June 13-19, 2016 -
The 116th U.S. Open takes place at Oakmont Country Club in Oakmont, Pennsylvania. Dustin Johnson of the United States wins.
The U.S. Open is one of the four Grand Slam golf tournaments: the others are the Masters
, the PGA Championship
and the British Open
The U.S. Open is open to any professional or amateur with a USGA Handicap Index
not exceeding 1.4.
There are 156 players in the U.S. Open. The field is comprised of place-winners in the Sectional Qualifying Rounds and those exempt from the qualifying rounds.
U.S. Open Records:
Most wins - Four golfers have won the U.S. Open four times: Willie Anderson, Bobby Jones, Ben Hogan and Jack Nicklaus
Youngest winner - John J. McDermott is the youngest player to win the U.S. Open at 19 years, 10 months in 1911.
Oldest winner - Hale Irwin is the oldest player to win the U.S. Open at 45 years and 15 days in 1990.
Biggest comeback, final round - Arnold Palmer
has the greatest comeback in U.S. Open final round history - he came back from 7 strokes down in the final round to win the U.S. Open in 1960.
Largest margin win - Tiger Woods
won the U.S. Open by the largest margin ever in 2000 - 15 strokes.
Most strokes on one hole - Ray Ainsley, who played in the 1938 U.S. Open, holds the record for highest score on one hole - 19 strokes on a par 4.
Five golfers have won all four majors (British Open, U.S. Open, Masters and PGA Championship), though none have done it in the same year: Gene Sarazen, Ben Hogan, Gary Player, Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods.
U.S. Open History:
October 4, 1895 - The first U.S. Open Championship takes place at the Newport (R.I.) Golf Club's nine-hole course.
Ten professionals and one amateur play in the tournament.
Horace Rawlins, a course assistant, wins the tournament. He wins $150.
1933 - John Goodman is the last amateur to win the Open.
1954 - The Open is first televised nationally.
June 12, 2012 - 14-year-old Andy Zhang, of China, becomes the youngest competitor in the U.S. Open's history.
10,127 golfers enter to qualify for the U.S. Open, the most in history.