Friday, 19 March 2010
Age
Oldest Winners
45 and 15 days  - Hale Irwin, 1990
43, 9 months and 11 days  - Raymond Floyd, 1986
43, 4 months and 16 days - Ted Ray, 1920

Oldest to make cut
61 - Sam Snead, 1973 T-29th
58 - Jack Nicklaus, 1998 t-43rd
57 - Sam Snead, 1969 T-38th
57 - Dutch Harrison, 1967, T-16th
57 - Jack Nicklaus, 1997, T-52nd

Youngest Champion
19, 10 months and 14 days - John J. McDermott, 1911

Youngest Competitor
14 - Tyrell Garth, 1941

Amateurs
Amateur Champions

Francis Ouimet, The Country Club, Brookline, Mass., 1913
Jerome D. Travers, Baltusrol G.C., Springfield, N.J., 1915
Charles Evans Jr., Minikahda Club, Minneapolis, Minn., 1916
Robert T. Jones Jr., Inwood (N.Y.) C.C., 1923; Scioto C.C., Columbus, Ohio, 1926; Winged Foot G.C., Mamaroneck, N.Y., 1929; Interlachen C.C., Edina, Minn., 1930
John Goodman, North Shore C.C., Glenview, Ill., 1933

Top-Ten Finishes
10 - Robert T. Jones Jr.

Most Times Low Amateur
9 - Robert T. Jones Jr.

Low 72-Hole Score By an Amateur
282 - Jack Nicklaus, Cherry Hills C.C., Englewood, Colo., 1960
283 - James Simons, Merion G.C. (East Course), Ardmore, Pa., 1971

Champions
Most Victories

4 - Willie Anderson (1901, 1903, 1904, 1905)
4 - Robert T. Jones Jr. (1923, 1926, 1929, 1930)
4 - Ben Hogan (1948, 1950, 1951, 1953)
4 - Jack Nicklaus (1962, 1967, 1972, 1980)
3 - Hale Irwin (1974, 1979, 1990)

Consecutive Victories
3 - Willie Anderson (1903, 1904, 1905)
2 - John J. McDermott (1911, 1912)
2 - Robert T. Jones Jr. (1929, 1930)
2 - Ralph Guldahl (1937, 1938)
2 - Ben Hogan (1950, 1951)
2 - Curtis Strange (1988, 1989)

Other Multiple Champions - 15
2 - Alex Smith (1906, 1910)
2 - John J, McDermott (1911, 1912)
2 - Walter Hagen (1914, 1919)
2 - Gene Sarazen (1922, 1932)
2 - Ralph Guldahl (1937, 1938)
2 - Cary Middlecoff (1949, 1956)
2 - Julius Boros (1952, 1963)
2 - Billy Casper (1959, 1966)
2 - Lee Trevino (1969, 1971)
2 - Andy North (1978, 1985)
2 - Curtis Strange (1988, 1989)
2 - Ernie Els (1994, 1997)
2 - Lee Janzen (1993, 1998)
2 - Payne Stewart (1991, 1999)
2 - Tiger Woods (2000, 2002)
2 – Retief Goosen (2001, 2004)

Runner-up Finishes
4 - Robert T. Jones Jr. (1922, 1924, 1925, 1928)
4 - Sam Snead (1937, 1947, 1949, 1953)
4 - Arnold Palmer (1962, 1963, 1966, 1967)
4 - Jack Nicklaus (1960, 1968, 1971, 1982)
3 - Alex Smith (1898, 1901, 1905)
3 - Tom McNamara (1909, 1912, 1915)
3 – Phil Mickelson (1999, 2002, 2004)
3 – Colin Montgomerie (1994, 1997, 2006)

Top-Five Finishes
11 - Willie Anderson
11 - Jack Nicklaus
10 - Alex Smith
10 - Walter Hagen
10 - Ben Hogan
10 - Arnold Palmer
9 - Robert T. Jones Jr.
9 - Gene Sarazen
9 - Julius Boros

Top-Ten Finishes
18 - Jack Nicklaus
16 - Walter Hagen
15 - Ben Hogan
14 - Gene Sarazen
13 - Arnold Palmer
12 - Sam Snead
11 - Willie Anderson
11 - Alex Smith
11 - Julius Boros
10 - Robert T. Jones Jr.

