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1962 U.S. Open Golf

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About player
Date of birth: 26 April 1985
Birth place: Greensboro, NC, USA
Plays: Right Handed
Singles ranking: 17
Doubles ranking: 196
KEY STATISTICS
First year played 2005
Total nominations 20
Ties played 19
Singles W/L 29/2
Doubles W/L 8/5
1962 U.S. Open
Tournament information
Dates June 14–17, 1962
Location Oakmont, Pennsylvania
Course(s) Oakmont Country Club
Organized by USGA
Tour(s) PGA Tour
Statistics
Par 71
Length 6,894 yards (6,304 m)
Field 150 players, 51 after cut
Cut 150 (+8)
Prize fund $73,800
Winner’s share $17,500
Champion
Jack Nicklaus
283 (−1), playoff
1961 1963

Course layout

Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Yards 455 355 428 544 384 183 403 253 480 3,485 470 372 598 161 362 458 234 292 462 3,409 6,894
Par 4 4 4 5 4 3 4 3 5 36 4 4 5 3 4 4 3 4 4 35 71
  • 6,916 yards (6,324 m), par 72 – 1953 U.S. Open
  • 6,882 yards (6,293 m), par 72 – 1951 PGA Championship
  • 6,981 yards (6,383 m), par 72 – 1935 U.S. Open
  • 6,965 yards (6,369 m), par 72 – 1927 U.S. Open
  • 6,707 yards (6,133 m), par 74 – 1922 PGA Championship

Past champions in the field

Made the cut

Player Country Year won R1 R2 R3 R4 Total To par Finish
Arnold Palmer United States 1960 71 68 73 71 283 −1 2
Gene Littler United States 1961 69 74 72 75 290 +6 T8

Missed the cut

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 Total To par
Tommy Bolt United States 1958 76 76 152 +10
Cary Middlecoff United States 1949, 1956 74 79 153 +11
Billy Casper United States 1959 77 77 154 +12
Ed Furgol United States 1954 78 78 156 +14

Round summaries

First round

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Gene Littler United States 69 −2
T2 Bobby Nichols United States 70 −1
Bob Rosburg United States
T4 Frank Boynton United States 71 E
J. C. Goosie United States
Arnold Palmer United States
Gary Player South Africa
Robert Schoener United States
T9 Eugene Francis (a) United States 72 +1
John Guenther (a) United States
Stan Leonard Canada
Jack Nicklaus United States

Second round

Place Player Country Score To par
T1 Arnold Palmer United States 71-68=139 −3
Bob Rosburg United States 70-69=139
3 Billy Maxwell United States 71-70=141 −1
T4 Bobby Nichols United States 70-72=142 E
Jack Nicklaus United States 72-70=142
Gary Player South Africa 71-71=142
T7 Miller Barber United States 73-70=143 +1
Gene Littler United States 69-74=143
T9 Phil Rodgers United States 74-70=144 +2
Don Whitt United States 73-71=144

Third round

Place Player Country Score To par
T1 Bobby Nichols United States 70-72-70=212 −1
Arnold Palmer United States 71-68-73=212
T3 Phil Rodgers United States 74-70-69=213 E
Bob Rosburg United States 70-69-74=213
T5 Jack Nicklaus United States 72-70-72=214 +1
Gary Player South Africa 71-71-72=214
7 Gene Littler United States 69-74-72=215 +2
8 Billy Maxwell United States 71-70-75=216 +3
9 Art Wall Jr. United States 73-72-72=217 +4
T10 Gay Brewer United States 73-72-73=218 +5
Tommy Jacobs United States 74-71-73=218

Final round

Place Player Country Score To par Money ($)
T1 Jack Nicklaus United States 72-70-72-69=283 −1 Playoff
Arnold Palmer United States 71-68-73-71=283
T3 Bobby Nichols United States 70-72-70-73=285 +1 5,500
Phil Rodgers United States 74-70-69-72=285
5 Gay Brewer United States 73-72-73-69=287 +3 4,000
T6 Tommy Jacobs United States 74-71-73-70=288 +4 2,750
Gary Player South Africa 71-71-72-74=288
T8 Doug Ford United States 74-75-71-70=290 +6 1,767
Gene Littler United States 69-74-72-75=290
Billy Maxwell United States 71-70-75-74=290

Scorecard

Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Par 4 4 4 5 4 3 4 3 5 4 4 5 3 4 4 3 4 4
Nicklaus +2 +2 +2 +2 +2 +2 +1 +1 E E −1 −1 −1 −1 −1 −1 −1 −1
Palmer −1 −2 −2 −3 −3 −3 −3 −3 −2 −2 −2 −2 −1 −1 −1 −1 −1 −1
Birdie Bogey

Playoff

Place Player Country Score To par Money ($)
1 Jack Nicklaus United States 71 E 17,500
2 Arnold Palmer United States 74 +3 10,500

Scorecard

Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Par 4 4 4 5 4 3 4 3 5 4 4 5 3 4 4 3 4 4
Nicklaus E E E −1 −1 −2 −2 −1 −1 −1 −1 −1 −1 −1 −1 −1 −1 E
Palmer +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +2 +2 +3 +2 +2 +1 E +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +3
Birdie Bogey Double bogey