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1984 U.S. Open
Recap and Scores for the 1984 U.S. Open Golf Tournament

Fuzzy Zoeller and Greg Norman pulled away from the field at the 1984 U.S. Open, and then Zoeller ran away from Norman in a playoff.

This is the tournament where Zoeller waved the white flag, then forced Norman's surrender the next day. Zoeller and Norman finished tied at 4-under 276, five strokes ahead of everyone else.

Hale Irwin was the first to surrender, however. Irwin held or shared the lead following the first, second and third rounds, but blew up in the final round with a 79.

As the final round wore on, it became clear that it was a two-man race between Zoeller and Norman. Norman was playing one group ahead of Zoeller, who was in the final pairing. Zoeller had a 3-stroke lead after nine holes of the final round, but Norman got back into a tie by the 17th.

On the 18th hole, Norman hit his approach to the green into the grandstands. After getting free relief, he chipped to 45 feet, and then holed that long par putt to remain in a tie. Zoeller, standing back in the 18th fairway, waved a white towel in mock surrender after Norman's long par-saver.

Then Zoeller parred the 72nd hole to force an 18-hole playoff the following day. That playoff was really no contest; Norman double-bogeyed the second hole to fall three behind. Zoeller lead by five after nine holes, and wound up winning by eight strokes, shooting 67 to Norman's 75.

On the final green of the playoff, Norman waved a white towel himself, only this time the surrender was real.

It was Zoeller's second major championship victory (his first was the 1979 Masters), and the sixth of his 10 PGA Tour wins.

1984 U.S. Open Golf Tournament Scores
Results from the 1984 U.S. Open golf tournament played on the par-70 West Course at Winged Foot Golf Club in Mamaroneck, New York (x-won playoff; a-amateur):

x-Fuzzy Zoeller 71-66-69-70--276 $94,000
Greg Norman 70-68-69-69--276 $47,000
Curtis Strange 69-70-74-68--281 $36,000
Jim Thorpe 68-71-70-73--282 $22,335
Johnny Miller 74-68-70-70--282 $22,335
Hale Irwin 68-68-69-79--284 $16,238
Peter Jacobsen 72-73-73-67--285 $14,237
Mark O'Meara 71-74-71-69--285 $14,237
Fred Couples 69-71-74-72--286 $12,122
Lee Trevino 71-72-69-74--286 $12,122
Lanny Wadkins 72-71-72-72--287 $9,891
Jay Haas 73-73-70-71--287 $9,891
Tom Watson 72-72-74-69--287 $9,891
Andy Bean 70-71-75-71--287 $9,891
Tim Simpson 72-71-68-76--287 $9,891
Mark McCumber 71-73-71-73--288 $7,799
Tom Purtzer 73-72-72-71--288 $7,799
Isao Aoki 72-70-72-74--288 $7,799
Hal Sutton 72-72-74-70--288 $7,799
Lennie Clements 69-76-72-71--288 $7,799
Gil Morgan 70-74-72-73--289 $6,575
Chip Beck 72-74-71-72--289 $6,575
David Graham 71-72-70-76--289 $6,575
Jack Nicklaus 71-71-70-77--289 $6,575
Joe Hager 74-73-71-72--290 $5,717
Bill Glasson 72-75-71-72--290 $5,717
Scott Simpson 72-75-74-69--290 $5,717
Peter Oosterhuis 73-71-71-75--290 $5,717
Mike Sullivan 70-73-70-77--290 $5,717
Seve Ballesteros 69-73-74-75--291 $5,031
Hubert Green 68-75-72-76--291 $5,031
John Mahaffey 72-74-77-68--291 $5,031
Jim Albus 77-69-74-71--291 $5,031
George Burns 72-74-74-72--292 $4,573
Gary Koch 74-71-75-72--292 $4,573
Tony Sills 73-72-76-71--292 $4,573
Mike Donald 68-78-74-72--292 $4,573
David Ogrin 74-72-74-73--293 $4,060
Steve Hart 73-73-72-75--293 $4,060
D.A. Weibring 76-71-73-73--293 $4,060
Jim Colbert 71-73-77-72--293 $4,060
Pat McGowan 74-72-77-70--293 $4,060
Sto Liebler 71-75-73-75--294 $3,373
Mark Balen 71-75-75-73--294 $3,373
Mark Hayes 72-74-75-73--294 $3,373
a-Rick Fehr 73-74-72-75--294  
Barry Jaeckel 75-72-73-74--294 $3,373
Gary Player 74-72-72-76--294 $3,373
Jack Renner 73-71-73-77--294 $3,373
a-Jay Sigel 69-72-78-75--294  
Phil Blackmar 74-71-71-78--294 $3,373
Mike Reid 70-72-77-76--295 $2,801
Raymond Floyd 72-72-77-74--295 $2,801
Morris Hatalsky 70-73-69-83--295 $2,801
Griff Moody 76-71-76-73--296 $2,544
Nick Faldo 71-76-77-72--296 $2,544
Bill Rogers 71-73-76-77--297 $2,471
Mitch Adcock 73-72-79-74--298 $2,443
Mike Nicolette 73-72-74-80--299 $2,413
Bill Britton 73-74-77-77--301 $2,373
Dan Forsman 72-73-80-76--301 $2,373
Rafael Alarcon 72-71-79-80--302 $2,325
David Canipe 69-69-81-83--302 $2,325

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