1984 U.S. Open Golf Tournament Winner and Scores

The 1984 U.S. Open was the 84th time the tournament was played, and it came down to an 18-hole playoff between Fuzzy Zoeller and Greg Norman.

Winner: Fuzzy Zoeller, 276

Where it was played: Winged Foot Golf Club in Mamaroneck, New York

Tournament dates: June 14-18, 1984

Leader after first round: Jim Thorpe, Hale Irwin, Mike Donald and Hubert Green, 68

Leader after second round: Hale Irwin, 136

Leader after third round: Hale Irwin, 205

What Happened at the 1984 U.S. Open

This is the tournament where Fuzzy Zoeller waved the white flag, then forced Greg Norman's surrender the next day. Zoeller and Norman tied at 276 after 72 holes, so they played an 18-hole playoff. And the playoff, unfortunately for Norman, was no contest. Zoeller won by eight strokes, 67 to 75. Both players started the playoff with birdies, but then Norman double-bogeyed, bogeyed and bogeyed, and never recovered.

Hale Irwin held or shared the lead following the first, second and third rounds, but blew up in the final round with a 79. That gave Zoeller (70 in Round 4) and Norman (69) the chance to pull away, and their 276 scores were five strokes better than anyone else in the field.

Norman was playing one group ahead of Zoeller in the final round. 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: Zoeller lead by five after nine holes. On the final green of the playoff, Norman waved a white towel himself, only this time the surrender was real. Zoeller's 67 remains the lowest score ever shot in U.S. Open playoffs.

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

Arnold Palmer's streak of playing in 31 consecutive U.S. Opens ended here. Palmer had played every U.S. Open since 1953. This was also the last U.S. Open at which Gary Player made the cut. Player, the 1965 U.S. Open winner, tied for 43rd place.

1984 U.S. Open Scores

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

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