- Associated Press - Saturday, June 9, 2012

A capsule look at the four previous U.S. Opens held at The Olympic Club in San Francisco, where the 112th U.S. Open will be played June 14-17:

Year: 1998

Winner: Lee Janzen

Score: 280

Runner-up: Payne Stewart

Margin: 1 shot

Earnings: $535,000

Recap: Janzen joined the group of surprise U.S. Open champions at Olympic when he closed with a 68. Janzen was five shots behind going into the final round, and was seven shots out of the lead with two early bogeys. He was headed for another one at the par-4 fifth when his ball lodged in a tree. Janzen was headed back to the tee when it fell out, and he wound up chipping it to save par. Stewart gave up the lead with back-to-back bogeys early on the back nine, and he fell one shot behind with a bogey on the 16th. His 25-foot birdie putt on the 18th to force a playoff broke low of the cup. Stewart became the fourth 54-hole leader at Olympic who failed to win, closing with a 74. Tom Lehman played in the final group at the U.S. Open for the fourth straight year, shot 75 and tied for fifth. The low amateur was Matt Kuchar, who tied for 14th.

Quote: “Lee Janzen shot a 68. No one who was in contention in the golf tournament shot in the 60s today but Lee Janzen. Give him credit.” _ Payne Stewart.

Year: 1987

Winner: Scott Simpson

Score: 277

Runner-up: Tom Watson

Margin: 1 shot

Earnings: $150,000

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