The U.S. Open in the 1990s

  • Hale Irwin pulls back after missing a birdie putt on the 10th hole during an 18th hole palyoff with Mike Donald in the US Open on June 18, 1990 at Medinah Country Club.
  • Hale Irwin blasts out of a trap on the 14th hole at Medinah Country Club on June 19, 1990 during his US Open playoff with Mike Donald. The two golfers ended up tied after 18 playoff holes and Irwin birdied the 1st sudden death hole to give him his third Open title.
  • Sept. 2, 1990 - Nick Faldo teeing off at the U.S. Open in Medinah Country Club in Medinah, Illinois on June 15, 1990.
  • Hale Irwin jumps for joy after sinking a birdie putt on the 19th playoff hole Monday, June 18, 1990 with Mike Donald during the U.S. Open at Medinah Country Club in Medinah, Il.
  • U.S. Open winner Hale Irwin hugs his trophy Monday, June 19, 1990 at Medinah Country Club after his U.S. Open playoff with Mike Donald. The two golfers ended up tied after 18 playoff holes. Irwin went on to birdie the 1st sudden death hole to give him his third Open title.
  • Seve Ballesteros hits an iron off the tee during the U.S. Open golf tournament at Medinah Country Club in Medinah, Ill in June 1990.
  • Fuzzy Zoeller of Floyds Knobs, Ind. right, gets a high five from playing partner Bernhard Langer after getting a hole-in-one on the 194-yard, par-3 fourth hole during the second round of the U.S. Open in Chaska, Minn., Friday, June 14, 1991.
  • Payne Stewart watches his shot from the trap on the first green in Monday, June 17, 1991 playoff round of the U.S. Open Golf Championship in Chaska, Minn.
  • Payne Stewart holds up the winner's trophy after capturing the U.S. Open Golf Championship at Hazeltine in Chaska, Minn., Monday, June 17, 1991 in a playoff against Scott Simpson.
  • Payne Stewart left and Scott Simpson shake hands on Sunday, June 1991 after completing their final round of the U.S. Open tied at 6-under-par 282. Simpson bogeyed the last hole forcing a tie with Stewart and an 18-hole playoff on Monday.
  • A bridge at Hazeltine National was named in honor of Payne Stewart, the 1991 U.S. Open Champion at Hazeltine.
  • Payne Stewart after winning the 1991 U.S. Open at Hazeltine National.
  • Payne Stewart during the 1991 U.S. Open at the Hazeltine National.
  • The Stewarts – Tracey, Payne and 5-year-old Chelsea – with the 1991 U.S. Open trophy.
  • Jack Nicklaus, winner of the 1992 U.S. Open at Pebble Beach, takes a practice chip from the deep rough near the fifth green at Pebble Beach during practice round for the U.S. Open on June 15, 1992.
  • Golfer Andy Dillard checks his ball after sinking a birdie putt on the fifth green during the first round of the U.S. Open, June 18, 1992, in Pebble Beach, Calif. Dillard, playing in his first U.S. Open, tied an Open record by scoring birdies on the first six holes.
  • Tom Kite reacts as his ball drops in the cup to save par on the 13th hole during third round play of the U.S. Open Saturday, June 20, 1992 in Pebble Beach, Calif. Kite finished at 3 under par for the tournament.
  • Lee Janzen of Kissimmee, Fla., chips to the sixth green during the third round of the U.S. Open at Baltusrol Golf Club in Springfield, N.J. Saturday, June 19, 1993. Janzen shot 67 on Friday for a tournament-leading-6 under 134, tying the Open's 36 hole scoring record Jack Nicklaus en route to winning in 1980 at Baltusrol.
  • Payne Stewart reacts to his missed birdie putt on the 13th hole during the U.S. Open in Springfield, N.J., in this June 20, 1993 photo. A Learjet co-owned by golf champion Payne Stewart flew uncontrolled over the nation's heartland for hours Monday Oct. 25, 1999 before crashing in South Dakota, apparently with five people aboard. There were no survivors. Government officials feared that Stewart was among the victims.
  • Lee Janzen hugs his caddy, Dan Huber, after winning the U.S. Open Golf Tournament at Baltusrol Golf Club in Springfield, N.J. on June 20, 1993.
  • Lee Janzen of Kissimmee, Fla., shows off the U.S. Open championship trophy Sunday, June 20, 1993 at Baltusrol Golf Club in Springfield, N.J.
  • Arnold Palmer acknowledges the crowd as he leaves the 18th green at the U.S. Open at Oakmont, Pa., June 17, 1994. Palmer did not make the cut, finishing at 16 over par. He called this his last U.S. Open.
  • Ernie Els holds up his trophy after winning the US Open golf tournament in Oakmont, Pa., in this June 20, 1994 file photo.
  • Greg Norman drops to his knees after missing a birdie putt on the sixth hole during the final round of the 95th U.S. Open at the Shinnecock Hills Golf Club in Southampton, N.Y., Sunday, June 18, 1995.
  • Jack Nicklaus watches his drive from the third tee during the U.S. Open practice round at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club in Southampton, N.Y., on Wednesday, June 14, 1995. This may be his last U.S. Open.
  • Corey Pavin holds the trophy on the 18th green after winning the 95th U.S. Open at the Shinnecock Hills Golf Club in Southampton, N.Y., Sunday, June 18, 1995.
