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U.S. Open
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Tournament information
Location  United States
Established 1895
Course(s) Pebble Beach Golf Links in 2010
Par 71 in 2010
Yardage TBD in 2010
Tour(s) PGA Tour
PGA European Tour
Japan Golf Tour
Format Stroke play
Purse $7,500,000
Month played June
Tournament record score
Aggregate 272 Jack Nicklaus (1980)
272 Lee Janzen (1993)
272 Tiger Woods (2000)
272 Jim Furyk (2003)
To-par −12 Tiger Woods (2000)
Current champion
United States Lucas Glover

The United States Open Championship, commonly known as the U.S. Open, is the annual open golf tournament of the United States. It is the second of the four major championships in golf and is on the official schedule of both the PGA Tour and the European Tour. It is staged by the United States Golf Association (USGA) in mid-June, scheduled so that, if there are no weather delays, the final round is played on the third Sunday, which is Father's Day. From 2008, it will also be an official money event on the Asian Tour, with 50% of Asian Tour members' earnings counting towards the Order of Merit.[1]

The U.S. Open is staged at a variety of courses, set up in such a way that scoring is very difficult with a premium placed on accurate driving. U.S. Open play is characterized by tight scoring at or around par by the leaders, with the winner emerging at around even par. A U.S. Open course is seldom beaten severely, and there have been many over-par wins (in part because par is usually set at 70 except for the very longest courses). Normally, an Open course is quite long and will have a high cut of primary rough (termed "Open rough" by the American press and fans), hilly greens (such as at Pinehurst No. 2 in 2005, which was described by Johnny Miller of NBC as "like trying to hit a ball on top of a VW Beetle"), and pinched fairways (especially on what are expected to be less difficult holes). Some courses that are attempting to get into the rotation for the U.S. Open will undergo renovations to have these features. Rees Jones is the most notable of the "Open Doctors" who take on these projects. As with any professional golf tournament, the available space surrounding the course (for spectators, among other considerations) and local infrastructure also factor into deciding which courses will host the event.

The U.S. Open is the only one of the four major championships which does not go immediately to a playoff if two or more players are tied at the end of the four rounds. Instead, the players play a fifth 18-hole round the following day (Monday), but if a tie still exists after the round, then a sudden death playoff is held. Only three times has the U.S. Open gone to sudden death after the playoff round, most recently in 2008 when Tiger Woods defeated Rocco Mediate on the first playoff hole.

Coverage of The U.S. Open is broadcast on television by NBC and ESPN, with additional online coverage of a marquee group provided by ESPN via the U.S. Open's official website. Of golf's broadcast television partners in the U.S., NBC is the only one to provide four days of major tournament coverage (CBS, which airs the Masters and the PGA Championship, only provides weekend coverage of its tournaments; starting in 2010, the British Open will not be aired on an over-the-air network at all, with all four rounds airing on ESPN).

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History

The first U.S. Open Championship was played on October 4, 1895, on a nine-hole course at the Newport Country Club in Newport, Rhode Island. It was a 36-hole competition and was played in a single day. Ten professionals and one amateur entered. The winner was a 21-year-old Englishman named Horace Rawlins, who had arrived in the U.S. in January that year to take up a position at the host club. He received $150 cash out of a prize fund of $335, plus a $50 gold medal; his club received the Open Championship Cup trophy, which was presented by the USGA. In the beginning, the tournament was dominated by experienced British players until 1911, when John J. McDermott became the first native-born American winner. American golfers soon began to win regularly and the tournament evolved to become one of the four majors.

U.S. Open Trophy at the 2008 PGA Golf Show.

Since 1911, the title has been won almost exclusively by players from the United States. Since 1950, players from only five nations other than the United States have won the championship, most notably South Africa, which has won five times since 1965. A streak of four consecutive non-American winners occurred from 2004 to 2007 for the first time since 1910. These four players, South African Retief Goosen (2004), New Zealander Michael Campbell (2005), Australian Geoff Ogilvy (2006) and Argentine Ángel Cabrera (2007), are all from countries in the Southern Hemisphere. No European player has won since Tony Jacklin of England in 1970.

