|Dates June 17–20, 1993|
Cut 144 (+4)
Tour PGA TOUR
|Length 7,152 yards (6,540 m)|
Start date 1993
Prize fund 1.6 million USD
|Location Springfield, New Jersey|
Course(s) Baltusrol Golf Club, Lower Course
Field 156 players, 88 after cut
Similar 1980 US Open, 1990 US Open, 1986 US Open, 1991 US Open, 1983 US Open
The 1993 U.S. Open was the 93rd U.S. Open, held June 17–20 at Baltusrol Golf Club in Springfield, New Jersey, west of New York City. Lee Janzen shot all four rounds in the 60s and tied the U.S. Open scoring record to win the first of his two U.S. Open titles, two strokes ahead of runner-up Payne Stewart.
Janzen's total of 272 tied the U.S. Open scoring record set by Jack Nicklaus in 1980, also at Baltusrol. It was the third consecutive time at Baltusrol that the scoring record was tied or broken. Nicklaus also won in 1967 with a 275, one stroke better than Ben Hogan's 276 at Riviera in 1948. Janzen joined Lee Trevino as the only champion to post all four rounds under 70; Trevino shot 275 in 1968, a quarter century earlier. (Rory McIlroy became the third in 2011 and set the scoring record.)
Missed the cut
Lengths of the course for previous major championships:
Thursday, June 17, 1993
Friday, June 18, 1993
Amateurs: Leonard (E), Berganio (+10), Oh (+15).
Saturday, June 19, 1993
Sunday, June 20, 1993
Janzen began the final round with a one-shot lead over Stewart. He kept the lead at the turn, but at the 10th his drive settled in thick rough and behind trees. Somehow Janzen's approach went through the branches and found the green, where he made par. He eventually lost sole possession of the lead, however, after three-putting at the 12th. A birdie at 14 put Janzen back on top, and after finding trouble at 16, his 30-foot (9 m) chip found the hole for another birdie. After Stewart missed a lengthy putt for birdie, Janzen held a two-shot lead with just three to play. At the 17th hole, Janzen's drive hit a tree and deflected back into the fairway. Both players made par, and at the last Janzen hit a 4-iron approach to set up another birdie and seal the victory.
Amateur: Justin Leonard (+8)