History

2013 — Justin Rose needed to make a par on Merion's difficult par-18th hole to win his first major championship, and he came through. After a good drive in the fairway, Rose striped a 4-iron from 229 yards out that landed on the green and rolled past the flagstick to the back collar. He got up and down to become the first English champion of the U.S. Open since 1970.
2011 — The Rory runaway at Congressional was in evidence at the halfway mark, when McIlroy shot 65-66 to set a scoring record for the first 36 holes of a U.S. Open. The Northern Irishman followed that up with two more rounds in the 60s to post a 72-hole total of 268, breaking the previous record by four strokes. At 22 years/1 month/15 days, McIlroy also became the youngest U.S. Open champion since Bob Jones in 1923.
2008 —Tiger Woods converted a 12-foot birdie putt on the 72nd hole to tie Rocco Mediate and force an 18-hole playoff the following day, which he would win on the first extra hole. That do-or-die putt in front of a raucous gallery surrounding the 18th green at Torrey Pines, and Woods' victory on what later turned out to be a fractured leg, represent one of the most dramatic championship weeks in U.S. Open history.
2000 — Dominance was the word most associated with Tiger Woods' performance at Pebble Beach, as he posted a 12-under-par winning total of 272 and won by a whopping 15 strokes. Woods played his first 22 holes and last 26 holes without a bogey. A microcosm of his week came on the second day, as play was about to conclude due to darkness. Facing a long birdie putt at the par-3 12th hole, Woods stepped up and drained the 50-footer.
1999 —The final round at Pinehurst No. 2 began with Phil Mickelson, Vijay Singh, Tiger Woods and Payne Stewart all in contention. Mickelson's presence was magnified by the fact that his wife, Amy, was due to give birth to the couple's first child at any moment. At 18, Stewart faced a 15-foot par putt for the win, which he calmly holed before celebrating with caddie Mike Hicks and giving encouraging advice to the would-be father and runner-up, Mickelson.
1995 — Shinnecock Hills isn't overly long by modern standards, but requires patience and the ability to play a variety of shots. Corey Pavin thought it could be the ideal venue for him to get his first major title, and he was right. With a final-round 68, the Californian saved his best shot for last, drilling a 5-wood from the fairway at the 72nd hole to set up a two-putt par as Greg Norman and Tom Lehman faltered down the stretch.
1992 — Blustery conditions at Pebble Beach took over the championship and sent scores into the stratosphere. Third-round leader Tom Kite was about to be blown off course when he came to the short par-3 seventh hole. His 6-iron missed to the left and his pitch shot was screaming across the green when it hit the flagstick and plopped in the hole for an improbable birdie that saved his round and led him to victory.
1990 — Hale Irwin took full advantage of his U.S. Open special exemption in 1990 at Medinah (Ill.) Country Club. Irwin trailed by four strokes entering the final round, but he carded a 5-under 31 on the back nine that included a 45-footer for birdie at the last. The putt sent the crowd, and Irwin, into a frenzy, and he went on to defeat Mike Donald in a playoff the following day.
1984 — There seems to be some discrepancy in the details surrounding Fuzzy Zoeller's waving a white towel ceremoniously after Greg Norman holed a long par putt at Winged Foot. Some believed he was surrendering to Norman, but Zoeller has stated that he waved the towel as a light-hearted gesture. Zoeller parred 18 and then fired a sizzling 67 in the playoff to beat Norman by eight shots.
1982 — Jack Nicklaus was looking for a record fifth U.S. Open title at Pebble Beach, but Tom Watson, like he did at the 1977 British Open at Turnberry, out-dueled his rival. Watson was tied with Nicklaus when his tee shot on the par-3 17th hole found the deep rough. Caddie Bruce Edwards told him to "get it close," but Watson retorted, "I'm not going to get it close, I'm going to make it."
1976 — Jerry Pate, at 22, played like a veteran and came to the final hole at Atlanta Athletic Club with a one-shot lead over 1975 runner-up John Mahaffey. Pate's drive found the right rough, leaving him a treacherous approach over water. Mahaffey's 3-wood approach from the heavy grass found the water, but Pate caught a good lie and he took full advantage, drilling a 5-iron from 194 yards to within 3 feet of the hole.
1973 — "Secretariat-type applause." Those words from television announcer Chris Schenkel said it all about the final-round performance by Johnny Miller as the 26-year-old completed the 18th hole at Oakmont (Pa.) Country Club. Miller entered Sunday six shots back of a quartet that included Arnold Palmer, Julius Boros, Jerry Heard and John H. Schlee, but fired a 63 to set the U.S. Open 18-hole scoring record.
1972 — Jack Nicklaus came into the 1972 Open at Pebble Beach fresh off a victory at the Masters in April. Even with the weather turning downright miserable on the final Sunday, Nicklaus still managed to hold a three-stroke lead over Bruce Crampton through 70 holes. Playing into the teeth of the wind at the difficult par-3 17th, Nicklaus fired a 1-iron tee shot that hit the flagstick and stopped inches from the hole for a tap-in birdie.
1971 — Lee Trevino always had a penchant for being a bit of a comedian on the golf course, and at Merion Golf Club he decided to release the tension of his 18-hole playoff with Jack Nicklaus. He remembered that his daughter had left a toy snake in his golf bag, so he grabbed the rubbery object and playfully tossed it at Nicklaus, getting a scream from a nearby woman and a hearty laugh from Nicklaus. Now loosened up, Trevino shot a 68 to defeat Nicklaus by three strokes.
1964 — Torrid temperatures enveloped Congressional Country Club and took its toll on the competitors, especially Ken Venturi. A third-round 66 put him within two shots of leader Tommy Jacobs, but Venturi was visibly shaking down the stretch. He was given tea and salt tablets to combat his dehydration and was advised by a doctor to withdraw. Venturi declined, and his perseverance paid off with a 70 and a four-stroke victory.
1962 — In Arnold Palmer's backyard at Oakmont (Pa.) Country Club, Jack Nicklaus would out-duel the crowd favorite in an 18-hole playoff before some 10,000 spectators. As the playoff came to a conclusion, Palmer tried to concede a short putt to Nicklaus, but since it was stroke play, he had to putt out as a matter of formality. Nevertheless, this would become the first of four Open triumphs for Nicklaus.
1960 — Arnie's Army enjoyed its finest charge at Cherry Hills, where Palmer was seven strokes off the lead entering the final 18 holes. After lunch between the two rounds on that final day, Pittsburgh sportswriter Bob Drum allegedly told Palmer after The King thought he could win with a 65, "No. You'e too far back." Palmer then went out and drove the par-4 first hole en route to a 65 and a two-stroke victory over 20-year-old amateur Jack Nicklaus.
1955 — Ben Hogan appeared on his way to a record fifth U.S. Open title at The Olympic Club until unheralded Jack Fleck holed an 8-foot birdie putt at the 72nd hole to force a playoff. While everyone expected Fleck to fold in the playoff, it was Hogan who surprisingly succumbed to the pressure, hitting his tee shot on 18 into deep rough en route to a double-bogey 6.
1950 — Sixteen months after a near-fatal car accident, Ben Hogan mustered enough strength to compete at Merion Golf Club. Needing a par at the 72nd hole to force a playoff with Lloyd Mangrum and George Fazio, Hogan hit his famous 1-iron approach to 40 feet and two-putted for par. The next day, Hogan won his second of four Open titles with a 69, beating Mangrum by four and Fazio by six.
1947 — Sam Snead looked back on the memorable moment in his playoff against Lew Worsham in the 1947 U.S. Open at St. Louis Country Club, when the USGA's Ike Grainger had to use a ruler to determine who was away on the 18th hole. It was Snead, who would miss his short putt to fall to Worsham by a stroke. "That's the only regret I have, ever, is not winning the U.S. Open," he said.
1939 — Years after his marathon victory in the 1939 U.S. Open, Byron Nelson discussed his triumph, which required 108 holes of golf at Philadelphia Country Club. After a three-way playoff between Nelson, Craig Wood and Denny Shute left Nelson and Wood tied, the two played another 18 holes the next day, with Nelson's holing of his 1-iron approach shot on the fourth hole the turning point in his three-stroke victory.
1930 — Bob Jones was halfway to winning the "Grand Slam" as he approached the U.S. Open at Interlachen Country Club. At the final hole, Jones left his approach shot 40 feet away for birdie. "As I stepped up to the putt, I confess that my most optimistic expectation was to get the thing close," Jones later wrote. He did one better, holing the putt to earn a two-stroke victory over Macdonald Smith. Ten weeks later, he won the U.S. Amateur at Merion to finish the "Slam."
1913 — Perhaps the most important victory in the history of American golf, 20-year-old Francis Ouimet defeated Brits Harry Vardon and Ted Ray in an 18-hole playoff to win the 1913 U.S. Open at The Country Club in Brookline, Mass. Ouimet, who grew up across the street from the 17th hole, made birdie on that hole in both regulation and in the playoff, propelling him to victory over the duo that was considered the two biggest names in the game at that time.

Age Amateurs
Champions Course
Entries Scoring
Miscellaneous The Last Time It Happened


Age

Oldest Champion (years/months/days)

45/0/15 — Hale Irwin, 1990
43/9/11 — Raymond Floyd, 1986
43/4/16 — Ted Ray, 1920

Youngest Champion

19/10/14 — John J. McDermott, 1911

Youngest to Make Cut (since World War II)

17/3/0 — Beau Hossler, 2012, T-29
18/1/25 — Bobby Clampett, 1978, T-30
18/4/25 — Jack Nicklaus, 1958, T-41

Oldest to Make Cut

61 — Sam Snead, 1973, T-29
60 — Tom Watson, 2010, T-29
58 — Jack Nicklaus, 1998, T-43

Youngest Competitor

14/6/0 — Andy Zhang, 2012
15/5/7 — Tadd Fujikawa, 2006
15/11/27 — Tyrell Garth, 1941




Amateurs

Amateur Champions (5 players, 8 times)

Francis Ouimet, The Country Club, Brookline, Mass., 1913
Jerome D. Travers, Baltusrol G.C., Springfield, N.J., 1915
Charles Evans Jr., Minikahda Club, Minneapolis, Minn., 1916
Robert T. Jones Jr., Inwood (N.Y.) C.C., 1923; Scioto C.C., Columbus, Ohio, 1926; Winged Foot G.C., Mamaroneck, N.Y., 1929; Interlachen C.C., Edina, Minn., 1930
John Goodman, North Shore C.C., Glenview, Ill., 1933

Top-Ten Finishes

10 — a-Robert T. Jones Jr.