Top-Twenty-Five Finishes
22 - Jack Nicklaus
21 - Sam Snead
20 - Walter Hagen
19 - Gary Player
18 - Arnold Palmer
17 - Alex Smith
17 - Gene Sarazen
17 - Ben Hogan
16 - Alex Campbell
16 - Ray Floyd
16 - Gilbert Nicholls
16 - Macdonald Smith
16 - Tom Watson

Consecutive Top-Five Finishes
6 - Robert T. Jones Jr. (1921-26)
6 - Willie Anderson ('1901 - '06)
5 - Alex Smith ('1905 - '10)
5 - Willie Smith ('1905 - '10)
4 - Three with 4, lastly Tom Lehman (1995 - '98)

Consecutive Top-Ten Finishes
7 - Stewart Gardner (1900-06),
7 - Robert T. Jones Jr. (1920-26),
7 - Ben Hogan (1950-56)

Consecutive Top-Twenty-Five Finishes
19 - Walter Hagen (1913-16, 1919-33)

Winner of US Open Championship  and Masters Tournament (14)
Gene Sarazen (1922, 1932 Opens; 1935 Masters)
Byron Nelson (1939 Open; 1937, 1942 Masters)
Ralph Guldahl (1937, 1938 Opens; 1939 Masters)
*Craig Wood (1941 Open; 1941 Masters)
*Ben Hogan (1948, 1950, 1951, 1953 Opens; 1951, 1953 Masters)
Cary Middlecoff (1949, 1956 Opens; 1955 Masters)
*Arnold Palmer (1960 Open; 1958, 1960, 1962, 1964 Masters)
Gary Player (1965 Open; 1961, 1974, 1978 Masters)
*Jack Nicklaus (1962, 1967, 1972, 1980 Opens; 1963, 1965, 1966, 1972, 1975, 1986 Masters)
Billy Casper (1959, 1966 Opens; 1970 Masters)
Tom Watson (1982 Open; 1977, 1981 Masters)
Fuzzy Zoeller (1984 Open; 1979 Masters)
Raymond Floyd (1986 Open; 1976 Masters)
*Tiger Woods (2000, 2002 Opens; 1997, 2001, 2002, 2005  Masters)
* won both in same year.

Winner of US Open Championship and The Open Championship (16)
Harry Vardon (1900 US Open.; 1896,1898, 1899, 1903, 1911, 1914 Open Championship)
Ted Ray (1920 US Open; 1912 Open Championship)
Jim Barnes (1921 US Open.; 1925 Open Championship)
Walter Hagen (1914, 1919 US Open; 1922, 1924, 1928, 1929 Open Championship)
*Robert T. Jones Jr. (1923, 1926, 1929, 1930 US Open  1926, 1927, 1930Open Championship)
Tommy Armour (1927 US Open.; 1931 Open Championship)
*Gene Sarazen (1922, 1932 US Open.; 1932 Open Championship)
*Ben Hogan (1948, 1950, 1951, 1953 US Open; 1953 Open Championship)
Arnold Palmer (1960 US Open; 1961, 1962 Open Championship)
Gary Player (1965 US Open; 1959, 1968, 1974 Open Championship)
Jack Nicklaus (1962, 1967, 1972, 1980 US Open.; 1966, 1970, 1978 Open Championship)
Tony Jacklin (1970 US Open; 1969 Open Championship)
*Lee Trevino (1968, 1971 US Open; 1971, 1972 Open Championship)
Johnny Miller (1973 US Open; 1976 Open Championship)
*Tom Watson (1982 US Open; 1975, 1977, 1980, 1982, 1983 Open Championship)
*Tiger Woods (2000, 2002 US Open; 2000, 2005, 2006 Open Championship)
Ernie Els (1994, 1997, US Open; 2002 Open Championship)
* won both in same year.

 

Winner of US Open Championship  and US  PGA Championship (17)
Jim Barnes (1921 US Open; 1916, 1919 US PGA)
Walter Hagen (1914, 1919 US Open; 1921, 1924, 1925, 1926, 1927 US PGA)
*Gene Sarazen (1922, 1932 US Open; 1922, 1923, 1933 US PGA)
Tommy Armour (1927 US Open; 1930 US PGA)
Olin Dutra (1934 US Open; 1932  US PGA)
Byron Nelson (1939 US Open; 1940, 1945 US PGA)
*Ben Hogan (1948, 1950, 1951, 1953 US Open; 1946, 1948 US PGA)
Julius Boros (1952, 1963 US Open; 1968 US PGA)
*Jack Nicklaus (1962, 1967, 1972, 1980 US Open; 1963, 1971, 1973, 1975, 1980 US PGA)
Gary Player (1965 US Open; 1962, 1972 US PGA)
Lee Trevino (1968, 1971 US Open; 1974, 1984 US PGA)
David Graham (1981 US Open; 1979 US PGA)
Larry Nelson (1983 US Open; 1981, 1987 US PGA)
Hubert Green (1977 US Open; 1985 US PGA)
Raymond Floyd (1986 US Open; 1969, 1982 US PGA)
Payne Stewart (1991, 1999 US Open; 1989 US PGA)
*Tiger Woods (2000, 2002 US Open; 1999, 2000, 2006 US PGA)
* won both in same year.

