1994 U.S. Open: First for Els

The 1994 U.S. Open was the 94th edition of the tournament. It ended in an 18-hole, Monday playoff.

Winner: Ernie Els, 279

Where it was played: Oakmont Country Club in Oakmont, Pennsylvania

Tournament dates: June 16-20, 1994

Leader after first round: Tom Watson, 68

Leader after second round: Colin Montgomerie, 136

Leader after third round: Ernie Els, 206

Notable Notes: Ernie Els survived a 3-man playoff to claim his first major title, also his first USPGA Tour victory. Els, Loren Roberts and Colin Montgomerie all tied at 279 in regulation, so played an 18-hole playoff. Montgomerie struggled on the front nine with a 42, and finished at 78. But Els and Roberts were still tied at 74, so they continued to sudden-death. And Els finally won it on the second extra hole - the 20th playoff hole overall - with a par to Roberts' bogey.

Final Scores

Ernie Els 69-71-66-73—279
Colin Montgomerie 71-65-73-70—279
Loren Roberts 76-69-64-70—279
Curtis Strange 70-70-70-70—280
John Cook 73-65-73-71—282
Clark Dennis 71-71-70-71—283
Greg Norman 71-71-69-72—283
Tom Watson 68-73-68-74—283
Jeff Maggert 71-68-75-70—284
Frank Nobilo 69-71-68-76—284
Jeff Sluman 72-69-72-71—284
Duffy Waldorf 74-68-73-69—284
David Edwards 73-65-75-72—285
Scott Hoch 72-72-70-71—285
Jim McGovern 73-69-74-69—285
Fred Couples 72-71-69-74—286
Steve Lowery 71-71-68-76—286
Seve Ballesteros 72-72-70-73—287
Hale Irwin 69-69-71-78—287
Scott Verplank 70-72-75-70—287
Steve Pate 74-66-71-77—288
Sam Torrance 72-71-76-69—288
Bernhard Langer 72-72-73-72—289
Kirk Triplett 70-71-71-77—289
Chip Beck 73-73-70-74—290
Craig Parry 78-68-71-73—290
Mike Springer 74-72-73-71—290
Lennie Clements 73-71-73-75—292
Jim Furyk 74-69-74-75—292
Davis Love III 74-72-74-72—292
Jack Nicklaus 69-70-77-76—292
Jumbo Ozaki 70-73-69-80—292
Fulton Allem 73-70-74-76—293
Mark Carnevale 75-72-76-70—293
Ben Crenshaw 71-74-70-78—293
Brad Faxon 73-69-71-80—293
Tom Kite 73-71-72-77—293
Tom Lehman 77-68-73-75—293
Peter Baker 73-73-73-75—294
Bradley Hughes 71-72-77-74—294
Gordon J. Brand 73-71-73-77—294
Brandt Jobe 72-74-68-80—294
Fran Quinn 75-72-73-75—295
Fred Funk 74-71-74-77—296
Paul Goydos 74-72-79-71—296
Don Walsworth 71-75-73-77—296
David Berganio Jr. 73-72-76-76—297
Olin Browne 74-73-77-73—297
Tim Dunlavey 76-70-78-73—297
Mike Emery Jr. 74-73-75-75—297
Jim Gallagher Jr. 74-68-77-78—297
Barry Lane 77-70-76-74—297
Wayne Levi 76-70-73-78—297
Phil Mickelson 75-70-73-79—297
Tommy Armour III 73-73-79-73—298
Hugh Royer III 72-71-77-78—298
Scott Simpson 74-73-73-78—298
Steven Richardson 74-73-76-76—299
Fuzzy Zoeller 76-70-76-77—299
Doug Martin 76-70-74-81—301
Dave Rummells 71-74-82-74—301
Emlyn Aubrey 72-69-81-80—302
Ed Humenik 74-72-81-75—302
Mike Smith 74-73-78-77—302

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