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 years, 183 days, Andy Zhang, 2012
15 years, 5 months, 7 days, Tadd Fujikawa, 2006
15 years, 11months, 27 days, 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)    
3 – Tiger Woods (2000, 2002, 2008)   
   
   
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 – Retief Goosen (2001, 2004)   
   
   
   
Runner-up Finishes   
5 –Phil Mickelson (1999, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2009)   
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 – 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, 2008  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, 2008  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, 2008 US Open; 1999, 2000, 2006 US PGA)    
* won both in same year.    
   
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, 2008  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, 2008  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, 2008  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, 574 yards - Congressional CC (Blue Course), 2011   
7,445 yards – Bethpage State Park (Black Course), 2009   
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)    
   
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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   
268 - Rory McIlroy (65-66-68-69), 2011   
   
Lowest Score, 72 Holes   
268 - Rory McIlroy (65-66-68-69), Congressional CC (Blue Course), 2011   
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   
17 - Rory McIlroy (fourth round - hole 10 and 16), Congressional CC (Blue Course), 2011   
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   
199  - Rory McIlroy (65-66-68), Congressional CC (Blue Course), 2011   
200 – Jim Furyk (67-66-67), Olympia Fields CC, Matteson, Ill, 2003   
202 –  Ricky Barnes (67-65-70) Bethpage State Park (Black Course), NY, 2009   
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   
203 – Lucas Glover (69-64-70) Bethpage State Park (Black Course), NY, 2009   
   
Lowest Score, Last 54 Holes   
202 (11under) - Kevin Chappell (67-69-66), Congressional CC, (Blue Course), 2011   
203 (10 under) - Loren Roberts(69-64-70), Oakmont C.C. Oakmont, PA., 1994   
203 (10 under) - Rory McIlroy (65-66-68), Congressional CC (Blue Course), 2011   
203 (10 under) - Lee Westwood 968-65-70), Congressional CC (Blue Course), 2011   
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   
131 - Rory McIlroy (65-66), Congressional CC (Blue Course), 2011   
132 – Ricky Barnes (67-65), Bethpage State Park, (Black Course), NY, 2009   
133 – Jim Furyk (67-66), Olympia Fields C.C., Matteson, Ill, 2003   
133 – Vijay Singh (70-63), Olympia Fields C.C, Matteson, Ill, 2003   
133 – Lucas Glover (69-64), Bethpage State Park (Black Course), NY, 2009   
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   
134 – Mike Weir (64-70), Bethpage State Park (Black Course), NY, 2009   
   
Lowest Score Last 36 Holes   
132 (10 under) - Larry Nelson (65-67), Oakmont (Pa.) C.C., 1983    
133 (9 under) - Jason Day (65-68), Congressional CC (Blue Course), 2011   
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    
64 (6 under) - Lucas Glover, Beth Page State Park (Black Course), 2009   
   
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    
8 - Rory McIlroy (199), Congressional CC (Blue Course), 2011   
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   
6 - Rory McIlroy (131) Congressional CC (Blue Course), 2011   
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   
65 (6 under) - Rory McIlroy, Congressional CC (Blue Course), 2011   
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    
64 (6 under) – Lucas Glover, Beth Page State Park (Black Course), NY, 2009   
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    
73 (+3) Webb Simpson, Olumpic Club, Calif, 2012
   
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    
64 (6 under) – Mike Weir, Beth Page State Park (Black Course), NY, 2009   
   
Highest Score First Round   
157 - J.D. Tucker, Myopia Hunt Club, S. Hamilton, Mass., 1898    
   
Lowest Score to Lead Field, 36 Holes   
131 - Rory McIlroy (65-66), Congressional CC (Blue Course), 2011   
132 – Ricky Barnes (67-65), Beth Page State Park (Black Course), NY, 2009   
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   
199 - Rory McIlroy (65-66-68), Congressional CC (Blue Course), 2011   
200 – Jim Furyk (67-66-67), Olympia Fields C.C, Matteson, Ill, 2003   
202 – Ricky Barnes (67-65-70) Beth Page State Park (Black Course), NY, 2009   
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    
   
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    
106 - Congressional CC (Blue Course), 2011   
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    
63 - Congressional CC (Blue Course), 2011   
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    
20 - Congressional CC (Blue Course), 2011   
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   
25 - Congressional CC (Blue Course), 2011   
24 - Medinah (Ill.) C.C., 1990    
22 - Pebble Beach (Calif.) Golf Links, 1982    
   
Most Sub-Par Scores, Fourth Round   
31 - Congressional CC (Blue Course), 2011   
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    
4 - Rory McIlroy, Congressional CC (Blue Course), 2011   
   
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    
27 - Sam Snead   
27 - Hale Irwin   
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)   
4 - Rory McIlroy (2011)   
   
