List of U.S. Open (golf) champions

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Bobby Jones was a four-time U.S. Open Champion in 1923, 1926, 1929, and 1930.

The U.S. Open is an annual golf competition established in 1895, with Horace Rawlins winning the inaugural championship.[1] In addition, this championship is conducted by the United States Golf Association (USGA). The championship was not held from 1917 to 1918 or from 1942 to 1945 due to World War I and World War II respectively.

The U.S. Open is the second of the four major championships to be played each year. 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, and earn a ten-year exemption from qualifying for the U.S. Open. They also receive membership on the PGA Tour for the following five seasons and invitations to The Players Championship for the five years following their victories.[2] The champion receives a gold champion's medal, and the U.S. Open Championship Cup, which the winner is allowed to keep for a year.[3]

Willie Anderson, Bobby Jones, Ben Hogan and Jack Nicklaus hold the record for the most U.S. Open victories, with four victories each.[4] Anderson holds the record for most consecutive wins with three (1903–05). Hale Irwin is the oldest winner of the U.S. Open: he was 45 years 15 days old when he won in 1990.[5] The youngest winner of the U.S. Open is John McDermott who was 19 years 315 days old when he won in 1911.[5] Rory McIlroy holds the record for both the lowest aggregate score and score under par in 2011 at 268 and 16-under.[6] The U.S. Open has been won wire-to-wire by seven golfers on eight occasions: 1914 by Walter Hagen, 1921 by Jim Barnes, 1953 by Hogan, 1970 by Tony Jacklin, 2000 and 2002 by Tiger Woods, 2011 by McIlroy, and 2014 by Martin Kaymer.[7][8] Eight other have led wire-to-wire in nine tournaments if ties after a round are counted: Willie Anderson in 1903, Alex Smith in 1906, Chick Evans in 1916, Tommy Bolt in 1958, Nicklaus in 1972 and 1980, Hubert Green in 1977, Payne Stewart in 1991, and Retief Goosen in 2001.[7]

Champions[edit]

By year[edit]