  • Steve Jones celebrates after winning the U.S. Open on Sunday, June 16, 1996, at the Oakland Hills Country Club in Bloomfield Hills, Mich.
  • Tom Lehman hits out of a fairway bunker on the 18th hole Sunday, June 16, 1996, during the final round of the U.S. Open at Oakland Hills Country Club in Bloomfield, Mich. Lehman bogeyed the hole, missing the chance for a playoff with Steve Jones.
  • 1996 U.S. Open champion Steve Jones kisses the trophy on the 18th green Sunday, June 16, 1996, at Oakland Hills Country Club in Bloomfield, Mich.
  • Davis Love III of Sea Island, Ga., celebrates after making birdie on the eighth hole during the final round of the U.S. Open on Sunday, June 16, 1996, at the Oakland Hills Country Club in Bloomfield Hills, Mich.
  • April 20, 1997 - Tom Lehman hits from the twelfth fairway during the final round of the U.S. Open Sunday, June 15, 1997, at the Congressional CC in Bethesda, Md.
  • Tiger Woods, of Windermere, Fla., tees off at the first hole during the final round of the U.S. Open Sunday, June 15, 1997, at the Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Md.
  • Tom Lehman, of Scottsdale, Ariz., hits from the twelfth fairway during the final round of the U.S. Open Sunday, June 15, 1997, at the Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Md.
  • Ernie Els, of South Africa, holds up the trophy after winning the U.S. Open Sunday, June 15, 1997, at the Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Md.
  • Ernie Els, of South Africa, hugs his caddie Ricci Roberts after finishing the U.S. Open Sunday, June 15, 1997, at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Md. Els won the 1997 U.S. Open Championship.
  • Ernie Els, of South Africa, kisses the trophy after winning the 1997 U.S. Open Sunday, June 15, 1997, at the Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Md.
  • Ernie Els, of South Africa, celebrates after finishing the 18th hole of the final round of the U.S. Open Sunday, June 15, 1997, at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Md. Els won the 1997 U.S. Open championship.
  • 1998 U.S Open Champion Lee Janzen wipes a tear from his eye while being presented with the trophy after the final round of the 1998 U.S. Open Golf Championship at the Lake Course of the Olympic Club in San Francisco, Calif., Sunday, June 21, 1998. Janzen beat Payne Stewart by one stroke to win.
  • Casey Martin watches his shot on the 9th fairway during a practice day of the 1998 U.S. Open Championship on the Lake Course of the Olympic Club in San Francisco, Calif., Tuesday, June 16, 1998. Martin's cart, used because of a circulatory disorder in his right leg, is in the background.
  • Payne Stewart, of Orlando, Fla., reacts after making a birdie putt on the second hole during the second round of the 1998 U.S. Open Championship at the Lake Course of the Olympic Club in San Francisco, Calif., Friday, June 19, 1998. Stewart started the round in the lead at 4-under-par.
  • 1998 U.S. Open Champion Lee Janzen shows his trophy to the gallery and photographers during the final round of the 1998 U.S. Open Championship at the Lake Course of the Olympic Club in San Francisco, Calif., Sunday, June 21, 1998.
  • Payne Stewart reacts to a birdie putt during the 1998 U.S. Open in San Francisco.
  • Payne Stewart reacts to a birdie putt on the 18th hole en route to a 66 on the opening day of the 1998 U.S. Open at the Olympic Club in San Francisco.
  • Payne Stewart, of Orlando, Fla., holds up the PGA Championship trophy after his come-from-behind vicotory at Kemper Lakes in this Aug. 13, 1989 photo, in Hawthorn Woods, Ill. Stewart, this year's U.S. Open Champion and winner of 18 tournaments around the world, including three major championships, died in a plane crash, Monday Oct. 25, 1999. He was 42.
  • Phil Mickelson, right, congratulates Payne Stewart after Stewart won the U.S. Open at the Pinehurst Resort & Country Club's No. 2 course in Pinehurst, N.C. on Sunday, June 20, 1999. Stewart beat Mickelson by one stroke, sinking a putt for par on the 18th hole. Stewart's final score was 1-under-par 279.
  • Tiger Woods, of Windermere, Fla., celebrates a birdie on the 16th hole during the final round of the U.S. Open at the Pinehurst Resort & Country Club's No. 2 course in Pinehurst, N.C. on Sunday, June 20, 1999.
  • David Duval, of Jacksonville Beach, Fla., hits his second shot from a bunker at the par-3, sixth hole as playing partner Payne Stewart waits on the green during the third round of the U.S. Open at the Pinehurst Resort & Country Club's No. 2 course in Pinehurst, N.C. on Saturday, June 19, 1999. Duval made bogey on the hole.
  • Payne Stewart celebrates after winning the U.S. Open golf championship at the Pinehurst No. 2 course in Pinehurst, N.C., June 20, 1999. The course that frustrated the world's best players during two U.S. Opens and tested the toughness of countless other duffers celebrates its 100th birthday resolute in its status as one of the sport's toughest courses to tame.
  • Payne Stewart embraces Phil Mickelson after Stewart sank his winning putt on the 18th green at Pinehurst No. 2 during the final round of the U.S. Open in 1999.
  • Payne Stewart celebrates after sinking his winning putt on the 18th green at Pinehurst during the final round of the 1999 U.S. Open.
  • Payne Stewart celebrates after sinking his winning putt on the 18th green to win the 1999 U.S. Open.