| June 18–21, 1992|
| 6,809 yards (6,226 m)|
Pebble Beach Golf Links
1.5 million USD
| Pebble Beach, California|
156 players, 66 after cut
1990 US Open, 1986 US Open, 1993 US Open, 1983 US Open, 1991 US Open
The 1992 U.S. Open was the 92nd U.S. Open, held June 18–21 at Pebble Beach Golf Links in Pebble Beach, California. Tom Kite, long considered one of the best players to never win a major, finally broke through with a U.S. Open title, two strokes ahead of runner-up Jeff Sluman.
Gil Morgan was the story of the opening two rounds. He took the first-round lead with a 66, then recorded a second-round 69 for the 36-hole lead. After a birdie at the 3rd hole of the third round, Morgan was at 10-under, becoming the first in U.S. Open history to reach double-digits under-par. He got as low as 12-under after a birdie at the 7th, but then collapsed. He made three double-bogeys the rest of the round, but still held the lead by one over Kite, Ian Woosnam, and Mark Brooks. Morgan finally fell out of the lead after a double-bogey at the 6th in the final round. He eventually finished in 13th place, playing his final 29 holes in 17-over par. As Morgan was falling, Kite played steady golf, recording two birdies at 12 and 14 to offset bogeys at 16 and 17. He finished with an even-par 72 and a 3-under total of 285 for a two-stroke win over Jeff Sluman.
Windy conditions combined with lightning-fast greens made scoring conditions in the final round extremely difficult. Morgan shot an 81, Woosnam, one back at the start of the round, shot 79, and Nick Faldo, two back at the start, carded a 77. Colin Montgomerie shot 70 for the joint lowest score of the round and jumped over 25 players to finish in 3rd place. The final-round scoring average was 77.3, the third-highest in post-World War II U.S. Open history.
1992 U.S. Open (golf) Wikipedia
Previous course lengths for major championships6,825 yards (6,241 m) - par 72, 1982 U.S. Open
6,806 yards (6,223 m) - par 72, 1977 PGA Championship
6,812 yards (6,229 m) - par 72, 1972 U.S. Open
This was the last U.S. Open to date to be played at a par-72 course. Since then, it has most often been played to a par of 70, and occasionally 71. When Pebble Beach hosted the tournament in 2000 and 2010, par was 71.
Thursday, June 18, 1992
Friday, June 19, 1992
Amateurs: Duval (+8), Schutte (+9), Voges (+11), Gogel (+17), Pride (+27).
Saturday, June 20, 1992
Sunday, June 21, 1992