Winner of four Major Championships (5)
Gene Sarazen (1935 Masters; 1922, 1932 Opens; 1932 British; 1922, 1923, 1933 PGAs)
Ben Hogan (1951, 1953 Masters; 1948, 1950, 1951, 1953 Opens; 1953 British; 1946, 1948 PGAs)
Gary Player (1961,1974, 1978 Masters; 1965 Open; 1959, 1968, 1974 British; 1962, 1972 PGAs)
Jack Nicklaus (1963, 1965, 1966, 1972, 1975, 1986 Masters; 1962, 1967, 1972, 1980 Opens; 1966, 1970, 1978 British; 1963, 1971, 1973, 1975, 1980 PGAs)
Tiger Woods (1997, 2001, 2002 Masters; 2000, 2002 Opens; 2000 British; 1999, 2000 PGA's)

Winner of US Open Championship and US Amateur Championship (11)
Francis Ouimet (1913 US Open; 1914, 1931 US Amateur)
Jerome D. Travers (1915 US Open; 1907, 1908, 1912, 1913 US Amateur)
*Charles Evans Jr. (1916 US Open; 1916, 1920 US Amateur)
*Robert T. Jones Jr. (1923, 1926, 1929, 1930 US Open; 1924, 1925, 1927, 1928, 1930 US Amateur)
John Goodman (1933 US Open; 1937 US Amateur)
Lawson Little (1940 US Open; 1934, 1935 US Amateur)
Arnold Palmer (1960 US Open; 1954 US Amateur)
Gene Littler (1961 US Open; 1953 US Amateur)
Jack Nicklaus (1962, 1967, 1972, 1980 US Open; 1959, 1961 US Amateur)
Jerry Pate (1976 US Open, 1974 US Amateur)
Tiger Woods (2000, 2002 Opens; 1994, 1995 and 1996 US Amateur)
*won both in same year

Winner of US Open and US Junior Amateur (2)
Johnny Miller (1973 US Open; 1964 Junior)
Tiger Woods (2000, 2002 Open; 1992 and 1993 Junior)
Winner of US Junior Amateur, US Amateur and US  Open Championship (1)
Tiger Woods (1991 - 1993 Juniors; 1994 - 1996 Amateurs; 2000, 2002 U.S. Open)
 
Champions Not Returning to Defend
7 - Harry Vardon (1901 after winning in 1900), Alex Smith (1907), Jerome Travers (1916), Ted Ray (1921), Bob Jones (1931), Ben Hogan (1941), Payne Stewart (2000)


Course
Longest Course
7,643 yards – Torrey Pines (South Course), 2008
7,264 yards – Winged Foot (West Course), 2006
7,230 yards - Oakmont CC, 2007
7,214 yards - Bethpage State Park (Black Course), 2002
7,214 yards – Pinehurst Number 2, 2005

Shortest Course
4,423 yards - Shinnecock Hills G. C., Southampton, N.Y., 1896

Since World War II
6,528 yards - Merion G. C. (East Course), Ardmore, Pa. (1971, 1981)

Club to Stage most US Opens Championships’
8 - Oakmont CC (1927, 1935, 1953, 1962, 1973, 1983, 1994, 2007)
7 - Baltusrol GC (1903, 1915, 1936, 1954, 1967, 1980, 1993)

Entries

Largest
9,048, 2008

Smallest
11 (1895)

Scoring

Evolution of US Open Championship Scoring Records

173 - Horace Rawlins (91-82), 1895
152 - James Foulis (78-74), 1896
328 - Fred Herd (84-85-75-84),1898
315 - Willie Smith (77-82-79-77), 1899
313 - Harry Vardon (79-78-76-80), 1900
307 - Laurie Auchterlonie (78-78-74-77), 1902
303 - Willie Anderson (75-78-78-72), 1904
295 - Alex Smith (73-74-73-75), 1906
290 - George Sargent (75-72-72-71), 1909
286 - Charles Evans Jr. (70-69-74-73), 1916
282 - Tony Manero (73-69-73-67), 1936
281 - Ralph Guldahl (71-69-72-69), 1937
276 - Ben Hogan (67-72-68-69), 1948
275 - Jack Nicklaus (71-67-72-65), 1967
272 - Jack Nicklaus (63-71-70-68), 1980
272 - Lee Janzen (67-67-69-69), 1993
272 - Tiger Woods (65-69-71-67), 2000
272 – Jim Furyk (67-66-67-71), 2003

Lowest Score, 72 Holes
272 - Jack Nicklaus (63-71-70-68), Baltusrol GC (Lower Course),  1980
272 - Lee Janzen (67-67-69-69), Baltusrol GC (Lower Course), 1993
272 - Tiger Woods (12 under par) (65-69-71-67), Pebble Beach Golf Links,  2000
272 – Jim Furyk (67-66-67-72), Olympia Fields CC, 2003


Most Strokes Under Par at Any Point
12 - Tiger Woods (fourth round), Pebble Beach Golf Links, 2000
12 - Gil Morgan (third round), Pebble Beach Golf Links,  1992
9 - Ben Hogan, Riviera CC, 1948
9 - Jack Nicklaus, Baltusrol GC (Lower Course), 1980
9 - Tim Simpson, Medinah CC (No. 3 course), 1990
9 - Scott Simpson, Medinah CC (No. 3 course), 1990
9 - Jeff Sluman, Medinah CC  (No. 3 course), 1990
9 - Mike Donald, Medinah CC (No. 3 course), 1990
9 – Jim Furyk, Olympia Fields CC,  2003

