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The US Open

The US Open


A Brief History Of The US Open

America's national golf championship was born of humble origins.
The organization that later became the current U.S. Golf Association was formed in 1894 and decided to run a national amateur championship, and the US Open.

The first US Open was held in 1895 on the nine-hole course of Newport Golf and Country Club. But it wasn't until 1913 that the US Open took off and escaped the shadow of the more prestigious US Amateur championship.

It took a stunning win by Francis Ouimet, a 20-year-old American amateur, to raise the tournament's profile.

He beat famous English professionals Harry Vardon and Ted Ray in a play-off.

And afterwards the US Open evolved into America's most important golf event.

The championship's popularity was also boosted by Georgia amateur Bobby Jones, who won the US Open four times - 1923, 1926, 1929, 1930. In 1922 spectator tickets were introduced for the first time.

Two years later, there were so many players seeking entry to the tournament that qualifying rounds were introduced.

In 1954, the US Open course was roped from tee to green for the first time.

That year also marked the first national television coverage as everyone wanted to see the action! Looking at the list of names who have won the US Open you see the likes of Bobby Jones, Ben Hogan, Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus.

And in recent years the event has been won by the modern giants of the game: Tiger Woods, Ernie Els and the late Payne Stewart.

It is a measure of how hard it is to win a US Open, that it is said 72 pars can be enough to take the prize.
The US Open Honours
Most Victories
Willie Anderson (1901, 1903, 1904, 1905)
Robert T. Jones Jr. (1923, 1926, 1929, 1930)
Ben Hogan (1948, 1950, 1951, 1953)
Jack Nicklaus (1962, 1967, 1972, 1980)
Second-Place Finishes
4 Robert T. (Bobby) Jones Jr. (1922, 1924, 1925, 1928)
4 Sam Snead (1937, 1947, 1949, 1953)
4 Arnold Palmer (1962, 1963, 1966, 1967)
4 Jack Nicklaus (1960, 1968, 1971, 1982)
Largest Margin of Victory
15 Strokes - Tiger Woods (272) Pebble Beach (Calif.) Golf Links, 2000
Lowest Winning Scores
272 - Jack Nicklaus (63-71-70-68), Baltusrol G.C. (Lower Course), Springfield, N.J., 1980
Lowest Rounds
63 (8 under) - Johnny Miller, final round, Oakmont (Pa.) C.C., 1973
Oldest Winners
Hale Irwin, 1990 - 45 years, 15 days old
Youngest Winners
John J. McDermott, 1911 - 19 years, 10 months, 14 days old
Most Consecutive Wins
3 Willie Anderson (1903, 1904, 1905)
Most Top-5 Finishes
11 Willie Anderson, 11 Jack Nicklaus
Wire-to-Wire Winners
Previous Winners Of The US Open

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Venue
Congressional
Pebble Beach Golf Links
Bethpage State Park
Torrey Pines Golf Course
Oakmont Country Club
Winged Foot Golf Club
Pinehurst, N.C
Shinnecock Hills G.C.
Olympia Fields C.C.
Bethpage State Park
Southern Hills C.C.
Pebble Beach G.L.
No. 2 Course at Pinehurst
The Olympic Club
Congressional C.C.
Oakland Hills C.C.
Shinnecock Hills G.C.
Oakmont C.C.
Baltusrol G.C.
Pebble Beach G.L.
Hazeltine National G.C.
Medinah C.C.
Oak Hill C.C.
The Country Club
The Olympic Club
Shinnecock Hills G.C.
Oakland Hills C.C.
Winged Foot G.C.
Oakmont C.C.
Pebble Beach G.L.
Merion G.C.
Baltusrol G.C.
Inverness Club
Cherry Hills C.C.
Southern Hills C.C.
Atlanta Athletic C.
Medinah C.C.
Winged Foot G.C.
Oakmont C.C.
Pebble Beach G.L.
Merion G.C.
Hazeltine National G.C.
Champions G.C.
Oak Hill C.C.
Baltusrol G.C.
Olympic Club
Bellerive C.C.
Congressional C.C.
The Country Club
Oakmont C.C.
Oakland Hills C.C.
Cherry Hills C.C.
Winged Foot G.C.
Southern Hills C.C.
Inverness Club
Oak Hill C.C.
Olympic Club
Baltusrol G.C.
Oakmont C.C.
Northwood Club
Oakland Hills C.C.
Merion G.C.
Medinah C.C.
Riviera C.C.
St. Louis C.C.
Canterbury G.C.
Winner



