1973 U.S. Open Golf Championship Winner and Scores

The 1973 U.S. Open was the 73rd time the tournament was played and it featured one of golf's most famous rounds. That round sent Johnny Miller to the championship.

Winner: Johnny Miller, 279

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

Tournament dates: June 14-17, 1973

Leader after first round: Gary Player, 67

Leader after second round: Gary Player, 137

Leader after third round: Arnold Palmer, Julius Boros, John Schlee and Jerry Heard, 210

Notable Notes: One of the most famous rounds in golf history happened here: Johnny Miller's final-round, 8-under, 63. Miller was a player of promise in the early 1970s, but his achievement here made him a star.

After a 76 in the third round, Miller was six shots off the lead entering the final round, tied for 13th place. He started Round 4 with four consecutive birdies, then just kept hitting fairways and greens and making putts. He birdied four of the first five holes of the back nine, and he moved into a tie for the lead after completing the 14th hole. Another birdie on the 15th gave him the lead.

Miller lipped out a 20-foot putt on the final hole that would have given him a 62. He finished with a 63, which gave Miller the clubhouse lead at 279. Having teed off more than an hour ahead of the final pairing, he then waited to see if anyone could catch him. Nobody did.

Miller's 63 wasn't just the new, 18-hole U.S. Open scoring record, it was the first round of 63 recorded in any of the four major championships of men's professional golf. Miller hit 18 out of 18 greens in regulation during the round. Only five other golfers broke 70 in the final round.

1973 U.S. Open Final Scores

Johnny Miller 71-69-76-63—279
John Schlee 73-70-67-70—280
Tom Weiskopf 73-69-69-70—281
Lee Trevino 70-72-70-70—282
Arnold Palmer 71-71-68-72—282
Jack Nicklaus 71-69-74-68—282
Julius Boros 73-69-68-73—283
Jerry Heard 74-70-66-73—283
Lanny Wadkins 74-69-75-65—283
Jim Colbert 70-68-74-72—284
Bob Charles 71-69-72-74—286
Gary Player 67-70-77-73—287
Al Geiberger 73-72-71-72—288
Larry Ziegler 73-74-69-72—288
Ralph Johnston 71-73-76-68—288
Raymond Floyd 70-73-75-71—289
a-Vinny Giles 74-69-74-73—290
Gene Littler 71-74-70-76—291
Rocky Thompson 73-71-71-76—291
Denny Lyons 72-74-75-72—293
Hale Irwin 73-74-75-71—293
Rod Funseth 75-74-70-74—293
Bobby Nichols 75-71-74-73—293
Bob Murphy 77-70-75-71—293
Bert Yancey 73-70-75-76—294
Tom Shaw 73-71-74-76—294
Frank Beard 74-75-68-77—294
Miller Barber 74-71-71-78—294
Charles Coody 74-74-73-74—295
John Mahaffey 74-72-74-75—295
Chi Chi Rodriguez 75-71-75-74—295
Sam Snead 75-74-73-73—295
Don Bies 77-73-73-72—295
Bob Erickson 73-74-76-73—296
Larry Wise 74-73-76-73—296
George Archer 76-73-74-73—296
Bud Allin 78-67-74-77—296
Gene Borek 77-65-80-75—297
Deane Beman 73-75-75-75—298
Cesar Sanudo 75-73-76-74—298
Paul Moran 75-74-76-73—298
Mac Hunter Jr. 77-73-72-76—298
Billy Ziobro 77-69-77-75—298
Dave Stockton 77-73-77-71—298
Grier Jones 73-76-76-74—299
Joe Campbell 74-76-74-75—299
Roger Ginsberg 74-75-73-77—299
Lee Elder 72-77-78-72—299
Art Wall Jr. 73-77-71-78—299
Tommy Aaron 78-71-72-78—299
Forrest Fezler 78-69-80-72—299
Butch Baird 75-74-75-76—300
Tony Jacklin T 75-75-73-77—300
Larry Wood 79-71-76-74—300
Chris Blocker 73-76-78-74—301
David Glenz 76-74-71-80—301
a-Gary Koch 74-74-79-75—302
David Graham 73-77-77-76—303
John Gentile 72-74-78-79—303
Bob Goalby 72-77-79-75—303
Jim Jamieson 74-76-79-74—303
John Lister 76-74-80-73—303
Greg Powers 79-70-77-79—305
Tom Joyce 78-70-81-76—305
George Bayer 72-77-82-79—310

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