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1992 U.S. Open
Recap and Scores for the 1992 US Open Golf Tournament

The 1992 U.S. Open was played at Pebble Beach Golf Links, the third time the USGA national championship visited Pebble Beach. The previous two visits resulted in victories for Jack Nicklaus and Tom Watson. Would the third time also produce a golfer of major stature? Or would a dark-horse emerge as the winner?

For the first day and a half, it looked like the latter. Gil Morgan - a longtime, solid PGA Tour player but not a star - was on fire in the early going, taking the first-round lead with a 66, and maintaining it with a second-round 69.

When Morgan birdied the third hole of the third round, he reached 10-under par, the first person in U.S. Open history to get to 10-under. Morgan made it to 12-under - and a 7-stroke lead - before crashing back to earth. From that point until the end of the tournament, Morgan was 17-over par. He finished the third round still leading, but at 4-under. Then he shot 81 in the final round, finishing tied for 13th.

Meanwhile, Tom Kite - one of the PGA Tour's best players, but still without a major championship victory - kept plugging along. He was 3-under after three rounds.

The final round was played in dry, windy conditions on baked, lightning-fast greens. Morgan wasn't the only golfer who struggled. Ian Woosnam, who began the day tied with Kite, shot 79. Nick Faldo, a stroke behind Kite at the beginning of the fourth round, carded a 77.

Kite just kept hitting fairways and greens, making recoveries when he needed to, and posted a 72. That was good enough to win Kite his first, and what would be his only, major championship. The win was the 17th of Kite's PGA Tour career, and he would win only twice more after this.

1992 U.S. Open Scores
Results from the 1992 U.S. Open golf tournament played at the par-72 Pebble Beach Golf Links in Pebble Beach, Calif. (a-amateur):

Tom Kite 71-72-70-72--285 $275,000
Jeff Sluman 73-74-69-71--287 $137,500
Colin Montgomerie 70-71-77-70--288 $84,245
Nick Faldo 70-76-68-77--291 $54,924
Nick Price 71-72-77-71--291 $54,924
Billy Andrade 72-74-72-74--292 $32,316
Jay Don Blake 70-74-75-73--292 $32,316
Bob Gilder 73-70-75-74--292 $32,316
Mike Hulbert 74-73-70-75--292 $32,316
Tom Lehman 69-74-72-77--292 $32,316
Joey Sindelar 74-72-68-78--292 $32,316
Ian Woosnam 72-72-69-79--292 $32,316
Ian Baker-Finch 74-71-72-76--293 $22,532
John Cook 72-72-74-75--293 $22,532
Mark McCumber 70-76-73-74--293 $22,532
Gil Morgan 66-69-77-81--293 $22,532
Fred Couples 72-70-78-74--294 $18,069
Andy Dillard 68-70-79-77--294 $18,069
Wayne Grady 74-66-81-73--294 $18,069
Andrew Magee 77-69-72-76--294 $18,069
Tray Tyner 74-72-78-70--294 $18,069
Willie Wood 70-75-75-74--294 $18,069
Seve Ballesteros 71-76-69-79--295 $13,906
Brad Bryant 71-76-75-73--295 $13,906
Jay Haas 70-77-74-74--295 $13,906
Donnie Hammond 73-73-73-76--295 $13,906
Dudley Hart 76-71-71-77--295 $13,906
Jim Kane 73-71-76-75--295 $13,906
Bernhard Langer 73-72-75-75--295 $13,906
Billy Mayfair 74-73-75-73--295 $13,906
Jumbo Ozaki 77-70-72-76--295 $13,906
Curtis Strange 67-78-76-74--295 $13,906
Paul Azinger 70-75-71-80--296 $10,133
Mark Calcavecchia 70-73-73-80--296 $10,133
Russ Cochran 73-74-72-77--296 $10,133
Jay Delsing 73-73-75-75--296 $10,133
Anders Forsbrand 71-70-77-78--296 $10,133
Fred Funk 72-75-76-73--296 $10,133
Mark McNulty 74-72-69-81--296 $10,133
Craig Parry 73-73-73-77--296 $10,133
Tom Purtzer 70-72-76-78--296 $10,133
Craig Stadler 71-72-72-81--296 $10,133
Richard Zokol 72-72-72-80--296 $10,133
Mark Brooks 70-74-69-84--297 $8,007
Bob Estes 72-71-74-80--297 $8,007
Raymond Floyd 71-69-76-81--297 $8,007
Gary Hallberg 71-70-73-83--297 $8,007
Rocco Mediate 71-75-70-81--297 $8,007
Don Pooley 76-71-76-74--297 $8,007
Dillard Pruitt 73-73-74-77--297 $8,007
Scott Gump 75-72-75-76--298 $6,370
Hale Irwin 73-70-78-77--298 $6,370
Sandy Lyle 73-74-75-76--298 $6,370
Ted Schulz 71-75-73-79--298 $6,370
Payne Stewart 73-70-72-83--298 $6,370
Bob Wolcott 76-70-74-78--298 $6,370
Darryl Donovan 73-74-76-76--299 $5,903
Jim Gallagher Jr. 71-76-69-83--299 $5,903
Duffy Waldorf 72-70-74-83--299 $5,903
Dan Forsman 72-70-74-84--300 $5,773
Davis Love III 72-71-74-83--300 $5,773
Mike Smith 74-71-74-82--301 $5,773
Peter Jacobsen 74-71-77-80--302 $5,773
Scott Simpson 76-71-68-88--303 $5,773
Greg Twiggs 72-71-80-80--303 $5,773
Kirk Triplett 73-73-80-79--305 $5,773

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