1970 U.S. Open (golf)

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1970 U.S. Open
Tournament information
Dates June 18–21, 1970
Location Chaska, Minnesota
Course(s) Hazeltine National Golf Club
Organized by USGA
Tour(s) PGA Tour
Statistics
Par 72
Length 7,151 yards (6,539 m)[1]
Field 150 players, 73 after cut
Cut 153 (+9)
Prize fund $195,700[2]
Winner's share $30,000
Champion
England Tony Jacklin
281 (−7)
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Hazeltine National
Golf Club
Location in the United States

The 1970 U.S. Open was the 70th U.S. Open, held June 18–21 at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minnesota, a suburb southwest of Minneapolis. Tony Jacklin shot under-par in all four rounds on his way to a seven-stroke victory and his only U.S. Open title, the second of his two major championships. He was the first Englishman to win the U.S. Open since Ted Ray, originally from Jersey, in 1920.

Jacklin led wire-to-wire and was hardly threatened throughout the championship. He took a four-shot lead over Dave Hill into the final round, and despite bogeys at the 7th and 8th, made a long birdie putt at 9 to quell any talk of a collapse. Jacklin shot a third consecutive round of 70 and a 281 total, seven clear of the field and the only player under par.[3]

Opened eight years earlier, Hazeltine was hosting its first major championship, and reviews were less than positive. Runner-up Hill, when asked what the course lacked, said: "Eighty acres of corn and a few cows. They ruined a good farm when they built this course."[4] The course underwent significant renovations and when the U.S. Open returned in 1991 it drew generally positive reviews, even from Hill. It later hosted the PGA Championship in 2002 and 2009.

Jacklin's win was the last in the U.S. Open by a European for forty years, until 2010. The next win by an Englishman was three years later in 2013.

Past champions in the field

Made the cut

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 R3 R4 Total To par Finish
Billy Casper  United States 1959, 1966 75 75 71 73 294 +6 T8
Lee Trevino  United States 1968 77 73 74 70 294 +6 T8
Julius Boros  United States 1952, 1963 73 75 70 77 295 +7 T12
Gene Littler  United States 1961 77 72 71 75 295 +7 T12
Gary Player  South Africa 1965 80 73 75 74 302 +14 T44
Jack Nicklaus  United States 1962, 1967 81 72 75 76 304 +16 T49
Arnold Palmer  United States 1960 79 74 75 77 305 +17 T54

Missed the cut

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 Total To par
Tommy Bolt  United States 1958 80 74 154 +10

Source:[5]

Final leaderboard

Place Player Country Score To par Money ($)
1 Tony Jacklin  England 71-70-70-70=281 −7 30,000
2 Dave Hill  United States 75-69-71-73=288 E 15,000
T3 Bob Charles  New Zealand 76-71-75-67=289 +1 9,000
Bob Lunn  United States 77-72-70-70=289
5 Ken Still  United States 78-71-71-71=291 +3 7,000
6 Miller Barber  United States 75-75-72-70=292 +4 6,000
7 Gay Brewer  United States 75-71-71-76=293 +5 5,000
T8 Billy Casper  United States 75-75-71-73=294 +6 3,325
Bruce Devlin  Australia 75-75-71-73=294
Lee Trevino  United States 77-73-74-70=294
Larry Ziegler  United States 75-73-73-73=294

Source:[1][6]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Jacklin wins national Open golf title". Pittsburgh Post Gazette. Associated Press. June 21, 1970. p. 22.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "U.S. Open history: 1970". USGA. Retrieved June 20, 2012.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. Jenkins, Dan (June 29, 1970). "Tony's a shark at pasture pool". Sports Illustrated: 14.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. Mulvoy, Mark (August 10, 1970). "Plain Words at Westchester". Sports Illustrated. p. 12.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. "U.S. Open scoring (second round)". Spokesman-Review. Associated Press. June 20, 1970. p. 12.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  6. "1970 Results for U.S. Open". databasegolf.com. Retrieved July 4, 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

External links

Preceded by
1970 Masters
Major Championships Succeeded by
1970 Open Championship

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