The 2008 edition of the Open ended in a tie between Tiger Woods and Rocco Mediate, forcing an 18-hole playoff the following day. After completing 90 holes over five days, both players were still tied, marking only the third time in Open history that a winner was determined using sudden death. On the first sudden death hole (the seventh), Woods won the tournament with a par to defeat Mediate, who made a bogey. The victory made Woods the sixth player to win three or more U.S. Opens.

Qualification and prizes

The U.S. Open is open to any professional, or to any amateur with an up-to-date USGA Handicap Index not exceeding 1.4. Players (male or female) may obtain a place by being fully exempt or by competing successfully in qualifying. The field is 156 players.

About half of the field is made up of players who are fully exempt from qualifying. There are 17 full exemption categories, including winners of the U.S. Open for the last ten years and the other three majors for the last five years, the top 30 from the previous year's PGA Tour money list, the top 15 from the previous year's European Tour money list, and the top 50 in the Official World Golf Rankings as of two weeks before the tournament.

Potential competitors who are not fully exempt must enter the Qualifying process, which has two stages. Firstly there is Local Qualifying, which is played over 18 holes at over 100 courses around the United States. Many leading players are exempt from this first stage, and they join the successful local qualifiers at the Sectional Qualifying stage, which is played over 36 holes in one day at several sites in the U.S. and one each in Europe and Japan. There is no lower age limit and the youngest-ever qualifier was 15-year-old Tadd Fujikawa of Hawaii, who qualified in 2006.

The purse at the 2009 U.S. Open was $7.5 million, and the winner's share was $1.35 million. The PGA European Tour uses conversion rates at the time of the tournament to calculate the official prize money used in their Race to Dubai (€5,288,326 in 2009). In line with the other majors, winning the U.S. Open gives a golfer several privileges that make his career much more secure, if he is not already one of the elite players of the sport. U.S. Open champions are automatically invited to play in the other three majors (the Masters, the Open Championship (British Open), and the PGA Championship) for the next five years, as well as the Players Championship, and they are exempt from qualifying for the U.S. Open itself for 10 years. They may also receive a five-year exemption on the PGA Tour, which is automatic for regular members. Non-PGA Tour members who win the U.S. Open have the choice of joining the PGA Tour either within 60 days of winning, or prior to the beginning of any one of the next five tour seasons.

The top 15 finishers at the U.S. Open are fully exempt from qualifying for the following year's Open, and the top eight are automatically invited to the following season's Masters.

Champions

Willie Anderson, Bobby Jones, Ben Hogan and Jack Nicklaus hold the record for the most U.S. Open victories, with four victories each.[1] Hale Irwin is the oldest winner of the U.S. Open: he was &0000000000000045.00000045 years, &0000000000000015.00000015 days old when he won in 1990.[2] The youngest winner of the U.S. Open is John McDermott who was 19 years 315 days old when he won in 1911.[2] Jack Nicklaus, Lee Janzen, Tiger Woods and Jim Furyk hold the record for the lowest score over 72 holes, which is 272. Tiger Woods holds the distinction of being the most strokes under par for 72 holes, he was 12 strokes under par (−12) when he won in 2000.[3]