Most Times Low Amateur

9 — Robert T. Jones Jr.

Lowest 18-Hole Score By an Amateur

65 (6 under) — James McHale, third round, St. Louis C.C., Clayton, Mo., 1947
65 (5 under) — James Simons, third round, Merion G.C. (East Course), Ardmore, Pa., 1971
65 (5 under) — Nick Taylor, second round, Bethpage State Park (Black Course), Farmingdale, N.Y., 2009
66 (6 under) — John Goodman, second round, North Shore G.C., Glenview, Ill., 1933


Low 72-Hole Score By an Amateur

282 — Jack Nicklaus (finished 2nd), Cherry Hills C.C., Englewood, Colo., 1960
283 — James Simons (T-5th), Merion G.C. (East Course), Ardmore, Pa., 1971




Champions

Most Victories

4 — Willie Anderson (1901, 1903, 1904, 1905)
4 — a-Robert T. Jones Jr. (1923, 1926, 1929, 1930)
4 — Ben Hogan (1948, 1950, 1951, 1953)
4 — Jack Nicklaus (1962, 1967, 1972, 1980)
3 — Hale Irwin (1974, 1979, 1990)
3 — Tiger Woods (2000, 2002, 2008)

Consecutive Victories

3 — Willie Anderson (1903, 1904, 1905)
2 — John J. McDermott (1911, 1912)
2 — a-Robert T. Jones Jr. (1929, 1930)
2 — Ralph Guldahl (1937, 1938)
2 — Ben Hogan (1950, 1951)
2 — Curtis Strange (1988, 1989)

Other Multiple Champions — 15

2 — Alex Smith (1906, 1910)
2 — Walter Hagen (1914, 1919)
2 — Gene Sarazen (1922, 1932)
2 — Cary Middlecoff (1949, 1956)
2 — Julius Boros (1952, 1963)
2 — Billy Casper (1959, 1966)
2 — Lee Trevino (1969, 1971)
2 — Andy North (1978, 1985)
2 — Payne Stewart (1991, 1999)
2 — Ernie Els (1994, 1997)
2 — Lee Janzen (1993, 1998)
2 — Retief Goosen (2001, 2004)

Start-to-Finish Winners (No Ties) (7)

Walter Hagen (1914)
James Barnes (1921)
Ben Hogan (1953)
Tony Jacklin (1970)
Tiger Woods (2000, 2002)
Rory McIlroy (2011)

Start-to-Finish Winners (Including Ties) (9)

Willie Anderson (1903)
Alex Smith (1906)
a-Charles Evans Jr. (1916)
Tommy Bolt (1958)
Jack Nicklaus (1972, 1980)
Hubert Green (1977)
Payne Stewart (1991)
Retief Goosen (2001)

(not including names from previous category)

Winner of U.S. Open and Masters (15)

Gene Sarazen (1922, 1932 Opens; 1935 Masters)
Byron Nelson (1939 Open; 1937, 1942 Masters)
Ralph Guldahl (1937, 1938 Opens; 1939 Masters)
*Craig Wood (1941 Open; 1941 Masters)
*Ben Hogan (1948, 1950, 1951, 1953 Opens; 1951, 1953 Masters)
Cary Middlecoff (1949, 1956 Opens; 1955 Masters)
*Arnold Palmer (1960 Open; 1958, 1960, 1962, 1964 Masters)
Gary Player (1965 Open; 1961, 1974, 1978 Masters)
*Jack Nicklaus (1962, 1967, 1972, 1980 Opens; 1963, 1965, 1966, 1972, 1975, 1986 Masters)
Billy Casper (1959, 1966 Opens; 1970 Masters)
Tom Watson (1982 Open; 1977, 1981 Masters)
Fuzzy Zoeller (1984 Open; 1979 Masters)
Raymond Floyd (1986 Open; 1976 Masters)
*Tiger Woods (2000, 2002, 2008 Opens; 1997, 2001, 2002, 2005 Masters)
Angel Cabrera (2007 Open; 2009 Masters)

* won both in same year.

Winner of U.S. and British Opens (17)

Harry Vardon (1900 U.S.; 1896, 1898, 1899, 1903, 1911, 1914 British)
Ted Ray (1920 U.S.; 1912 British)
Jim Barnes (1921 U.S.; 1925 British)
Walter Hagen (1914, 1919 U.S.; 1922, 1924, 1928, 1929 British)
*a-Robert T. Jones Jr. (1923, 1926, 1929, 1930 U.S.; 1926, 1927, 1930 British)
Tommy Armour (1927 U.S.; 1931 British)
*Gene Sarazen (1922, 1932 U.S.; 1932 British)
*Ben Hogan (1948, 1950, 1951, 1953 U.S.; 1953 British)
Arnold Palmer (1960 U.S.; 1961, 1962 British)
Gary Player (1965 U.S.; 1959, 1968, 1974 British)
Jack Nicklaus (1962, 1967, 1972, 1980 U.S.; 1966, 1970, 1978 British)
Tony Jacklin (1970 U.S.; 1969 British)
*Lee Trevino (1968, 1971 U.S.; 1971, 1972 British)
Johnny Miller (1973 U.S.; 1976 British)
*Tom Watson (1982 U.S.; 1975, 1977, 1980, 1982, 1983 British)
*Tiger Woods (2000, 2002, 2008 U.S.; 2000, 2005, 2006 British)
Ernie Els (1994, 1997, U.S.; 2002 British)

* won both in same year.

Winner of U.S. Open and PGA Championship (17)

Jim Barnes (1921 Open; 1916, 1919 PGAs)
Walter Hagen (1914, 1919 Opens; 1921, 1924, 1925, 1926, 1927 PGAs)
*Gene Sarazen (1922, 1932 Opens; 1922, 1923, 1933 PGAs)
Tommy Armour (1927 Open; 1930 PGA)
Olin Dutra (1934 Open; 1932 PGA)
Byron Nelson (1939 Open; 1940, 1945 PGAs)
*Ben Hogan (1948, 1950, 1951, 1953 Opens; 1946, 1948 PGAs)
Julius Boros (1952, 1963 Opens; 1968 PGA)
*Jack Nicklaus (1962, 1967, 1972, 1980 Opens; 1963, 1971, 1973, 1975, 1980 PGAs)
Gary Player (1965 Open; 1962, 1972 PGAs)
Lee Trevino (1968, 1971 Opens; 1974, 1984 PGAs)
David Graham (1981 Open; 1979 PGA)
Larry Nelson (1983 Open; 1981, 1987 PGAs)
Hubert Green (1977 Open; 1985 PGA)
Raymond Floyd (1986 Open; 1969, 1982 PGAs)
Payne Stewart (1991, 1999 Opens; 1989 PGA)
*Tiger Woods (2000, 2002, 2008 Opens; 1999, 2000, 2006 PGA Championship)

* won both in same year.

Winners of U.S. Open, British Open, Masters, and PGA Championship (5)

Gene Sarazen (1935 Masters; 1922, 1932 Opens; 1932 British; 1922, 1923, 1933 PGAs)
Ben Hogan (1951, 1953 Masters; 1948, 1950, 1951, 1953 Opens; 1953 British; 1946, 1948 PGAs)
Gary Player (1961,1974, 1978 Masters; 1965 Open; 1959, 1968, 1974 British; 1962, 1972 PGAs)
Jack Nicklaus (1963, 1965, 1966, 1972, 1975, 1986 Masters; 1962, 1967, 1972, 1980 Opens; 1966, 1970, 1978 British; 1963, 1971, 1973, 1975, 1980 PGAs)
Tiger Woods (1997, 2001, 2002, 2005 Masters; 2000, 2002, 2008 Opens; 2000, 2005, 2006 British; 1999, 2000, 2006 PGAs)

Winner of U.S. Open and U.S. Amateur (11)

Francis Ouimet (1913 Open; 1914, 1931 Amateurs)
Jerome D. Travers (1915 Open; 1907, 1908, 1912, 1913 Amateurs)
*Charles Evans Jr. (1916 Open; 1916, 1920 Amateurs)
*a-Robert T. Jones Jr. (1923, 1926, 1929, 1930 Opens; 1924, 1925, 1927, 1928, 1930 Amateurs)
John Goodman (1933 Open; 1937 Amateur)
Lawson Little (1940 Open; 1934, 1935 Amateurs)
Arnold Palmer (1960 Open; 1954 Amateur)
Gene Littler (1961 Open; 1953 Amateur)
Jack Nicklaus (1962, 1967, 1972, 1980 Opens; 1959, 1961 Amateurs)
Jerry Pate (1976 Open, 1974 Amateur)
Tiger Woods (2000, 2002, 2008 Opens; 1994, 1995, 1996 Amateurs)

*won both in same year

Winner of U.S. Open and U.S. Junior Amateur (2)

Johnny Miller (1973 Open; 1964 Junior)
Tiger Woods (2000, 2002, 2008 Opens; 1991, 1992, 1993 Juniors)

Winner of U.S. Junior Amateur, U.S. Amateur and U.S. Open (1)

