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Championship Records from the US Open Golf Tournament

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Largest Margin of Victory
• 15 Strokes - Tiger Woods (272), 2000
• 11 strokes - Willie Smith (315), 1899

Highest First-Round Score by Eventual Winner
• 91 - Horace Rawlins, 1895
Since World War I:
• 78 (6 over) - Tommy Armour, 1927
• 78 (7 over) - Walter Hagen, 1919
Since World War II:
• 76 (6 over) - Ben Hogan, 1951
• 76 (6 over) - Jack Fleck, 1955

Lowest Score by Winner, Final Round
• 63 (8 under) - Johnny Miller, 1973
• 65 (6 under) - Arnold Palmer, 1960
• 65 (5 under) - Jack Nicklaus, 1967

Highest Score by Winner, Fourth Round
• 84 - Fred Herd, 1898
Since World War I:
• 79 (7 over) - Bobby Jones, 1929
Since World War II:
• 75 (4 over) - Cary Middlecoff, 1949
• 75 (4 over) - Hale Irwin, 1979

Highest Winning Score
• 331 - Willie Anderson, 1901 (won in playoff)
Since World War II:
• 293 - Julius Boros, 1963 (won in playoff)
• 290 - Jack Nicklaus, 1972

Highest Score, One Hole
• 19 - Ray Ainsley, 16th Hole (par 4), Cherry Hills Country Club, Englewood, Colo., 1938

Most Consecutive Birdies
• 6 - George Burns (holes 2-7), Pebble Beach Golf Links, 1982
• 6 - Andy Dillard (holes 1-6) Pebble Beach Golf Links, 1992

Most Consecutive U.S. Opens Started
• 44 - Jack Nicklaus
• 34 - Hale Irwin
• 33 - Tom Kite
• 33 - Gene Sarazen
• 32 - Arnold Palmer

Most U.S. Opens Completed (72 Holes)
• 35 - Jack Nicklaus
• 27 - Sam Snead
• 27 - Hale Irwin
• 26 - Gene Sarazen
• 26 - Raymond Floyd
• 25 - Gary Player
• 25 - Arnold Palmer

Most Sub-Par Rounds, Career
• 37 - Jack Nicklaus

Most Rounds in the 60s
• 29 - Jack Nicklaus

Most Sub-Par 72-Hole Totals
• 7 - Jack Nicklaus

Most Times Led After 54 Holes
• 6 - Bobby Jones
• 4 - Tom Watson

Most Times Led After 18, 36, or 54 Holes
• 11 - Payne Stewart
• 10 - Alex Smith
• 9 - Bobby Jones
• 9 - Ben Hogan
• 9 - Arnold Palmer
• 9 - Tom Watson

(Source: USGA)

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