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1979 US Open

 

The 1979 U.S. Open was the 79th time the tournament was played.

Winner: Hale Irwin, 284

Where it was played: Inverness Club in Toledo, Ohio

Tournament dates: June 14-17, 1979

Leader after first round: Tom Purtzer, Lou Graham, Andy Bean, Lon Hinkle and Keith Fergus, 70

Leader after second round: Larry Nelson and Tom Purtzer, 139

Leader after third round: Hale Irwin, 209

Notable Notes: Hale Irwin won the second of his three U.S. Open titles despite closing with a 75. Irwin took a 3-shot advantage into the final round, and needed it. His 75 stood up when his closest pursuer entering the fourth round, Tom Weiskopf, shot his own 76. Jerry Pate and Gary Player finished tied for second, two strokes behind.

Final Scores
Hale Irwin 74-68-67-75--284
Gary Player 73-73-72-68--286
Jerry Pate 71-74-69-72--286
Bill Rogers 71-72-73-72--288
Tom Weiskopf 71-74-67-76--288
Larry Nelson 71-68-76-73--288
David Graham 73-73-70-73--289
Tom Purtzer 70-69-75-76--290
Keith Fergus 70-77-72-72--291
Jack Nicklaus 74-77-72-68--291
Calvin Peete 72-75-71-75--293
Ed Sneed 72-73-75-73--293
Ben Crenshaw 75-71-72-75--293
Andy North 77-74-68-74--293
Lee Elder 74-72-69-78--293
Graham Marsh 77-71-72-74--294
Jim Simons 74-74-78-68--294
Bob Gilder 77-70-69-78--294
D.A. Weibring 74-76-71-74--295
Lanny Wadkins 73-74-71-77--295
Lee Trevino 77-73-73-72--295
Bobby Walzel 74-72-71-78--295
Al Geiberger 74-74-69-78--295
Hubert Green 74-77-73-72--296
Mike Reid 74-75-74-74--297
Bobby Nichols 76-75-71-75--297
Lou Graham 70-75-77-75--297
Wayne Levi 77-73-75-72--297
Bob Murphy 72-79-69-77--297
Andy Bean 70-76-71-80--297
Bob E. Smith 77-71-69-80--297
Dale Douglass 72-76-76-74--298
Lynn Janson 77-71-77-73--298
Chi Chi Rodriguez 73-76-71-78--298
Howard Twitty 73-78-71-76--298
Jim Dent 75-76-75-73--299
Isao Aoki 73-77-76-73--299
Billy Kratzert 77-73-73-76--299
John Mahaffey 77-73-74-75--299
Dave Stockton 75-70-78-76--299
Jim Nelford 75-76-73-76--300
Jack Renner 76-75-75-74--300
Bruce Lietzke 74-77-73-76--300
Jim Colbert 71-74-78-77--300
Dana Quigley 71-78-74-77--300
Larry Ziegler 77-72-78-73--300
Forrest Fezler 73-77-73-78--301
Frank Conner 73-78-73-78--302
George Burns 74-73-78-77--302
Greg Norman 76-74-74-78--302
a-Fred Couples 76-74-80-72--302
Rod Funseth 73-74-74-81--302
a-Joey Rassett 75-75-77-77--304
Eddie Pearce 75-75-76-78--304
a-John Cook 71-80-77-76--304
Joe Inman 72-77-75-80--304
Lon Hinkle 70-77-76-81--304
David Edwards 74-76-84-70--304
Eric Batten 74-76-77-78--305
Arnold Palmer 76-73-75-81--305
John Gentile 73-75-77-81--306
Mac McLendon 77-74-80-78--309
Tony Peterson 74-75-84-79--312

Related pages:
List of all winners of U.S. Open

 

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