Tiger Woods (1991, 1992, 1993 Juniors; 1994, 1995, 1996 Amateurs; 2000, 2002, 2008 Opens)

Champions Not Returning to Defend (7)

Harry Vardon (1901 after winning in 1900)
Alex Smith (1907)
Jerome Travers (1916)
Ted Ray (1921)
a-Robert T. Jones Jr. (1931)
Ben Hogan (1949)
Payne Stewart (2000)

Brother Champions

Willie Smith (1899) and Alex Smith (1906, 1910)

Longest Span, First to Last Victory

18 years — Jack Nicklaus (1962-80)

Longest Span Between Victories

11 years — Julius Boros (1952-63)
11 years — Hale Irwin (1979-90)


Course

Longest Courses

7,643 yards — Torrey Pines G.C. (South Course), San Diego, Calif., 2008
7,514 yards — Congressional C.C. (Blue Course), Bethesda, Md., 2011
7,426 yards — Bethpage State Park (Black Course), Farmingdale, N.Y., 2009

Shortest Course

4,423 yards — Shinnecock Hills G.C., Southampton, N.Y., 1896

Since World War II

6,528 yards — Merion G.C. (East Course), Ardmore, Pa. (1971, 1981)

Longest Par-3 Holes

288 yards — 8th, Oakmont (Pa.) C.C., 2007
256 yards — 3rd, Merion G.C. (East Course), Ardmore, Pa., 2013
253 yards — 8th, Oakmont (Pa.) C.C., 1927, 1935 1953 and 1962

Longest Par-4 Holes

533 Yards — 18th, Congressional C.C. (Blue Course), Bethesda, Md., 2011
525 yards — 7th, Bethpage State Park (Black Course), Farmingdale, N.Y., 2009
520 yards — 1st, The Olympic Club (Lake Course), San Francisco, Calif., 2012

Longest Par-5 Holes

670 yards — 16th, The Olympic Club (Lake Course), San Francisco, Calif., 2012
667 yards — 12th, Oakmont (Pa.) C.C., 2007
646 yards — 9th, Congressional C.C. (Blue Course), Bethesda, Md., 2011

Shortest Par-3 Holes (Post-World War II)

92 yards — 7th at Pebble Beach (Calif.) G.L., 2010
106 yards — 7th at Pebble Beach (Calif.) G.L., 2000
107 yards — 7th at Pebble Beach (Calif.) G.L., 1992

Shortest Par-4 Holes (Post-World War II)

266 yards — 7th at The Olympic Club (Lake Course), San Francisco, Calif., 1955
267 yards — 14th at Torrey Pines G.C. (South Course), San Diego, Calif., 2008
285 yards — 7th at The Olympic Club (Lake Course), San Francisco, Calif., 1966

Shortest Par-5 Holes (Post-World War II)

474 yards — 9th at Oakmont (Pa.) C.C., 1994
477 yards — 6th at Canterbury G.C., Cleveland, Ohio, 1946
480 yards — 9th at Oakmont (Pa.) C.C., 1953, 1962, 1973, 1983

Most Often Host Club of Open

8 — Oakmont (Pa.) C.C. (1927, 1935, 1953, 1962, 1973, 1983, 1994, 2007)



Entries

Largest

9,860 (2013)

Smallest

11 (1895)




Scoring

Evolution of U.S. Open Scoring Records

173 — Horace Rawlins (91-82), 1895
152 — James Foulis (78-74), 1896
328 — Fred Herd (84-85-75-84),1898
315 — Willie Smith (77-82-79-77), 1899
313 — Harry Vardon (79-78-76-80), 1900
307 — Laurie Auchterlonie (78-78-74-77), 1902
303 — Willie Anderson (75-78-78-72), 1904
295 — Alex Smith (73-74-73-75), 1906
290 — George Sargent (75-72-72-71), 1909
286 — Charles Evans Jr. (70-69-74-73), 1916
282 — Tony Manero (73-69-73-67), 1936
281 — Ralph Guldahl (71-69-72-69), 1937
276 — Ben Hogan (67-72-68-69), 1948
275 — Jack Nicklaus (71-67-72-65), 1967
272 — Jack Nicklaus (63-71-70-68), 1980
272 — Lee Janzen (67-67-69-69), 1993
272 — Tiger Woods (65-69-71-67), 2000
272 — Jim Furyk (67-66-67-72), 2003
268 — Rory McIlroy (65-66-68-69), 2011

U.S. Open Early Years Scoring
Year/Winner/- Score/(relation to par)

Prior to 1906 no par was listed


1906 Alex Smith — 295 (-33) — par was 82
1907 Alex Ross — 302 (+10)
1908 Fred McLeod (no par)
1909 George Sargent — 288 (+2)
1910 Alex Smith — 298-71 (+6)
1911 John McDermott — 307-80 (+3)
1912 John McDermott — 294 (+6)
1913 Francis Quimet — 304-72 (+8)
1914 Walter Hagen — 290 (+2)
1915 Jerome Travers — 297 (+1)
1916 Charles Evans — 286 (+2)
1917-18 no championships
1919 Walter Hagen 301-77 (+17)
1920 Edward Ray — 295 (+7)
1921 James Barnes — 289 (+9)
1922 Gene Sarazen — 288 (+8)
1923 Robert T. Jones — 296 (+8)
1924 Cyril Walker — 297 (+9)
1925 William Macfarlane — 291-75-72 (+7)
1926 Robert T. Jones — 293 (+5)
1927 Tommy Armour — 301-76 (+13)
1928 Johnny Farrell — 294-143 (+10)
1929 Robert T. Jones — 294-141 (+6)
1930 Robert T. Jones — 287 (+1)
1931 Billy Burke — 292-149-148 (+8)
1932 Gene Sarazen — 286 (+6)
1933 John Goodman — 287 (-1)
1934 Olin Dutra — 293 (+13)
1935 Sam Parks — 299 (+11)
1936 Tony Manero — 282 (-6)
1937 Ralph Guldahl — 281 (-7)
1938 Ralph Guldahl — 284 (E)
1939 Byron Nelson — 284-68-70 (+8)
1940 Lawson Little — 287-70 (-1)

Lowest Score, 72 Holes

268 — Rory McIlroy (65-66-68-69), Congressional C.C. (Blue Course), Bethesda, Md., 2011
272 — Jack Nicklaus (63-71-70-68), Baltusrol G.C. (Lower Course), Springfield, N.J., 1980
272 — Lee Janzen (67-67-69-69), Baltusrol G.C. (Lower Course), Springfield, N.J., 1993
272 — Tiger Woods (12 under par) (65-69-71-67), Pebble Beach (Calif.) G.L., 2000
272 — Jim Furyk (67-66-67-72), Olympia Fields C.C. (North Course), Olympia Fields, Ill., 2003
273 — David Graham (68-68-70-67), Merion G.C. (East Course), Ardmore, Pa., 1981

Most Strokes Under Par, 72 Holes

16 Under (268) — Rory McIlroy, Congressional C.C. (Blue Course), Bethesda, Md., 2011
12 under (272) — Tiger Woods, Pebble Beach (Calif.) G.L., 2000
8 under (276) — Ben Hogan, Riviera C.C., Los Angeles, Calif., 1948
8 under (272) — Jack Nicklaus, Baltusrol G.C., Springfield, N.J., 1980
8 under (280) — Hale Irvin, Medinah (Ill.) C.C. (No. 3 Course), 1990
8 under (280) — Mike Donald, Medinah (Ill.) C.C. (No. 3 Course), 1990
8 under (272) — Lee Janzen, Baltusrol G.C., Springfield, N.J., 1993
8 under (272) — Jim Furyk, Olympia Fields C.C. (North Course), Olympia Fields, Ill., 2003

Most Strokes Under Par at Any Point

17 — Rory McIlroy (fourth round), Congressional C.C. (Blue Course), Bethesda, Md. 2011
12 — Tiger Woods (fourth round), Pebble Beach (Calif.) G.L., 2000
12 — Gil Morgan (third round), Pebble Beach (Calif.) G.L., 1992
11 — Jim Furyk, Olympia Fields C.C. (North Course), Olympia Fields, Ill., 2003
11 — Ricky Barnes (third round), Bethpage State Park (Black Course), Farmingdale, N.Y., 2009

Lowest Score by Non-Winner, 72 Holes

274 (6 under) — Isao Aoki (68-68-68-70), Baltusrol G.C., Springfield, N.J., 1980
274 (6 under) — Payne Stewart (70-66-68-70), Baltusrol G.C., Springfield, N.J., 1993

Lowest Score, First 54 Holes

199 — Rory McIlroy (65-66-68), Congressional C.C. (Blue Course), Bethesda, Md., 2011
200 — Jim Furyk, Olympia Fields C.C. (North Course), Olympia Fields, Ill., 2003
203 — George Burns (69-66-68), Merion G.C. (East Course), Ardmore, Pa., 1981
203 — Tze-Chung Chen (65-69-69), Oakland Hills C.C. (South Course), Birmingham, Mich., 1985
203 — Lee Janzen (67-67-69), Baltusrol G.C. (Lower Course), Springfield, N.J., 1993
203 — Stephen Leaney, Olympia Fields C.C. (North Course), Olympia Fields, Ill., 2003

Lowest Score, Last 54 Holes

202 (11 Under) — Kevin Chappell (67-69-66), Congressional C.C. (Blue Course), Bethesda, Md., 2011
203 (10 Under) — Rory McIlroy (66-68-69), Congressional C.C. (Blue Course), Bethesda, Md., 2011
203 (10 Under) — Lee Westwood (68-65-70), Congressional C.C. (Blue Course), Bethesda, Md., 2011
203 (10 under) — Loren Roberts (69-64-70), Oakmont C.C., Oakmont, Pa., 1994
204 (6 under) — Payne Stewart (70-66-68), Baltusrol G.C., Springfield, N.J., 1993
204 (6 under) — Steve Jones (66-69-69), Oakland Hills C.C. (South Course) Bloomfield Hills, Mich., 1996
204 (6 under) — Mark Brooks (64-70-70), Southern Hills C.C. Tulsa, Okla., 2001