Lowest Score by Non-Winner, 72 Holes
274 (6 under) - Isao Aoki (68-68-68-70), Baltusrol GC, 1980
274 (6 under) - Payne Stewart (70-66-68-70), Baltusrol GC 1993

Lowest Score, First 54 Holes
200 – Jim Furyk (67-68-67), Olympia Fields CC, Matteson, Ill, 2003
203 - George Burns (69-66-68), Merion G.C. (East Course), Ardmore, Pa., 1981
203 - Tze-Chung Chen (65-69-69), Oakland Hills C.C. (South Course), Birmingham, Mich., 1985
203 - Lee Janzen (67-67-69), Baltusrol G.C. (Lower Course), Springfield, N.J., 1993
203 – Stephen Leaney (67-68-68), Olympia Fields CC, Matteson, Ill, 2003

Lowest Score, Last 54 Holes
203 (10 under) - Loren Roberts(69-64-70), Oakmont C.C. Oakmont, PA., 1994
204 (6 under) - Payne Stewart (70-66-68), Baltusrol G.C., Springfield, N.J., 1993
204 (6 under) - Steve Jones (66-69-69), Oakland Hills C.C. (South Course) Bloomfield Hills, Mich., 1996
204 (6 under) Mark Brooks (64-70-70), Southern Hills C.C. Tulsa, Okla., 2001

Lowest Score, First 36 Holes
133 – Jim Furyk (67-66), Olympia Fields C.C., Matteson, Ill, 2003
133 – Vijay Singh (70-63), Olympia Fields C.C, Matteson, Ill, 2003
134 - Jack Nicklaus (63-71), Baltusrol G.C. (Lower Course), Springfield, N.J., 1980
134 - Tze-Chung Chen (65-69), Oakland Hills C.C. (South Course), Birmingham, Mich., 1985
134 - Lee Janzen (67-67), Baltusrol G.C. (Lower Course), Springfield, N.J., 1993
134 - Tiger Woods (65-69), Pebble Beach G.L., Pebble Beach, Calif., 2000
134 – Shigeki Maruyama (66-68),Shinnecock Hills GC, 2004
134 – Phil Mickelson (68-66), Shinnecock Hills GC, 2004

Lowest Score Last 36 Holes
132 (10 under) - Larry Nelson (65-67), Oakmont (Pa.) C.C., 1983
133 (7 under) - Chip Beck (68-65), Shinnecock Hills G.C., Southampton, N.Y., 1986
134 (8 under) - Loren Roberts (64-70), Oakmont (Pa.) C.C., 1994

Lowest score 18 Holes
63 (8 under) - Johnny Miller, final round, Oakmont (Pa.) C.C., 1973
63 (7 under) - Jack Nicklaus, first round, Baltusrol G.C., Springfield, N.J., 1980
63 (7 under) - Tom Weiskopf, first round, Baltusrol G.C., Springfield, N.J., 1980
63 (7 under) – Vijay Singh, second round, Olympia Fields C.C., Matteson, Ill, 2003

Highest Score Second Round
106 - by W.E. Stoddard, Baltimore (Md.) C.C., 1899

Lowest Score Second Round
64 (6 under) - Tommy Jacobs, Congressional C.C., Bethesda, Md., 1964
64 (6 under) - Rives McBee, Olympic Club, San Francisco, Calif., 1966
64 (6 under) - Curtis Strange, Oak Hill C.C., Rochester, N.Y., 1989
64 (6 under) - Mark Brooks, Southern Hills C.C., Tulsa, Okla., 2001

Lowest Score Third Round
64 (6 under) - Keith Clearwater, Olympic Club, San Francisco, Calif., 1987
64 (6 under) -- Ben Crenshaw, Merion, G.C., Ardmore, Pa., 1981
64 (7 under) -- Loren Roberts, Oakmont C.C., Oakmont, Pa., 1994
65 (6 under) -- Larry Nelson, Oakmont, C.C., Oakmont, Pa., 1983

Highest Score Third Round
110 - by O. McCammon, Myopia Hunt Club, S. Hamilton, Mass., 1899

Lowest Score Fourth Round
63 (8 under) - Johnny Miller, Oakmont (Pa.) C.C., 1973
64 (7 under) - Peter Jacobsen, The Country Club, Brookline, Mass., 1988
64 (6 under) -Tom Kite, Southern Hills C.C., Tulsa, Okla., 2001
64 (6 under) - Vijay Singh, Southern Hills C.C., Tulsa, Okla., 2001

Highest Score, Fourth Round
116 - O. McCammon, Baltimore (Md.) C.C., 1899

Lowest Score, 9 Holes
29 - Neal Lancaster, Shinnecock Hills G.C. (fourth round, second nine), 1995
29 - Neal Lancaster, Oakland Hills C.C. (South Course), Bloomfield Hills, Mich. (second round, second nine), 1996

