Golf - US Open

 

The second of golf's major championships the US Open is unique in that it moves to a different golf course each year.

Golf's other majors are the British Open, The Masters and the PGA Championship.

Golf - US Open

Golf - US Open

Year

Winner

Score

Where played

 

 

 

 

1895

Horace Rawlins

173

Newport

1896

James Foulis

152

Shinnecock Hills

1897

Joe Lloyd

162

Chicago

18983

Fred Herd

328

Myopia

1899

Willie Smith

315

Baltimore

1900

Harry Vardon

313

Chicago

1901

Willie Anderson1

331

Myopia

1902

Laurie Auchterlonie

307

Garden City

1903

Willie Anderson1

307

Baltusrol

1904

Willie Anderson

303

Glen View

1905

Willie Anderson

314

Myopia

1906

Alex Smith

295

Onwentsia

1907

Alex Ross

302

Philadelphia

1908

Fred McLeod1

322

Myopia

1909

George Sargent

290

Englewood

1910

Alex Smith1

298

Philadelphia

1911

John McDermott1

307

Chicago

1912

John McDermott

294

Buffalo

1913

Francis Ouimet1, 2

304

Brookline

1914

Walter Hagen

290

Midlothian

1915

Jerome D. Travers2

297

Baltusrol

1916

Charles Evans, Jr.2

286

Minikahda

1917–18

No tournaments4

1919

Walter Hagen2

301

Brae Burn

1920

Edward Ray

295

Inverness

1921

Jim Barnes

289

Columbia

1922

Gene Sarazen

288

Skokie

1923

R. T. Jones, Jr.1, 2

296

Inwood

1924

Cyril Walker

297

Oakland Hills

1925

Willie Macfarlane1

291

Worcester

1926

R. T. Jones, Jr.2

293

Scioto

1927

Tommy Armour1

301

Oakmont

1928

Johnny Farrell1

294

Olympia Fields

1929

R. T. Jones, Jr.1, 2

294

Winged Foot

1930

R. T. Jones, Jr.2

287

Interlachen

1931

Billy Burke1

292

Inverness

1932

Gene Sarazen

286

Fresh Meadow

1933

John Goodman2

287

North Shore

1934

Olin Dutra

293

Merion

1935

Sam Parks, Jr.

299

Oakmont

1936

Tony Manero

282

Baltusrol

1937

Ralph Guldahl

281

Oakland Hills

1938

Ralph Guldahl

284

Cherry Hills

1939

Byron Nelson1

284

Philadelphia

1940

Lawson Little1

287

Canterbury

1941

Craig Wood

284

Colonial

1942–45

No tournaments5

1946

Lloyd Mangrum1

284

Canterbury

1947

Lew Worsham1

282

St. Louis

1948

Ben Hogan

276

Riviera

1949

Cary Middlecoff

286

Medinah

1950

Ben Hogan1

287

Merion

1951

Ben Hogan

287

Oakland Hills

1952

Julius Boros

281

Northwood

1953

Ben Hogan

283

Oakmont

1954

Ed Furgol

284

Baltusrol

1955

Jack Fleck1

287

Olympic

1956

Cary Middlecoff

281

Oak Hill

1957

Dick Mayer1

298

Inverness

1958

Tommy Bolt

283

Southern Hills

1959

Bill Casper, Jr.

282

Winged Foot

1960

Arnold Palmer

280

Cherry Hills

1961

Gene Littler

281

Oakland Hills

1962

Jack Nicklaus1

283

Oakmont

1963

Julius Boros1

293

Country Club

1964

Ken Venturi

278

Congressional

1965

Gary Player1

282

Bellerive

1966

Bill Casper1

278

Olympic

1967

Jack Nicklaus

275

Baltusrol

1968

Lee Trevino

275

Oak Hill

1969

Orville Moody

281

Champions G.C.

1970

Tony Jacklin

281

Hazeltine

1971

Lee Trevino1

280

Merion

1972

Jack Nicklaus

290

Pebble Beach

1973

Johnny Miller

279

Oakmont

1974

Hale Irwin

287

Winged Foot

1975

Lou Graham1

287

Medinah

1976

Jerry Pate

277

Atlanta A.C.

1977

Hubert Green

278

Southern Hills

1978

Andy North

285

Cherry Hills

1979

Hale Irwin

284

Inverness

1980

Jack Nicklaus

272

Baltusrol

1981

David Graham

273

Merion

1982

Tom Watson

282

Pebble Beach

1983

Larry Nelson

280

Oakmont

1984

Fuzzy Zoeller1

276

Winged Foot

1985

Andy North

279

Oakland Hills

1986

Ray Floyd

279

Shinnecock Hills

1987

Scott Simpson

277

Olympic Golf Club

1988

Curtis Strange1

278

The Country Club

1989

Curtis Strange

278

Oak Hill Country Club

1990

Hale Irwin1

280

Medinah C.C.

1991

Payne Stewart1

282

Hazeltine

1992

Tom Kite

285

Pebble Beach

1993

Lee Janzen

272

Baltusrol

1994

Ernie Els

279

Oakmont

1995

Corey Pavin

280

Shinnecock Hills

1996

Steve Jones

278

Oakland Hills

1997

Ernie Els

276

Congressional C.C.

1998

Lee Janzen

280

Olympic Country Club

1999

Payne Stewart

279

Pinehurst

2000

Tiger Woods

272

Pebble Beach

2001

Retief Goosen

276

Southern Hills

2002

Tiger Woods

277

Bethpage Black

2003

Jim Furyk

272

Olympia Fields

2004

Retief Goosen

276

Shinnecock Hills

2005

Michael Campbell

280

Pinehurst

2006

Geoff Ogilvy

285

Winged Foot

2007

Angel Cabrera

285

Oakmont Golf Course

2008

Tiger Woods

283 (Playoff)

Torrey Pines

2009

Lucas Glover

276

The Black Course
Farmingdale, New York

 

1. Winner in playoff.
2. Amateur.
3. In 1898, competition was extended to 72 holes.
4. In 1917, Jock Hutchison, with a 292, won an Open Patriotic Tournament for the benefit of the American Red Cross at Whitemarsh Valley Country Club.
5. In 1942, Ben Hogan, with a 271, won a Hale American National Open Tournament for the benefit of the Navy Relief Society and USO at Ridgemoor Country Club.

The US Open - History

The US Open, the second of the year's four major championships, was first held at Newport Golf Club in 1895.

However it was overshadowed by the inaugural US Amateur which was played on the same course that year during the same week.

The Open fully established itself in 1913 when 20-year-old American amateur Francis Ouimet stunned the golfing world by beating renowned English professionals Harry Vardon and Ted Ray in a playoff at The Country Club.

By the end of World War Two, the US Open was an important world championship and it gained a significant surge in popularity when Georgia amateur Bobby Jones dominated the event with four victories between 1923 and 1930.

Spectator tickets were sold for the first time in 1922 and, following a boom in entries, the United States Golf Association (USGA) - the tournament's organising body - introduced sectional qualifying in 1924.

For American players, the championship has since become the most important of the four majors to win, as well as the most difficult over its traditionally tight layouts flanked by punishing rough.