Lowest Score, First 36 Holes

131 — Rory McIlroy (65-66), Congressional C.C., Bethesda, Md., 2011
132 — Ricky Barnes (67-65), Bethpage State Park (Black Course), Farmingdale, N.Y., 2009
133 — Jim Furyk (67-66), Olympia Fields C.C. (North Course), Olympia Fields, Ill., 2003
133 — Vijay Singh (70-63), Olympia Fields C.C. (North Course), Olympia Fields, Ill., 2003

Lowest Score, Middle 36 Holes

133 — Loren Roberts (69-64), Oakmont (Pa.) C.C., 1994
133 — Jim Furyk (66-67), Olympia Fields (Ill.) C.C. (North Course), 2003

Lowest Score, Last 36 Holes

132 (10 under) — Larry Nelson (65-67), Oakmont (Pa.) C.C., 1983
133 (9 under) — Jason Day (65-68), Congressional C.C., Bethesda, Md., 2011
133 (7 under) — Chip Beck (68-65), Shinnecock Hills G.C., Southampton, N.Y., 1986
134 (8 under) — Loren Roberts (64-70), Oakmont (Pa.) C.C., 1994

Lowest Score, Any Round

63 (8 under) — Johnny Miller, final round, Oakmont (Pa.) C.C., 1973
63 (7 under) — Jack Nicklaus, first round, Baltusrol G.C., Springfield, N.J., 1980
63 (7 under) — Tom Weiskopf, first round, Baltusrol G.C., Springfield, N.J., 1980
63 (7 under) — Vijay Singh, second round, Olympia Fields C.C. (North Course), Olympia Fields, Ill., 2003

Lowest Score, First Round

7 under (63) — Jack Nicklaus, Baltusrol G.C., Springfield, N.J., 1980
7 under (63) — Tom Weiskopf, Baltusrol G.C., Springfield, N.J., 1980
6 under (64) — Lee Mackey, Merion G.C., Ardmore, Pa., 1950
6 under (64) — Mike Weir, Bethpage State Park (Black Course), Farmingdale, N.Y., 2009
6 under (65) — Tiger Woods, Pebble Beach (Calif.) G.C., 2000
6 under (65) — Rory McIlroy, Congressional C.C. (Blue Course), Bethesda, Md., 2011
6 under (66) — Tim Simpson, Medinah (Ill.) C.C., 1990
6 under (66) — Scott Simpson, Medinah (Ill.) C.C., 1990
6 under (66) — Gil Morgan, Pebble Beach (Calif.) G.L., 1992

Highest Score, First Round

157 — J.D. Tucker, Myopia Hunt Club, S. Hamilton, Mass., 1898

Lowest Score, Second Round

63 (7 under) — Vijay Singh, Olympia Fields C.C. (North Course), Olympia Fields, Ill., 2003
64 (6 under) — Tommy Jacobs, Congressional C.C., Bethesda, Md., 1964
64 (6 under) — Rives McBee, Olympic Club, San Francisco, Calif., 1966
64 (6 under) — Curtis Strange, Oak Hill C.C., Rochester, N.Y., 1989
64 (6 under) — Mark Brooks, Southern Hills C.C., Tulsa, Okla., 2001
64 (6 under) — Woody Austin, Olympia Fields C.C. (North Course), Olympia Fields, Ill., 2003
64 (6 under) — Lucas Glover, Bethpage State Park (Black Course), Farmingdale, N.Y., 2009

Highest Score, Second Round

106 — W.E. Stoddard, Baltimore (Md.) C.C., 1899

Lowest Score, Third Round

64 (6 under) — Ben Crenshaw, Merion, G.C., Ardmore, Pa., 1981
64 (6 under) — Keith Clearwater, Olympic Club, San Francisco, Calif., 1987
64 (7 under) — Loren Roberts, Oakmont (Pa) C.C., 1994
65 (6 under) — Larry Nelson, Oakmont (Pa) C.C., 1983
65 (6 under) — Jason Day, Congressional C.C. (Blue Course), Bethesda, Md., 2011
65 (6 under) — Lee Westwood, Congressional C.C. (Blue Course), Bethesda, Md., 2011

Highest Score, Third Round

110 — O. McCammon, Myopia Hunt Club, S. Hamilton, Mass., 1898

Lowest Score, Fourth Round

63 (8 under) — Johnny Miller, Oakmont (Pa.) C.C., 1973
64 (7 under) — Peter Jacobsen, The Country Club, Brookline, Mass., 1988
64 (6 under) — Tom Kite, Southern Hills C.C., Tulsa, Okla., 2001
64 (6 under) — Vijay Singh, Southern Hills C.C., Tulsa, Okla., 2001

Highest Score, Fourth Round

116 — O. McCammon, Baltimore (Md.) C.C., 1899

Lowest Score, 9 Holes

29 — Neal Lancaster, Shinnecock Hills G.C., Southampton, N.Y. (fourth round, second nine), 1995
29 — Neal Lancaster, Oakland Hills C.C. (South Course), Bloomfield Hills, Mich. (second round, second nine), 1996
29 — Vijay Singh, Olympia Fields C.C. (North Course), Olympia Fields, Ill. (second round, second nine), 2003

Largest 54-Hole Lead

10 — Tiger Woods (205), Pebble Beach (Calif.) G.L., 2000
8 — Rory McIlroy (199), Congressional C.C. (Blue Course), Bethesda, Md., 2011
7 — James Barnes (217), Columbia C.C., Chevy Chase, Md., 1921

Largest 36-Hole Lead

6 — Tiger Woods (134) Pebble Beach (Calif.) G.L., 2000
6 — Rory McIlroy (131), Congressional C.C. (Blue Course), Bethesda, Md., 2011
5 — Willie Anderson (149), Baltusrol G.C., Springfield, N.J., 1903
4 — Tom McNamara (142), Englewood (N.J.) G.C., 1909
4 — James Barnes (144), Columbia C.C., Chevy Chase, Md., 1921

Largest 18-Hole Lead

5 — Tommy Armour (68), North Shore C.C., Glenview, Ill., 1933
4 — Olin Dutra (69), Fresh Meadow C.C., Flushing, N.Y., 1932

Largest 54-Hole Lead, Non-Winner

5 — Mike Brady, Brae Burn C.C., West Newton, Mass., 1919

Largest 36-Hole Lead, Non-Winner

4 — Tom McNamara, Englewood (N.J.) G.C., 1909

Largest 18-Hole Lead, Non-Winner

5 — Tommy Armour, North Shore C.C., Glenview, Ill., 1933

Best Comeback by Winner, Final Round

7 strokes — Arnold Palmer (72-71-72-65), Cherry Hills C.C., Englewood, Colo., 1960
6 strokes — Johnny Miller (71-69-76-63), Oakmont (Pa.) C.C., 1973
5 strokes — Johnny Farrell (77-74-71-72), Olympia Fields (Ill.) C.C., 1928
5 strokes — Byron Nelson (72-73-71-68), Philadephia C.C., West Conshohocken, Pa., 1939
5 strokes — Lee Janzen (73-66-73-68), The Olympic Club (Lake Course), San Francisco, Calif., 1998

Best Comeback by Winner, Final 36 Holes

11 — Lou Graham, Medinah (Ill.) C.C., 1975

Best Comeback by Winner, Final 54 Holes

9 — Jack Fleck, Olympic Club, San Francisco, Calif., 1955

Largest Winning Margin

15 strokes — Tiger Woods (272), Pebble Beach (Calif.) G.L., 2000 (largest winning margin in all majors)
11 strokes — Willie Smith (315), Baltimore (Md.) C.C., 1899
9 strokes — James Barnes (289), Columbia C.C., Chevy Chase, Md., 1921

Lowest Score by Winner, First Round

63 (7 under) — Jack Nicklaus, Baltusrol G.C., Springfield, N.J., 1980
65 (6 under) — Tiger Woods, Pebble Beach (Calif.) G.L., 2000
65 (6 under) — Rory McIlroy, Congressional C.C., Bethesda, Md., 2011
66 (4 under) — Retief Goosen, Southern Hills C.C., Tulsa, Okla., 2001

Highest Score by Winner, First Round

91 — Horace Rawlins, Newport (R.I.) G.C., 1895

Since World War I:

78 (6 over) — Tommy Armour, Oakmont (Pa.) C.C., 1927
78 (7 over) — Walter Hagen, Brae Burn C.C., West Newton, Mass., 1919

Since World War II:

76 (6 over) — Ben Hogan, Oakland Hills C.C., Birmingham, Mich., 1951
76 (6 over) — Jack Fleck, Olympic Club, San Francisco, Calif., 1955

Lowest Score by Winner, Second Round

64 (6 under) — Curtis Strange, Oak Hill C.C., Rochester, N.Y. 1989
64 (6 under) — Lucas Glover, Bethpage State Park (Black Course), Farmingdale, N.Y., 2009
65 (5 under) — Andy North, Oakland Hills C.C., Birmingham, Mich., 1985

Highest Score by Winner, Second Round

85 — Fred Herd, Myopia Hunt Club, S. Hamilton, Mass., 1898

Since World War I:

79 (7 over) — a-Robert T. Jones Jr., Scioto C.C., Columbus, Ohio, 1926

Since World War II:

73 (3 over) — Ben Hogan, Oakland Hills C.C., Birmingham, Mich., 1951
74 (3 over) — Julius Boros, The Country Club, Brookline, Mass., 1963
73 (1 over) — Jack Nicklaus, Pebble Beach (Calif.) G.L., 1972
73 (2 over) — Larry Nelson, Oakmont (Pa.) C.C., 1983