Willie Anderson, four-time U.S. Open Champion in 1901, 1903, 1904, and 1905, which he is the only golfer to win three straight U.S. Open's
Ben Hogan, four-time U.S. Open Champion in 1948, 1950, 1951, and 1953. He is one of six champions to win wire-to-wire with his victory in 1953.
Jack Nicklaus, four-time U.S. Open Champion in 1962, 1967, 1972, and 1980.
Hale Irwin, three-time U.S. Open Champion in 1974, 1979 and 1990.
Tiger Woods, three-time U.S. Open Champion in 2000, 2002, and 2008. He is one of six champions to win wire-to-wire with his victory in 2000 and 2002. Woods is the only champion in U.S. Open history to accomplish it twice.
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Tournament won in a playoff Tournament won in a playoff
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U.S. Open champions
Year Country Champion Course Location Total score To par[a]
1895  England Rawlins, HoraceHorace Rawlins[b] Newport Country Club Newport, Rhode Island 173 n/a
1896  Scotland Foulis, JamesJames Foulis[b] Shinnecock Hills Shinnecock Hills, New York 152 n/a
1897  England Lloyd, JoeJoe Lloyd[b] Chicago Golf Club Wheaton, Illinois 162 n/a
1898  Scotland Herd, FredFred Herd Myopia Hunt Club South Hamilton, Massachusetts 328 n/a
1899  Scotland Smith, WillieWillie Smith Baltimore Country Club Lutherville, Maryland 315 n/a
1900  Jersey Vardon, HarryHarry Vardon Chicago Golf Club Wheaton, Illinois 313 n/a
1901  Scotland Anderson, WillieWillie AndersonTournament won in a playoff[c] Myopia Hunt Club South Hamilton, Massachusetts 331 n/a
1902  Scotland Auchterlonie, LaurieLaurie Auchterlonie Garden City Golf Club Garden City, New York 307 n/a
1903  Scotland Anderson, WillieWillie AndersonTournament won in a playoff[d] Baltusrol Golf Club Springfield, New Jersey 307 n/a
1904  Scotland Anderson, WillieWillie Anderson Glen View Club Golf, Illinois 303 n/a
1905  Scotland Anderson, WillieWillie Anderson Myopia Hunt Club South Hamilton, Massachusetts 314 n/a
1906  Scotland Smith, AlexAlex Smith Onwentsia Club Lake Forest, Illinois 295 n/a
1907  Scotland Ross, AlecAlec Ross Philadelphia Cricket Club Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 302 n/a
1908  Scotland McLeod, FredFred McLeodTournament won in a playoff[e] Myopia Hunt Club South Hamilton, Massachusetts 322 n/a
1909  England Sargent, GeorgeGeorge Sargent Englewood Golf Club Englewood, New Jersey 290 n/a
1910  Scotland Smith, AlexAlex SmithTournament won in a playoff[f] Philadelphia Cricket Club Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 298 n/a
1911  United States McDermott, JohnJohn McDermottTournament won in a playoff[g] Chicago Golf Club Wheaton, Illinois 307 n/a
1912  United States McDermott, JohnJohn McDermott Country Club of Buffalo Buffalo, New York 294 −2
1913  United States Ouimet, FrancisFrancis Ouimetdouble-dagger[h] The Country Club Brookline, Massachusetts 304 +8
1914  United States Hagen, WalterWalter Hagen Midlothian Country Club Midlothian, Illinois 290 +2
1915  United States Travers, JeromeJerome Travers* Baltusrol Golf Club Springfield, New Jersey 297 +9
1916  United States Evans, ChickChick Evans* The Minikahda Club Minneapolis, Minnesota 286 –2
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1919  United States Hagen, WalterWalter HagenTournament won in a playoff[j] Brae Burn Country Club West Newton, Massachusetts 301 +17
1920  Jersey Ray, TedTed Ray Inverness Club Toledo, Ohio 295 +7
1921  England Barnes, JimJim Barnes Columbia Country Club Chevy Chase, Maryland 289 +9
1922  United States Sarazen, GeneGene Sarazen Skokie Country Club Glencoe, Illinois 288 +8
1923  United States Jones, BobbyBobby Jonesdouble-dagger[n][k] Inwood Country Club Inwood, New York 296 +8
1924  England Walker, CyrilCyril Walker Oakland Hills Bloomfield Hills, Michigan 297 +9
1925  Scotland Macfarlane, WillieWillie MacfarlaneTournament won in a playoff[l] Worcester Country Club Worcester, Massachusetts 291 +7
1926  United States Jones, BobbyBobby Jones* Scioto Country Club Columbus, Ohio 293 +5
1927  United States Armour, TommyTommy ArmourTournament won in a playoff[m] Oakmont Country Club Oakmont, Pennsylvania 301 +13
1928  United States Farrell, JohnnyJohnny FarrellTournament won in a playoff[n] Olympia Fields Olympia Fields, Illinois 294 +10
1929  United States Jones, BobbyBobby Jonesdouble-dagger[n][o] Winged Foot Golf Club Mamaroneck, New York 294 +6
1930  United States Jones, BobbyBobby Jones* Interlachen Country Club Edina, Minnesota 287 –1
1931  United States Burke, BillyBilly BurkeTournament won in a playoff[p] Inverness Club Toledo, Ohio 292 +8
1932  United States Sarazen, GeneGene Sarazen Fresh Meadow Country Club Great Neck, New York 286 +6
1933  United States Goodman, JohnnyJohnny Goodman* North Shore Country Club Glenview, Illinois 287 −1
1934  United States Dutra, OlinOlin Dutra Merion Golf Club Ardmore, Pennsylvania 293 +13
1935  United States Parks, Jr., SamSam Parks, Jr. Oakmont Country Club Oakmont, Pennsylvania 299 +11
1936  United States Manero, TonyTony Manero Baltusrol Golf Club Springfield, New Jersey 282 −6
1937  United States Guldahl, RalphRalph Guldahl Oakland Hills Bloomfield Hills, Michigan 281 −7
1938  United States Guldahl, RalphRalph Guldahl Cherry Hills Cherry Hills Village, Colorado 284 E
1939  United States Nelson, ByronByron NelsonTournament won in a playoff[q] Philadelphia Country Club Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 284 +8
1940  United States Little, LawsonLawson LittleTournament won in a playoff[r] Canterbury Golf Club Beachwood, Ohio 287 −1
1941  United States Wood, CraigCraig Wood Colonial Country Club Fort Worth, Texas 284 +4
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1946  United States Mangrum, LloydLloyd MangrumTournament won in a playoff[s] Canterbury Golf Club Beachwood, Ohio 284 −4
1947  United States Worsham, LewLew WorshamTournament won in a playoff[t] St. Louis Country Club St. Louis, Missouri 282 −2
1948  United States Hogan, BenBen Hogan Riviera Country Club Pacific Palisades, California 276 −8
1949  United States Middlecoff, CaryCary Middlecoff Medinah Country Club Medinah, Illinois 286 +2
1950  United States Hogan, BenBen HoganTournament won in a playoff[u] Merion Golf Club Ardmore, Pennsylvania 287 +7
1951  United States Hogan, BenBen Hogan Oakland Hills Bloomfield Hills, Michigan 287 +7
