Championship Records from the US Open Golf Tournament


Most frequent venues:

4-Time Winners
• Willie Anderson (1901, 1903, 1904, 1905)
• Bobby Jones (1923, 1926, 1929, 1930)
• Ben Hogan (1948, 1950, 1951, 1953)
• Jack Nicklaus (1962, 1967, 1972, 1980)

3-Time Winners
• Hale Irwin (1974, 1979, 1990)
• Tiger Woods (2000, 2002, 2008)

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

Oldest Winners
• Hale Irwin, 1990 – 45 years, 15 days old
• Raymond Floyd, 1986 – 43 years, 9 months, 11 days old
• Ted Ray, 1920 – 43 years, 4 months, 16 days old

Youngest Winner
• John J. McDermott, 1911 – 19 years, 10 months, 14 days old

Amateurs Winners
• Francis Ouimet, 1913
• Jerome D. Travers, 1915
• Chick Evans, 1916
• Bobby Jones, 1923, 1926, 1929, 1930
• John Goodman, 1933

Consecutive Wins
• 3 – Willie Anderson (1903, 1904, 1905)
• 2 – John J. McDermott (1911, 1912)
• 2 – Bobby Jones (1929, 1930)
• 2 – Ralph Guldahl (1937, 1938)
• 2 – Ben Hogan (1950, 1951)
• 2 – Curtis Strange (1988, 1989)

Most Runner-up Finishes
• 5 – Phil Mickelson (1999, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2009)
• 4 – Bobby Jones (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)

Most Top-Five Finishes
• 11 – Willie Anderson
• 11 – Jack Nicklaus
• 10 – Alex Smith
• 10 – Walter Hagen
• 10 – Ben Hogan
• 10 – Arnold Palmer

Most Top-Ten Finishes
• 18 – Jack Nicklaus
• 16 – Walter Hagen
• 15 – Ben Hogan
• 14 – Gene Sarazen
• 13 – Arnold Palmer
• 12 – Sam Snead

Oldest Players to Make the Cut
• 61 – Sam Snead, 1973 (tied for 29th)
• 60 – Tom Watson, 2010 (tied for 29th)
• 58 – Jack Nicklaus, 1998 (tied for 43rd)
• 57 – Sam Snead, 1969 (tied for 38th)
• 57 – Dutch Harrison, 1967 (tied for 16th)
• 57 – Jack Nicklaus, 1997 (tied for 52nd)

Golfers Who’ve Won Both U.S. Open and U.S. Amateur
• Francis Ouimet (1913 Open; 1914, 1931 Amateurs)
• Jerome Travers (1915 Open; 1907, 1908, 1912, 1913 Amateurs)
• Chick Evans (1916 Open; 1916, 1920 Amateurs)
• Bobby Jones (1923, 1926, 1929, 1930 Opens; 1924, 1925, 1927, 1928, 1930 Amateurs)
• John Goodman (1933 Open; 1937 Amateur)
• Lawson Little (1940 Open; 1934, 1935 Amateurs)
• Arnold Palmer (1960 Open; 1954 Amateur)
• Gene Littler (1961 Open; 1953 Amateur)
• Jack Nicklaus (1962, 1967, 1972, 1980 Opens; 1959, 1961 Amateurs)
• Jerry Pate (1976 Open, 1974 Amateur)
• Tiger Woods (2000, 2002, 2008 Opens; 1994, 1995 and 1996 Amateurs)

Golfers Who’s Won Both U.S. Open and U.S. Junior Amateur
• Johnny Miller (1973 Open; 1964 Junior)
• Tiger Woods (2000, 2002 Opens; 1992 and 1993 Junior)

Golfers Who’s Won U.S. Junior, U.S. Amateur and U.S. Open
• Tiger Woods (1991 – 1993 Juniors; 1994 – 1996 Amateurs; 2000, 2002, 2008 U.S. Open)