Lowest Score by Winner, Third Round

65 (6 under) — Larry Nelson, Oakmont (Pa.) C.C., 1983
66 (5 under) — Ernie Els, Oakmont (Pa.) C.C., 1994
66 (4 under) — Ken Venturi, Congressional C.C., Washington, D.C., 1964

Highest Score by Winner, Third Round

83 — Willie Anderson, Myopia Hunt Club, S. Hamilton, Mass., 1901

Since World War I:

76 (4 over) — Robert T. Jones Jr., Inwood C.C., Inwood, N.Y., 1923
76 (4 over) — Tommy Armour, Oakmont (Pa.) C.C., 1927
76 (5 over) — Julius Boros, The Country Club, Brookline, Mass., 1963
76 (5 over) — Johnny Miller, Oakmont (Pa.) C.C., 1973
76 (6 over) — Angel Cabrera, Oakmont (Pa.) C.C., 2007

Lowest Score by Winner, Fourth Round

63 (8 under) — Johnny Miller, Oakmont (Pa.) C.C., 1973
65 (6 under) — Arnold Palmer, Cherry Hills C.C., Englewood, Colo., 1960
65 (5 under) — Jack Nicklaus, Baltusrol G.C., Springfield, N.J., 1967

Highest Score by Winner, Fourth Round

84 (12 over) — Fred Herd, Myopia Hunt Club, S. Hamilton, Mass., 1898

Since World War I:

79 (7 over) — a-Robert T. Jones Jr., Winged Foot G.C., Mamaroneck, N.Y., 1929

Since World War II:

75 (4 over) — Cary Middlecoff, Medinah C.C., Medinah, Ill., 1949
75 (4 over) — Hale Irwin, Inverness Club, Toledo, Ohio, 1979

Lowest Score to Lead Field, 18 Holes

63 (7 under) — Jack Nicklaus, Baltusrol G.C., Springfield, N.J., 1980
63 (7 under) — Tom Weiskopf, Baltusrol G.C., Springfield, N.J., 1980
64 (6 under) — Lee Mackey Jr., Merion G.C., Ardmore, Pa., 1950
64 (6 under) — Mike Weir, Bethpage State Park (Black Course), Farmingdale, N.Y., 2009

Lowest Score to Lead Field, 36 Holes

131 — Rory McIlroy (65-66), Congressional C.C., Bethesda, Md., 2011
132 — Ricky Barnes (67-65), Bethpage State Park (Black Course), Farmingdale, N.Y., 2009
133 — Jim Furyk (67-66) and Vijay Singh (70-63), Olympia Fields C.C. (North Course), Olympia Fields, Ill., 2003

Lowest Score to Lead Field, 54 Holes

199 — Rory McIlroy (65-66-68), Congressional C.C., Bethesda, Md., 2011
200 — Jim Furyk, Olympia Fields C.C. (North Course), Olympia Fields, Ill., 2003
202 — Ricky Barnes (67-65-70), Bethpage State Park (Black Course), Farmingdale, N.Y., 2009

Highest Score to Lead Field, 18 Holes

89 — Willie Dunn, James Foulis, and Willie Campbell, Newport G.C., Newport, R.I., 1895

Since World War II:

71 — Sam Snead, Oakland Hills C.C. (South Course), Birmingham, Mich., 1951
71 — Tommy Bolt, Julius Boros, and Dick Metz, Southern Hills C.C., Tulsa, Okla., 1958
71 — Tony Jacklin, Hazeltine National G.C., Chaska, Minn., 1970
71 — Orville Moody, Jack Nicklaus, Chi Chi Rodriguez, Mason Rudolph, Tom Shaw, and Kermit Zarley, Pebble Beach (Calif.) G.L., 1972

Highest Score to Lead Field, 36 Holes

173 — Horace Rawlins (91-82), Newport G.C., Newport, R.I., 1895 (Open played over 36 holes.)
164 — Alex Smith (82-82), Myopia Hunt Club, South Hamilton, Mass., 1901 (Open played over 72 holes)

Since World War II:

144 — Bobby Locke (73-71), Oakland Hills C.C. (South Course), Birmingham, Mich., 1951
144 — Tommy Bolt (67-77) and E. Harvie Ward (74-70), The Olympic Club (Lake Course), San Francisco, Calif., 1955
144 — Homero Blancas (74-70), Bruce Crampton (74-70), Jack Nicklaus (71-73), Cesar Sanudo (72-72), Lanny Wadkins (76-68), and Kermit Zarley (71-73), Pebble Beach (Calif.) G.L. (1972)

Highest Score to Lead Field, 54 Holes

249 — Stewart Gardner (86-82-81), Myopia Hunt Club, South Hamilton, Mass., 1901

Since World War II:

218 — Bobby Locke (73-71-74), Oakland Hills C.C. (South Course), Birmingham, Mich., 1951
218 — Jacky Cupit (70-72-76), The Country Club, Brookline, Mass., 1963
217 — Ben Hogan (72-73-72), The Olympic Club (Lake Course), San Francisco, Calif., 1955

Highest Winning Score

331 — Willie Anderson, Myopia Hunt Club, South Hamilton, Mass., 1901 (won in playoff)

Since World War II:

293 — Julius Boros, The Country Club, Brookline, Mass., 1963 (won in playoff)
290 — Jack Nicklaus, Pebble Beach (Calif.) G.L., 1972

Fewest Sub-Par Rounds, Championships

Since World War I:
0 — Brae Burn C.C., West Newton, Mass., 1919

Since World War II:

2 — Oakland Hills C.C., Bloomfield Hills, Mich., 1951

Most Over-Par Rounds, Championships

432 — Oakland Hills C.C. (South Course), Bloomfield Hills, Mich., 1996
427 — Philadelphia (Pa.) C.C., 1939
424 — Oakmont C.C., Oakmont, Pa., 1935

Fewest Sub-Par Rounds by Field, First Round

Since World War II:

0 — Oakland Hills C.C., Birmingham, Mich., 1951
0 — Southern Hills C.C., Tulsa, Okla., 1958
0 — Winged Foot G.C., Mamaroneck, N.Y., 1974
0 — Shinnecock Hills G.C., Southampton, N.Y., 1986

Fewest Sub-Par Rounds by Field, Second Round

Since World War II:

0 — Oakland Hills C.C., Birmingham, Mich., 1951

Fewest Sub-Par Rounds by Field, Third Round

Since World War II:

0 — Oakland Hills C.C., Birmingham, Mich., 1951
0 — The Country Club, Brookline, Mass., 1963

Fewest Sub-Par Rounds by Field, Fourth Round

Since World War II:

0 — Merion G.C., Ardmore, Pa., 1950
0 — Northwood C., Dallas, Texas, 1952
0 — Winged Foot G.C., Mamaroneck, N.Y., 1959
0 — The Country Club, Brookline, Mass., 1963
0 — Shinnecock Hills G.C., Southampton, N.Y., 2004

Highest 36-Hole Cut

Since World War II:

155 (15 over) — Olympic Club, San Francisco, Calif., 1955
154 (14 over) — Southern Hills C.C., Tulsa, Okla., 1958
154 (10 over) — Pebble Beach (Calif.) G.L., 1972

Lowest 36-Hole Cut

143 (+3) — Olympia Fields C.C. (North Course), Olympia Fields, Ill., 2003
144 (+4) — Baltusrol G.C. (Lower Course), Springfield, N.J., 1993
145 (+1) — Medinah (Ill.) C.C., (No.3 Course), 1990
145 (+5) — Oakland Hills C.C., (South Course), Bloomfield Hills, Mich., 1985
145 (+5) — Oak Hill C.C., (East Course), Rochester, N.Y., 1989
145 (+5) — Shinnecock Hills G.C., Southampton, N.Y., 2004

Most Players to Make Cut

108 — Oakland Hills C.C. (South Course), Bloomfield Hills, Mich., 1996
88 — Baltusrol G.C. (Lower Course), Springfield, N.J., 1993

Most Players to Tie for Lead, 18 Holes

7 — Southern Hills C.C., Tulsa, Okla., 1977

Most Players to Tie for Lead, 36 Holes

6 — Pebble Beach (Calif.) G.L., 1972

Most Players to Tie for Lead, 54 Holes

4 — Oakmont (Pa.) C.C., 1973

Most Sub-Par Rounds, Championship

124 — Medinah (Ill.) C.C. (No. 3 Course), 1990
108 — Congressional C.C. (Blue Course), Bethesda, Md., 2011
83 — Olympia Fields C.C. (North Course), Olympia Fields, Ill., 2003

Most Rounds in the 60s, Championship

83 — Olympia Fields C.C. (North Course), Olympia Fields, Ill., 2003
76 — Baltusrol G.C., Springfield, N.J., 1993
62 — Congressional C.C. (Blue Course), Bethesda, Md., 2011

Most Sub-Par 72-Hole Totals, Championship

28 — Medinah C.C., Medinah, Ill., 1990
20 — Congressional C.C. (Blue Course), Bethesda, Md., 2011
11 — The Country Club, Brookline, Mass., 1988

Most Sub-Par Scores, First Round

39 — Medinah (Ill.) C.C., 1990
29 — Pebble Beach (Calif.) G.L., 1992
24 — Olympia Fields C.C. (North Course), Olympia Fields, Ill., 2003

Most Sub-Par Scores, Second Round

47 — Medinah (Ill.) C.C., 1990
38 — Olympia Fields C.C. (North Course), Olympia Fields, Ill., 2003
33 — Hazeltine National G.C., Chaska, Minn. 1991

Most Sub-Par Scores, Third Round

26 — Congressional C.C. (Blue Course), Bethesda, Md., 2011
24 — Medinah (Ill.) C.C., 1990
22 — Pebble Beach (Calif.) G.L., 1982

