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. Scott Halleran/Getty Images

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.

2017 U.S. Open

Meet Erin Hills: The golf course in Wisconsin is a public course, so you can play it if you want to. But it's going to cost a lot of money. View photos/read more

2016 U.S. Open

Dustin Johnson finally got the major championship win he'd come so close to before, but not without more controversy. Johnson was informed when he was on the 12th tee that the USGA would speak to him following the round about an incident that happened on the 5th green. There, Johnson's ball wobbled and moved slightly as he was going to address it. A ruling on the scene was that no infraction had occurred. When the USGA told him on the 12th that - maybe - one had, it meant that Johnson (the leader at the time) and those chasing him were unsure over the closing holes of what his score actually was. In the end, Johnson won by four strokes prior to the ruling. And that made the ruling - and the USGA did assess a 1-stroke penalty - academic.

It also made Johnson's final margin of victory three strokes instead of four. Read more/view scores

Final Leaders
Dustin Johnson, 276
Scott Piercy, 279
Jim Furyk, 279
Shane Lowry, 279
Branden Grace, 280
Sergio Garcia, 280
Kevin Na, 281
Daniel Summerhays, 282
Jason Day, 282
Zach Johnson, 282
Jason Dufner, 282
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Previous U.S. Opens at Oakmont

Oakmont Country Club has been the host for eight U.S. Opens previously. Here are the years and the winners (click on the year for a tourney recap and scores):

  • 1927: Tommy Armour
  • 1935: Sam Parks Jr.
  • 1953: Ben Hogan
  • 1962: Jack Nicklaus
  • 1973: Johnny Miller
  • 1983: Larry Nelson
  • 1994: Ernie Els
  • 2007: Angel Cabrera

Photo Tour of Oakmont
Get a closer look at Oakmont with this photo gallery. Tour all 18 holes, view the pars and yardages (of each tee), plus get some insider info.

8 Great Quotes Explain Just How Tough the US Open Is
No other tournament in golf has a reputation for toughness like the U.S. Open's. These quotes, including from some of golf's biggest names, help explain why.

Official U.S. Open Web site

Previous US Opens

2015 U.S. Open

  • When: June 18-21
  • Where: Chambers Bay in University Place, Washington

Jordan Spieth, age 21, survived a rollercoaster finish to win the 2015 U.S. Open, adding that trophy to the 2015 Masters title he won two months earlier. That rollercoaster included a birdie by Spieth on the 16th, a double bogey on the 17th, then a closing birdie on the 18th. Dustin Johnson could have won it with an eagle on the 18th, but missed - and then missed the comebacker, too, giving Spieth the victory.

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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.

US Open Golf Tournament: Facts and Figures

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 Lists, Rankings and Trivia

Lists and rankings are always fun - or at least debatable. So here are a few features to get you thinking about this tournament's history and some of its most interesting players:

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?

7 Times Golfers Ripped the USGA over the US Open Course Setup
The U.S. Open is known as the toughest test in golf, and sometimes that means pushing the golf course to the edge. Here are seven of the most famous times when some golfers thought the USGA went over the edge.

Future Sites (click on year to get dates)

  • 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.
  • 2021: Torrey Pines, La Jolla, Calif.
  • 2022: The Country Club, Brookline, Mass.
  • 2023: The Los Angeles (Calif.) Country Club
  • 2024: Pinehurst Resort & Country Club, Village of Pinehurst, N.C.
  • 2025: Oakmont Country Club, Oakmont, Pa.
  • 2026: Shinnecock Hills Golf Club, Southampton, N.Y.

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