US Open History and Records

US Open History and Records

Established: 1895

Most wins: 4 – Willie Anderson, Bobby Jones, Ben Hogan and Jack Nicklaus

Most times hosted: Oakmont Country Club – 9 (2016, 2007,1994,1983,1973,1962,1953,1935,1927)

Lowest aggregate score: 268 (Rory McIlroy 2011, Congressional Country Club)

Lowest score to par: -16 (Rory McIlroy, 2011, Congressional Country Club)

Oldest winner: Hale Irwin – 45 years and 15 days, 1990

Youngest winner: John McDermott – 19 years, 10 months and 14 days, 1911

Largest margin of victory: Tiger Woods – 15 shots, 2000 Pebble Beach

Most runner-up finishes: Phil Mickelson, 6

Most consecutive US Opens played: Jack Nicklaus, 44 between 1957 – 2000

Most consecutive victories: 3 – Willie Anderson, 1903 – 1905

US Open by the numbers

2016 US Open by the numbers +5 – Angel Cabrera’s winning total in 2007. Of all the players who made the cut, only eight were able to compile sub-par rounds…

Jack Nicklaus. Credit: Getty Images

The most wins in the US Open is four. This record is shared by four men – Willie Anderson, Bobby Jones, Ben Hogan and Jack Nicklaus. Jones and Nicklaus also…

Justin Rose with the US Open trophy and the Jack Nicklaus Medal. Credit: Getty Images

The winner of this year’s US Open will be presented with the US Open Trophy. But then again he won’t be. For it is a long time since this actually…

Tony Jackline 1970 US Open

A look at some of the key dates in the history of the US Open ahead of the 114th US Open at Pinehurst

US Open records

We take a look back at some US Open records ahead of the start of the 2016 US Open at Oakmont

With the US Open at Pinehurst just around the corner, Golf Monthly takes a look at some facts and figures surrounding the tournament

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A list of all the past Us Open champions since the tournament's inauguration at Newport Golf Club in 1895

Get the A-Z of the 2009 US Open golf championship at Bethpage Black from Tiger Woods, Jack Nicklaus and Torrey Pines to USPGA, Padraig Harrington and Phil Mickelson.

US Open: Recent years

The US Open golf tournament has been a regular event in the American golfing calendar since 1895, and has always provided a stern test to even the finest players. Multiple…

The US Open golf tournament has been a regular event in the American golfing calendar since 1895, and has always provided a stern test to even the finest players. Multiple…

US Open Champions: 1956 – 2008

Read the full list of all the US Open golf tournament's winners and champions from the 1956 US Open to the US Open 2008

Read the full list of all the US Open golf tournament's winners and champions from the first US Open in 1895 to the US Open 2008

US Open golf tournament records

From the oldest to the youngest and the best to worst, we dissect 109 years of the US Open golf tournament's achievements, history and records

Different class

Re-live the most astonishing of US Open wins as Tiger Woods wins the 2000 US Open by 15 strokes at Pebble Beach