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1998 U.S. Open (golf)

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Dates  June 18–21, 1998
Cut  147 (+7)
Prize fund  3 million USD
Length  6,797 yards (6,215 m)
Start date  1998
Par  70
1998 U.S. Open (golf)

Location  San Francisco, California
Course(s)  Olympic Club, Lake Course
Field  155 players, 60 after cut
Organized by  United States Golf Association
Tours  PGA TOUR, PGA European Tour, Japan Golf Tour
Similar  1996 US Open, 2001 US Open, 1997 US Open, 1993 US Open, 1991 US Open

Commercial nbc golf promo for the 1998 us open

The 1998 United States Open Championship was the 98th U.S. Open, held June 18–21 at the Lake Course of the Olympic Club in San Francisco, California. Lee Janzen won his second U.S. Open, one stroke ahead of runner-up Payne Stewart. Janzen became the second winner at a U.S. Open at the Olympic Club to come back from seven strokes behind in the final round; Billy Casper also did it in 1966, but on the back nine alone. Stewart rebounded and won the title the next year at Pinehurst, but died four months later in an aviation accident.


Four-time champion Jack Nicklaus, age 58, made the 36-hole cut at the U.S. Open for the final time.

This was the fourth U.S. Open at the Lake Course of the Olympic Club; the first two in 1955 and 1966 ended in playoffs, and 1987 was a one-stroke victory. The U.S. Open returned in 2012, also won by one stroke.

Course layout

Lake Course

Lengths of the course for previous major championships:

  • 6,709 yards (6,135 m), par 70 - 1987 U.S. Open
  • 6,719 yards (6,144 m), par 70 - 1966 U.S. Open
  • 6,700 yards (6,126 m), par 70 - 1955 U.S. Open
  • Missed the cut


    First round

    Thursday, June 18, 1998

    Second round

    Friday, June 19, 1998

    The 36-hole cut was at 147 (+7), and 60 players advanced to the weekend.

    Amateurs: Kuchar (-1), Simson (+8), Eger (+9), Taylor (+12), Palmer (+15), Kribel (+18).

    Third round

    Saturday, June 20, 1998

    Final round

    Sunday, June 21, 1998

    Amateurs: Matt Kuchar (+9)


    Final round

    Cumulative tournament scores, relative to par


    1998 U.S. Open (golf) Wikipedia