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1966 U.S. Open Golf

GREAT BRITAIN
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
1966 U.S. Open
Tournament information
Dates June 16–20, 1966
Location San Francisco, California
Course(s) Olympic Club, Lake Course
Organized by USGA
Tour(s) PGA Tour
Statistics
Par 70
Length 6,719 yards (6,144 m)
Field 151 players, 64 after cut
Cut 151 (+11)
Prize fund $147,490
Winner’s share $26,500
Champion
Billy Casper
278 (−2), playoff
1965 1967

Past champions in the field

Made the cut

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 R3 R4 Total To par Finish
Billy Casper United States 1959 69 68 73 68 278 −2 1
Arnold Palmer United States 1960 71 66 70 71 278 −2 2
Jack Nicklaus United States 1962 71 71 69 74 285 +5 3
Ben Hogan United States 1948, 1950,
1951, 1953
72 73 76 70 291 +11 12
Gary Player South Africa 1965 78 72 74 69 293 +13 T15
Julius Boros United States 1952, 1963 74 69 77 74 294 +14 T17
Ken Venturi United States 1964 73 77 71 73 294 +14 T17
Gene Littler United States 1961 68 83 72 78 301 +21 T48

Missed the cut

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 Total To par
Jack Fleck United States 1955 79 74 153 +13
Ed Furgol United States 1954 78 77 155 +15
Cary Middlecoff United States 1949, 1956 77 WD

Round summaries

First round

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Al Mengert United States 67 −3
T2 Don Massengale United States 68 −2
Gene Littler United States
4 Billy Casper United States 69 −1
T5 Phil Rodgers United States 70 E
Kel Nagle Australia
Doug Sanders United States
Johnny Miller (a) United States
T9 Arnold Palmer United States 71 +1
Jack Nicklaus United States
Tony Lema United States
Dave Marr United States
Bob Goalby United States
Wes Ellis United States
Tom Nieporte United States

Second round

Place Player Country Score To par
T1 Billy Casper United States 69-68=137 −3
Arnold Palmer United States 71-66=137
T3 Phil Rodgers United States 70-70=140 E
Rives McBee United States 76-64=140
T5 Jack Nicklaus United States 71-71=142 +2
Johnny Miller (a) United States 70-72=142
T7 Julius Boros United States 74-69=143 +3
Dave Hill United States 72-71=143
Kel Nagle Australia 70-73=143
T10 Bob Goalby United States 71-73=144 +4
Al Mengert United States 67-77=144

Third round

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Arnold Palmer United States 71-66-70=207 −3
2 Billy Casper United States 69-68-73=210 E
3 Jack Nicklaus United States 71-71-69=211 +1
T4 Phil Rodgers United States 70-70-73=213 +3
Dave Marr United States 71-74-68=213
6 Rives McBee United States 76-64-74=214 +4
T7 Tony Lema United States 71-74-70=215 +5
Bob Goalby United States 71-73-71=215
Al Mengert United States 67-77-71=215
10 Johnny Miller (a) United States 70-72-74=216 +6

Final round

Place Player Country Score To par Money ($)
T1 Billy Casper United States 69-68-73-68=278 −2 Playoff
Arnold Palmer United States 71-66-70-71=278
3 Jack Nicklaus United States 71-71-69-74=285 +5 9,000
T4 Tony Lema United States 71-74-70-71=286 +6 6,500
Dave Marr United States 71-74-68-73=286
6 Phil Rodgers United States 70-70-73-74=287 +7 5,000
7 Bobby Nichols United States 74-72-71-72=289 +9 4,000
T8 Wes Ellis United States 71-75-74-70=290 +10 2,800
Doug Sanders United States 70-75-74-71=290
Mason Rudolph United States 74-72-71-73=290
Johnny Miller (a) United States 70-72-74-74=290 0

Scorecard

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
Casper E E +1 E +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 E E E −1 −2 −2 −2
Palmer −4 −5 −5 −5 −5 −4 −5 −5 −6 −5 −5 −6 −5 −5 −4 −3 −2 −2
Birdie Bogey

Playoff

Place Player Country Score To par Money ($)
1 Billy Casper United States 69 −1 26,500
2 Arnold Palmer United States 73 +3 14,000

Scorecard

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
Casper E E E E +1 +1 E −1 E E E −1 −2 −2 −2 −1 E −1
Palmer E E E −1 −1 −1 −2 −2 −2 −2 −2 −1 −1 E +1 +3 +3 +3
Birdie Bogey Double bogey