Year Champion Country Venue Location Score
2009 Lucas Glover  United States Bethpage State Park, Black Course Farmingdale, New York[N 1] 276 (−4)
2008 Tiger Woods (3)  United States Torrey Pines Golf Course, South Course La Jolla, California[N 2] 283 (−1)
2007 Ángel Cabrera  Argentina Oakmont Country Club Oakmont, Pennsylvania 285 (+5)
2006 Geoff Ogilvy  Australia Winged Foot Golf Club, West Course Mamaroneck, New York 285 (+5)
2005 Michael Campbell  New Zealand Pinehurst Resort, Course No. 2 Pinehurst, North Carolina 280 (E)
2004 Retief Goosen (2)  South Africa Shinnecock Hills Golf Club Shinnecock Hills, New York 276 (−4)
2003 Jim Furyk  United States Olympia Fields Country Club, North Course Olympia Fields, Illinois 272 (−8)
2002 Tiger Woods (2)  United States Bethpage State Park, Black Course Farmingdale, New York[N 1] 277 (−3)
2001 Retief Goosen  South Africa Southern Hills Country Club Tulsa, Oklahoma 276 (−4)
2000 Tiger Woods  United States Pebble Beach Golf Links Pebble Beach, California 272 (−12)
1999 Payne Stewart (2)  United States Pinehurst Resort, Course No. 2 Pinehurst, North Carolina 279 (−1)
1998 Lee Janzen (2)  United States Olympic Club, Lake Course San Francisco, California[N 3] 280 (E)
1997 Ernie Els (2)  South Africa Congressional Country Club, Blue Course Bethesda, Maryland 276 (−4)
1996 Steve Jones  United States Oakland Hills Country Club, South Course Bloomfield Hills, Michigan 278 (−2)
1995 Corey Pavin  United States Shinnecock Hills Golf Club Shinnecock Hills, New York 280 (E)
1994 Ernie Els  South Africa Oakmont Country Club Oakmont, Pennsylvania 279 (−5)
1993 Lee Janzen  United States Baltusrol Golf Club, Lower Course Springfield, New Jersey 272 (−8)
1992 Tom Kite  United States Pebble Beach Golf Links Pebble Beach, California 285 (−3)
1991 Payne Stewart  United States Hazeltine National Golf Club Chaska, Minnesota 282 (−6)
1990 Hale Irwin (3)  United States Medinah Country Club, Course No. 3 Medinah, Illinois 280 (−8)
1989 Curtis Strange (2)  United States Oak Hill Country Club, East Course Rochester, New York[N 4] 278 (−2)
1988 Curtis Strange  United States The Country Club, Composite Course Brookline, Massachusetts 278 (−6)
1987 Scott Simpson  United States Olympic Club, Lake Course San Francisco, California[N 3] 277 (−3)
1986 Raymond Floyd  United States Shinnecock Hills Golf Club Shinnecock Hills, New York 279 (−1)
1985 Andy North (2)  United States Oakland Hills Country Club, South Course Bloomfield Hills, Michigan 279 (−1)
1984 Fuzzy Zoeller  United States Winged Foot Golf Club, West Course Mamaroneck, New York 276 (−4)
1983 Larry Nelson  United States Oakmont Country Club Oakmont, Pennsylvania 280 (−4)
1982 Tom Watson  United States Pebble Beach Golf Links Pebble Beach, California 282 (−6)
1981 David Graham  Australia Merion Golf Club, East Course Ardmore, Pennsylvania 273 (−7)
1980 Jack Nicklaus (4)  United States Baltusrol Golf Club, Lower Course Springfield, New Jersey 272 (−8)
1979 Hale Irwin (2)  United States Inverness Club Toledo, Ohio 284 (E)
1978 Andy North  United States Cherry Hills Country Club Cherry Hills Village, Colorado 285 (+1)
1977 Hubert Green  United States Southern Hills Country Club Tulsa, Oklahoma 278 (−2)
1976 Jerry Pate  United States Atlanta Athletic Club, Highlands Course Duluth, Georgia[N 5] 277 (−3)
