in the fieldEdit

Made the cutEdit

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 R3 R4 Total To par Finish
Lee Janzen   United States 1993 73 66 73 68 280 E 1
Payne Stewart   United States 1991 66 71 70 74 281 +1 2
Tom Kite   United States 1992 70 75 76 74 295 +15 T43
Jack Nicklaus   United States 1962, 1967,
1972, 1980
73 74 73 75 295 +15 T43
Ernie Els   South Africa 1994, 1997 75 70 75 76 296 +16 T49
Scott Simpson   United States 1987 72 71 78 79 300 +20 58

Missed the cutEdit

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 Total To par
Hale Irwin   United States 1974, 1979, 1990 80 68 148 +8
Corey Pavin   United States 1995 76 72 148 +8
Tom Watson   United States 1982 73 75 148 +8
Steve Jones   United States 1996 72 77 149 +9
Fuzzy Zoeller   United States 1984 75 76 151 +11
Curtis Strange   United States 1988, 1989 77 78 155 +15

Source:[5]

Round summariesEdit

First roundEdit

Thursday, June 18, 1998

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Payne Stewart   United States 66 −4
2 Mark Carnevale   United States 67 −3
T3 Joe Durant   United States 68 −2
Tom Lehman   United States
José María Olazábal   Spain
Bob Tway   United States
T7 John Daly   United States 69 −1
Jeff Maggert   United States
Jesper Parnevik   Sweden
T10 Tom Kite   United States 70 E
Matt Kuchar (a)   United States
Colin Montgomerie   Scotland
Andrew Magee   United States
David Ogrin   United States
Mark O'Meara   United States

Second roundEdit

Friday, June 19, 1998

The 36-hole cut was at 147 (+7), and 60 players advanced to the weekend.[2]

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Payne Stewart   United States 66-71=137 −3
T2 Jeff Maggert   United States 69-69=138 −2
Bob Tway   United States 68-70=138
T4 Lee Janzen   United States 73-66=139 −1
Matt Kuchar (a)   United States 70-69=139
Lee Porter   United States 72-67=139
7 Mark Carnevale   United States 67-73=140 E
T8 Stewart Cink   United States 73-68=141 +1
Joe Durant   United States 68-73=141
Brad Faxon   United States 73-68=141
Nick Price   Zimbabwe 73-68=141

Amateurs: Kuchar (-1), Simson (+8), Eger (+9), Taylor (+12), Palmer (+15), Kribel (+18).

Third roundEdit

Saturday, June 20, 1998

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Payne Stewart   United States 66-71-70=207 −3
T2 Tom Lehman   United States 68-75-68=211 +1
Bob Tway   United States 68-70-73=211
T4 Nick Price   Zimbabwe 73-68-71=212 +2
Lee Janzen   United States 73-66-73=212
T6 Steve Stricker   United States 73-71-69=213 +3
Jeff Maggert   United States 69-69-75=213
T8 Stewart Cink   United States 73-68-73=214 +4
Mark Carnevale   United States 67-73-74=214
T10 Jim Furyk   United States 74-73-68=215 +5
Matt Kuchar (a)   United States 70-69-76=215
Lee Porter   United States 72-67-76=215

Final roundEdit

Sunday, June 21, 1998

Place Player Country Score To par Money ($)
1 Lee Janzen   United States 73-66-73-68=280 E 535,000
2 Payne Stewart   United States 66-71-70-74=281 +1 315,000
3 Bob Tway   United States 68-70-73-73=284 +4 201,730
4 Nick Price   Zimbabwe 73-68-71-73=285 +5 140,597
T5 Steve Stricker   United States 73-71-69-73=286 +6 107,392
Tom Lehman   United States 68-75-68-75=286
T7 David Duval   United States 75-68-75-69=287 +7 83,794
Lee Westwood   England 72-74-70-71=287
Jeff Maggert   United States 69-69-75-74=287
T10 Jeff Sluman   United States 72-74-74-68=288 +8 64,490
Phil Mickelson   United States 71-73-74-70=288
Stuart Appleby   Australia 73-74-70-71=288
Stewart Cink   United States 73-68-73-74=288

Amateurs: Matt Kuchar (+9)

ScorecardEdit

Final round

Hole  1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9  10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Par 5 4 3 4 4 4 4 3 4 4 4 4 3 4 3 5 4 4
  Janzen +2 +3 +4 +3 +3 +3 +2 +2 +2 +2 +1 +1 E E E E E E
  Stewart −3 −3 −3 −2 −2 −2 −1 −1 −1 −1 −1 E +1 E E +1 +1 +1
  Tway +2 +3 +3 +3 +3 +3 +2 +2 +3 +3 +3 +4 +4 +4 +4 +4 +4 +4
  Price +1 +1 +2 +2 +1 +2 +2 +3 +4 +4 +4 +4 +5 +5 +5 +5 +5 +5
  Lehman +2 +2 +2 +2 +2 +2 +2 +2 +3 +3 +3 +3 +3 +4 +4 +4 +6 +6
  Stricker +4 +5 +5 +6 +6 +6 +5 +5 +5 +5 +5 +6 +7 +7 +7 +6 +6 +6

Cumulative tournament scores, relative to par

Birdie Bogey Double bogey

Source:[6][7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "98th U.S. Open - course". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). June 18, 1998. p. C1.
  2. ^ a b "U.S. Open history: 1998". USGA. Archived from the original on May 25, 2012. Retrieved June 24, 2012.
  3. ^ Garrity, John (June 29, 1998). "Payne killer". Sports Illustrated: 30.
  4. ^ "Nicklaus still grinding away at 58". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). Associated Press. June 21, 1998. p. 9B.
  5. ^ "1998 U.S. Open". databasegolf.com. Retrieved June 24, 2012.
  6. ^ Parascenzo, Marino (June 22, 1998). "Payne killer". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. p. C-1.
  7. ^ "U.S. Open History". USGA. Retrieved April 15, 2019.

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