Largest 54-Hole Lead
10 - Tiger Woods (205), Pebble Beach G.L., Pebble Beach, Calif., 2000
7 - James Barnes (217), Columbia C.C., Chevy Chase, Md., 1921
6 - Fred Herd (244), Myopia Hunt Club, S. Hamilton, Mass., 1898
6 - Willie Anderson (225), Baltusrol G.C., Springfield, N.J., 1903
6 - Johnny Goodman (211), North Shore G.C., Glenview, Ill., 1933

Largest 36-Hole Lead
6 - Tiger Woods (134) Pebble Beach G.L., Pebble Beach, Calif., 2000
5 - Willie Anderson (149), Baltusrol G.C., Springfield, N.J., 1903
5 - Mike Souchak (135), Cherry Hills C.C., Englewood, Colo., 1960
4 - Tom McNamara (142), Englewood (N.J.) G.C., 1909
4 - James Barnes (144), Columbia C.C., Chevy Chase, Md., 1921

Largest 18-Hole Lead
5 - Tommy Armour (68), North Shore C.C., Glenview, Ill., 1933
4 - Olin Dutra (69), Fresh Meadow C.C., Flushing, N.Y., 1932

Largest Lead After 54 Holes, Non-Winner
5 - Mike Brady, Brae Burn C.C., West Newton, Mass., 1919

Largest Lead After 36 Holes, Non-Winner
4 - Tom McNamara, Engelwood, (N.J.) G.C., 1909

Largest Lead After 18 Holes, Non-Winner
5 - Tommy Armour, North Shore C.C., Glenview, Ill., 1933

Best Comeback by Winner, Final Round
7 strokes - Arnold Palmer (72-71-72-65), Cherry Hills C.C., Englewood, Colo., 1960
6 strokes - Johnny Miller (71-69-76-63), Oakmont (Pa.) C.C., 1973
5 strokes - Johnny Farrell (77-74-71-72), Olympia Fields (Ill.) C.C., 1928
5 strokes - Byron Nelson (72-73-71-68), Philadephia C.C., West Conshohocken, Pa., 1939
5 strokes - Lee Janzen (73-66-73-68), The Olympic Club, San Francisco, Calif., 1998

Best Comeback by Winner, Final 36 Holes
11 - Lou Graham, Medinah (Ill.) C.C., 1975

Best Comeback by Winner, Final 54 Holes
9 - Jack Fleck, Olympic Club, San Francisco, Calif., 1955

Largest Winning Margin
15 strokes - Tiger Woods (272) Pebble Beach G.L. Pebble Beach Calif., 2000
11 strokes - Willie Smith (315), Baltimore (Md.) C.C., 1899
9 strokes - James Barnes (289), Columbia C.C., Chevy Chase, Md., 1921

Lowest Score by Winner, First Round
63 (7 under) - Jack Nicklaus, Baltusrol G.C., Springfield, N.J., 1980
65 (6 under) - Tiger Woods, Pebble Beach G.L., Pebble Beach, Calif., 2000
66 (4 under) - Retief Goosen, Southern Hills C.C., Tulsa, Okla., 2001

Highest Score by Winner, First Round
91 - Horace Rawlins, Newport (R.I.) G.C., 1895

Since World War I:
78 (6 over) - Tommy Armour, Oakmont (Pa.) C.C., 1927
78 (7 over) - Walter Hagen, Brae Burn C.C., West Newton, Mass., 1919

Since World War II:
76 (6 over) - Ben Hogan, Oakland Hills C.C., Birmingham, Mich., 1951
76 (6 over) - Jack Fleck, Olympic Club, San Francisco, Calif., 1955

Lowest Score by Winner, Second Round
64 (6 under) - Curtis Strange, Oak Hill C.C., Rochester, N.Y. 1989
65 (4 under) - Andy North, Oakland Hills C.C., Birmingham, Mich., 1985

Highest Score by Winner, Second Round
85 - Fred Herd, Myopia Hunt Club, S. Hamilton, Mass., 1898

Since World War I
79 (7 over) - Robert T. Jones Jr., Scioto C.C., Columbus, Ohio, 1926

Since World War II
73 (3 over) - Ben Hogan, Oakland Hills C.C., Birmingham, Mich., 1951
74 (3 over) - Julius Boros, The Country Club, Brookline, Mass., 1963
73 (1 over) - Jack Nicklaus, Pebble Beach (Calif.) G.L., 1972
73 (2 over) - Larry Nelson, Oakmont (Pa.) C.C., 1983

Lowest Score by Winner, Third Round
65 (6 under) - Larry Nelson, Oakmont (Pa.) C.C., 1983
66 (5 under) - Ernie Els, Oakmont (Pa.) C.C., 1994
66 (4 under) - Ken Venturi, Congressional C.C., Washington, D.C., 1964