Lowest Score, 72 Holes
• 268 – Rory McIlroy (65-66-68-69), 2011
• 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 (67-66-67-72), 2003
• 273 – David Graham* (68-68-70-67), 1981

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

Low 72-Hole Score By an Amateur
• 282 – Jack Nicklaus, 1960

Lowest Score in Relation to Par, 72 Holes
• 16-under – Rory McIlroy, 2011
• 12-under – Tiger Woods, 2011

Lowest Score 18 Holes
• 63 (8 under) – Johnny Miller, final round, 1973
• 63 (7 under) – Jack Nicklaus, first round, 1980
• 63 (7 under) – Tom Weiskopf, first round, 1980
• 63 (7 under) — Vijay Singh, second round, 2003

Lowest Score, 9 Holes
• 29 – Neal Lancaster (fourth round, second nine), 1995
• 29 – Neal Lancaster second round, second nine), 1996
• 29 — Vijay Singh (second round, second nine), 2003

Largest 54-Hole Lead
• 10 – Tiger Woods, 2000
• 9 – Rory McIlroy, 2011
• 7 – James Barnes, 1921
• 6 – Fred Herd, 1898
• 6 – Willie Anderson, 1903
• 6 – Johnny Goodman, 1933

Biggest Final-Round Comeback to Win
• 7 strokes – Arnold Palmer, 1960
• 6 strokes – Johnny Miller, 1973
• 5 strokes – Johnny Farrell, 1928
• 5 strokes – Byron Nelson, 1939
• 5 strokes – Lee Janzen, 1998

Largest Margin of Victory
• 15 Strokes – Tiger Woods (272), 2000
• 11 strokes – Willie Smith (315), 1899

Highest First-Round Score by Eventual Winner
• 91 – Horace Rawlins, 1895
Since World War I:
• 78 (6 over) – Tommy Armour, 1927
• 78 (7 over) – Walter Hagen, 1919
Since World War II:
• 76 (6 over) – Ben Hogan, 1951
• 76 (6 over) – Jack Fleck, 1955

Lowest Score by Winner, Final Round
• 63 (8 under) – Johnny Miller, 1973
• 65 (6 under) – Arnold Palmer, 1960
• 65 (5 under) – Jack Nicklaus, 1967

Highest Score by Winner, Fourth Round
• 84 – Fred Herd, 1898
Since World War I:
• 79 (7 over) – Bobby Jones, 1929
Since World War II:
• 75 (4 over) – Cary Middlecoff, 1949
• 75 (4 over) – Hale Irwin, 1979

Highest Winning Score
• 331 – Willie Anderson, 1901 (won in playoff)
Since World War II:
• 293 – Julius Boros, 1963 (won in playoff)
• 290 – Jack Nicklaus, 1972

Highest Score, One Hole
• 19 – Ray Ainsley, 16th Hole (par 4), Cherry Hills Country Club, Englewood, Colo., 1938

Most Consecutive Birdies
• 6 – George Burns (holes 2-7), Pebble Beach Golf Links, 1982
• 6 – Andy Dillard (holes 1-6) Pebble Beach Golf Links, 1992

Most Consecutive U.S. Opens Started
• 44 – Jack Nicklaus
• 34 – Hale Irwin
• 33 – Tom Kite
• 33 – Gene Sarazen
• 32 – Arnold Palmer

Most U.S. 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 Sub-Par Rounds, Career
• 37 – Jack Nicklaus

Most Rounds in the 60s
• 29 – Jack Nicklaus

Most Sub-Par 72-Hole Totals
• 7 – Jack Nicklaus

Most Times Led After 54 Holes
• 6 – Bobby Jones
• 4 – Tom Watson

Most Times Led After 18, 36, or 54 Holes
• 11 – Payne Stewart
• 10 – Alex Smith
• 9 – Bobby Jones
• 9 – Ben Hogan
• 9 – Arnold Palmer
• 9 – Tom Watson

(Source: USGA)

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