- Associated Press - Friday, July 22, 2016

SPRINGFIELD, N.J. (AP) - A capsule look at major championship held at Baltusrol, site of the 98th PGA Championship to be played July 28-31:

Major: 2005 PGA Championship (Lower Course)

Winner: Phil Mickelson

Score: 276

Margin: 1 shot

Runner-up: Steve Elkington, Thomas Bjorn

Summary: Mickelson was tied for the lead in the 18th fairway when he tapped the plaque commemorating Jack Nicklaus’ 1-iron to the green when he won the 1967 U.S. Open. Mickelson missed the green to the right, but chipped to 2 feet for a tap-in birdie and his second major championship. It finished on Monday because of rain. Tiger Woods, who had finished at 2-under 278, was so certain there wouldn’t be a playoff that he flew home to Florida.

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Major: 1993 U.S. Open (Lower Course)

Winner: Lee Janzen

Score: 272

Margin: 2 shots

Runner-up: Payne Stewart

Noteworthy: Janzen became the second player to win a U.S. Open with all four rounds in the 60s, and he tied the U.S. Open record that Jack Nicklaus set in 1980, also at Baltusrol. This was the first of Janzen’s two U.S. Open titles. He would win again five years later at Olympic Club, again with Stewart as the runner-up. John Daly became the first player to reach the 630-yard 17th hole in two with a drive and a 1-iron.

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Major: 1980 U.S. Open (Lower Course)

Winner: Jack Nicklaus

Score: 272

Margin: 2 shots

Runner-up: Isao Aoki

Noteworthy: Tom Weiskopf became the second player to shoot 63 in the U.S. Open in the first round, only for Jack Nicklaus to match him on the same day. Nicklaus had a 3-foot putt for 62 and missed it. Weiskopf followed with a 75-76-75 and finished 17 shots behind. The threat came from Isao Aoki, who caught Nicklaus after 54 holes but couldn’t keep up with the Golden Bear. Nicklaus won his 16th major at age 40.

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Major: 1967 U.S. Open (Lower Course)

Winner: Jack Nicklaus

Score: 275

Margin: 4 shots

Runner-up: Arnold Palmer

Noteworthy: Nicklaus closed with a 65 to break the U.S. Open scoring record for 72 holes that had stood since Ben Hogan at Riviera in 1948. Nicklaus and Palmer started the final round one shot behind amateur Marty Fleckman, who shot 80. Arnold Palmer became the first player to twice post a sub-280 score in the U.S. Open, but it wasn’t enough to keep Nicklaus from his second U.S. Open title. He would break his own record 13 years later at Baltusrol.

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Major: 1954 U.S. Open (Lower Course)

Winner: Ed Furgol

Score: 284

Margin: 1 shot

Runner-up: Gene Littler

Noteworthy: Furgol won his only major by closing with a 72 to hold off Gene Littler, who had won the 1953 U.S. Amateur the year before. Defending champion Ben Hogan, who two months earlier had lost in a playoff to Sam Snead at the Masters, was two shots behind going into the 36-hole final day but shot 76 in the third round and never mounted a charge.

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Major: 1936 US. Open (Upper Course)

Winner: Tony Manero

Score: 282

Margin: 2 shots

Runner-up: Harry Cooper

Noteworthy: The U.S. Open record score had stood for 20 years until Tony Manero shattered it with a closing 67 for what turned out to be his only major. As much attention fell to Harry “Lighthorse” Cooper. He had the 54-hole lead at the Masters in April, only to shoot 76 in the final round and finish one shot behind Horton Smith. At the U.S. Open, he had the 54-hole lead and shot 73 to finish two shots behind. It was Cooper’s third 54-hole lead in a major. He never won one.

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Major: 1915 U.S. Open (Old Course)

Winner: Jerome Travers

Score: 297

Margin: 1 shot

Runner-up: Tom McNamara

Noteworthy: Travers was the second amateur to win the U.S. Open, following Francis Ouimet two years earlier at Brookline. He previously had won the U.S. Amateur four times. He did not return to defend. In fact, he never entered another U.S. Open. Travers had a successful career on Wall Street.

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Major: 1903 U.S. Open (Old Course)

Winner: Willie Anderson

Score: 307

Margin: Playoff (82-84)

Runner-up: David Brown

Noteworthy: Anderson shares the U.S. Open record of four victories with Bobby Jones, Ben Hogan and Jack Nicklaus. This was his second, and the first of three in a row. He shot 82 in the last round and was caught by David Brown, the 1886 British Open champion who closed with a 76. Anderson shot another 82 in the playoff, but it was enough to beat Brown by two shots. The victory paid $200.

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