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1968 U.S. Open
Recap and Scores for the 1968 U.S. Open Golf Tournament

The 1968 U.S. Open wasn't just Lee Trevino's first win in a major championship, it was his first win of any kind on the PGA Tour. Trevino didn't exactly come out nowhere to win this championship, though; it was his third appearance in a U.S. Open, and he finished fifth the year before.

Trevino joined the PGA Tour in 1967, and while he didn't win a tournament in that rookie season, he did earn enough cash to gather some Rookie of the Year accolades from the golf media.

The way Trevino won might have surprised the casual golf fan, however. He shot all four rounds in the 60s - the first time that happened in a U.S. Open (and it didn't happen again until 1993); he beat the runner-up, defending champion Jack Nicklaus, by four strokes. He matched the 72-hole tournament scoring record of the time (set by Nicklaus the previous year) of 275.

Still, it wasn't a runaway for Trevino. He wasn't even the third-round leader. That was Bert Yancey, at 205 (setting a 54-hole tournament record, later broken) one stroke ahead of Trevino.

But Trevino took the lead on the ninth hole of the final round and pulled away over the back nine, shooting a final-round 69 to Yancey's 76.

Trevino went on to win six majors total, and Nicklaus was runner-up to him in four of them.

1968 U.S. Open Golf Tournament Scores
Results from the 1968 U.S. Open golf tournament played on the par-70 East Course of Oak Hill Country Club in Rochester, New York (a-amateur):

Lee Trevino 69-68-69-69--275 $30,000
Jack Nicklaus 72-70-70-67--279 $15,000
Bert Yancey 67-68-70-76--281 $10,000
Bobby Nichols 74-71-68-69--282 $7,500
Don Bies 70-70-75-69--284 $5,500
Steve Spray 73-75-71-65--284 $5,500
Bob Charles 73-69-72-71--285 $3,750
Jerry Pittman 73-67-74-71--285 $3,750
Gay Brewer 71-71-75-69--286 $2,516
Billy Casper 75-68-71-72--286 $2,516
Bruce Devlin 71-69-75-71--286 $2,516
Al Geiberger 72-74-68-72--286 $2,516
Sam Snead 73-71-74-68--286 $2,516
Dave Stockton 72-73-69-72--286 $2,516
Dan Sikes 71-71-73-72--287 $1,900
George Archer 74-72-73-69--288 $1,633
Julius Boros 71-71-71-75--288 $1,633
Charles Coody 69-71-72-76--288 $1,633
Rod Funseth 74-72-69-73--288 $1,633
Dave Hill 74-68-74-72--288 $1,633
Gary Player 76-69-70-73--288 $1,633
Mac McLendon 72-76-70-71--289 $1,425
Hugh Royer Jr. 75-72-73-69--289 $1,425
Miller Barber 74-68-78-70--290 $1,203
Roberto De Vicenzo 72-76-72-70--290 $1,203
Bob Erickson 75-68-72-75--290 $1,203
Don January 71-75-71-73--290 $1,203
Bob Lunn 74-73-73-70--290 $1,203
Pat Schwab 76-70-75-69--290 $1,203
Tom Weiskopf 75-72-70-73--290 $1,203
Larry Ziegler 71-71-74-74--290 $1,203
Bill Collins 71-72-76-72--291 $1,020
Terry Dill 74-71-73-73--291 $1,020
Dave Marr 70-72-74-75--291 $1,020
Bob Murphy 76-71-70-74--291 $1,020
Charles Sifford 75-69-75-72--291 $1,020
Harold Henning 75-68-76-73--292 $950
Doug Sanders 73-72-73-74--292 $950
Billy Farrell 70-72-74-77--293 $897
Gibby Gilbert 73-72-76-72--293 $897
Bob Goalby 76-71-73-73--293 $897
Mac Hunter 75-73-74-71--293 $897
Al Balding 70-76-71-77--294 $860
Dave Eichelberger 74-73-76-71--294 $860
Labron Harris Jr. 70-72-77-75--294 $860
Bruce Crampton 75-72-75-73--295 $835
Bob Dickson 76-70-75-74--295 $835
Ronnie Reif 72-74-74-76--296 $815
Robert Stone 75-72-75-74--296 $815
Monty Kaser 73-72-75-77--297 $795
Art Wall 74-74-75-74--297 $795
Frank Beard 76-72-73-77--298 $765
Homero Blancas 72-75-74-77--298 $765
Billy Maxwell 72-74-78-74--298 $765
Kel Nagle 72-75-76-75--298 $765
Gene Borek 73-74-76-76--299 $740
Paul Harney 74-73-78-75--300 $730
a-Dick Siderowf 71-76-76-77--300  
Arnold Palmer 73-74-79-75--301 $720
Al Chandler 74-72-78-78--302 $710
a-Jack Lewis 73-75-80-74--302  
Johnny Pott 76-72-76-79--303 $700
a-Jim Simons 75-73-81-81--310  

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