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

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Francis Ouimet

Francis Ouimet (with his 10-year-old caddie at the 1913 U.S. Open) is one of five amateurs to win the U.S. Open.

Courtesy of the Francis Ouimet Scholarship Fund
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)

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