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.

2019 U.S. Open

2018 U.S. Open

Brooks Koepka became just the third golfer in the post-World War II era to win back-to-back U.S. Opens, adding the 2018 title to the one he won in 2017. Playing at a very tough and windy Shinnecock Hills Golf Club, Koepka's winning score of 281 was one-over par. Scores soared in the third round, when Shinnecock's greens dried out in the wind, and second-round leader Dustin Johnson struggled. He wound in third place, two strokes behind Koepka. The runner-up, Tommy Fleetwood, tied the tournament's 18-hole scoring record with a 63 in the final round. Recap/Scores

Top 5 Finishers
Brooks Koepka, 281
Tommy Fleetwood, 282
Dustin Johnson, 283
Patrick Reed, 284
Tony Finau, 285

This will be the fifth time Shinnecock Hills has been the site of a U.S. Open. Most recently, Retief Goosen won the tournament there in 2004.

Shinnecock, one of the founding member clubs of the USGA, was the site of the 1896 Open, won by James Foulis. The tournament didn't return until 1986, when Raymond Floyd won it. Corey Pavin was the winner in the 1995 U.S. Open at Shinnecock.

Previous US Opens

U.S. Open Winners: The Full List of Champions
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.

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? 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:

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.

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

  • 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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