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1977 Recap

Dates: May 19-22,1977

Purse: $238,260

Par: 36-36=72

Yardage: 7,101 yards

Recap: click to view

Leaders:

First Round : Bobby Wadkins, with seven-under 29 on the back nine, tied Mark Lye at four-under 68, two ahead of Bruce Lietzke, Jerry McGee, Gary Player and Chi Chi Rodriguez. Second Round : McGee and Player were tied at six-under l38, with Fuzzy Zoeller at l39. Third Round : Wadkins, with a 69, moved into a one-stroke lead at 209, with Nicklaus at 210 and Mark Lye 211.

Cut Notes: 75 players at nine-over 153.

Missed Cut: Tom Aaron (75-80-MC), E. Perez Acosta (74-86-MC), Miller Barber (75-80-MC), Woody Blackburn (76-79-MC), Ben Crenshaw (87-73-MC), Dale Douglass (78-78-MC), John Fought (84-75-MC), Ron Funseth (78-78-MC), Al Geiberger (75-79-MC), Bob Goalby (88-78-MC), Mike Hill (81-84-MC), Barry Jaeckel (73-81-MC), Bill Kratzert (77-82-MC), Bob Menne (78-79-MC), Bob Nichols (80-78-MC), Greg Norman (78-78-MC), Calvin Peete (79-76-MC), Bill Rogers (82-76-MC), Mason Rudolph (79-80 MC), Ed Sabo (75-80-MC), Bill Sander (79-77-MC), Bob Shearer (77-79-MC), Dan Sikes (79-78-MC), Craig Stadler (84-79-MC), Alan Tapie (78-76-MC), Howard Twitty (73-84-MC), Bob Walzel (82-81-MC), Ed Pearce (82-DQ), Steve Melnyk (WD).

Weather: Thursday and Friday hot and humid, with little wind. Saturday, hot with wind picking up in afternoon. Sunday, hot and cloudy. There was a 20-minute delay due to threat of lightning at 3p.m. to 3:20 p.m. Suspended again at 4:10, and play resumed at 6:30. Suspended a third time at 7:39 with 10 players on course. Play did not resume until 9 a.m., Monday.

