US Open Golf Championship Quick Facts


Here’s a look at the US Open Golf Championship.

From June 12 to 18, 2023 – The US Open will be played at the Los Angeles Country Club in Los Angeles.

June 19, 2022 – English golfer Matt Fitzpatrick wins his 122nd US Open at the Country Club in Brookline, Massachusetts. Fitzpatrick achieved his first career ranking by one shot over world No. 1 Scottie Scheffler and Will Zalatoris.

The US Open is a 72-hole golf tournament and one of the Grand Slam golf tournaments. The others are the Masters, the PGA Championship and the British Open.

The US Open invites professional or amateur golfers with a USGA Handicap Index of no more than 1.4.

There are 156 players in the US Open. The field consists of those who qualified in the Divisional Qualification Rounds and those who are exempt from the eliminations.

Most Wins – Four golfers have won the US Open four times: Willie Anderson, Bob Jones, Ben Hogan and Jack Nicklaus.

Youngest winner John J. McDermott, age 19, 1911.

Oldest winnerHale Irwin, 45, 1990.

The biggest return, the last round – Arnold Palmer came back from 7 strokes off the lead in the final round to win the US Open in 1960.

Earn the highest margin – Tiger Woods, 15 strokes, 2000.

Highest score on a hole – Ray Ainsley, 19 under 4, 1938.

Five golfers have won all four majors, although none have done so in the same year: Hogan, Gene Sarazen, Gary Player, Nicklaus and Woods.

October 4, 1895 – The first tournament in the US, it is played on the nine-hole course of the Newport Golf and Country Club in Rhode Island. Ten professionals and one amateur play in the 36-hole tournament. Horace Rawlins, course assistant, wins the tournament. He earns $150.

1933 – Fans, John Goodman has won the championship. No other fan has won since then.

1954 – For the first time on national television.

1965 – Four daily rounds of 18 holes, the current format, are implemented for the first time.

2002 – It was first played on a publicly owned course, the Black Course at Bethpage State Park in Farmingdale, New York.

2005 – International ranking sites are added.

June 12, 2012 – Andy Zhang, 14, of China, becomes the youngest competitor in US Open history.

2014 – A record 10,127 players have qualified for the US Open.

April 6, 2020 – It has been announced that the 2020 tournament is being rescheduled due to the outbreak of the coronavirus.