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US Open Golf Tournament

U.S. Open Golf History, Records, Info


The US Open trophy held aloft by 2013 winner Justin Rose.

The US Open trophy held aloft by 2013 winner Justin Rose.

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The U.S. Open golf tournament is one of the four golf majors, and it is the one run by the United States Golf Association, one of golf's two governing bodies. It is played every year in June, and is the second major on the golf calender, after The Masters and before the British Open. The U.S. Open has been played since 1895.

2014 Tournament
Martin Kaymer set a tournament scoring record for the first two rounds of play, opening with back-to-back 65s. From there, he cruised to an 8-shot victory, recording his second career major championship. Kaymer was never really challenged after the tournament's midway point. A final-round 69 made his final score 271, 9-under par. Read more/final scores

Final Leaders

Martin Kaymer, 271
Erik Compton, 279
Rickie Fowler, 279
Keegan Bradley, 281
Jason Day, 281
Brooks Koepka, 281
Dustin Johnson, 281
Henrik Stenson, 281

Profile of Pinehurst No. 2
Pinehurst No. 2 is one of the best-known tracks in golf. This course profile includes hole yardages plus interesting history and trivia.

Previous Opens at Pinehurst

2013 Tournament
Justin Rose was the only golfer among the leaders following Round 3 who managed to avoid shooting over-par in the final round. And that final-round 70 was good for a two-stroke victory over Phil Mickelson and Jason Day. More/Final Scores

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Official U.S. Open Web site

US Open Golf Tournament: Facts and Figures

U.S. Open Winners
Check out the full list of past champions in the tournament, going back to the first time it was played in 1895. Click on the year of the tournament to view the final scores and read a recap of that year's tournament.
See also: U.S. Open playoffs

U.S. Open Records
Which golfer has won the most U.S. Opens, and finished second in the most? Who has the most Top 10 finishes? What are the tournament scoring records? Who are the youngest and oldest champions? Find these records and many more.
4 most amazing US Open records

U.S. Open FAQ
Has anyone who got into the tournament through local/sectional qualifying ever won? What is the largest margin of victory? What is the tournament's cut rule? What were Arnold Palmer's and Jack Nicklaus' U.S. Open finishes? How are pairings determined? These are just a few of the FAQs that are answered here.

US Open Golf Tournament: The Courses

U.S. Open Golf Courses
Which golf courses have been the sites of U.S. Opens? View the full list, in chronological order, of every golf course to host this tournament, going back to the first in 1895.
See also: Which course has hosted the most U.S. Opens?

Poll: Which US Open course would you most like to play? (click your choice to cast vote)
1) Oakmont
2) Pebble Beach
3) Pinehurst No. 2
4) Shinnecock Hills

Future Sites (click on year to get dates)
2015: Chambers Bay, University Place, Wash.
2016: Oakmont Country Club, Oakmont, Pa.
2017: Erin Hills Golf Course, Erin Hills, Wisc.
2018: Shinnecock Hills Golf Club, Southampton, N.Y.
2019: Pebble Beach Golf Links, Pebble Beach, Calif.
2020: Winged Foot Golf Club in Mamorneck, N.Y.

US Open Golf Tournament: Trivia

U.S. Open Quizzes
Are you a golf trivia buff? If you think you have a great knowledge of U.S. Open history, then try one of our trivia quizzes about the tournament. Even if you're not a trivia expert, clicking through these questions and answers will reveal some fun facts.

Top 5 Players in U.S. Open History
Best Players Never to Win the U.S. Open

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