On this day, In 1985 Peter Oosterhuis wins the Spalding Invitational by 4 strokes over Johnny Miller


Oosterhuis Wins Spalding Tourney

[From Associated Press] PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. — Peter Oosterhuis shot a 66 Sunday to win the $200,000 Spalding Invitational tournament with a score of 274, beating Johnny Miller by four strokes.

“Anytime you win, you feel fortunate,” Oosterhuis said. “There are a lot of good players here but a lot depends on how well they know what shots are required.”

“Two of the most important shots that I made were on the fifth and 12th hole, both par threes,” said Oosterhuis, who had nine one-putts and one three-putt.

Oosterhuis, who also won this tournament in 1983, earned $40,000, and Miller got $23,500 for second.

Going into the final round, Oosterhuis was tied with George Archer and Kathy Whitworth at 10-under par. However, he took command on the toughest stretch of the course with birdies on the eighth, ninth, 10th and 11th holes.

The Spalding Invitational

The Spalding Invitational  is a non-tour professional golf tournament. The event debuted in 1972 and is now known as the Taylormade Pebble Beach Open. The 2016 purse was $300,000 with $60,000 going to the individual winner. There is also a team competition. Professionals from the PGA TourLPGA TourPGA Tour Champions, and Web.com Tour all compete against each other. Tee placements vary for each tour, based on average driving distances.

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