Most Sub-Par Scores, Fourth Round

32 — Congressional C.C. (Blue Course), Bethesda, Md., 2011
18 — Baltusrol G.C. (Lower Course), Springfield, N.J., 1993
17 — Pebble Beach (Calif.) G.L., 1982
17 — The Country Club, Brookline, Mass., 1988

Most Sub-Par Rounds by One Player in One Championship

4 — Sam Snead, St. Louis (Mo.) C.C., 1947 (one round in playoff)
4 — Bill Casper, The Olympic Club (Lake Course), San Francisco, Calif., 1966 (one round in playoff)
4 — Lee Trevino, Oak Hill C.C. (East Course), Rochester, N.Y., 1968
4 — Tony Jacklin, Hazeltine National G.C., Chaska, Minn., 1970
4 — Lee Janzen, Baltusrol G.C. (Lower Course), Springfield, N.J., 1993
4 — Curtis Strange, Oakmont (Pa.) C.C., 1994
4 — Rory McIlroy, Congressional C.C. (Blue Course), Bethesda, Md., 2011
4 — Robert Garrigus, Congressional C.C. (Blue Course), Bethesda, Md., 2011




Miscellaneous

Highest Score, One Hole

19 — Ray Ainsley, 16th Hole (par 4), Cherry Hills C.C., Englewood, Colo., 1938

Most Consecutive Birdies

6 — George Burns (holes 2-7), Pebble Beach (Calif.) G.L., 1982
6 — Andy Dillard (holes 1-6) Pebble Beach (Calif.) G.L., 1992

Most Consecutive 3s

8 — Hubert Green (holes 9-16) Baltusrol G.C., Springfield, N.J., 1980
7 — Hubert Green (holes 10-16), Southern Hills C.C., Tulsa, Okla., 1977
7 — Peter Jacobsen (holes 1-7), The Country Club, Brookline, Mass., 1988

Most Consecutive Opens Started

44 — Jack Nicklaus
34 — Hale Irwin
33 — Gene Sarazen
33 — Tom Kite

Most Opens Completed, 72 Holes

35 — Jack Nicklaus (lastly in 1998)
27 — Sam Snead
27 — Hale Irwin (lastly in 2001)
26 — Gene Sarazen
26 — Raymond Floyd

Most Consecutive Opens Completed, 72 Holes

22 — Walter Hagen (1913-36); No Championships 1917-18
22 — Gene Sarazen (1920-41)
22 — Gary Player (1958-79)
21 — Jack Nicklaus (1964-84)

Most Times Runner-Up

6 — Phil Mickelson (1999, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2009, 2013)
4 — a-Robert T. Jones Jr. (1922, 1924, 1925, 1928)
4 — Sam Snead (1937, 1947, 1949, 1953)
4 — Jack Nicklaus (1960, 1968, 1971, 1982)
4 — Arnold Palmer (1962, 1963, 1966, 1967)
3 — Alex Smith (1898, 1901, 1905)
3 — Tom McNamara (1909, 1912, 1915)
3 — Colin Montgomerie (1994, 1997, 2006)

Most Top-5 Finishes

11 — Willie Anderson
11 — Jack Nicklaus
10 — Alex Smith
10 — Walter Hagen
10 — Ben Hogan
10 — Arnold Palmer
9 — a-Robert T. Jones Jr.
9 — Gene Sarazen
9 — Julius Boros

Most Top-10 Finishes

18 — Jack Nicklaus
16 — Walter Hagen
15 — Ben Hogan

Most Top-25 Finishes

22 — Jack Nicklaus
21 — Sam Snead
20 — Walter Hagen

Consecutive Top-5 Finishes

6 — Willie Anderson (1901-06)
6 — a-Robert T. Jones (1921-26)
5 — Alex Smith (1905-10)
5 — Willie Smith (1898-02)
4 — Three with four, lastly Tom Lehman (1995-98)

Consecutive Top-10 Finishes

7 — Stewart Gardner (1900-06)
7 — a-Robert T. Jones Jr. (1920-26)
7 — Ben Hogan (1950-56)

Consecutive Top-25 Finishes

19 — Walter Hagen (1913-16, 1919-33) (no championships 1917-18)

Most Sub-Par Rounds, Career

37 — Jack Nicklaus

Consecutive Sub-Par Rounds

6 — Sam Snead (1947-48, includes 18-hole playoff)
5 — Brian Claar (1989-90)
5 — Curtis Strange (1993-94)

Rounds in the 60s

29 — Jack Nicklaus

Consecutive Rounds in the 60s

4 — Lee Trevino (1968)
4 — Ben Crenshaw (1986-87)
4 — Lee Janzen (1993)
4 — Tiger Woods (2001-02)
4 — Rory McIlroy (2011)

Sub-Par 72-Hole Totals

7 — Jack Nicklaus

Consecutive Sub-Par 72-Hole Totals

3 — Curtis Strange (1988-90)

Most Times Led After 54 Holes

6 — a-Robert T. Jones Jr.
4 — Tom Watson

Most Times Led After 18, 36, and/or 54 Holes

11 — Payne Stewart
10 — Alex Smith
9 — a-Robert T. Jones Jr.
9 — Ben Hogan
9 — Arnold Palmer
9 — Tom Watson

Players Who Led First Three Rounds But Did Not Win (9)

Willie Smith, 1908
Mike Brady, 1912
Mike Souchak, 1960
Bert Yancey, 1968
Hale Irwin, 1984
Tze-Chung Chen, 1985
Gil Morgan, 1992
Payne Stewart, 1998
Phil Mickelson (2013)

Number of Times a Leader Went on to Win

After 18 Holes — 20 times
After 36 Holes — 38 times
After 54 Holes — 49 times

Number of Playoffs

33 in 111 Championships

Won First Time Played in U.S. Open (5)

Horace Rawlins, 1895
Fred Herd, 1898
Harry Vardon, 1900
George Sargent, 1909
a-Francis Ouimet, 1913

Par-three finishes at U.S. Open Championships

1896, Shinnecock Hills, Southampton, N.Y.
1902, Garden City (N.Y.) G.C.
1909, Englewood (N.J.) G.C.
1997, Congressional C.C., Bethesda, Md.

Father and Son(s) in Same U.S. Open (Six known)

Tom Sr., Tom Jr. and Willie Anderson (Winner), 1903, Baltusrol G.C., Springfield, N.J.
Willie and Mac Hunter, 1947, St. Louis C.C., Clayton, Mo.
*Joe and Joe Jr. Kirkwood, 1948, Riviera C.C., Los Angeles, Calif.
Gary and Wayne Player, 1982, Pebble Beach (Calif.) G.L.
Jack and Gary Nicklaus, 1997, Congressional C.C., Bethesda, Md.
Jay and Bill Haas, 2003, Olympia Fields C.C., Olympia Fields, Ill. & *2004, Shinnecock Hills G.C., Southampton, N.Y.

* = both made cut

Holes-In-One (42 total)

Jack Hobens, 147-yard 10th hole, second round, Philadelphia Cricket Club (St. Martin’s Course), Chestnut Hill, Pa., 1907
Eddie Towns, Skokie C.C., Glencoe, Ill., 1922
Leo Diegel, 146-yard 13th hole, second round, Inverness Club, Toledo, Ohio, 193
Zell Eaton, Baltusrol G.C. (Upper Course), Springfield, N.J., 193
a-Dick Chapman, Baltusrol G.C. (Lower Course), Springfield, N.J., 1954
Johnny Weitzel, Baltusrol G.C. (Lower Course), Springfield, N.J., 1954
a-Billy Kuntz, 142-yard 11th hole, Oak Hill C.C. (East Course), Rochester, N.Y. , 195
Jerry McGee, 180-yard 5th hole, third round, Pebble Beach (Calif.) G.L., 1972
Bobby Mitchell, 180-yard 5th hole, fourth round, Pebble Beach (Calif.) G.L., 1972
Pat Fitzsimmons, 187-yard 2nd hole, first round, Medinah (Ill.) C.C. (No. 3 Course), 1975
Bobby Wadkins, 208-yard 15th hole, first round, Cherry Hills C.C., Englewood, Colo., 197
Tom Weiskopf, Cherry Hills C.C., Englewood, Colo., 197
Gary Player, 185-yard 3rd hole, third round, Inverness Club, Toledo, Ohio, 1979
Tom Watson, 194-yard 4th hole, first round, Baltusrol G.C. (Lower Course), Springfield, N.J., 1980
Johnny Miller, 205-yard 12th hole, second round, Pebble Beach (Calif.) G.L., 198
Bill Brodell, 180-yard 5th hole, second round, Pebble Beach (Calif.) G.L., 198
Tom Weiskopf, 120-yard 7th hole, fourth round, Pebble Beach (Calif.) G.L., 198
Scott Simpson, 228-yard 16th hole, first round, Oakmont (Pa.) C.C., 198
Mark McCumber, 190-yard 10th hole, first round, Winged Foot G.C. (West Course), Mamaroneck, N.Y., 198
Ben Crenshaw, 217-yard, 9th hole, second round, Oakland Hills C.C. (South Course), Birmingham, Mich., 198
Doug Weaver, 159-yard 6th hole, second round, Oak Hill C.C. (East Course), Rochester, N.Y., 198
Mark Wiebe, 159-yard 6th hole, second round, Oak Hill C.C. (East Course), Rochester, N.Y., 198
Jerry Pate, 159-yard 6th hole, second round, Oak Hill C.C. (East Course), Rochester, N.Y., 198
Nick Price, 159-yard 6th hole, second round, Oak Hill C.C. (East Course), Rochester, N.Y., 198
Jay Don Blake, 190-yard 8th hole, first round, Medinah (Ill.) C.C. (No. 3 Course), 199
John Inman, 194-yard 4th hole, first round, Hazeltine National G.C., Chaska, Minn., 199
Fuzzy Zoeller, 194-yard 4th hole, second round, Hazeltine National G.C., Chaska, Minn., 199
Mike Hulbert, 198-yard 12th hole, first round, Baltusrol G.C. (Lower Course), Springfield, N.J., 199
Sandy Lyle, 206-yard 12th hole, fourth round, Baltusrol G.C. (Lower Course), Springfield, N.J., 199
Gary Hallberg, 182-yard 7th hole, third round, Shinnecock Hills G.C., Southampton, N.Y., 199
Chris Perry, 196-yard 13th hole, third round, The Olympic Club (Lake Course), San Francisco, Calif., 199
Todd Fischer, 108-yard 7th hole, second round, Pebble Beach (Calif.) G.L., 200
Phil Mickelson, 174-yard 6th hole, second round, Southern Hills C.C., Tulsa, Okla., 2001
Olin Browne, 165-yard 11th hole, fourth round, Southern Hills C.C., Tulsa, Okla., 200
Shigeki Maruyama, 161-yard 14th hole, second round, Bethpage State Park (Black Course), Farmingdale, N.Y., 200
Andy Miller, 205-yard 3rd hole, fourth round, Bethpage State Park (Black Course), Farmingdale, N.Y., 200
Scott Hoch, 207-yard 17th hole, fourth round, Bethpage State Park (Black Course), Farmingdale, N.Y., 200
a-Spencer Levin, 179-yard 17th hole, first round, Shinnecock Hills G.C., Southampton, N.Y., 200
Peter Jacobsen, 175-yard 9th hole, third round, Pinehurst Resort (No. 2), Village of Pinehurst, N.C., 2005
Peter Hedblom, 238-yard 3rd hole, third round, Winged Foot G.C. (West Course), Mamaroneck, N.Y., 200
Thongchai Jaidee, 181-yard 5th hole, third round, Pebble Beach (Calif.) G.L., 201
John Peterson, 199-yard 13th hole, third round, The Olympic Club (Lake Course), San Francisco, Calif., 2012
Shawn Stefani, 229-yard 17th hole, fourth round, Merion G.C. (East Course), Ardmore, Pa., 2013

