Did you know?...10 interesting facts about the U.S Open

on 14. Jun 2021 at 16:55 PM from Mladen Aleksandrov

Did you know?...10 interesting facts about the U.S Open

1. Four players  hold the record for most U.S Open wins. Each of Willie Anderson, Bobby Jones, Ben Hogan and Jack Nicklaus have four U.S Open titles.

2. The oldest U.S Open winner is Hale Irwin. He was 45 years and 15 days old when won the tournament in 1990.

Hale Irwin at the 1990 U.S Open © Getty Images

Hale Irwin at the 1990 U.S Open © Getty Images

3. Oakmont Country Club has been home of 9 U.S Opens, more than any other course.

4. The record for the largest margin of victory belongs to Tiger Woods. In the 2000 U.S Open Woods won by 15 strokes over Miguel Ángel Jiménez and Ernie Els.

5. Jack Nicklaus has the record for most consecutive U.S Open appearances. Nicklaus played in 44 U.S Opens from 1957 to 2000

The Memorial Tournament - Final Round © Getty Images

The Memorial Tournament - Final Round © Getty Images

6. The last  playoff at the U.S Open was in 2008 when Tiger Woods defeated Rocco Mediate after 18 extra holes. In total there were 33 playoffs in the U.S Open history.

Tiger Woods of the US hits out of a bunk at the 2008 U.S Open © Getty Images

Tiger Woods of the US hits out of a bunk at the 2008 U.S Open © Getty Images

7. The youngest U.S Open champion is John McDermott. When he won the title in 1911 he was only 19 years and 315 days old.

8. Only one player has won three consecutive U.S Opens. This is Willie Anderson who claimed the title in 1903, 1904 and 1905.

9. Phil Mickelson has finished six times as a runner up, but has never won the title.

 Phil Mickelson at the 2020 U.S. Open - Round Two © Getty Images

Phil Mickelson at the 2020 U.S. Open - Round Two © Getty Images

10. There are 44 holes-in-ones made since the first U.S Open.

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