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1973 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
1973 U.S. Open
Tournament information
Dates June 14–17, 1973
Location Oakmont, Pennsylvania
Course(s) Oakmont Country Club
Organized by USGA
Tour(s) PGA Tour
Statistics
Par 71
Length 6,921 yards (6,329 m)
Field 149 players, 65 after cut
Cut 150 (+8)
Prize fund $219,400
Winner’s share $35,000
Champion
Johnny Miller
279 (–5)
1972 1974

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 469 343 425 549 379 195 395 244 480 3,479 462 371 603 185 360 453 230 322 456 3,442 6,921
Par 4 4 4 5 4 3 4 3 5 36 4 4 5 3 4 4 3 4 4 35 71
  • 6,894 yards (6,304 m), par 71 – 1962 U.S. Open
  • 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(s) won R1 R2 R3 R4 Total To par Finish
Jack Nicklaus United States 1962, 1967, 1972 71 69 74 68 282 −2 T4
Arnold Palmer United States 1960 71 71 68 72 282 −2 T4
Lee Trevino United States 1968, 1971 70 72 70 70 282 −2 T4
Julius Boros United States 1952, 1963 73 69 68 73 283 −1 T7
Gary Player South Africa 1965 67 70 77 73 287 +3 12
Gene Littler United States 1961 71 74 70 76 291 +7 T18
Tony Jacklin England 1970 75 75 73 77 300 +16 T52

Missed the cut

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 Total To par
Orville Moody United States 1969 78 73 151 +9
Billy Casper United States 1959, 1966 79 79 158 +16

Round summaries

First round

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Gary Player South Africa 67 −4
T2 Lee Trevino United States 70 −1
Jim Colbert United States
Raymond Floyd United States
T5 Jack Nicklaus United States 71 E
Johnny Miller United States
Arnold Palmer United States
Gene Littler United States
Bob Charles New Zealand
Ralph Johnston United States

Second round

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Gary Player South Africa 67-70=137 −5
2 Jim Colbert United States 70-68=138 −4
T3 Jack Nicklaus United States 71-69=140 −2
Johnny Miller United States 71-69=140
Bob Charles New Zealand 71-69=140
T6 Gene Borek United States 77-65=142 E
Julius Boros United States 73-69=142
Tom Weiskopf United States 73-69=142
Arnold Palmer United States 71-71=142
Lee Trevino United States 70-72=142

Third round

Place Player Country Score To par
T1 Jerry Heard United States 74-70-66=210 −3
John Schlee United States 73-70-67=210
Arnold Palmer United States 71-71-68=210
Julius Boros United States 73-69-68=210
5 Tom Weiskopf United States 73-69-69=211 −2
T6 Lee Trevino United States 70-72-70=212 −1
Bob Charles New Zealand 71-69-72=212
Jim Colbert United States 70-68-74=212
T9 Jack Nicklaus United States 71-69-74=214 +1
Gary Player South Africa 67-70-77=214

Final round

Place Player Country Score To par Money ($)
1 Johnny Miller United States 71-69-76-63=279 −5 35,000
2 John Schlee United States 73-70-67-70=280 −4 18,000
3 Tom Weiskopf United States 73-69-69-70=281 −3 13,000
T4 Jack Nicklaus United States 71-69-74-68=282 −2 9,000
Arnold Palmer United States 71-71-68-72=282
Lee Trevino United States 70-72-70-70=282
T7 Julius Boros United States 73-69-68-73=283 −1 6,000
Jerry Heard United States 74-70-66-73=283
Lanny Wadkins United States 74-69-75-65=283
10 Jim Colbert United States 70-68-74-72=284 E 4,000

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
Miller +2 +1 E −1 −1 −1 −1 E −1 −1 −2 −3 −4 −4 −5 −5 −5 −5
Schlee −1 −1 −1 −3 −2 −3 −3 −2 −3 −3 −3 −4 −3 −3 −3 −4 −4 −4
Weiskopf −2 −3 −3 −3 −3 −3 −3 −3 −4 −3 −3 −3 −3 −2 −2 −3 −3 −3
Nicklaus +1 E E E E E E +1 E E E E E E E −1 −2 −2
Palmer −3 −3 −3 −4 −4 −3 −3 −3 −4 −4 −4 −3 −2 −1 −1 −1 −1 −2
Trevino E −1 −1 −2 −2 −2 −2 −2 −3 −3 −3 −3 −3 −3 −3 −3 −2 −2
Wadkins +5 +4 +4 +2 +2 +3 +3 +3 +1 +1 +1 E −1 −1 −1 −1 −2 −1
Eagle Birdie Bogey Double bogey

Miller’s final round

Hole Yards Par Club selections Score Result To par
1 469 4 Driver, 3-iron to 5 feet 3 birdie −1
2 343 4 Driver, 9-iron to 1 foot 3 birdie −2
3 425 4 Driver, 5-iron to 25 feet 3 birdie −3
4 549 5 Driver, 3-wood, bunker shot to 6 inches 4 birdie −4
5 379 4 Driver, 6-iron to 25 feet, 2 putts 4 par −4
6 195 3 3-iron to 25 feet, 2 putts 3 par −4
7 395 4 Driver, 9-iron to 6 feet, 2 putts 4 par −4
8 244 3 4-wood to 30 feet, 3 putts 4 bogey −3
9 480 5 Driver, 2-iron to 40 feet, 2 putts 4 birdie −4
Out 3,479 36 32 −4
10 462 4 Driver, 5-iron to 25 feet, 2 putts 4 par −4
11 371 4 Driver, wedge to 14 feet 3 birdie −5
12 603 5 Driver, 7-iron, 4-iron to 15 feet 4 birdie −6
13 185 3 4-iron to 5 feet 2 birdie −7
14 360 4 Driver, wedge to 12 feet, 2 putts 4 par −7
15 453 4 Driver, 4-iron to 10 feet 3 birdie −8
16 230 3 2-iron to 45 feet, 2 putts 3 par −8
17 322 4 1-iron, wedge to 10 feet, 2 putts 4 par −8
18 456 4 Driver, 5-iron to 20 feet, 2 putts 4 par −8
In 3,442 35 31 −4
Total 6,921 71 63 −8