Double Eagles (3)

T.C. Chen, 527-yard 2nd hole, first round, Oakland Hills C.C. (South Course), Birmingham, Mich., 1985
Shaun Micheel, 523-yard 6th hole, fourth round, Pebble Beach (Calif.) G.L., 2010
Nick Watney, 522-yard, 17th hole, first round, The Olympic Club (Lake Course), San Francisco, Calif., 2012

Note: Records for holes-in-one and double eagles are not available for all years.

a = amateur

International Champions of the U.S. Open (28 players, 34 times)
1895 — Horace Rawlins, England
1896 — James Foulis, Scotland
1897 — Joe Lloyd, England
1898 — Fred Herd, Scotland
1899 — Willie Smith, Scotland
1900 — Harry Vardon, England
1901 — Willie Anderson, Scotland
1902 — Laurence Auchterlonie, Scotland
1903 — Willie Anderson, Scotland
1904 — Willie Anderson, Scotland
1905 — Willie Anderson, Scotland
1906 — Alex Smith, Scotland
1907 — Alex Ross, Scotland
1908 — Fred McLeod, Scotland
1909 — George Sargent, England
1910 — Alex Smith, Scotland
1920 — Edward Ray, England
1921 — James Barnes, England
1924 — Cyril Walker, England
1925 — William Marfarlane, Scotland
1927 — Tommy Armour, Scotland
1965 — Gary Player, South Africa
1970 — Tony Jacklin, England
1981 — David Graham, Australia
1994 — Ernie Els, South Africa
1997 — Ernie Els, South Africa
2001 — Retief Goosen, South Africa
2004 — Retief Goosen, South Africa
2005 — Michael Campbell, New Zealand
2006 — Geoff Ogilvy, Austrailia
2007 — Angel Cabrera, Argentina
2010 — Graeme McDowell, Northern Ireland
2011 — Rory McIlroy, Northern Ireland
2013 — Justin Rose, England



The Last Time It Happened

Last international champion

2013 — Justin Rose (England)

Last to defend title successfully

Curtis Strange, 1989

Last to win three consecutive Opens

Willie Anderson, 1903-05

Last winner who won the Open on his first try

Francis Ouimet, 1913

Last winner to win the Open on his second try

Jerry Pate, T-18th in first in 1975, winner in 1976

Last amateur to win Open

John Goodman, 1933

Last start-to-finish winner (no ties)

Rory McIlroy, 2011

Last winner to win money title in same year

Tiger Woods, 2002

Last winner to birdie the 72nd hole

Tiger Woods, 2008

Last winner to birdie the 72nd hole to force a playoff

Tiger Woods, 2008

Last winner to birdie the 72nd hole to win by one stroke

a-Robert T. Jones Jr., 1926

Last winner to birdie the 72nd hole to win by two strokes

Lee Janzen, 1993

Last to win without a round in the 60s

Geoff Ogilvy, Austrialia, 2006

Last to win with all rounds in the 60s

Rory McIlroy, 2011

Last to win with a round in the 80s

80, John McDermott, playoff in 1911

Last to win with a round of 77

Sam Parks Jr., in first round, 1935

Last to win with a round of 76

Angel Cabrera, in third round, 2007

Last to win with a round of 75

Payne Stewart, in playoff, 1991

Last to win after being in sectional qualifying

Lucas Glover, 2009

Last to win after being in local and sectional qualifying

Orville Moody, 1969

Last winner between age 20-29

Webb Simpson, 26, 2012

Last winner between age 30-39

Justin Rose, 32, 2013

Last winner over age 40

Payne Stewart was 42, 1999 (6th oldest in history)

