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 Trophy

There have been two official US Open trophies - and neither of them will be presented to the winner at Winged Foot.

A look at some of the key dates in the history of the US Open ahead of the 120th US Open at Winged Foot.

Four men top the lost with four wins apiece - but should one of them be considered to have won a fifth 'US Open'?

We take a look back at some of the US Open records ahead of the start of the 2021 tournament at Torrey Pines.

In this article we take a trip down memory lane to look at some high profile names who have been the low amateur at the US Open

Tiger Woods US Open Record

Tiger Woods is going for his fourth US Open victory at Winged Foot. Check out his record in the tournament here.

US Open Best Shots

We take a look back through the history of the tournament at some of the greatest shots to be hit during the Major.

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…

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


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