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US Open Records and Stats

By: | Mon 12 Jun 2017 | Comments

117 – this is the 117th edition of the US Open

1895 – the year of the first tournament, won by England’s Horace Rawlins.

15 – Tiger Woods’ winning margin in 2000, a record for the US Open or any major.

16 – Rory McIlroy’s record under-par total when winning in 2011. His four-round total of 268 strokes is also a record.

63 – the record low round at a US Open, shared by Johnny Miller, Jack Nicklaus, Tom Weiskopf and Vijay Singh.

8 – the past eight winners of the US Open have all been first-timers – Lucas Glover, Graeme McDowell, Rory McIlroy, Webb Simpson, Justin Rose, Martin Kaymer, Jordan Spieth and Dustin Johnson.

14 – there have been 14 different champions in the 17 US Opens contested since 2000, with only Woods (three) and Retief Goosen (two) winning more than once.

2008 – the year Woods beat Rocco Mediate in a 19-hole play-off to win his third US Open and 14th major title, despite a fractured tibia and an anterior cruciate ligament injury.

72 – Erin Hills is the first par 72 to host the US Open since 1992
2006 – the year the course, in Wisconsin, opened.

9 – the most US Opens held at a single course, Oakmont, which will hold its 10th in 2025.

2.16m – the prize money in dollars for this year’s champion, the first major to break the 2m barrier. The total tournament prize fund is $12m (£9.3m). Jack Nicklaus made $5,734,031 in his entire PGA Tour career.

156 – players in the field, including 72 who came through the qualifying competitions.

14 – amateurs in the field.

10,127 – the all-time record for entries to the qualifying process, in 2014.


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