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U.S. Open Records

Bests (and Some Worsts) from the U.S. Open Record Book

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Jack Nicklaus won four US Opens

It's no surprise that Jack Nicklaus appears frequently in the list of US Open tournament records.

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Browse through U.S. Open history by checking out records from the event.
See also: 4 amazing records at the US Open

4-Time Winners
• Willie Anderson (1901, 1903, 1904, 1905)
• Bobby Jones (1923, 1926, 1929, 1930)
• Ben Hogan (1948, 1950, 1951, 1953)
• Jack Nicklaus (1962, 1967, 1972, 1980)

3-Time Winners
• Hale Irwin (1974, 1979, 1990)
• Tiger Woods (2000, 2002, 2008)

2-Time Winners
• Alex Smith (1906, 1910)
• Johnny McDermott (1911, 1912)
• Walter Hagen (1914, 1919)
• Gene Sarazen (1922, 1932)
• Ralph Guldahl (1937, 1938)
• Cary Middlecoff (1949, 1956)
• Julius Boros (1952, 1963)
• Billy Casper (1959, 1966)
• Lee Trevino (1969, 1971)
• Andy North (1978, 1985)
• Curtis Strange (1988, 1989)
• Ernie Els (1994, 1997)
• Lee Janzen (1993, 1998)
• Payne Stewart (1991, 1999)
• Retief Goosen (2001, 2004)

Oldest Winners
• Hale Irwin, 1990 - 45 years, 15 days old
• Raymond Floyd, 1986 - 43 years, 9 months, 11 days old
• Ted Ray, 1920 - 43 years, 4 months, 16 days old

Youngest Winner
• Johnny McDermott, 1911 - 19 years, 10 months, 14 days old

Amateurs Winners
• Francis Ouimet, 1913
• Jerome D. Travers, 1915
• Chick Evans, 1916
• Bobby Jones, 1923, 1926, 1929, 1930
• Johnny Goodman, 1933

Consecutive Wins
• 3 - Willie Anderson (1903, 1904, 1905)
• 2 - Johnny McDermott (1911, 1912)
• 2 - Bobby Jones (1929, 1930)
• 2 - Ralph Guldahl (1937, 1938)
• 2 - Ben Hogan (1950, 1951)
• 2 - Curtis Strange (1988, 1989)

Most Runner-up Finishes
• 6 - Phil Mickelson (1999, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2009, 2013)
• 4 - Bobby Jones (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)

Most Top-Five Finishes
• 11 - Willie Anderson
• 11 - Jack Nicklaus
• 10 - Alex Smith
• 10 - Walter Hagen
• 10 - Ben Hogan
• 10 - Arnold Palmer

Most Top-Ten Finishes
• 18 - Jack Nicklaus
• 16 - Walter Hagen
• 15 - Ben Hogan
• 14 - Gene Sarazen
• 13 - Arnold Palmer
• 12 - Sam Snead

Oldest Players to Make the Cut
• 61 - Sam Snead, 1973 (tied for 29th)
• 60 - Tom Watson, 2010 (tied for 29th)
• 58 - Jack Nicklaus, 1998 (tied for 43rd)
• 57 - Sam Snead, 1969 (tied for 38th)
• 57 - Dutch Harrison, 1967 (tied for 16th)
• 57 - Jack Nicklaus, 1997 (tied for 52nd)

Youngest Players to Make the Cut*
• Beau Hossler, 2012: 17 years, 3 months old
• Bobby Clampett, 1978: 18 years, 1 month, 25 days
• Jack Nicklaus, 1958: 18 years, 4 months, 25 days
(*Post-World War II era only)

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