1952  United States Boros, JuliusJulius Boros Northwood Club Dallas, Texas 281 +1
1953  United States Hogan, BenBen Hogan Oakmont Country Club Oakmont, Pennsylvania 283 –5
1954  United States Furgol, EdEd Furgol Baltusrol Golf Club Springfield, New Jersey 284 +4
1955  United States Fleck, JackJack FleckTournament won in a playoff[v] Olympic Club San Francisco, California 287 +7
1956  United States Middlecoff, CaryCary Middlecoff Oak Hill Country Club Rochester, New York 281 +1
1957  United States Mayer, DickDick MayerTournament won in a playoff[w] Inverness Club Toledo, Ohio 282 +5
1958  United States Bolt, TommyTommy Bolt Southern Hills Tulsa, Oklahoma 283 +3
1959  United States Casper, BillyBilly Casper Winged Foot Golf Club Mamaroneck, New York 282 +2
1960  United States Palmer, ArnoldArnold Palmer Cherry Hills Cherry Hills Village, Colorado 280 −4
1961  United States Littler, GeneGene Littler Oakland Hills Bloomfield Hills, Michigan 281 +1
1962  United States Nicklaus, JackJack NicklausTournament won in a playoff[x] Oakmont Country Club Oakmont, Pennsylvania 283 −1
1963  United States Boros, JuliusJulius BorosTournament won in a playoff[y] The Country Club Brookline, Massachusetts 293 +9
1964  United States Venturi, KenKen Venturi Congressional Country Club Bethesda, Maryland 278 −2
1965  South Africa Player, GaryGary PlayerTournament won in a playoff[z] Bellerive Country Club St. Louis, Missouri 282 +2
1966  United States Casper, BillyBilly CasperTournament won in a playoff[aa] Olympic Club San Francisco, California 278 −2
1967  United States Nicklaus, JackJack Nicklaus Baltusrol Golf Club Springfield, New Jersey 275 −5
1968  United States Trevino, LeeLee Trevino Oak Hill Country Club Rochester, New York 275 −5
1969  United States Moody, OrvilleOrville Moody Champions Golf Club Houston, Texas 281 +1
1970  England Jacklin, TonyTony Jacklin Hazeltine National Golf Club Chaska, Minnesota 281 −7
1971  United States Trevino, LeeLee TrevinoTournament won in a playoff[bb] Merion Golf Club Ardmore, Pennsylvania 280 E
1972  United States Nicklaus, JackJack Nicklaus Pebble Beach Pebble Beach, California 290 +2
1973  United States Miller, JohnnyJohnny Miller Oakmont Country Club Oakmont, Pennsylvania 279 −5
1974  United States Irwin, HaleHale Irwin Winged Foot Golf Club Mamaroneck, New York 287 +7
1975  United States Graham, LouLou GrahamTournament won in a playoff[cc] Medinah Country Club Medinah, Illinois 287 +3
1976  United States Pate, JerryJerry Pate Atlanta Athletic Club Duluth, Georgia 277 −3
1977  United States Green, HubertHubert Green Southern Hills Tulsa, Oklahoma 278 −2
1978  United States North, AndyAndy North Cherry Hills Cherry Hills Village, Colorado 285 +1
1979  United States Irwin, HaleHale Irwin Inverness Club Toledo, Ohio 284 E
1980  United States Nicklaus, JackJack Nicklaus Baltusrol Golf Club Springfield, New Jersey 272 −8
1981  Australia Graham, DavidDavid Graham Merion Golf Club Ardmore, Pennsylvania 273 −7
1982  United States Watson, TomTom Watson Pebble Beach Pebble Beach, California 282 −6
1983  United States Nelson, LarryLarry Nelson Oakmont Country Club Oakmont, Pennsylvania 280 −4
1984  United States Zoeller, FuzzyFuzzy ZoellerTournament won in a playoff[dd] Winged Foot Golf Club Mamaroneck, New York 276 −4
1985  United States North, AndyAndy North Oakland Hills Bloomfield Hills, Michigan 279 −1
1986  United States Floyd, RaymondRaymond Floyd Shinnecock Hills Shinnecock Hills, New York 279 −1
1987  United States Simpson, ScottScott Simpson Olympic Club San Francisco, California 277 −3
1988  United States Strange, CurtisCurtis StrangeTournament won in a playoff[ee] The Country Club Brookline, Massachusetts 278 −6
1989  United States Strange, CurtisCurtis Strange Oak Hill Country Club Rochester, New York 278 −2
1990  United States Irwin, HaleHale IrwinTournament won in a playoff[ff] Medinah Country Club Medinah, Illinois 280 −8
1991  United States Stewart, PaynePayne StewartTournament won in a playoff[gg] Hazeltine National Golf Club Chaska, Minnesota 282 −6
1992  United States Kite, TomTom Kite Pebble Beach Pebble Beach, California 285 −3
1993  United States Janzen, LeeLee Janzen Baltusrol Golf Club Springfield, New Jersey 272 −8
1994  South Africa Els, ErnieErnie ElsTournament won in a playoff[hh] Oakmont Country Club Oakmont, Pennsylvania 279 −5
1995  United States Pavin, CoreyCorey Pavin Shinnecock Hills Shinnecock Hills, New York 280 E
1996  United States Jones, SteveSteve Jones Oakland Hills Bloomfield Hills, Michigan 278 −2
1997  South Africa Els, ErnieErnie Els Congressional Country Club Bethesda, Maryland 276 −4
1998  United States Janzen, LeeLee Janzen Olympic Club San Francisco, California 280 E
1999  United States Stewart, PaynePayne Stewart Pinehurst Resort Pinehurst, North Carolina 279 −1
2000  United States Woods, TigerTiger Woods Pebble Beach Pebble Beach, California 272 −12
2001  South Africa Goosen, RetiefRetief GoosenTournament won in a playoff[ii] Southern Hills Tulsa, Oklahoma 276 −4
2002  United States Woods, TigerTiger Woods Bethpage State Park Farmingdale, New York 277 −3
2003  United States Furyk, JimJim Furyk Olympia Fields Olympia Fields, Illinois 272 −8
2004  South Africa Goosen, RetiefRetief Goosen Shinnecock Hills Shinnecock Hills, New York 276 −4
2005  New Zealand Campbell, MichaelMichael Campbell Pinehurst Resort Pinehurst, North Carolina 280 E
2006  Australia Ogilvy, GeoffGeoff Ogilvy Winged Foot Golf Club Mamaroneck, New York 285 +5
2007  Argentina Cabrera, ÁngelÁngel Cabrera Oakmont Country Club Oakmont, Pennsylvania 285 +5
2008  United States Woods, TigerTiger WoodsTournament won in a playoff[jj] Torrey Pines San Diego, California 283 −1
2009  United States Glover, LucasLucas Glover Bethpage State Park Farmingdale, New York 276 −4
2010  Northern Ireland McDowell, GraemeGraeme McDowell Pebble Beach Golf Links Pebble Beach, California 284 E
2011  Northern Ireland McIlroy, RoryRory McIlroy Congressional Country Club Bethesda, Maryland 268 −16
2012  United States Simpson, WebbWebb Simpson Olympic Club San Francisco, California 281 +1
2013  England Rose, JustinJustin Rose Merion Golf Club Ardmore, Pennsylvania 281 +1
2014  Germany Kaymer, MartinMartin Kaymer Pinehurst Resort Pinehurst, North Carolina 271 –9

