U.S. Open Champions

Year-by-Year Winners of the U.S. Open Golf Tournament

Jack Nicklaus
Jack Nicklaus (pictured in 1990) was a four-time U.S. Open winner. Stephen Munday/Getty Images Sport/Getty Images

Below is the full of champions of the U.S. Open, dating back to the tournament's beginning in 1895. The U.S. Open is the USGA's national championship and the second-oldest of golf's four professional major championships.

Winners of Multiple US Opens

Before we see the full list, here are all the golfers who've won the tournament two or more times:

  • 4 - Willie Anderson, 1901, 1903, 1904, 1905
  • 4 - Bobby Jones, 1923, 1926, 1929, 1930
  • 4 - Ben Hogan, 1948, 1950, 1951, 1953
  • 4 - Jack Nicklaus, 1962, 1967, 1972, 1980
  • 3 - Hale Irwin, 1974, 1979, 1990
  • 3 - Tiger Woods, 2000, 2002, 2008
  • 2- Alex Smith, John McDermott, Walter Hagen, Gene Sarazen, Ralph Guldahl, Cary Middlecoff, Julius Boros, Billy Casper, Lee Trevino, Andy North, Curtis Strange, Ernie Els, Lee Janzen, Payne Stewart, Retief Goosen

The Full List of US Open Winners

Here is the roster of champions, year by year (a-amateur; p-won in playoff):

2016 - Dustin Johnson
2015 - Jordan Spieth
2014 - Martin Kaymer
2013 - Justin Rose
2012 - Webb Simpson
2011 - Rory McIlroy
2010 - Graeme McDowell
2009 - Lucas Glover
2008 - Tiger Woods-p
2007 - Angel Cabrera
2006 - Geoff Ogilvy
2005 - Michael Campbell
2004 - Retief Goosen
2003 - Jim Furyk
2002 - Tiger Woods
2001 - Retief Goosen-p
2000 - Tiger Woods
1999 - Payne Stewart
1998 - Lee Janzen
1997 - Ernie Els
1996 - Steve Jones
1995 - Corey Pavin
1994 - Ernie Els
1993 - Lee Janzen
1992 - Tom Kite
1991 - Payne Stewart-p
1990 - Hale Irwin-p
1989 - Curtis Strange
1988 - Curtis Strange-p
1987 - Scott Simpson
1986 - Ray Floyd
1985 - Andy North
1984 - Fuzzy Zoeller-p
1983 - Larry Nelson
1982 - Tom Watson
1981 - David Graham
1980 - Jack Nicklaus
1979 - Hale Irwin
1978 - Andy North
1977 - Hubert Green
1976 - Jerry Pate
1975 - Lou Graham-p
1974 - Hale Irwin
1973 - Johnny Miller
1972 - Jack Nicklaus
1971 - Lee Trevino-p
1970 - Tony Jacklin
1969 - Orville Moody
1968 - Lee Trevino
1967 - Jack Nicklaus
1966 - Billy Casper-p
1965 - Gary Player-p
1964 - Ken Venturi
1963 - Julius Boros-p
1962 - Jack Nicklaus-p
1961 - Gene Littler
1960 - Arnold Palmer
1959 - Billy Casper
1958 - Tommy Bolt
1957 - Dick Mayer-p
1956- Cary Middlecoff
1955 - Jack Fleck-p
1954 - Ed Furgol
1953 - Ben Hogan
1952 - Julius Boros
1951 - Ben Hogan
1950 - Ben Hogan-p
1949 - Cary Middlecoff
1948 - Ben Hogan
1947 - Lew Worsham-p
1946 - Lloyd Mangrum-p
1942-45 - Not played due to World War II
1941 - Craig Wood
1940 - Lawson Little-p
1939 - Byron Nelson-p
1938 - Ralph Guldahl
1937 - Ralph Guldahl
1936 - Tony Manero
1935 - Sam Parks Jr.


1934 - Olin Dutra
1933 - Johnny Goodman
1932 - Gene Sarazen
1931 - Billy Burke-p
1930 - Bobby Jones
1929 - Bobby Jones-p
1928 - Johnny Farrell-p
1927 - Tommy Armour-p
1926 - Bobby Jones
1925 - Willie MacFarlane-p
1924 - Cyril Walker
1923 - Bobby Jones-p
1922 - Gene Sarazen
1921 - Jim Barnes
1920 - Ted Ray
1919 - Walter Hagen-p
1917-18 - Not played due to World War I
1916 - Chick Evans
1915 - Jerome Travers
1914 - Walter Hagen
1913 - Francis Ouimet-p
1912 - John McDermott
1911 - John McDermott-p
1910 - Alex Smith-p
1909 - George Sargent
1908 - Fred McLeod-p
1907 - Alex Ross
1906 - Alex Smith
1905 - Willie Anderson
1904 - Willie Anderson
1903 - Willie Anderson-p
1902 - Laurie Auchterlonie
1901 - Willie Anderson-p
1900 - Harry Vardon
1899 - Willie Smith
1898 - Fred Herd
1897 - Joe Lloyd
1896 - James Foulis
1895 - Horace Rawlins