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1967 U.S. Open
Recap and Scores for the 1967 U.S. Open Golf Tournament

For the first three rounds of the 1967 U.S. Open, the story was Marty Fleckman. In the end, though, the story was Jack Nicklaus.

Fleckman was a 23-year-old amateur who led after the first and third rounds. Fleckman opened with a 67 to lead Nicklaus by two; Arnold Palmer had the midway lead, then Fleckman took the lead back with a third-round 69. Entering the final round, Fleckman held a 1-stroke lead over Nicklaus, Palmer and defending champion Billy Casper.

But an amateur winner was not in the cards. Fleckman started the final round cold, and just got colder. He finished with an 80, dropping back to a tie for 18th place.

Casper played solid in the fourth round with a 72, but Palmer and Nicklaus stole the show. The rivals played the final round together, but Nicklaus reeled off a streak of five birdies over the last six holes of the front nine to build a four-stroke lead over Palmer.

And that's the way it finished, Nicklaus at 275 and Palmer at 279. Nicklaus' total set a new tournament record (since broken), bettering the previous mark of 276 by Ben Hogan in 1948. It was Nicklaus' second win the U.S. Open, the seventh major championship win of his career.

Palmer did gain the distinction of being the first player to break 280 in the U.S. Open twice. But unfortunately for Palmer, he didn't win either of those tournaments. His first time breaking 280 was the previous year, when he lost to Casper in a playoff.

Palmer finished second in a U.S. Open four times, and this was the last of those four runners-up. All four of those runner-up showings happened from 1962 to 1967; in those six years, Palmer finished inside the Top 5 in the U.S. Open five times (and missed the cut the other year).

For Lee Trevino, who finished fifth, it was his first Top 10 finish in a major in just his second appearance in a major. Trevino was in his rookie season on the PGA Tour, and went on to win the following year at the 1968 U.S. Open.

The 1967 U.S. Open was Hogan's final time playing in a major; he finished tied for 34th.

1967 U.S. Open Golf Tournament Scores
Results from the 1967 U.S. Open golf tournament played on the par-70 Lower Course of Baltusrol Golf Club in Springfield, New Jersey (a-amateur):

Jack Nicklaus 71-67-72-65--275 $30,000
Arnold Palmer 69-68-73-69--279 $15,000
Don January 69-72-70-70--281 $10,000
Billy Casper 69-70-71-72--282 $7,500
Lee Trevino 72-70-71-70--283 $6,000
Deane Beman 69-71-71-73--284 $4,166
Gardner Dickinson 70-73-68-73--284 $4,166
Bob Goalby 72-71-70-71--284 $4,166
Dave Marr 70-74-70-71--285 $2,566
Kel Nagle 70-72-72-71--285 $2,566
Art Wall 69-73-72-71--285 $2,566
Al Balding 75-72-71-68--286 $2,000
Wes Ellis 74-69-70-73--286 $2,000
Gary Player 69-73-73-71--286 $2,000
Tom Weiskopf 72-71-74-70--287 $1,800
Dutch Harrison 70-76-72-70--288 $1,650
Jerry Pittman 72-72-75-69--288 $1,650
Miller Barber 71-71-69-78--289 $1,475
a-Marty Fleckman 67-73-69-80--289  
Paul Harney 71-75-72-71--289 $1,475
Dave Hill 76-69-69-75--289 $1,475
Bob Verwey 75-71-69-74--289 $1,475
Bruce Devlin 72-68-77-73--290 $1,275
Billy Farrell 76-71-73-70--290 $1,275
Howie Johnson 74-73-71-72--290 $1,275
a-Bob Murphy 73-73-75-69--290  
Bobby Nichols 74-71-73-72--290 $1,275
Charles Coody 77-71-75-68--291 $1,063
Mike Fetchick 73-71-76-71--291 $1,063
Al Geiberger 71-73-73-74--291 $1,063
Lou Graham 71-75-76-69--291 $1,063
Labron Harris Jr. 75-71-72-73--291 $1,063
Ken Venturi 74-74-72-71--291 $1,063
Ben Hogan 72-72-76-72--292 $940
Tom Nieporte 72-71-74-75--292 $940
Doug Sanders 76-72-74-70--292 $940
Rod Funseth 78-69-75-71--293 $900
Don Bies 71-73-72-78--294 $850
Gay Brewer 74-70-76-74--294 $850
Raymond Floyd 74-74-73-73--294 $850
Mason Rudolph 78-70-75-71--294 $850
Butch Baird 72-73-77-73--295 $785
Chi Chi Rodriguez 69-75-76-75--295 $785
Bob McCallister 75-73-74-73--295 $785
Bert Yancey 72-73-71-79--295 $785
Bruce Cudd 73-73-75-75--296 $755
Dick Sikes 74-74-76-72--296 $755
Frank Boynton 74-72-74-77--297 $715
Don Essig III 75-72-75-75--297 $715
Ted Kroll 73-72-74-78--297 $715
Steve Oppermann 73-73-76-75--297 $715
Tom Strange Jr. 72-73-76-76--297 $715
Bob Zimmerman 73-75-72-77--297 $715
Frank Beard 73-73-77-75--298 $655
Bobby Clark 76-71-75-76--298 $655
Bob Hold 71-71-78-78--298 $655
Cesar Sanudo 73-73-79-73--298 $655
Rocky Thompson 75-71-77-75--298 $655
Carl Unis 74-72-75-77--298 $655
Dick Lotz 76-67-80-76--299 $615
Rives McBee 76-72-73-78--299 $615
Mac Hunter 75-72-78-75--300 $600
Jimmy Ferriell 73-73-81-75--302 $600
Chuck Scally 73-74-79-80--306 $600

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