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Encyclopedia > US Open (golf)


The United States Open Golf Tournament is an annual men's golf tournament staged by the United States Golf Association each June. It is on the official schedule of both the PGA TOUR and the PGA European Tour. The U.S. Open is staged at a variety of courses, and they are usually set up in such a way that low scoring is very difficult and there is a premium on accurate driving.


History

The first U.S. Open Mens Championship run by the United States Golf Association was played on October 4, 1895 on a nine-hole course in Newport, Rhode Island. In the beginning, the tournament was dominated by experienced British players until 1911 when John J. McDermott became the first native-born American winner. Very quickly American golfers began to win and the tournament evolved to become one of the four tournaments comprising the prestigious Grand Slam of golf.


Champions

  • 2004 - Retief Goosen at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club (Southampton, New York)
  • 2003 - Jim Furyk at Olympia Fields Country Club (Matteson, Illinois)
  • 2002 - Tiger Woods at Bethpage State Park (Farmingdale, New York)
  • 2001 - Retief Goosen at Southern Hills Country Club (Tulsa, Oklahoma)
  • 2000 - Tiger Woods at Pebble Beach Golf Links (Pebble Beach, California)
  • 1999 - Payne Stewart at Pinehurst Resort and Country Club (Village of Pinehurst, North Carolina)
  • 1998 - Lee Janzen at Olympic Club (San Francisco, California)
  • 1997 - Ernie Els at Congressional Country Club (Bethesda, Maryland)
  • 1996 - Steve Jones at Oakland Hills Country Club (Bloomfield Township, Michigan)
  • 1995 - Corey Pavin at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club (Southampton, New York)
  • 1994 - Ernie Els at Oakmont Country Club (Oakmont, Pennsylvania)
  • 1993 - Lee Janzen at Baltusrol Golf Club (Springfield, New Jersey)
  • 1992 - Tom Kite at Pebble Beach Golf Links (Pebble Beach, California)
  • 1991 - Payne Stewart at Hazeltine National Golf Club (Chaska, Minnesota)
  • 1990 - Hale Irwin at Medinah Country Club (Medinah, Illinois)
  • 1989 - Curtis Strange at Oak Hill Country Club (Rochester, New York)
  • 1988 - Curtis Strange at The Country Club (Brookline, Massachusetts)
  • 1987 - Scott Simpson at Olympic Country Club (San Francisco, California)
  • 1986 - Ray Floyd at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club (Southampton, New York)
  • 1985 - Andy North at Oakland Hills Country Club (Bloomfield Township, Michigan)
  • 1984 - Fuzzy Zoeller at Winged Foot Golf Club (Mamaroneck, New York)
  • 1983 - Larry Nelson at Oakmont Country Club (Oakmont, Pennsylvania)
  • 1982 - Tom Watson at Pebble Beach Golf Links (Pebble Beach, California)
  • 1981 - David Graham at Merion Golf Club (Ardmore, Pennsylvania)
  • 1980 - Jack Nicklaus at Baltusrol Golf Club (Springfield, New Jersey)
  • 1979 - Hale Irwin at Inverness Club (Toledo, Ohio)
  • 1978 - Andy North at Cherry Hills Country Club (Englewood, Colorado)
  • 1977 - Hubert Green at Southern Hills Country Club (Tulsa, Oklahoma)
  • 1976 - Jerry Pate at Atlanta Athletic Club (Duluth, Georgia)
  • 1975 - Lou Graham at Medinah Country Club (Medinah, Illinois)
  • 1974 - Hale Irwin at Winged Foot Golf Club (Mamaroneck, New York)
  • 1973 - Johnny Miller at Oakmont Country Club (Oakmont, Pennsylvania)
  • 1972 - Jack Nicklaus at Pebble Beach Golf Links (Pebble Beach, California)
  • 1971 - Lee Trevino at Merion Golf Club (Ardmore, Pennsylvania)
  • 1970 - Tony Jacklin at Hazeltine National Golf Club (Chaska, Minnesota)
  • 1969 - Orville Moody at Champions Golf Club (Houston, Texas)
  • 1968 - Lee Trevino at Oak Hill Country Club (Rochester, New York)
  • 1967 - Jack Nicklaus at Baltusrol Golf Club (Springfield, New Jersey)
  • 1966 - Billy Casper at Olympic Country Club (San Francisco, California)
  • 1965 - Gary Player at Bellerive Country Club (St. Louis, Missouri)
  • 1964 - Ken Venturi at Congressional Country Club (Bethesda, Maryland)
  • 1963 - Julius Boros at The Country Club (Brookline, Massachusetts)
  • 1962 - Jack Nicklaus at Oakmont Country Club (Oakmont, Pennsylvania)
  • 1961 - Gene Littler at Oakland Hills Country Club (Bloomfield Township, Michigan)
  • 1960 - Arnold Palmer at Cherry Hills Country Club (Englewood, Colorado)
  • 1959 - Billy Casper at Winged Foot Golf Club (Mamaroneck, New York)
  • 1958 - Tommy Bolt at Southern Hills Country Club (Tulsa, Oklahoma)