Tiger Woods
Angel Cabrera
Geoff Ogilvy
Michael Campbell
Retief Goosen
Jim Furyk
Tiger Woods
Retief Goosen
Tiger Woods
Payne Stewart
Lee Janzen
Ernie Els
Steve Jones
Corey Pavin
Ernie Els
Lee Janzen
Tom Kite
Payne Stewart
Hale Irwin
Curtis Strange
Curtis Strange
Scott Simpson
Ray Floyd
Andy North
Fuzzy Zoeller
Larry Nelson
Tom Watson
David Graham
Jack Nicklaus
Hale Irwin
Andy North
Hubert Green
Jerry Pate
Lou Graham
Hale Irwin
Johnny Miller
Jack Nicklaus
Lee Trevino
Tony Jacklin
Orville Moody
Lee Trevino
Jack Nicklaus
Billy Casper
Gary Player
Ken Venturi
Julius Boros
Jack Nicklaus
Gene Littler
Arnold Palmer
Billy Casper
Tommy Bolt
Dick Mayer
Cary Middlecoff
Jack Fleck
Ed Furgol
Ben Hogan
Julius Boros
Ben Hogan
Ben Hogan
Cary Middlecoff
Ben Hogan
Lew Worsham
Lloyd Mangrum
1942/1945 The US Open suspended due to World War Two
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Colonial C.C.
Canterbury G.C.
Philadelphia C.C.
Cherry Hills Club
Oakland Hills C.C.
Baltusrol G.C.
Oakmont C.C.
Merion Cricket C.
North Shore G.C.
Fresh Meadow C.C.
Inverness Club
Interlachen C.C.
Winged Foot G.C.
Olympia Fields C.C.
Oakmont C.C.
Scioto C.C.
Worcester C.C.
Oakland Hills C.C.
Inwood C.C.
Skokie C.C.
Columbia C.C.
Inverness Club
Brae Burn C.C.
Craig Wood
Lawson Little
Byron Nelson
Ralph Guldahl
Ralph Guldahl
Tony Manero
Sam Parks Jr.
Olin Dutra
Johnny Goodman
Gene Sarazen
Billy Burke
Bobby Jones
Bobby Jones
Johnny Farrell
Tommy Armour
Bobby Jones
W MacFarlane
Cyril Walker
Bobby Jones
Gene Sarazen
James M. Barnes
Edward Ray
Walter Hagen
1917/1918 The US Open suspended due to World War One
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1895
Minikahda Club
Baltusrol G.C.
Midlothian C.C.
The Country Club
C.C. of Buffalo
Chicago G.C.
Philadelphia Cricket C.
Englewood G.C.
Myopia Hunt Club
Philadelphia Cricket C.
Onwentsia Club
Myopia Hunt Club
Glen View Club
Baltusrol G.C.
Garden City G.C.
Myopia Hunt Club
Chicago G.C.
Baltimore C.C.
Myopia Hunt Club
Chicago G.C.
Shinnecock Hills G.C.
Newport G.C.
Charles Evans Jr.
Jerome Travers
Walter Hagen
Francis Ouimet
John McDermott
John McDermott
Alex Smith
George Sargent
Fred McLeod
Alex Ross
Alex Smith
Willie Anderson
Willie Anderson
Willie Anderson
Laurie Auchterlonie
Willie Anderson
Harry Vardon
Willie Smith
Fred Herd
Joe Lloyd
James Foulis
Horace Rawlins