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1991 U.S. Open (golf)

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Dates  June 13–17, 1991
Length  7,149 yards (6,537 m)
Winner's share  $235,000
Par  72
Location  Chaska, Minnesota
Cut  147 (+3)
Start date  1991
Prize fund  1.3 million USD
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Field  156 players, 65 after cut
Course  Hazeltine National Golf Club
Similar  1970 US Open, 1993 US Open, 1990 US Open, 1986 US Open, 1983 US Open

1991 us open golf round 1 disaster for billy andrade

The 1991 U.S. Open was the 91st U.S. Open, held June 13–17 at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minnesota, a suburb southwest of Minneapolis. Payne Stewart defeated 1987 champion Scott Simpson in an 18-hole Monday playoff to win the first of his two U.S. Open titles. It was the second of Stewart's three major championships.


Stewart held the lead through each of the first three rounds, but in the final round he found himself trailing Simpson by a stroke heading to the 18th. Simpson hit his drive into the rough and could only manage a bogey to Stewart's par, forcing an 18-hole playoff. Both players shot a final-round 72 to finish at 282 total, three shots clear of Larry Nelson and Fred Couples. In the playoff, Simpson led by two-strokes heading to the 16th. He then bogeyed the hole, however, while Stewart made birdie to even up the contest. At the par-3 17th, Simpson found the water on his tee shot and recorded another bogey, giving Stewart a one-shot advantage. Simpson then made bogey on the 18th while Stewart made a par, giving Stewart a two-stroke win and the championship. Stewart's winning score in the playoff of 75 was the highest since Tommy Armour won with a 76 in 1927.

Play was interrupted during the first round due to a severe thunderstorm. Six people were struck by lightning while seeking shelter near the 11th tee, and one person was killed.

1991 marked the final U.S. Open appearance for two-time champion Lee Trevino. Phil Mickelson won low-amateur honors for the second consecutive year, finishing in 55th place.

This was the second U.S. Open at Hazeltine; the first was in 1970. It later hosted the PGA Championship in 2002 and 2009.

1991 us open payne stewart interview on the range 3rd round

Course layout

Previous course length for major championships

  • 7,151 yards (6,539 m) - par 72, 1970 U.S. Open
  • Missed the cut


    First round

    Thursday, June 13, 1991

    Second round

    Friday, June 14, 1991

    Amateurs: Mickelson (+1), Doyle (+6), Gorgone (+7), Lee (+14).

    Third round

    Saturday, June 15, 1991

    Final round

    Sunday, June 16, 1991

    Amateur: Phil Mickelson (+12)



    Monday, June 17, 1991




    1991 U.S. Open (golf) Wikipedia

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