1982 U.S. Open: Watson Over Nicklaus

The 1982 U.S. Open was the 82rd time the tournament was played. Tom Watson outduelled Jack Nicklaus for the win.

Winner: Tom Watson, 282

Where it was played: Pebble Beach Golf Links in Pebble Beach, California

Tournament dates: June 17-20, 1982

Leader after first round: Bill Rogers and Bruce Devlin, 70

Leader after second round: Bruce Devlin, 139

Leader after third round: Bill Rogers and Tom Watson, 212

Notable Notes: One of the famous shots in golf history happened at the 1982 U.S. Open: Tom Watson's chip-in on the 71st hole. Watson's chances appeared dead when his ball nestled down into deep rough off the green, with the green running away from him. It looked like Jack Nicklaus, who just finished a round of 69 to post 284, would win his fifth title here. But then Watson - after telling his caddie he was going to make it — pulled off what many observers at the scene thought was an impossible shot, knocking his chip into the cup. And one hole later, Watson was the winner by two over Nicklaus.

Final Scores

Tom Watson 72-72-68-70—282
Jack Nicklaus 74-70-71-69—284
Bobby Clampett 71-73-72-70—286
Dan Pohl 72-74-70-70—286
Bill Rogers 70-73-69-74—286
David Graham 73-72-69-73—287
Jay Haas 75-74-70-68—287
Gary Koch 78-73-69-67—287
Lanny Wadkins 73-76-67-71—287
Bruce Devlin 70-69-75-74—288
Calvin Peete 71-72-72-73—288
Chip Beck 76-75-69-69—289
Danny Edwards 71-75-73-70—289
Lyn Lott 72-71-75-71—289
Larry Rinker 74-67-75-74—290
Scott Simpson 73-69-72-76—290
J.C. Snead 73-75-71-71—290
Fuzzy Zoeller 72-76-71-71—290
Ben Crenshaw 76-74-68-73—291
Larry Nelson 74-72-74-71—291
Hal Sutton 73-76-72-70—291
Mike Brannan 75-74-71-72—292
Joe Hager 78-72-72-70—292
Gene Littler 74-75-72-71—292
John Mahaffey 77-72-70-73—292
Gil Morgan 75-75-68-74—292
Andy North 72-71-77-72—292
Craig Stadler 76-70-70-76—292
Tom Kite 73-71-75-74—293
Isao Aoki 77-74-72-71—294
Don Bies 73-74-74-73—294
George Burns 72-72-70-80—294
Peter Oosterhuis 73-78-67-76—294
Greg Powers 77-71-74-72—294
Jack Renner 74-71-77-72—294
Jim Thorpe 72-73-72-77—294
Terry Diehl 71-77-75-72—295
Bob Gilder 73-76-74-72—295
Lou Graham 75-73-74-74—296
Hale Irwin 76-75-68-77—296
Rod Nuckolls 78-73-69-76—296
Curtis Strange 74-73-74-75—296
Tom Weiskopf 74-77-73-72—296
Kermit Zarley 75-74-69-78—296
Woody Blackburn 75-73-73-76—297
Lon Hinkle 73-75-69-80—297
Johnny Miller 78-69-78-72—297
Dave Stockton 79-71-73-74—297
Raymond Floyd 78-73-75-72—298
Skeeter Heath 73-74-74-77—298
Clarence Rose 73-78-73-74—298
Bob Shearer 75-75-72-76—298
Butch Baird 72-75-78-74—299
Vance Heafner 75-74-74-76—299
Larry Ziegler 77-74-73-75—299
Tom Sieckmann 77-73-75-76—301
Ron Streck 72-77-75-77—301
Mark O'Meara 77-74-77-74—302
a-Nataniel Crosby 77-73-76-77—303
a-Corey Pavin 77-74-78-75—304
Bobby Wadkins 73-74-82-75—304
Jim King 71-77-80-77—305
Kenny Knox 76-75-77-77—305
Lloyd Monroe 79-70-78-78—305
Bill Israelson 76-69-80-83—308
Doug Tewell 75-75-79-90—319

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