Last winner who received a special exemption

Hale Irwin, 1990

Last defending champion to miss the cut

Rory McIlroy, 2012

Last to win without a sub-par round

Geoff Ogilvy, 2006

YearChampionScoreClubCityStateEntries
2013Justin Rose281Merion Golf ClubArdmorePa.9860
2012Webb Simpson281The Olympic ClubSan FranciscoCalif.9006
2011Rory McIlroy268Congressional C. C.BethesdaMd.8300
2010Graeme McDowell284Pebble Beach Golf LinksPebble BeachCalif.9052
2009Lucas Glover276Bethpage State ParkFarmingdaleN.Y.9086
2008Tiger Woods*283Torrey Pines Golf CourseSan DiegoCalif.8390
2007Angel Cabrera285Oakmont C. C.OakmontPa.8544
2006Geoff Ogilvy285Winged Foot Golf ClubMamaroneckN.Y.8584
2005Michael Campbell280Pinehurst Resort & C.C.Village of PinehurstN.C.9048
2004Retief Goosen276Shinnecock Hills G.C.SouthamptonN.Y.8726
2003Jim Furyk272Olympia Fields C. C.Olympia FieldsIll.7820
2002Tiger Woods277Bethpage State ParkFarmingdaleN.Y.8648
2001Retief Goosen*276Southern Hills C.C.TulsaOkla.8398
2000Tiger Woods272Pebble Beach G.L.Pebble BeachCalif.8455
1999Payne Stewart279Pinehurst Resort & C.C.Village of PinehurstN.C.7889
1998Lee Janzen280The Olympic ClubSan FranciscoCalif.7117
1997Ernie Els276Congressional C.C.BethesdaMd.7013
1996Steve Jones278Oakland Hills C.C.Bloomfield HillsMich.5925
1995Corey Pavin280Shinnecock Hills G.C.SouthamptonN.Y.6001
1994Ernie Els*279Oakmont C.C.OakmontPa.6010
1993Lee Janzen272Baltusrol G.C.SpringfieldN.J.5905
1992Tom Kite285Pebble Beach G.L.Pebble BeachCalif.6244
1991Payne Stewart*282Hazeltine National G.C.ChaskaMinn.6063
1990Hale Irwin*280Medinah C.C.MedinahIll.6198
1989Curtis Strange278Oak Hill C.C.RochesterN.Y.5786
1988Curtis Strange*278The Country ClubBrooklineMass.5775
1987Scott Simpson277The Olympic ClubSan FranciscoCalif.5696
1986Raymond Floyd279Shinnecock Hills G.C.SouthamptonN.Y.5410
1985Andy North279Oakland Hills C.C.BirminghamMich.5274
1984Fuzzy Zoeller*276Winged Foot G.C.MamaroneckN.Y.5195
1983Larry Nelson280Oakmont C.C.OakmontPa.5039
1982Tom Watson282Pebble Beach G.L.Pebble BeachCalif.5255
1981David Graham273Merion G.C.ArdmorePa.4946
1980Jack Nicklaus272Baltusrol G.C.SpringfieldN.J.4812
1979Hale Irwin284Inverness ClubToledoOhio4853
1978Andy North285Cherry Hills C.C.EnglewoodColo.4897
1977Hubert Green278Southern Hills C.C.TulsaOkla.4608
1976Jerry Pate277Atlanta Athletic ClubDuluthGa.4436
1975Lou Graham*287Medinah C.C.MedinahIll.4214
1974Hale Irwin287Winged Foot G.C.MamaroneckN.Y.3914
1973John Miller279Oakmont C.C.OakmontPa.3580
1972Jack Nicklaus290Pebble Beach G.L.Pebble BeachCalif.4196
1971Lee Trevino*280Merion G.C.ArdmorePa.4279
1970Tony Jacklin281Hazeltine National G.C.ChaskaMinn.3605
1969Orville Moody281Champions G.C.HoustonTexas3397
1968Lee Trevino275Oak Hill C.C.RochesterN.Y.3007
1967Jack Nicklaus275Baltusrol G.C.SpringfieldN.J.2651
1966Bill Casper Jr.*278The Olympic ClubSan FranciscoCalif.2475
1965Gary Player*282Bellerive C.C.St. LouisMo.2271
1964Ken Venturi278Congressional C.C.WashingtonD.C.2341
1963Julius Boros*293The Country ClubBrooklineMass.2392
1962Jack Nicklaus*283Oakmont C.C.OakmontPa.2475
1961Gene Littler281Oakland Hills C.C.BirminghamMich.2449
1960Arnold Palmer280Cherry Hills C.C.EnglewoodColo.2453
1959Bill Casper Jr.282Winged Foot G.C.MamaroneckN.Y.2385
1958Tommy Bolt283Southern Hills C.C.TulsaOkla.2132
1957Dick Mayer*282Inverness ClubToledoOhio1907
1956Cary Middlecoff281Oak Hill C.C.RochesterN.Y.1921
1955Jack Fleck*287The Olympic ClubSan FranciscoCalif.1522
1954Ed Furgol284Baltusrol G.C.SpringfieldN.J.1928
1953Ben Hogan283Oakmont C.C.OakmontPa.1669
1952Julius Boros281Northwood ClubDallasTexas1688
1951Ben Hogan287Oakland Hills C.C.BirminghamMich.1511
1950Ben Hogan*287Merion G.C.ArdmorePa.1379
1949Cary Middlecoff286Medinah C.C.MedinahIll.1348
1948Ben Hogan276Riviera C.C.Los AngelesCalif.1411
1947Lew Worsham*282St. Louis C.C.ClaytonMo.1356
1946Lloyd Mangrum*284Canterbury G.C.ClevelandOhio1175
1945No Championships - World War II
1944No Championships - World War II
1943No Championships - World War II
1942No Championships - World War II
1941Craig Wood284Colonial C.C.Fort WorthTexas1048
1940Lawson Little*287Canterbury G.C.ClevelandOhio1161
1939Byron Nelson*284Philadelphia C.C.West ConshohockenPa.1193
1938Ralph Guldahl284Cherry Hills ClubEnglewoodColo.1223
1937Ralph Guldahl281Oakland Hills C.C.BirminghamMich.1402
1936Tony Manero282Baltusrol G.C.SpringfieldN.J.1277
1935Sam Parks Jr.299Oakmont C.C.OakmontPa.1125
1934Olin Dutra293Merion Cricket ClubArdmorePa.1063
1933a-John Goodman287North Shore G.C.GlenviewIll.915
1932Gene Sarazen286Fresh Meadow C.C.FlushingN.Y.1011
1931Billy Burke*292Inverness ClubToledoOhio1141
1930a-Robert T. Jones Jr.287Interlachen C.C.MinneapolisMinn.1177
1929a-Robert T. Jones Jr.*294Winged Foot G.C.MamaroneckN.Y.1000
1928Johnny Farrell*294Olympia Fields C.C.MattesonIll.1064
1927Tommy Armour*301Oakmont C.C.OakmontPa.898
1926a-Robert T. Jones Jr.293Scioto C.C.ColumbusOhio694
1925William Macfarlane*291Worcester C.C.WorcesterMass.445
1924Cyril Walker297Oakland Hills C.C.BirminghamMich.319
1923a-Robert T. Jones Jr.*296Inwood C.C.InwoodN.Y.360
1922Gene Sarazen288Skokie C.C.GlencoeIll.323
1921James M. Barnes289Columbia C.C.Chevy ChaseMd.262
1920Edward Ray295Inverness ClubToledoOhio265
1919Walter Hagen*301Brae Burn C.C.West NewtonMass.142
1918No Championships - World War I
1917No Championships - World War I
1916a-Charles Evans Jr.286Minikahda ClubMinneapolisMinn.94
1915a-Jerome D. Travers297Baltusrol G.C.SpringfieldN.J.141
1914Walter Hagen290Midlothian C.C.Blue IslandIll.129
1913a-Francis Ouimet*304The Country ClubBrooklineMass.165
1912John J. McDermott294C.C. of BuffaloBuffaloN.Y.131
1911John J. McDermott*307Chicago G.C.WheatonIll.79
1910Alex Smith*298Philadelphia Cricket ClubPhiladelphiaPa.75
1909George Sargent290Englewood G.C.EnglewoodN.J.84
1908Fred McLeod*322Myopia Hunt ClubS. HamiltonMass.88
1907Alex Ross302Philadelphia Cricket C.PhiladelphiaPa.82
1906Alex Smith295Onwentsia ClubLake ForestIll.68
1905Willie Anderson314Myopia Hunt ClubS. HamiltonMass.83
1904Willie Anderson303Glen View ClubGolfIll.71
1903Willie Anderson*307Baltusrol G.C.SpringfieldN.J.89
1902Laurence Auchterlonie307Garden City G.C.Garden CityN.Y.90
1901Willie Anderson*331Myopia Hunt ClubS. HamiltonMass.60
1900Harry Vardon313Chicago G.C.WheatonIll.60
1899Willie Smith315Baltimore C.C.BaltimoreMd.81
1898Fred Herd328Myopia Hunt ClubS. HamiltonMass.49
1897Joe Lloyd162#Chicago G.C.WheatonIll.35
1896James Foulis152#Shinnecock Hills G.C.SouthamptonN.Y.35
1895Horace Rawlins173#Newport G.C.NewportR.I.11

*Won in Playoff
#Championship was contested over 36 holes from 1895-97

1895: The first U.S. Open Championship is conducted on Oct. 4 at the nine-hole course of Newport (R.I.) Golf Club. Ten professionals and one amateur started in the 36-hole competition, which comprised four trips around the Newport course in one day. The winner was Horace Rawlins, 21, an English professional who was the assistant at the host course. Rawlins scored 91-82-173 and received a gold medal, the $150 first prize and custody of the U.S. Open Trophy for one year.
1898: The U.S. Open is expanded to 72 holes and is played over two days.
1905: Scottish professional Willie Anderson wins his third consecutive U.S. Open title. He is the only player to accomplish this feat.
1911: John J. McDermott is the first American winner of the U.S. Open. He successfully defends his crown the following year.
1913: Francis Ouimet, a 20-year-old American amateur, defeats English professionals Harry Vardon and Ted Ray in a playoff at The Country Club in Brookline, Mass. It also marked the first year of qualifying for the championship. Half the field played two rounds on Tuesday and the other half played two rounds on Wednesday with the low 32 scorers and ties each day advancing to the championship on Thursday and Friday.
1917-18: No championships due to World War I.
1922: Spectator tickets are sold for the first time.
1924: Sectional qualifying is introduced.
1926: The format of the championship is changed to 18 holes played each of the first two days, then 36 holes on the third day.
1928: The number of entries exceeds 1,000 for the first time as 1,064 players attempt to qualify.
1930: Georgia amateur Robert (Bob) T. Jones wins his fourth U.S. Open. Later that year, Jones wins the U.S. Amateur to complete the Grand Slam.
1931: Billy Burke defeats George Von Elm in the longest playoff in U.S. Open history. Both competitors played a total of 144 holes.
1933: John Goodman becomes the fifth and last amateur to win the U.S. Open. The others were Ouimet, Jerome D. Travers (1915), Charles Evans Jr., (1916) and Jones.
1942-45: No championships due to World War II.
1950: Ben Hogan wins the U.S. Open 16 months after a near-fatal car accident.
1954: The U.S. Open is televised nationally for the first time. It also marks the first time the U.S. Open course is roped from tee to green.
1959: Two levels of U.S. Open qualifying are used for the first time, with local qualifying taking place in 57 districts across the country and 13 sections holding final qualifying, all at 36 holes.
1960: Starting seven strokes off the lead, Arnold Palmer shoots a 65 to complete the greatest final-round comeback in U.S. Open history.
1964: Ken Venturi becomes the first player to advance through local and sectional qualifying to win the U.S. Open. Venturi and Orville Moody (1969) are the only players to have accomplished this feat.
1965: The present format of four 18-hole daily rounds is implemented.
1973: Johnny Miller shoots a record final-round 63 to win the U.S. Open at Oakmont (Pa.) Country Club.
1976: Jerry Pate birdies the 72nd hole at the Atlanta Athletic Club to win by two strokes on Father’s Day. The final round of the U.S. Open has been scheduled on Father’s Day each year since.
1980: Jack Nicklaus wins his fourth U.S. Open, joining Anderson, Jones and Hogan as the only players to do so.
1988: The total purse for the U.S. Open tops $1 million for the first time.
1989: Curtis Strange wins the U.S. Open at Oak Hill Country Club in Rochester, N.Y. He is the last player to successfully defend his title.
1990: Hale Irwin defeats Mike Donald on the first hole of sudden death following an 18-hole playoff. At age 45, Irwin is the oldest winner in the championship’s history.
2000: Tiger Woods wins the U.S. Open at Pebble Beach (Calif.) Golf Links by a record-15-stroke margin. Jack Nicklaus plays in his 44th and final U.S. Open.
2002: Bethpage State Park's Black Course in Farmingdale, N.Y., is the first publicly-owned facility to host a U.S. Open. This also marks the first year of a two-tee (Nos. 1 and 10) start for the first and second rounds.
2005: International sectional qualifying sites are added. Michael Campbell, who qualified in England, wins the U.S. Open at Pinehurst No. 2 in the Village of Pinehurst, N.C.
2008: Tiger Woods defeats Rocco Mediate in an 18-hole playoff to win the U.S. Open at Torrey Pines Golf Course in San Diego, Calif. It is Woods’ ninth USGA championship, tying him with Bob Jones for the most by an individual.
2011: In his win at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Md., Rory McIlroy sets several scoring records, including lowest 72-hole score (268) and most strokes under par in the championship (16 under).
2013: The USGA received a record 9,860 entries for the U.S. Open. Justin Rose won by two strokes at Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pa., while Phil Mickelson finished runner-up for a sixth time.
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