Highest Score by Winner, Third Round
83 - Willie Anderson, Myopia Hunt Club, S. Hamilton, Mass., 1901

Since World War I
76 (4 over) - Robert Jones Jr., Inwood C.C., Inwood, N.Y., 1923
76 (4 over) - Tommy Armour, Oakmont (Pa.) C.C., 1927
76 (5 over) - Julius Boros, The Country Club, Brookline, Mass., 1963
76 (5 over) - Johnny Miller, Oakmont (Pa.) C.C., 1973
76 (6 over) – Angel Cabrera, Oakmont (Pa) C.C. 2007

Lowest Score by Winner, Fourth Round
63 (8 under) - Johnny Miller, Oakmont (Pa.) C.C., 1973
65 (6 under) - Arnold Palmer, Cherry Hills C.C., Englewood, Colo., 1960
65 (5 under) - Jack Nicklaus, Baltusrol G.C., Springfield, N.J., 1967

Highest Score by Winner, Fourth Round
84 - Fred Herd, Myopia Hunt Club, S. Hamilton, Mass., 1898

Since World War I:
79 (7 over) - Robert T. Jones Jr., Winged Foot G.C., Mamaroneck, N.Y., 1929

Since World War II:
75 (4 over) - Cary Middlecoff, Medinah C.C., Medinah, Ill., 1949
75 (4 over) - Hale Irwin, Inverness Club, Toledo, Ohio, 1979

Worst Start by Champion
91 - Horace Rawlins, Newport G.C., Newport, R.I., 1895
Since World War II:
76 - Ben Hogan, Oakland Hills C.C. (South Course), Birmingham, Mich., 1951
76 - Jack Fleck, The Olympic Club (Lake Course), San Francisco, Calif., 1955
75 - Cary Middlecoff, Medinah (Ill.) C.C. (No. 3 Course), 1949
75 - Larry Nelson, Oakmont (Pa.) C.C., 1983
75 - Raymond Floyd, Shinnecock Hills G.C., Southampton, N.Y., 1986

Lowest Score to Lead Field, 18 Holes
63 (7 under) - Jack Nicklaus, Baltusrol G.C., Springfield, N.J., 1980
63 (7 under) - Tom Weiskopf, Baltusrol G.C., Springfield, N.J., 1980
64 (6 under) - Lee Mackey Jr., Merion G.C., Ardmore, Pa., 1950

Highest Score First Round
157 - J.D. Tucker, Myopia Hunt Club, S. Hamilton, Mass., 1898

Lowest Score to Lead Field, 36 Holes
133 – Vijay Singh (70-63), Olympia Fields C.C , 2003
133 – Jim Furyk (67-66), Olympia Fields C.C, 2003
134 - Jack Nicklaus (63-71), Baltusrol G.C. (Lower Course), Springfield, N.J., 1980
134 - Tze-Chung Chen (65-69), Oakland Hills C.C. (South Course), Birmingham, Mich., 1985
134 - Lee Janzen (67-67), Baltusrol G.C. (Lower Course), Springfield, N.J., 1993
134 - Tiger Woods (65-69), Pebble Beach G.L., Pebble Beach, Calif., 2000
134 – Shigeki Maruyama (66-68),Shinnecock Hills GC, 2004
134 – Phil Mickelson (68-66), Shinnecock Hills GC, 2004

Lowest Score to Lead Field, 54 Holes
200 – Jim Furyk (67-66-67), Olympia Fields C.C, Matteson, Ill, 2003
203 - George Burns (69-66-68), Merion G.C. (East Course), Ardmore, Pa., 1981
203 - Tze-Chung Chen (65-69-69), Oakland Hills C. C. (South Course), Birmingham, Mich., 1985
203 - Lee Janzen (67-67-69), Baltusrol G.C. (Lower Course), Springfield, N.J., 1993
203 – Stephen Leaney (67-68-68-72), Olympia Fields, Matteson, Ill, 2003

Highest Score to Lead Field, 18 Holes
89 - Willie Dunn, James Foulis, and Willie Campbell, Newport G.C., Newport, R.I., 1895
Since World War II:
71 - Sam Snead, Oakland Hills C.C. (South Course), Birmingham, Mich., 1951
71 - Tommy Bolt, Julius Boros, and Dick Metz, Southern Hills C.C., Tulsa, Okla., 1958
71 - Tony Jacklin, Hazeltine National G.C., Chaska, Minn., 1970
71 - Orville Moody, Jack Nicklaus, Chi Chi Rodriguez, Mason Rudolph, Tom Shaw, and Kermit Zarley, Pebble Beach (Calif.) Golf Links, 1972

