The other situation occurred on the 13th tee when the pair was lagging eight minutes behind the two hours and 26 minutes allotted to that point. "Please pick it up, Greg," Holland said to Norman as they walked up the 13th fairway. "We're behind." He repeated his message, through the reporter, to Ozaki. Both players nodded at Holland's warning. By the 16th fairway they had made up the time. At 18, Norman holed the final putt of the day at 6:20 p.m., exactly on schedule.
Sunday, June 18
It was a lovely party, the USGA's champagne toast to Corey Pavin. The toasting tradition began in 1978 when the USGA decided it wanted to privately honor its new champion.
This evening, several hundred men and women gathered in the dining room of Shinnecock's historic clubhouse. All were sipping bubbly and nibbling pigs-in-blankets, clams and stuffed mushrooms.
When Pavin arrived at 7:45 p.m., Judy Bell, a USGA vice president, raised her glass and shouted, "Corey, welcome to your party. To the golfer who strives for it, winning the Open gives the most satisfaction. And to know for one week you were the best player in the world."
Pavin, moist-eyed, held the Havemeyer trophy as he said, "This is the first time I got tears in my eyes at a golf tournament. It's starting to hit me, what this means."
After signing autographs and with the sun almost setting, the champion excused himself and headed up to the clubhouse roof. There he joined his wife, Shannon, and a few friends, including Lee and Beverly Janzen, for a very private toast. Pavin grabbed a glass from his wife. "I haven't even had a sip yet," he said as he tasted the fruits of his victory.