1975 Lou Graham  United States Medinah Country Club, Course No. 3 Medinah, Illinois 287 (+3)
1974 Hale Irwin  United States Winged Foot Golf Club, West Course Mamaroneck, New York 287 (+7)
1973 Johnny Miller  United States Oakmont Country Club Oakmont, Pennsylvania 279 (−5)
1972 Jack Nicklaus (3)  United States Pebble Beach Golf Links Pebble Beach, California 290 (+2)
1971 Lee Trevino (2)  United States Merion Golf Club, East Course Ardmore, Pennsylvania 280 (E)
1970 Tony Jacklin  England Hazeltine National Golf Club Chaska, Minnesota 281 (−7)
1969 Orville Moody  United States Champions Golf Club, Cypress Creek Course Houston, Texas 281 (+1)
1968 Lee Trevino  United States Oak Hill Country Club, East Course Rochester, New York[N 4] 275 (−5)
1967 Jack Nicklaus (2)  United States Baltusrol Golf Club, Lower Course Springfield, New Jersey 275 (−5)
1966 Billy Casper (2)  United States Olympic Club, Lake Course San Francisco, California[N 3] 278 (−2)
1965 Gary Player  South Africa Bellerive Country Club St. Louis, Missouri[N 6] 282 (+2)
1964 Ken Venturi  United States Congressional Country Club, Blue Course Bethesda, Maryland 278 (−2)
1963 Julius Boros (2)  United States The Country Club, Composite Course Brookline, Massachusetts 293 (+9)
1962 Jack Nicklaus  United States Oakmont Country Club Oakmont, Pennsylvania 283 (−1)
1961 Gene Littler  United States Oakland Hills Country Club, South Course Bloomfield Hills, Michigan 281 (+1)
1960 Arnold Palmer  United States Cherry Hills Country Club Cherry Hills Village, Colorado 280 (−4)
1959 Billy Casper  United States Winged Foot Golf Club, West Course Mamaroneck, New York 282 (+2)
1958 Tommy Bolt  United States Southern Hills Country Club Tulsa, Oklahoma 283 (+3)
1957 Dick Mayer  United States Inverness Club Toledo, Ohio 282 (+2)
1956 Cary Middlecoff (2)  United States Oak Hill Country Club, East Course Rochester, New York[N 4] 281 (+1)
1955 Jack Fleck  United States Olympic Club, Lake Course San Francisco, California[N 3] 287 (+7)
1954 Ed Furgol  United States Baltusrol Golf Club, Lower Course Springfield, New Jersey 284 (+4)
1953 Ben Hogan (4)  United States Oakmont Country Club Oakmont, Pennsylvania 283 (−5)
1952 Julius Boros  United States Northwood Club Dallas, Texas 281 (+1)
1951 Ben Hogan (3)  United States Oakland Hills Country Club, South Course Bloomfield Hills, Michigan 287 (+7)
1950 Ben Hogan (2)  United States Merion Golf Club, East Course Ardmore, Pennsylvania 287 (+7)
1949 Cary Middlecoff  United States Medinah Country Club, Course No. 3 Medinah, Illinois 286 (+2)
1948 Ben Hogan  United States Riviera Country Club Pacific Palisades, California[N 7] 276 (−8)
1947 Lew Worsham  United States St. Louis Country Club St. Louis, Missouri 282 (−2)
1946 Lloyd Mangrum  United States Canterbury Golf Club Beachwood, Ohio 284 (−4)
1942–1945: Cancelled due to World War II
1941 Craig Wood  United States Colonial Country Club Fort Worth, Texas 284 (E)
1940 Lawson Little  United States Canterbury Golf Club Beachwood, Ohio 287 (−1)
1939 Byron Nelson  United States Philadelphia Country Club Gladwyne, Pennsylvania 284 (−4)
1938 Ralph Guldahl (2)  United States Cherry Hills Country Club Cherry Hills Village, Colorado 284 (E)
1937 Ralph Guldahl  United States Oakland Hills Country Club, South Course Bloomfield Hills, Michigan 281 (+1)
1936 Tony Manero  United States Baltusrol Golf Club, Upper Course Springfield, New Jersey 282 (−2)
