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1976 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
1976 U.S. Open
Tournament information
Dates June 17–20, 1976
Location Duluth, Georgia
Course(s) Atlanta Athletic Club,
Highlands Course
Organized by USGA
Tour(s) PGA Tour
Statistics
Par 70
Length 7,015 yards (6,415 m)
Field 150, 66 after cut
Cut 151 (+11)
Prize fund $253,000
Winner’s share $42,000
Champion
Jerry Pate
277 (−3)
1975 1977

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 455 450 460 205 540 440 175 420 415 3,560 370 480 510 390 415 215 410 205 460 3,455 7,015
Par 4 4 4 3 5 4 3 4 4 35 4 4 5 4 4 3 4 3 4 35 70

Past champions in the field

Made the cut

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 R3 R4 Total To par Finish
Johnny Miller United States 1973 74 72 69 71 286 +6 10
Jack Nicklaus United States 1962, 1967, 1972 74 70 75 68 287 +7 T11
Gary Player South Africa 1965 72 77 73 70 292 +12 T23
Hale Irwin United States 1974 75 72 75 71 293 +13 T26
Lou Graham United States 1975 75 74 72 73 294 +14 T28
Gene Littler United States 1961 76 75 71 78 300 +20 T50
Arnold Palmer United States 1960 75 75 75 75 300 +20 T50

Missed the cut

Player Country Years won R1 R2 Total To par
Billy Casper United States 1959, 1966 81 77 158 +18

Round summaries

First round

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Mike Reid (a) United States 67 −3
T2 Raymond Floyd United States 70 E
Rod Funseth United States
Al Geiberger United States
John Mahaffey United States
Rik Massengale United States
T7 Butch Baird United States 71 +1
Terry Diehl United States
Don January United States
Lyn Lott United States
Mike Morley United States
Jerry Pate United States

Second round

Place Player Country Score To par
1 John Mahaffey United States 70-68=138 −2
2 Al Geiberger United States 70-69=139 −1
T3 Ben Crenshaw United States 72-68=140 E
Rod Funseth United States 70-70=140
Jerry Pate United States 71-69=140
T6 Butch Baird United States 71-71=142 +2
Hubert Green United States 72-70=142
Lyn Lott United States 71-71=142
Mike Morley United States 71-71=142
J. C. Snead United States 73-69=142

Third round

Place Player Country Score To par
1 John Mahaffey United States 70-68-69=207 −3
2 Jerry Pate United States 71-69-69=209 −1
3 Al Geiberger United States 70-69-71=210 E
4 Tom Weiskopf United States 73-70-68=211 +1
T5 Ben Crenshaw United States 72-68-72=212 +2
Rod Funseth United States 70-70-72=212
Lyn Lott United States 71-71-70=212
Mike Morley United States 71-71-70=212
T9 Butch Baird United States 71-71-71=213 +3
Hubert Green United States 72-70-71=213
J. C. Snead United States 73-69-71=213

Final round

Place Player Country Score To par Money ($)
1 Jerry Pate United States 71-69-69-68=277 −3 42,000
T2 Al Geiberger United States 70-69-71-69=279 −1 18,000
Tom Weiskopf United States 73-70-68-68=279
T4 Butch Baird United States 71-71-71-67=280 E 11,250
John Mahaffey United States 70-68-69-73=280
6 Hubert Green United States 72-70-71-69=282 +2 9,500
7 Tom Watson United States 74-72-68-70=284 +4 8,500
T8 Ben Crenshaw United States 72-68-72-73=285 +5 7,000
Lyn Lott United States 71-71-70-73=285
10 Johnny Miller United States 74-72-69-71=286 +6 5,500

Scorecard

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