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1979 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
1979 U.S. Open
Tournament information
Dates June 14–17, 1979
Location Toledo, Ohio
Course(s) Inverness Club
Organized by USGA
Tour(s) PGA Tour
Statistics
Par 71
Length 6,982 yards (6,384 m)
Field 153 players, 63 after cut
Cut 151 (+9)
Winner’s share $50,000
Champion
Hale Irwin
284 (E)
1978 1980

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 398 385 185 446 401 220 452 528 420 3,455 363 378 167 523 448 458 405 431 354 3,527 6,982
Par 4 4 3 4 4 3 4 5 4 35 4 4 3 5 4 4 4 4 4 36 71
  • 6,919 yards (6,327 m), par 71 – 1957 U.S. Open
  • 6,529 yards (5,970 m), par 71 – 1931 U.S. Open
  • 6,569 yards (6,007 m), par 71 – 1920 U.S. Open

Past champions in the field

Made the cut

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 R3 R4 Total To par Finish
Hale Irwin United States 1974 74 68 67 75 284 E 1
Gary Player South Africa 1965 73 73 72 68 286 +2 T2
Jerry Pate United States 1976 71 74 69 72 286 +2 T2
Jack Nicklaus United States 1962, 1967, 1972 74 77 72 68 291 +7 T9
Andy North United States 1978 77 74 68 74 293 +9 T11
Lee Trevino United States 1968, 1971 77 73 73 72 295 +11 T19
Hubert Green United States 1977 74 77 73 72 296 +12 24
Lou Graham United States 1975 70 75 77 75 297 +13 T25
Arnold Palmer United States 1960 76 73 75 81 305 +21 T59

Missed the cut

Player Country Year won R1 R2 Total To par
Johnny Miller United States 1973 74 78 152 +10
Gene Littler United States 1961 79 74 153 +11

Round summaries

First round

Place Player Country Score To par
T1 Andy Bean United States 70 −1
Keith Fergus United States
Lou Graham United States
Lon Hinkle United States
Tom Purtzer United States
T6 Jim Colbert United States 71 E
John Cook (a) United States
Larry Nelson United States
Jerry Pate United States
Dana Quigley United States
Bill Rogers United States
Tom Weiskopf United States

Second round

Place Player Country Score To par
T1 Larry Nelson United States 71-68=139 −3
Tom Purtzer United States 70-69=139
3 Hale Irwin United States 74-68=142 E
4 Bill Rogers United States 71-72=143 +1
T5 Jim Colbert United States 71-74=145 +3
Lou Graham United States 70-75=145
Jerry Pate United States 71-74=145
Ed Sneed United States 72-73=145
Dave Stockton United States 75-70=145
Tom Weiskopf United States 71-74=145

Third round

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Hale Irwin United States 74-68-67=209 −4
2 Tom Weiskopf United States 71-74-67=212 −1
T3 Jerry Pate United States 71-74-69=214 +1
Tom Purtzer United States 70-69-75=214
T5 Lee Elder United States 74-72-69=215 +2
Larry Nelson United States 71-68-76=215
T7 Bob Gilder United States 77-70-69=216 +3
David Graham Australia 73-73-70=216
Bill Rogers United States 71-72-73=216
T10 Andy Bean United States 70-76-71=217 +4
Al Geiberger United States 74-74-69=217
Bob E. Smith United States 77-71-69=217
Bobby Walzel United States 74-72-71=217

Final round

Place Player Country Score To par Money ($)
1 Hale Irwin United States 74-68-67-75=284 E 50,000
T2 Jerry Pate United States 71-74-69-72=286 +2 22,250
Gary Player South Africa 73-73-72-68=286
T4 Larry Nelson United States 71-68-76-73=288 +4 13,733
Bill Rogers United States 71-72-73-72=288
Tom Weiskopf United States 71-74-67-76=288
7 David Graham Australia 73-73-70-73=289 +5 10,000
8 Tom Purtzer United States 70-69-75-76=290 +6 9,000
T9 Keith Fergus United States 70-77-72-72=291 +7 7,500
Jack Nicklaus United States 74-77-72-68=291

Scorecard

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