1935 Sam Parks, Jr  United States Oakmont Country Club Oakmont, Pennsylvania 299 (+15)
1934 Olin Dutra  United States Merion Golf Club, East Course Ardmore, Pennsylvania 293 (+9)
1933 Johnny Goodman (Am)  United States North Shore Country Club Glenview, Illinois 287 (−1)
1932 Gene Sarazen (2)  United States Fresh Meadow Country Club Great Neck, New York 286 (+2)
1931 Billy Burke  United States Inverness Club Toledo, Ohio 292 (+4)
1930 Bobby Jones (Am) (4)  United States Interlachen Country Club Edina, Minnesota 287 (−1)
1929 Bobby Jones (Am) (3)  United States Winged Foot Golf Club, West Course Mamaroneck, New York 294
1928 Johnny Farrell  United States Olympia Fields Country Club Olympia Fields, Illinois 294
1927 Tommy Armour  United States Oakmont Country Club Oakmont, Pennsylvania 301
1926 Bobby Jones (Am) (2)  United States Scioto Country Club Columbus, Ohio 293
1925 Willie Macfarlane  Scotland Worcester Country Club Worcester, Massachusetts 291
1924 Cyril Walker  England Oakland Hills Country Club, South Course Bloomfield Hills, Michigan 297
1923 Bobby Jones (Am)  United States Inwood Country Club Inwood, New York 296
1922 Gene Sarazen  United States Skokie Country Club Glencoe, Illinois 288
1921 Jim Barnes  United States Columbia Country Club Chevy Chase, Maryland 289
1920 Ted Ray Jersey Jersey Inverness Club Toledo, Ohio 295
1919 Walter Hagen (2)  United States Brae Burn Country Club, Main Course West Newton, Massachusetts 301
1917–1918: Cancelled due to World War I
1916 Chick Evans (Am)  United States The Minikahda Club Minneapolis, Minnesota 286
1915 Jerome Travers (Am)  United States Baltusrol Golf Club Springfield, New Jersey 297
1914 Walter Hagen  United States Midlothian Country Club Midlothian, Illinois 290
1913 Francis Ouimet (Am)  United States The Country Club Brookline, Massachusetts 304
1912 John McDermott (2)  United States Country Club of Buffalo Buffalo, New York 294
1911 John McDermott  United States Chicago Golf Club Wheaton, Illinois 307
1910 Alex Smith (2)  Scotland Philadelphia Cricket Club, St. Martin's Course Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 298
1909 George Sargent  England Englewood Golf Club Englewood, New Jersey 290
1908 Fred McLeod  Scotland Myopia Hunt Club South Hamilton, Massachusetts 322
1907 Alec Ross  Scotland Philadelphia Cricket Club, St. Martin's Course Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 302
1906 Alex Smith  Scotland Onwentsia Club Lake Forest, Illinois 295
1905 Willie Anderson (4)  Scotland Myopia Hunt Club South Hamilton, Massachusetts 314
1904 Willie Anderson (3)  Scotland Glen View Club Golf, Illinois 303
1903 Willie Anderson (2)  Scotland Baltusrol Golf Club Springfield, New Jersey 307
1902 Laurie Auchterlonie  Scotland Garden City Golf Club Garden City, New York 307
1901 Willie Anderson  Scotland Myopia Hunt Club South Hamilton, Massachusetts 331
1900 Harry Vardon Jersey Jersey Chicago Golf Club Wheaton, Illinois 313
1899 Willie Smith  Scotland Baltimore Country Club, East Course Lutherville-Timonium, Maryland 315
1898 Fred Herd  Scotland Myopia Hunt Club South Hamilton, Massachusetts 328
1897 Joe Lloyd  England Chicago Golf Club Wheaton, Illinois 162
1896 James Foulis  Scotland Shinnecock Hills Golf Club Shinnecock Hills, New York 152
1895 Horace Rawlins  England Newport Country Club Newport, Rhode Island 173

