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1995 U.S. Open
Recap and Scores for the 1995 US Open Golf Tournament

Corey Pavin was one of the better players on the PGA Tour in the early 1990s, but as the 1995 U.S. Open arrived, he had yet to win a major championship. Pavin's name often came up in discussions of the "best player without a major."

Greg Norman was a superstar in golf, and he did have majors under his belt prior to the 1995 U.S. Open, but he also had a history of heartbreaking close calls and collapses in majors.

Norman and Tom Lehman started the final round tied for the lead, but at the end of the day, it was Pavin who finally had his major.

Norman started fast at the 1995 U.S. Open, opening with rounds of 68 and 67. Norman increased to a 74 in the third round, while Lehman fired a 67 to tie Norman at the top. Pavin was three strokes behind following rounds of 72, 69 and 71.

But in the final round at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club, Pavin surged with a 68, compared to a 73 from Norman and a 74 from Lehman. While Norman and Lehman began faltering on the back nine, Pavin held steady. He took the lead after a birdie on No. 15, then made a tricky par putt on the 17th.

After teeing off on the final hole, Pavin still needed a 4-wood to reach the elevated final green. He struck the ball pure, and began racing after the shot, running up the fairway until he was able to see the ball on the green. At that point, Pavin knew the 1995 U.S. Open championship was his. He got the ball down for par and claimed the trophy.

The 1995 U.S. Open is also notable for being the 100th anniversary of the very first U.S. Open in 1895 (although not the 100th playing of the championship due to wartime suspensions). This was also the first U.S. Open played by Tiger Woods, who qualified as the U.S. Amateur champion. Woods, however, was forced to withdraw with a wrist injury during the second round.

1995 U.S. Open Scores
Results from the 1995 U.S. Open golf tournament played at the par-70 Shinnecock Hills Country Club in Shinnecock Hills, N.Y. (a-amateur):

Corey Pavin 72-69-71-68--280 $350,000
Greg Norman 68-67-74-73--282 $207,000
Tom Lehman 70-72-67-74--283 $131,974
Bill Glasson 69-70-76-69--284 $66,633
Jay Haas 70-73-72-69--284 $66,633
Neal Lancaster 70-72-77-65--284 $66,633
Davis Love III 72-68-73-71--284 $66,633
Jeff Maggert 69-72-77-66--284 $66,633
Phil Mickelson 68-70-72-74--284 $66,633
Frank Nobilo 72-72-70-71--285 $44,184
Vijay Singh 70-71-72-72--285 $44,184
Bob Tway 69-69-72-75--285 $44,184
Brad Bryant 71-75-70-70--286 $30,934
Lee Janzen 70-72-72-72--286 $30,934
Mark McCumber 70-71-77-68--286 $30,934
Nick Price 66-73-73-74--286 $30,934
Mark Roe 71-69-74-72--286 $30,934
Jeff Sluman 72-69-74-71--286 $30,934
Steve Stricker 71-70-71-74--286 $30,934
Duffy Waldorf 72-70-75-69--286 $30,934
Billy Andrade 72-69-74-72--287 $20,085
Pete Jordan 74-71-71-71--287 $20,085
Brett Ogle 71-75-72-69--287 $20,085
Payne Stewart 74-71-73-69--287 $20,085
Scott Verplank 72-69-71-75--287 $20,085
Ian Woosnam 72-71-69-75--287 $20,085
Fuzzy Zoeller 69-74-76-68--287 $20,085
David Duval 70-73-73-72--288 $13,912
Gary Hallberg 70-76-69-73--288 $13,912
Mike Hulbert 74-72-72-70--288 $13,912
Miguel Angel Jimenez 72-72-75-69--288 $13,912
Colin Montgomerie 71-74-75-68--288 $13,912
Jose Maria Olazabal 73-70-72-73--288 $13,912
Jumbo Ozaki 69-68-80-71--288 $13,912
Scott Simpson 67-75-74-72--288 $13,912
Guy Boros 73-71-74-71--289 $9,812
Curt Byrum 70-70-76-73--289 $9,812
Steve Elkington 72-73-73-71--289 $9,812
Raymond Floyd 74-72-76-67--289 $9,812
Bernhard Langer 74-67-74-74--289 $9,812
Bill Porter 73-70-79-67--289 $9,812
Curtis Strange 70-72-76-71--289 $9,812
Hal Sutton 71-74-76-68--289 $9,812
Barry Lane 74-72-71-73--290 $8,147
John Daly 71-75-74-71--291 $7,146
Nick Faldo 72-68-79-72--291 $7,146
Bradley Hughes 72-71-75-73--291 $7,146
Jim McGovern 73-69-81-68--291 $7,146
Christian Pena 74-71-76-70--291 $7,146
Omar Uresti 71-74-75-71--291 $7,146
Bob Burns 73-72-75-72--292 $5,842
Matt Gogel 73-70-73-76--292 $5,842
Peter Jacobsen 72-72-74-74--292 $5,842
Eduardo Romero 73-71-75-73--292 $5,842
Ted Tryba 71-75-73-73--292 $5,842
Greg Bruckner 70-72-73-78--293 $4,833
Brad Faxon 71-73-77-72--293 $4,833
Scott Hoch 74-72-70-77--293 $4,833
Steve Lowery 69-72-75-77--293 $4,833
Chris Perry 70-74-75-74--293 $4,833
Tom Watson 70-73-77-73--293 $4,833
John Cook 70-75-76-73--294 $3,969
David Edwards 72-74-72-76--294 $3,969
Jim Gallagher Jr. 71-75-77-71--294 $3,969
Paul Goydos 73-73-70-78--294 $3,969
Brandt Jobe 71-72-76-75--294 $3,969
Tommy Armour III 77-69-74-75--295 $3,349
Mike Brisky 71-72-77-75--295 $3,349
Tom Kite 70-72-82-71--295 $3,349
John Connelly 75-71-74-76--296 $3,039
Ben Crenshaw 72-71-79-75--297 $2,806
John Maginnes 75-71-74-77--297 $2,806
Joey Gullion 70-74-81-76--301 $2,574

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