Multiple champions[edit]

U.S. Open multiple champions
Golfer Total Years
 Anderson, WillieWillie Anderson (SCO) 4 1901, 1903, 1904, 1905
 Jones (a), BobbyBobby Jones (a) (USA) 4 1923, 1926, 1929, 1930
 Hogan, BenBen Hogan (USA) 4 1948, 1950, 1951, 1953
 Nicklaus, JackJack Nicklaus (USA) 4 1962, 1967, 1972, 1980
 Irwin, HaleHale Irwin (USA) 3 1974, 1979, 1990
 Woods, TigerTiger Woods (USA) 3 2000, 2002, 2008
 Smith, AlexAlex Smith (SCO) 2 1906, 1910
 McDermott, JohnJohn McDermott (USA) 2 1911, 1912
 Hagen, WalterWalter Hagen (USA) 2 1914, 1919
 Sarazen, GeneGene Sarazen (USA) 2 1922, 1932
 Guldahl, RalphRalph Guldahl (USA) 2 1937, 1938
 Middlecoff, CaryCary Middlecoff (USA) 2 1949, 1956
 Boros, JuliusJulius Boros (USA) 2 1952, 1963
 Casper, BillyBilly Casper (USA) 2 1959, 1966
 Trevino, LeeLee Trevino (USA) 2 1968, 1971
 North, AndyAndy North (USA) 2 1978, 1985
 Strange, CurtisCurtis Strange (USA) 2 1988, 1989
 Els, ErnieErnie Els (RSA) 2 1994, 1997
 Janzen, LeeLee Janzen (USA) 2 1993, 1998
 Stewart, PaynePayne Stewart (USA) 2 1991, 1999
 Goosen, RetiefRetief Goosen (RSA) 2 2001, 2004

Champions by nationality[edit]

U.S. Open champions by nationality
Nationality Wins Winners
 United States 80 55
 Scotland 13 9
 England 7 7
 South Africa 5 3
 Jersey 2 2
 Australia 2 2
 Northern Ireland 2 2
 New Zealand 1 1
 Argentina 1 1
 Germany 1 1

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

General
Specific
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  9. ^ The U.S. Open was not held from 1942 to 1945 because of World War II.

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