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)   
7 - Walter Hagen, 1914; James Barnes, 1921; Ben Hogan, 1953; Tony Jacklin, 1970; Tiger Woods, 2000, 2002; Rory McIlroy 2011    
   
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   
10- 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, Jim Furyk, Graeme McDowell, 2012   
   
Number of Times a Leader Went on to Win    
After 18 Holes - 19 times    
After 36 Holes - 36 times    
After 54 Holes - 47 times    
   
Number of Playoffs   
32 in 102 Championships    
   
   
Won First Time Played in Open   
5 - Horace Rawlins, 1895; Fred Herd, 1898; Harry Vardon, 1900; George Sargent, 1909; Francis Ouimet, 1913    
   
Par-three finishes at U.S. Open Championships   
1896, Shinnecock Hills, Southampton, N.Y.    
1898, Myopia Hunt Club, S. Hamilton, Mass.    
1902, Garden City (N.Y.) G.C.    
1909, Englewood (N.J.) G.C.    
1997, Congressional (Md.) C.C.    
   
Holes in one (42 in total)   
   
   
   
Foreign-born winners of the Open (27)   
1895 - Horace Rawlins, England    
1896 - James Foulis, Scotland    
1897 - Joe Lloyd, England    
1898 - Fred Herd, Scotland    
1899 - Willie Smith, Scotland    
1900 - Harry Vardon, England    
1901 - Willie Anderson, Scotland    
1902 - Laurence Auchterlonie, Scotland    
1903 - Willie Anderson, Scotland    
1904 - Willie Anderson, Scotland    
1905 - Willie Anderson, Scotland    
1906 - Alex Smith, Scotland    
1907 - Alex Ross, Scotland    
1908 - Fred McLeod, Scotland    
1909 - George Sargent, England    
1910 - Alex Smith, Scotland    
1920 - Edward Ray, England    
1921 - James Barnes, England    
1924 - Cyril Walker, England    
1925 - William Marfarlane, Scotland    
1927 - Tommy Armour, Scotland    
1965 - Gary Player, South Africa    
1970 - Tony Jacklin, England    
1981 - David Graham, Australia    
1994 - Ernie Els, South Africa    
1997 - Ernie Els, South Africa   
2001 - Retief Goosen, South Africa   
2004 – Retief Goosen, South Africa   
2005 – Michael Campbell, New Zealand   
2006 – Geoff Ogilvy, Australia   
2007- Angel Cabrera, Argentina   
2010 - Graeme McDowell, Northern Ireland   
2011 - Rory McIlroy, Northern Ireland   
   
Back to the Top   
   
The Last Time It Happened    
   
Last non-American winner   
Rory McIlroy, 2011   
   
Last to defend title successfully   
Curtis Strange, 1989    
   
Last to win three consecutive Opens   
Willie Anderson, 1903-05    
   
Last winner who won the Open on his first try   
Francis Ouimet, 1913    
   
Last winner to win the Open on his second try   
Webb Simpson, T14th on first try in 2011 and winner on second Try, 2012 
   
Last amateur to win Open   
John Goodman, 1933    
   
Last start-to-finish winner (no ties)   
Rory McIlroy, 2011   
   
Last winner to win money title in same year   
Tiger Woods, 2002    
   
Last winner to birdie the 72nd hole   
Lee Janzen, 1993    
   
Last winner to birdie the 72nd hole to force a playoff   
Hale Irwin, 1990    
   
Last winner to birdie the 72nd hole to win by one stroke   
Robert T. Jones Jr., 1926    
   
Last winner to birdie the 72nd hole to win by two strokes   
Lee Janzen, 1993    
   
Last to win without a round in the 60s   
Geoff Ogilvy, 2006   
   
Last to win with all rounds in the 60s   
Rory McIlroy, 2011   
   
Last to win with a round in the 80s   
80, John McDermott, playoff in 1911    
   
Last to win with a round of 77   
Sam Parks Jr., in first round, 1935    
   
Last to win with a round of 76   
Angel Cabrera, in third round, 2007    
   
Last to win with a round of 75   
Payne Stewart, in playoff, 1991    
   
   
   
Last to win after being in sectional qualifying   
Lucas Glover, 2009   
   
Last to win after being in local and sectional qualifying   
Orville Moody, 1969    
   
Last winner between age 20-29   
Webb Simpson, 26, 2012 
   
Last winner between age 30-39   
Graeme McDowell, 30, 2010   
   
Last winner over age 40   
Payne Stewart was 42, 1999 (6th oldest in history)    
   
Last winner who received a special exemption   
Hale Irwin, 1990    
   
Last defending champion to miss the cut   
Rory McIlroy, 2012 

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