Records

There is an extensive records section on the official site here.

Future sites

Notes

  1. ^ a b Most of the course lies within the hamlet of Old Bethpage, but the clubhouse is in Farmingdale, and the park has a Farmingdale postal address. Both places are within the Town of Oyster Bay.
  2. ^ La Jolla is a neighborhood within the city of San Diego that has a unique postal identity.
  3. ^ a b c d The course straddles the border between Daly City and San Francisco; the club's postal address is in San Francisco.
  4. ^ a b c The club has a Rochester postal address, but is located in the adjacent town of Pittsford.
  5. ^ The club is located in a portion of the Duluth postal area that became part of the newly incorporated city of Johns Creek in 2006. Although the club is still served by the Duluth post office, it now lists its mailing address as Johns Creek.
  6. ^ The club has a St. Louis postal address, but is located in the Missouri suburb of Town and Country.
  7. ^ Pacific Palisades is a neighborhood within the city of Los Angeles that has a unique postal identity.

References

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Simple English

The U.S. Open is a golf tournament, which is one of the four major championships played annually. It is organized by the United States Golf Association. The torunament takes place annually on the third weekend in June, and the host course changes every year.

Past Winners

Year Champion Country Venue Location Score
2009Lucas Glover Bethpage State Park, Black Course Farmingdale, New York[N 1] 276 (−4)
2008Tiger Woods (3)Torrey Pines Golf Course, South CourseLa Jolla, California[N 2]283 (−1)
2007Ángel CabreraOakmont Country ClubOakmont, Pennsylvania285 (+5)
2006Geoff OgilvyWinged Foot Golf Club, West CourseMamaroneck, New York285 (+5)
2005Michael CampbellPinehurst Resort, Course No. 2Pinehurst, North Carolina280 (E)
2004Retief Goosen (2)Shinnecock Hills Golf ClubShinnecock Hills, New York276 (−4)
2003Jim FurykOlympia Fields Country Club, North CourseOlympia Fields, Illinois272 (−8)
2002Tiger Woods (2) Bethpage State Park, Black Course Farmingdale, New York[N 1] 277 (−3)
2001Retief GoosenSouthern Hills Country ClubTulsa, Oklahoma276 (−4)
2000Tiger WoodsPebble Beach Golf LinksPebble Beach, California272 (−12)
1999Payne Stewart (2)Pinehurst Resort, Course No. 2Pinehurst, North Carolina279 (−1)
1998Lee Janzen (2)Olympic Club, Lake CourseSan Francisco, California[N 3]280 (E)
1997Ernie Els (2)Congressional Country Club, Blue CourseBethesda, Maryland276 (−4)
1996Steve JonesOakland Hills Country Club, South CourseBloomfield Hills, Michigan278 (−2)
1995Corey PavinShinnecock Hills Golf ClubShinnecock Hills, New York280 (E)
1994Ernie ElsOakmont Country ClubOakmont, Pennsylvania279 (−5)
1993Lee JanzenBaltusrol Golf Club, Lower CourseSpringfield, New Jersey272 (−8)
1992Tom KitePebble Beach Golf LinksPebble Beach, California285 (−3)
1991Payne StewartHazeltine National Golf ClubChaska, Minnesota282 (−6)
1990Hale Irwin (3)Medinah Country Club, Course No. 3Medinah, Illinois280 (−8)
1989Curtis Strange (2)Oak Hill Country Club, East CourseRochester, New York[N 4]278 (−2)
1988Curtis Strange The Country Club, Composite Course Brookline, Massachusetts278 (−6)
1987Scott SimpsonOlympic Club, Lake CourseSan Francisco, California[N 3]277 (−3)
1986Raymond FloydShinnecock Hills Golf ClubShinnecock Hills, New York279 (−1)
1985Andy North (2)Oakland Hills Country Club, South CourseBloomfield Hills, Michigan279 (−1)
1984Fuzzy ZoellerWinged Foot Golf Club, West CourseMamaroneck, New York276 (−4)