1977 Final Leaderboard

Name R1 R2 R3 R4 Tot Purse
1 Jack Nicklaus 72 68 70 71 281 $45,000
2 Hubert Green 71 71 72 69 283 $25,650
3 Tom Watson 71 70 73 71 285 $15,975
4 Lou Graham 77 70 70 70 287 $10,575
5 Chi Chi Rodriguez 70 76 73 69 288 $8,662
  Fuzzy Zoeller 72 67 78 71 288 $8,662
7 Lee Trevino 72 74 72 71 289 $6,375
  Bob Murphy 72 72 73 72 289 $6,375
  Gary Player 70 68 76 75 289 $6,375
  Joe Inman 71 73 71 74 289 $6,375
11 Lyn Lott 71 75 74 70 290 $4,950
  Bobby Wadkins 68 72 69 81 290 $4,950
13 Andy Bean 74 72 72 74 292 $3,937
  Tom Kite 73 70 74 75 292 $3,937
  Bruce Devlin 71 74 72 75 292 $3,937
  David Graham 74 70 68 80 292 $3,937
17 Tom Purtzer 76 68 75 74 293 $3,037
  Bob Wynn 76 75 69 73 293 $3,037
  Mark Lye 68 73 70 82 293 $3,037
  Bruce Lietzke 70 76 73 74 293 $3,037
21 Danny Edwards 72 73 78 71 294 $1,986
  John Schroeder 74 73 74 73 294 $1,986
  J.C. Snead 71 73 77 73 294 $1,986
  Peter Oosterhuis 74 71 75 74 294 $1,986
  Dave Stockton 71 76 73 74 294 $1,986
  Ray Floyd 72 75 73 74 294 $1,986
  Bob E. Smith 76 71 72 75 294 $1,986
  Gibby Gilbert 72 70 75 77 294 $1,986
29 Mac McLendon 75 75 75 70 295 $1,429
  Rik Massengale 73 73 75 74 295 $1,429
  Joe Porter,III 75 74 72 74 295 $1,429
  Charles Coody 78 72 71 74 295 $1,429
33 Jerry McGee 70 68 79 78 295 $1,429
  Roger Maltbie 72 75 70 78 295 $1,429
35 Jim Simons 73 74 76 73 296 $1,111
  Arnold Palmer 79 74 70 73 296 $1,111
  Gary McCord 71 73 76 76 296 $1,111
  Tom Jenkins 77 74 69 76 296 $1,111
  Victor Regalado 72 76 70 78 296 $1,111
40 George Archer 76 75 74 72 297 $980
  Don Bies 71 79 74 73 297 $980
  Hale Irwin 72 75 74 76 297 $980
  Lon Hinkle 77 72 71 77 297 $980
  Tom Weiskopf 71 71 73 82 297 $980
45 Wally Armstrong 77 76 72 73 298 $940
  Forrest Fezler 75 75 75 73 298 $940
  Gene Littler 76 75 70 77 298 $940
48 Leonard Thompson 76 72 78 73 299 $890
  Andy North 73 74 77 75 299 $890
  Johnny Miller 74 72 77 76 299 $890
  Ed Sneed 74 74 75 76 299 $890
  Homero Blancas 73 74 76 76 299 $890
  Stan Lee 75 76 71 77 299 $890
  Gill Morgan 76 75 68 80 299 $890
55 Kosaka Shimada 75 74 76 75 300 $840
  Orville Moody 76 76 74 74 300 $840
  Fred Martin 71 75 77 77 300 $840
58 Butch Baird 74 79 73 75 301 $806
  Art Wall,Jr. 72 80 73 76 301 $806
  Jim Masserio 77 73 74 77 301 $806
  Mike McCullough 74 74 76 77 301 $806
62 Frank Beard 79 73 76 74 302 $782
  George Burns 76 73 78 75 302 $782
  Bob Gilder 76 72 76 78 302 $782
  John Schlee 77 72 74 79 302 $782
66 Mike Morley 74 72 83 74 303 $767
  Gay Brewer,Jr. 76 76 78 73 303 $767
68 Larry Nelson 75 78 76 75 304 $757
  George Cadle 74 78 78 74 304 $757
  Dale Hayes 77 75 75 78 305 $757
71 Lu Liang-Huan 75 77 78 76 306 $750
  Ron Cerrudo 76 77 75 78 306 $750
  John Lister 75 74 74 83 306 $750
  Rod Curl 75 77 81 74 307 $750
  Rex Caldwell,Jr. 73 80 80 82 315 $750

1977 Recap

Dates: May 19-22,1977

Purse: $238,260

Par: 36-36=72

Yardage: 7,101 yards

Recap: click to view

Leaders:

First Round : Bobby Wadkins, with seven-under 29 on the back nine, tied Mark Lye at four-under 68, two ahead of Bruce Lietzke, Jerry McGee, Gary Player and Chi Chi Rodriguez. Second Round : McGee and Player were tied at six-under l38, with Fuzzy Zoeller at l39. Third Round : Wadkins, with a 69, moved into a one-stroke lead at 209, with Nicklaus at 210 and Mark Lye 211.

Cut Notes: 75 players at nine-over 153.

Missed Cut: Tom Aaron (75-80-MC), E. Perez Acosta (74-86-MC), Miller Barber (75-80-MC), Woody Blackburn (76-79-MC), Ben Crenshaw (87-73-MC), Dale Douglass (78-78-MC), John Fought (84-75-MC), Ron Funseth (78-78-MC), Al Geiberger (75-79-MC), Bob Goalby (88-78-MC), Mike Hill (81-84-MC), Barry Jaeckel (73-81-MC), Bill Kratzert (77-82-MC), Bob Menne (78-79-MC), Bob Nichols (80-78-MC), Greg Norman (78-78-MC), Calvin Peete (79-76-MC), Bill Rogers (82-76-MC), Mason Rudolph (79-80 MC), Ed Sabo (75-80-MC), Bill Sander (79-77-MC), Bob Shearer (77-79-MC), Dan Sikes (79-78-MC), Craig Stadler (84-79-MC), Alan Tapie (78-76-MC), Howard Twitty (73-84-MC), Bob Walzel (82-81-MC), Ed Pearce (82-DQ), Steve Melnyk (WD).

Weather: Thursday and Friday hot and humid, with little wind. Saturday, hot with wind picking up in afternoon. Sunday, hot and cloudy. There was a 20-minute delay due to threat of lightning at 3p.m. to 3:20 p.m. Suspended again at 4:10, and play resumed at 6:30. Suspended a third time at 7:39 with 10 players on course. Play did not resume until 9 a.m., Monday.