Highest Score to Lead Field, 36 Holes
173 - Horace Rawlins (91-82), Newport G.C., Newport, R.I., 1895 (Open played over 36 holes).
164 - Alex Smith (82-82), Myopia Hunt Club, South Hamilton, Mass., 1901 (Open played over 72 holes)
Since World War II:
144 - Bobby Locke (73-71), Oakland Hills C.C. (South Course), Birmingham, Mich., 1951
144 - Tommy Bolt (67-77) and E. Harvie Ward (74-70), The Olympic Club (Lake Course), San Francisco, Calif., 1955
144 - Homero Blancas (74-70), Bruce Crampton (74-70), Jack Nicklaus (71-73), Cesar Sanudo (72-72), Lanny Wadkins (76-68), and Kermit Zarley (71-73), Pebble Beach (Calif.) Golf Links (1972)

Highest Score to Lead Field, 54 Holes
249 - Stewart Gardner (86-82-81), Myopia Hunt Club, South Hamilton, Mass., 1901
Since World War II:
218 - Bobby Locke (73-71-74), Oakland Hills C.C. (South Course), Birmingham, Mich., 1951
218 - Jacky Cupit (70-72-76), The Country Club, Brookline, Mass., 1963
217 - Ben Hogan (72-73-72), The Olympic Club (Lake Course), San Francisco, Calif., 1955

Highest Winning Score
331 - Willie Anderson, Myopia Hunt Club, South Hamilton, Mass., 1901 (won in playoff)
Since World War II:
293 - Julius Boros, The Country Club, Brookline, Mass., 1963 (won in playoff)
290 - Jack Nicklaus, Pebble Beach (Calif.) G.L., 1972

Fewest Sub-Par Rounds, Championships
Since World War I:
0 - Brae Burn C.C., West Newton, Mass., 1919
1 - Inverness Club, Toledo, Ohio, 1920
1 - Oakland Hills C.C., Birmingham, Mich., 1924
1 - Oakmont (Pa.) C.C., 1927
1 - Olympia Fields C.C., Matteson, Ill., 1928
1 - Inverness Club, Toledo, Ohio, 1931
1 - Merion Cricket Club, Ardmore, Pa., 1934
Since World War II:
2 - Oakland Hills C.C., Bloomfield Hills, Mich., 1951

Most Over Par Rounds Championship
440 – Winged Foot GC, Mamaroneck, NY, 2006
432 - Oakland Hills C.C. (South Course), Bloomfield Hills, Mich., 1996
427 - Philadephia (Pa.) C.C., 1939
424 - Oakmont C.C., Oakmont, Pa., 1935

Fewest Sub-Par Rounds by Field, First Round
Since World War II:

0 - Oakland Hills C.C., 1951; Southern Hills C.C., 1958; Winged Foot G.C., 1974; and Shinnecock Hills G.C., 1986

Fewest Sub-Par Rounds by Field, Second Round
Since World War II:

0 - Oakland Hills C.C., Birmingham, Mich., 1951

Fewest Sub-Par Rounds by Field, Third Round
Since World War II:

0 - Oakland Hills C.C., Birmingham, Mich., 1951, The Country Club, Brookline, Mass., 1963

Fewest Sub-Par Rounds by Field, Fourth Round
Since World War II:

0 - Merion G.C., 1950; Northwood C.C., 1952; Winged Foot G.C., 1959; The Country Club, 1963; Pebble Beach G.L., 1972; Shinnecock Hills GC, 2004

Highest 36-Hole Cut
155 (15 over) - Olympic Club, San Francisco, Calif., 1955
154 (14 over) - Southern Hills C.C., Tulsa, Okla., 1958
154 (10 over) - Pebble Beach (Calif.) G.L., 1972

Most Players to Make Cut
108 - Oakland Hills C.C. (South Course), Bloomfield Hills, Mich., 1996
88 - Baltusrol G.C. (Lower Course), Springfield, N.J., 1993

Most Players to Tie for Lead, 18 Holes
7 - Southern Hills C.C., Tulsa, Okla., 1977

Most Players to Tie for Lead, 36 Holes
6 - Pebble Beach (Calif.) Golf Links, 1972

Most Players to Tie for Lead, 54 Holes
4 - Oakmont (Pa.) C.C., 1973

Most Sub-Par rounds, Championship
124 - Medinah (Ill.) C.C. (No. 3 Course), 1990
76 - Pebble Beach (Calif.) G.L., 1992
76 - Baltusrol G.C. (Lower Course), Springfield, N.J. 1993

Most Rounds in the 60s, Championship
76 - Baltusrol G.C., Springfield, N.J., 1993
58 - Merion G.C., Ardmore, Pa., 1981
54 - Oak Hill C.C., Rochester, N.Y., 1989

Most Sub-Par 72-Hole Totals, Championship
28 - Medinah C.C., Medinah, Ill., 1990
11 - The Country Club, Brookline, Mass., 1988
10 - Baltusrol G.C. (Lower Course), Springfield, N.J., 1993

Most Sub-Par Scores, First Round
39 - Medinah (Ill.) C.C., 1990
29 - Pebble Beach (Calif.) G.L., 1992
23 - Hazeltine National G.C., Chaska, Minn., 1991

Most Sub-Par Scores, Second Round
47 - Medinah (Ill.) C.C., 1990
33 - Hazeltine National G.C., Chaska, Minn. 1991

