The US Open By Numbers

By: | Mon 10 Jun 2019 | Comments


The U.S. Open Championship returns to Pebble Beach for a sixth time. Boasting a rich and prestigious history, this event has defined many a career. With many compelling stories heading into this week, Golfshake's Derek Clements takes a look back at the key numbers that set the scene for the year's third major.

119 - This is the 119th US Open.
1895 - The year of the first tournament, won by England’s Horace Rawlins.
272 - Tiger Woods’ winning score at Pebble Beach in 2000
1 - Only one player has won the US Open three years in a row, Scotland’s Willie Anderson doing so from 1903 to 1905. Brooks Koepka is bidding to emulate him
5 - Years since Rory McIlroy’s last victory in a major
3 - For the first time in a major since the rankings were introduced in 1986, the pre-tournament top three - Dustin Johnson, Rory McIlroy and Jason Day - all missed the cut at Erin Hills in 2017.
15 - Tiger Woods’ winning margin at Pebble Beach in 2000, a record for any major.
16 - Rory McIlroy’s record under-par total when winning in 2011, which was matched by Koepka in 2017.
63 - The record low round at a US Open, shared by Johnny Miller, Jack Nicklaus, Tom Weiskopf, Vijay Singh, Justin Thomas and Tommy Fleetwood.
9 - Koepka’s successful title defence in 2018 ended a run of nine straight first-time winners - Lucas Glover, Graeme McDowell, Rory McIlroy, Webb Simpson, Justin Rose, Martin Kaymer, Jordan Spieth, Dustin Johnson and Koepka.
2008 - The year Woods beat Rocco Mediate in a historic 19-hole play-off to win his third US Open, despite a fractured tibia and an anterior cruciate ligament injury.
9 - The most US Opens held at a single course, a record held by the 2016 venue Oakmont. It is due to host its 10th in 2025.
6 - Phil Mickelson has a record six runner-up finishes in the US Open, the tournament he needs to win to complete a career grand slam.
156 - Number of players who will start the tournament
45 - Hale Irwin’s age when he became the oldest champion in 1990
61 - Sam Snead was the oldest player to make the cut. He did so in 1973, aged 61, and finished in a tie for 29th place
19 - John McDermott’s age when he became the youngest champion in 1911
2027 - When the US Open will next be played at Pebble Beach


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