  • 1957 - Dick Mayer at Inverness Club (Toledo, Ohio)
  • 1956 - Cary Middlecoff at Oak Hill Country Club (Rochester, New York)
  • 1955 - Jack Fleck at Olympic Country Club (San Francisco, California)
  • 1954 - Ed Furgol at Baltusrol Golf Club (Springfield, New Jersey)
  • 1953 - Ben Hogan at Oakmont Country Club (Oakmont, Pennsylvania)
  • 1952 - Julius Boros at Northwood Club (Dallas, Texas)
  • 1951 - Ben Hogan at Oakland Hills Country Club (Bloomfield Township, Michigan)
  • 1950 - Ben Hogan at Merion Golf Club (Ardmore, Pennsylvania)
  • 1949 - Cary Middlecoff at Medinah Country Club (Medinah, Illinois)
  • 1948 - Ben Hogan at Riviera Country Club (Los Angeles, California)
  • 1947 - Lew Worsham at St. Louis Country Club (St. Louis, Missouri)
  • 1946 - Lloyd Mangrum at Canterbury Golf Club (Cleveland, Ohio)
  • 1942 - 1945: no tournament held due to World War II
  • 1941 - Craig Wood at Colonial Club (Fort Worth, Texas)
  • 1940 - Lawson Little at Canterbury Golf Club (Cleveland, Ohio)
  • 1939 - Byron Nelson at Philadelphia Country Club (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
  • 1938 - Ralph Guldahl at Cherry Hills Country Club (Englewood, Colorado)
  • 1937 - Ralph Guldahl at Oakland Hills Country Club (Bloomfield Township, Michigan)
  • 1936 - Tony Manero at Baltusrol Golf Club (Springfield, New Jersey)
  • 1935 - Sam Parks, Jr at Olympia Fields Country Club (Matteson, Illinois)
  • 1934 - Olin Dutra at Merion Cricket Club (Ardmore, Pennsylvania)
  • 1933 - Johnny Goodman at North Shore Golf Club (Glen View, Illinois)
  • 1932 - Gene Sarazen at Fresh Meadow Country Club (Flushing, New York)
  • 1931 - Billy Burke at Inverness Club (Toledo, Ohio)
  • 1930 - Bobby Jones at Interlachen Country Club (Minneapolis, Minnesota)
  • 1929 - Bobby Jones at Winged Foot Golf Club (Mamaroneck, New York)
  • 1928 - Johnny Farrell at Olympia Fields Country Club (Matteson, Illinois)
  • 1927 - Tommy Armour at Oakmont Country Club (Oakmont, Pennsylvania)
  • 1926 - Bobby Jones at Scioto Country Club (Columbus, Ohio)
  • 1925 - Willie Macfarlane at Worcester Country Club (Worcester, Massachusetts)
  • 1924 - Cyril Walker at Oakland Hills Country Club (Bloomfield Township, Michigan)
  • 1923 - Bobby Jones at Inwood Country Club (Inwood, New York)
  • 1922 - Gene Sarazen at Skokie Country Club (Glencoe, Illinois)
  • 1921 - Jim Barnes at Columbia Country Club (Chevy Chase, Maryland)
  • 1920 - Ted Ray at Inverness Club (Toledo, Ohio)
  • 1919 - Walter Hagen at Brae Burn Country Club (West Newton, Massachusetts)
  • 1917 - 1918: no tournament held due to World War I
  • 1916 - Chick Evans, Jr. at Minikahda Club (Minneapolis, Minnesota)
  • 1915 - John Travers at Upper Montclair Country Club (Upper Montclair, New Jersey)
  • 1914 - Walter Hagen at Midlothian Country Club (Midlothian, Illinois)
  • 1913 - Francis Ouimet at The Country Club (Brookline, Massachusetts)
  • 1912 - John McDermott at Country Club of Buffalo (Buffalo, New York)
  • 1911 - John McDermott at Chicago Golf Club (Wheaton, Illinois)
  • 1910 - Alex Smith at Philadelphia Cricket Club (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
  • 1909 - George Sargent at Englewood Golf Club (Englewood, New Jersey)
  • 1908 - Fred McLeod at Myopia Hunt Club (South Hamilton, Massachusetts)
  • 1907 - Alec Ross at Philadelphia Cricket Club (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
  • 1906 - Alex Smith at Onwentsia Club (Lake Forest, Illinois)
  • 1905 - Willie Anderson at Myopia Hunt Club (South Hamilton, Massachusetts)
  • 1904 - Willie Anderson at Glen View Club (Golf, Illinois)
  • 1903 - Willie Anderson at Baltusrol Golf Club (Springfield, New Jersey)
  • 1902 - Laurie Auchterlonie at Garden City Golf Club (Garden City, New York)
  • 1901 - Willie Anderson at Myopia Hunt Club (South Hamilton, Massachusetts)
  • 1900 - Harry Vardon at Chicago Golf Club (Wheaton, Illinois)
  • 1899 - Willie Smith at Baltimore Country Club (Baltimore, Maryland)
  • 1898 - Fred Herd at Myopia Hunt Club (South Hamilton, Massachusetts)
  • 1897 - Joe Lloyd at Chicago Golf Club (Wheaton, Illinois)
  • 1896 - James Foulis at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club (Southampton, New York)
  • 1895 - Horace Rawlins at Newport Golf Club (Newport, Rhode Island)

External links

  • United States Golf Association website (http://www.usga.org/)
  • US Open official site (http://www.usopen.com/)

 
 

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