Most Sub-Par Scores, Third Round
24 - Medinah (Ill.) C.C., 1990
22 - Pebble Beach (Calif.) Golf Links, 1982

Most Sub-Par Scores, Fourth Round
18 - Baltusrol G.C. (Lower Course), Springfield, N.J., 1993
17 - Pebble Beach (Calif.) Golf Links, 1982
17 - The Country Club, Brookline, Mass., 1988

Most Sub-Par Rounds by One Player in One Championship
4 - Sam Snead, St. Louis (Mo.) C.C. 1947 (one round in playoff)
4 - Billy Casper, The OIympic Club (Lake Course), San Francisco, Calif., 1966 (one round in playoff)
4 - Lee Trevino, Oak Hill C.C. (East Course), Rochester, N.Y., 1968
4 - Tony Jacklin, Hazeltine National G.C., Chaska, Minn., 1970
4 - Lee Janzen, Baltusrol G.C. (Lower Course), Springfield, N.J., 1993
4 - Curtis Strange, Oakmont (Pa.) C.C., 1994
Miscellaneous
 
Highest Score, One Hole
19 - Ray Ainsley, 16th Hole (par 4), Cherry Hills C.C., Englewood, Colo., 1938

Most Consecutive Birdies
6 - George Burns (holes 2-7), Pebble Beach (Calif.) Golf Links, 1982
6 - Andy Dillard (holes 1-6) Pebble Beach (Calif.) G.L., 1992

Most Consecutive 3s
8 - Hubert Green (holes 9-16) Baltusrol Golf Club, Springfield, N.J., 1980
7 - Hubert Green (holes 10-16), Southern Hills Country Club, Tulsa, Okla., 1977
7 - Peter Jacobsen (holes 1-7), The Country Club, Brookline, Mass., 1988

Most Consecutive Opens Started
44 - Jack Nicklaus (1957-2002)
33 - Hale Irwin (1971-2002)
31 - Gene Sarazen (1920-54;
no Championships 1942-45)
31 - Arnold Palmer (1953-83)
31 – Tom Kite (1972-04)

 

Most Opens Completed 72 Holes
35 - Jack Nicklaus (lastly 1998)
27 - Sam Snead
27 - Hale Irwin (lastly 2001)
26 - Gene Sarazen
26 - Raymond Floyd
25 - Gary Player
25 - Arnold Palmer

Most Consecutive Opens Completed 72 Holes
22 - Walter Hagen (1913-36);
No Championships 1917-18
22 - Gene Sarazen (1920-41)
22 - Gary Player (1958-79)
21 - Jack Nicklaus (1964-84)

Longest Span, First to Last Victory
18 years - Jack Nicklaus (1962-80)

Longest Span Between Victories
11 years - Julius Boros (1952-63), Hale Irwin (1979-90)

Most Sub-Par Rounds, Career
37 - Jack Nicklaus


Consecutive Sub-Par Rounds
6 - Sam Snead (1947-48, includes 18-hole playoff)
5 - Brian Claar (1989-90)
5- Curtis Strange (1993-94)

Rounds in the 60s
29 - Jack Nicklaus

Consecutive Rounds in the 60s
4 - Lee Trevino (1968)
4 - Ben Crenshaw (1986-87)
4 - Lee Janzen (1993)
4 - Tiger Woods (2001-2002)

Sub-Par 72-Hole Totals
7 - Jack Nicklaus

Consecutive Sub-par 72-Hole Totals
3 - Curtis Strange (1988-90)

Most Times Led After 54 Holes
6 - Robert T. Jones Jr.
4 - Tom Watson

Most Times Led After 18, 36, or 54 Holes
11 - Payne Stewart
10 - Alex Smith
9 - Robert T. Jones Jr.
9 - Sam Snead
9 - Arnold Palmer
8 - Sam Snead
8 - Tom Watson

Start to Finish Winners (No Ties)
6 - Walter Hagen, 1914; James Barnes, 1921; Ben Hogan, 1953; Tony Jacklin, 1970; Tiger Woods, 2000,2002

Start to Finish Winners (Including Ties)
9 - Willie Anderson, 1903; Alex Smith, 1906; Chick Evans, 1916; Tommy Bolt, 1958; Jack Nicklaus, 1972, 1980; Hubert Green, 1977; Payne Stewart, 1991, Retief Goosen, 2001 (not including names from previous category)

Players Who Led First Three Rounds But Didn't Win
8 - Willie Smith, 1908; Mike Brady, 1912; Mike Souchak, 1960; Bert Yancey, 1968; Hale Irwin, 1984; Tze-Chung Chen, 1985, Gil Morgan, 1992; Payne Stewart, 1998.

Number of Times a Leader Went on to Win
After 18 Holes - 19 times
After 36 Holes - 36 times
After 54 Holes - 46 times

Number of Playoffs
32 in 102 Championships


Won First Time Played in Open
5 - Horace Rawlins, 189

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