1983Larry NelsonOakmont Country ClubOakmont, Pennsylvania280 (−4)
1982Tom WatsonPebble Beach Golf LinksPebble Beach, California282 (−6)
1981David GrahamMerion Golf Club, East CourseArdmore, Pennsylvania273 (−7)
1980Jack Nicklaus (4)Baltusrol Golf Club, Lower CourseSpringfield, New Jersey272 (−8)
1979Hale Irwin (2)Inverness ClubToledo, Ohio284 (E)
1978Andy NorthCherry Hills Country ClubCherry Hills Village, Colorado285 (+1)
1977Hubert GreenSouthern Hills Country ClubTulsa, Oklahoma278 (−2)
1976Jerry PateAtlanta Athletic Club, Highlands CourseDuluth, Georgia[N 5]277 (−3)
1975Lou GrahamMedinah Country Club, Course No. 3Medinah, Illinois287 (+3)
1974Hale IrwinWinged Foot Golf Club, West CourseMamaroneck, New York287 (+7)
1973Johnny MillerOakmont Country ClubOakmont, Pennsylvania279 (−5)
1972Jack Nicklaus (3)Pebble Beach Golf LinksPebble Beach, California290 (+2)
1971Lee Trevino (2)Merion Golf Club, East CourseArdmore, Pennsylvania280 (E)
1970Tony JacklinHazeltine National Golf ClubChaska, Minnesota281 (−7)
1969Orville MoodyChampions Golf Club, Cypress Creek CourseHouston, Texas281 (+1)
1968Lee TrevinoOak Hill Country Club, East CourseRochester, New York[N 4]275 (−5)
1967Jack Nicklaus (2)Baltusrol Golf Club, Lower CourseSpringfield, New Jersey275 (−5)
1966Billy Casper (2)Olympic Club, Lake CourseSan Francisco, California[N 3]278 (−2)
1965Gary PlayerBellerive Country ClubSt. Louis, Missouri[N 6]282 (+2)
1964Ken VenturiCongressional Country Club, Blue CourseBethesda, Maryland278 (−2)
1963Julius Boros (2)The Country Club, Composite CourseBrookline, Massachusetts293 (+9)
1962Jack NicklausOakmont Country ClubOakmont, Pennsylvania283 (−1)
1961Gene LittlerOakland Hills Country Club, South CourseBloomfield Hills, Michigan281 (+1)
1960Arnold PalmerCherry Hills Country ClubCherry Hills Village, Colorado280 (−4)
1959Billy CasperWinged Foot Golf Club, West CourseMamaroneck, New York282 (+2)
1958Tommy BoltSouthern Hills Country ClubTulsa, Oklahoma283 (+3)
1957Dick MayerInverness Club Toledo, Ohio282 (+2)
1956Cary Middlecoff (2)Oak Hill Country Club, East CourseRochester, New York[N 4]281 (+1)
1955Jack FleckOlympic Club, Lake CourseSan Francisco, California[N 3]287 (+7)
1954Ed FurgolBaltusrol Golf Club, Lower CourseSpringfield, New Jersey284 (+4)
1953Ben Hogan (4)Oakmont Country ClubOakmont, Pennsylvania283 (−5)
1952Julius BorosNorthwood ClubDallas, Texas281 (+1)
1951Ben Hogan (3)Oakland Hills Country Club, South CourseBloomfield Hills, Michigan287 (+7)
1950Ben Hogan (2)Merion Golf Club, East CourseArdmore, Pennsylvania287 (+7)
1949Cary MiddlecoffMedinah Country Club, Course No. 3 Medinah, Illinois286 (+2)
1948Ben HoganRiviera Country ClubPacific Palisades, California[N 7]276 (−8)
1947Lew WorshamSt. Louis Country ClubSt. Louis, Missouri282 (−2)
1946Lloyd MangrumCanterbury Golf ClubBeachwood, Ohio284 (−4)
1942–1945: Cancelled due to World War II
1941Craig WoodColonial Country ClubFort Worth, Texas284 (E)
1940Lawson LittleCanterbury Golf ClubBeachwood, Ohio287 (−1)
1939Byron NelsonPhiladelphia Country ClubGladwyne, Pennsylvania284 (−4)
1938Ralph Guldahl (2)Cherry Hills Country ClubCherry Hills Village, Colorado284 (E)
1937Ralph GuldahlOakland Hills Country Club, South CourseBloomfield Hills, Michigan281 (+1)
1936Tony ManeroBaltusrol Golf Club, Upper CourseSpringfield, New Jersey282 (−2)
1935Sam Parks, JrOakmont Country ClubOakmont, Pennsylvania299 (+15)
1934Olin DutraMerion Golf Club, East CourseArdmore, Pennsylvania293 (+9)
1933Johnny Goodman (Am)North Shore Country ClubGlenview, Illinois287 (−1)
1932Gene Sarazen (2)Fresh Meadow Country ClubGreat Neck, New York286 (+2)
