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1987 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
1987 U.S. Open
Tournament information
Dates June 18–21, 1987
Location San Francisco, California
Course(s) Olympic Club, Lake Course
Organized by USGA
Tour(s) PGA Tour
Format Stroke play
Statistics
Par 70
Length 6,709 yards (6,135 m)
Field 156 players, 77 after cut
Cut 147 (+7)
Prize fund $825,000
Winner’s share $150,000
Champion
Scott Simpson
277 (−3)
1986 1988

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 533 394 223 438 457 437 288 132 433 3,335 422 430 390 186 417 149 609 428 343 3,374 6,709
Par 5 4 3 4 4 4 4 3 4 35 4 4 4 3 4 3 5 4 4 35 70

Past champions in the field

Made the cut

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 R3 R4 Total To par Finish
Tom Watson United States 1982 72 65 71 70 278 −2 2
Raymond Floyd United States 1986 68 73 76 73 290 +10 T43
Jack Nicklaus United States 1962, 1967,
1972, 1980
70 68 76 77 291 +11 T46
David Graham Australia 1981 71 76 72 73 292 +12 T51

Missed the cut

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 Total To par
Andy North United States 1978, 1985 74 74 148 +8
Johnny Miller United States 1973 71 77 148 +8
Hale Irwin United States 1974, 1979 79 71 150 +10
Larry Nelson United States 1983 76 75 151 +11
Lee Trevino United States 1968, 1971 73 78 151 +11
Hubert Green United States 1977 77 75 152 +12
Fuzzy Zoeller United States 1984 77 75 152 +12

Round summaries

First round

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Ben Crenshaw United States 67 −3
T2 Seve Ballesteros Spain 68 −2
Raymond Floyd United States
Tsuneyuki Nakajima Japan
T5 Bernhard Langer West Germany 69 −1
Nick Price Zimbabwe
Denis Watson Zimbabwe
T8 Jay Don Blake United States 70 E
Lennie Clements United States
John Cook United States
Dale Douglass United States
David Frost South Africa
Sandy Lyle Scotland
Jack Nicklaus United States
Jim Thorpe United States
Bob Tway United States
Mark Wiebe United States

Second round

Place Player Country Score To par
T1 Tom Watson United States 72-65=137 −3
Mark Wiebe United States 70-67=137
T3 John Cook United States 70-68=138 −2
Bernhard Langer West Germany 69-69=138
Tsuneyuki Nakajima Japan 68-70=138
Jack Nicklaus United States 70-68=138
Jim Thorpe United States 70-68=138
T8 Ben Crenshaw United States 67-72=139 −1
Bob Eastwood United States 73-66=139
Larry Mize United States 71-68=139
Scott Simpson United States 71-68=139

Third round

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Tom Watson United States 72-65-71=208 −2
T2 Keith Clearwater United States 74-71-64=209 −1
Scott Simpson United States 71-68-70=209
4 Lennie Clements United States 70-70-70=210 E
T5 Seve Ballesteros Spain 68-75-68=211 +1
Ben Crenshaw United States 67-72-72=211
Bernhard Langer West Germany 69-69-73=211
John Mahaffey United States 72-72-67=211
Larry Mize United States 71-68-72=211
Jim Thorpe United States 70-68-73=211

Final round

Place Player Country Score To par Money ($)
1 Scott Simpson United States 71-68-70-68=277 −3 150,000
2 Tom Watson United States 72-65-71-70=278 −2 75,000
3 Seve Ballesteros Spain 68-75-68-71=282 +2 46,240
T4 Ben Crenshaw United States 67-72-72-72=283 +3 24,542
Bernhard Langer West Germany 69-69-73-72=283
Larry Mize United States 71-68-72-72=283
Curtis Strange United States 71-72-69-71=283
Bobby Wadkins United States 71-71-70-71=283
T9 Lennie Clements United States 70-70-70-74=284 +4 15,004
Tsuneyuki Nakajima Japan 68-70-74-72=284
Mac O’Grady United States 71-69-72-72=284
Dan Pohl United States 75-71-69-69=284
Jim Thorpe United States 70-68-73-73=284

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
Simpson −2 −2 −1 E E +1 E E E E E E E −1 −2 −3 −3 −3
Watson −1 E E E +1 +1 +1 E −1 −1 −1 −1 −1 −2 −2 −2 −2 −2
Ballesteros E E +1 +2 +3 +3 +2 +1 +1 +1 E +1 +2 +2 +1 +1 +2 +2
Crenshaw +2 +2 +2 +2 +2 +2 +2 +2 +1 E +1 +2 +2 +1 +1 +2 +3 +3
Langer E E E E E +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +2 +2 +1 +2 +2 +2 +3
Mize +1 +1 E E E +1 +1 +1 +1 E E +1 +2 +3 +3 +3 +3 +3
Strange +3 +3 +3 +3 +4 +4 +4 +3 +2 +2 +2 +2 +2 +3 +3 +3 +4 +3
Wadkins +2 +2 +3 +3 +4 +4 +4 +4 +4 +3 +3 +3 +2 +3 +3 +3 +4 +3
Clements E +1 +2 +2 +3 +4 +3 +3 +3 +3 +3 +3 +4 +3 +3 +4 +4 +4
Clearwater −1 E +2 +2 +3 +3 +3 +3 +3 +3 +3 +3 +3 +3 +3 +4 +7 +8
Birdie Bogey Double bogey Triple bogey+