1931Billy BurkeInverness ClubToledo, Ohio292 (+4)
1930Bobby Jones (Am) (4)Interlachen Country ClubEdina, Minnesota287 (−1)
1929Bobby Jones (Am) (3)Winged Foot Golf Club, West CourseMamaroneck, New York294
1928Johnny FarrellOlympia Fields Country ClubOlympia Fields, Illinois294
1927Tommy ArmourOakmont Country ClubOakmont, Pennsylvania301
1926Bobby Jones (Am) (2)Scioto Country ClubColumbus, Ohio293
1925Willie MacfarlaneWorcester Country ClubWorcester, Massachusetts291
1924Cyril WalkerOakland Hills Country Club, South CourseBloomfield Hills, Michigan297
1923Bobby Jones (Am)Inwood Country ClubInwood, New York296
1922Gene SarazenSkokie Country ClubGlencoe, Illinois288
1921Jim BarnesColumbia Country ClubChevy Chase, Maryland289
1920Ted Ray JerseyInverness ClubToledo, Ohio295
1919Walter Hagen (2)Brae Burn Country Club, Main CourseWest Newton, Massachusetts301
1917–1918: Cancelled due to World War I
1916Chick Evans (Am)The Minikahda ClubMinneapolis, Minnesota286
1915Jerome Travers (Am)Baltusrol Golf ClubSpringfield, New Jersey297
1914Walter HagenMidlothian Country ClubMidlothian, Illinois290
1913Francis Ouimet (Am)The Country ClubBrookline, Massachusetts304
1912John McDermott (2)Country Club of BuffaloBuffalo, New York294
1911John McDermottChicago Golf ClubWheaton, Illinois307
1910Alex Smith (2)Philadelphia Cricket Club, St. Martin's CoursePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania298
1909George SargentEnglewood Golf ClubEnglewood, New Jersey290
1908Fred McLeodMyopia Hunt ClubSouth Hamilton, Massachusetts322
1907Alec RossPhiladelphia Cricket Club, St. Martin's CoursePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania302
1906Alex SmithOnwentsia ClubLake Forest, Illinois295
1905Willie Anderson (4)Myopia Hunt ClubSouth Hamilton, Massachusetts314
1904Willie Anderson (3)Glen View ClubGolf, Illinois303
1903Willie Anderson (2)Baltusrol Golf ClubSpringfield, New Jersey307
1902Laurie AuchterlonieGarden City Golf ClubGarden City, New York307
1901Willie AndersonMyopia Hunt ClubSouth Hamilton, Massachusetts331
1900Harry Vardon JerseyChicago Golf ClubWheaton, Illinois313
1899Willie SmithBaltimore Country Club, East CourseLutherville-Timonium, Maryland315
1898Fred HerdMyopia Hunt ClubSouth Hamilton, Massachusetts328
1897Joe LloydChicago Golf ClubWheaton, Illinois162
1896James FoulisShinnecock Hills Golf ClubShinnecock Hills, New York152
1895Horace RawlinsNewport Country ClubNewport, Rhode Island173

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Most of the course lies within the hamlet of Old Bethpage, but the clubhouse is in Farmingdale, and the park has a Farmingdale postal address. Both places are within the Town of Oyster Bay.
  2. La Jolla is a neighborhood within the city of San Diego that has a unique postal identity.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 The course straddles the border between Daly City and San Francisco; the club's postal address is in San Francisco.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 The club has a Rochester postal address, but is located in the adjacent town of Pittsford.
  5. The club is located in a portion of the Duluth postal area that became part of the newly incorporated city of Johns Creek in 2006. Although the club is still served by the Duluth post office, it now lists its mailing address as Johns Creek.
  6. The club has a St. Louis postal address, but is located in the Missouri suburb of Town and Country.
  7. Pacific Palisades is a neighborhood within the city of Los Angeles that has a unique postal identity.








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