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The second major tournament of the season is being held for the 118th year in 2018. The event, run by the United States Golf Association (USGA), constitutes part of the PGA, Japanese and European Tour events and is held in mid-June with the final round to be played on the 3rd Sunday, barring weather issues.
Since 1950 the U.S. Open has only been won by players from 6 other countries excluding the USA. However since 2000 the event has been won on 9 occasions by non-US players suggesting the modern tournament is a truly international open.
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2018 US Open Schedule
|Monday 11th June||From 15:00||Practice 1||–|
|Tuesday 12th June||From 15:00||Practice 2||–|
|Wednesday 13th June||From 15:00||Practice 3||–|
|Thursday 14th June||From 15:00||Round 1||Sky Sports 1 & 4|
|Friday 15th June||From 15:00||Round 2||Sky Sports 1 & 4|
|Saturday 16th June||From 15:00||Round 3||Sky Sports 4|
|Sunday 17th June||From 15:00||Round 4||Sky Sports 1 & 4|
The US Open Format
The second golf major of the year also acts as an official tour event on the PGA, European and Japanese Tours. The 2018 US Open has a field of 156 players with around half coming through qualifying and the other half exempt receiving a direct place.
You can receive an exemption for a number of reasons including having been a winner of the US Open in the previous ten years or other major in the last five years. You will also receive an exemption if you are in the top 60 ranked players in the world. Special exemptions are also given out by the United States Golf Association (USGA).
Players that go through qualifying can enter through two routes. The first route is local qualifying or stage one, this starts with 18 holes placed at more than 100 courses across the US.
Qualifiers from stage one local qualifying then progress to stage two sectional qualifying, this is where most of the rest of the worlds ranked players join. Stage 2 is played at several sites and involves a 36-hole single day game.
Unlike the Masters at Augusta the US Open moves course each year preventing players becoming too familiar with the layout. Courses are often chosen that are long with high grass rough areas giving a focus on precision driving. In general US Open courses are rarely beaten with most winners and leaders scoring around par, in fact in the past there have been many over-par wins.
As with all other majors the tournament is played over 72 holes (four rounds of 18) with a cut at 36 holes. All golfers in the top 60 (including ties) make the cut at the US Open, replacing the rule prior to 2012 that all players within 10 strokes made the cut. The first two rounds are played on Thursday and Friday and the final two rounds following the cut are played on Saturday and Sunday.
Until recently the US Open was the only major golf tournament to retain a full 18-hole play-off if two are more players are tied for the lead at the end of the final round and was played on the Monday should it happen. This last happened to Tiger Woods in 2008 when he defeated Rocco Mediate at Torrey Pines in California.
In 2018 in a consultation with fans, players and the media it was decided by the Golf Association in the US to make the play-off a two-hole aggregate. If this happens it will be played immediately following the end of the fourth round on the Sunday.
2018 US Open Shinnecock Hills Golf Course New York
The 2018 Open is the 118th since the tournament began in 1895, the club is located in Southampton, a town in Long Island, New York. The photo above shows the course from above when last used in 2004.
This will be the fifth time the course has hosted the U.S. Open, the only club to hos the event in three different century’s. The club claims to be the oldest formal club in the US opening in 1891, with the clubhouse opening in 1892. South African Retief Goosen won the last open held here in 2004 beating Phil Mikelson by 2 strokes with a 4 under par 276.
The course is 6,996 yards long (6,397m) with a par of 70, the longest hole is the 16th (542 yards) with a par 5 and the shortest hole is the 11th (158 yards) with a par 3.
|2018||Shinnecock Hills||Southhampton, New York||14th – 17th June||1896, 1986, 1995, 2004|
|2019||Pebble Beach||California||13th – 16th June||1972, 1982, 1992, 2000, 2010|
|2020||Winged Foot||Mamaroneck, New York||18th – 21st June||1929, 1959, 1974, 1984, 2006|
|2021||Torrey Pines||San Diego, California||17th – 20th June||2008|
|2022||The Country Club||Brookline, Massachusetts||16th – 19th June||1913, 1963, 1988|
|2023||The Los Angeles Country Club||California||15th – 18th June||Never Hosted|
|2024||Pinehurst No. 2||North Carolina||13th – 16th June||1999, 2005, 2014|
|2025||Oakmont||Pennsylvania||12th – 15th June||1927, 1935, 1953, 1962, 1973, 1983, 1994, 2007, 2016|
|2026||Shinnecock Hills||Southhampton, New York||18th – 21st June||1896, 1986, 1995, 2004, 2018|
|2027||Pebble Beach||California||17th – 20th June||1972, 1982, 1992, 2000, 2010, 2019|
Previous US Open Winners
|Willie Anderson||Scotland||4||1901, 1903, 1904, 1905|
|Bobby Jones||USA||4||1923, 1926, 1929, 1930|
|Ben Hogan||USA||4||1948, 1950, 1951, 1953|
|Jack Nicklaus||USA||4||1962, 1967, 1972, 1980|
|Hale Irwin||USA||3||1974, 1979, 1990|
|Tiger Woods||USA||3||2000, 2002, 2008|
The table above shows players who have won 3 or more US Open titles.
US Open Winners Since 2000
|Year||Player||Nationality||Venue||Score (Par)||Prize Money ($)|
|2017||Brooks Koepka||USA||Erin Hills||272 (-16)||$2,160,000|
|2016||Dustin Johnson||USA||Oakmont||276 (-4)||$1,800,000|
|2015||Jordan Spieth||USA||Chambers Bay||275 (-5)||$1,800,000|
|2014||Martin Kaymer||Germany||Pinehurst||271 (-9)||$1,620,000|
|2013||Justin Rose||England||Merion Golf Club||281 (+1)||$1,440,000|
|2012||Webb Simpson||USA||Olympic Club||281 (+1)||$1,440,000|
|2011||Rory McIlroy||Northern Ireland||Congressional Country Club||268 (-16)||$1,440,000|
|2010||Graeme McDowell||Northern Ireland||Pebble Beach||284 (0)||$1,350,000|
|2009||Lucas Glover||USA||Bethpage Black||276 (-4)||$1,350,000|
|2008||Tiger Woods||USA||Torrey Pines||283 (-1)||$1,350,000|
|2007||Ángel Cabrera||Argentina||Oakmont||285 (+5)||$1,260,000|
|2006||Geoff Ogilvy||Australia||Winged Foot||285 (+5)||$1,225,000|
|2005||Michael Campbell||New Zealand||Pinehurst||280 (0)||$1,170,000|
|2004||Retief Goosen||South Africa||Shinnecock Hills||276 (-4)||$1,125,000|
|2003||Jim Furyk||USA||Olympia Fields||272 (-8)||$1,080,000|
|2002||Tiger Woods||USA||Bethpage Black||277 (-3)||$1,000,000|
|2001||Retief Goosen||South Africa||Southern Hills||276 (-4)||$900,000|
|2000||Tiger Woods||USA||Pebble Beach||272 (-12)||$800,000|
Stats, Facts and Trivia
|Oldest Winner||Hale Irwin||45y 15d||1990|
|Youngest Winner||John McDermott||19y 315d||1911|
|Consecutive Wins||Willie Anderson||3||1903–05|
|Consecutive US Open’s||Jack Nicklaus||44||1957-2000|
|Biggest Victory||Tiger Woods||15 Stokes||2000|
|Most Under Par||Rory McIlroy / Brooks Koepka||-16||2011 / 2017|
|Runner’s Up||Phil Mickelson||6||1999, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2009, 2013|
|Most Used Venue||Oakmont Country Club||9||1927, 1935, 1953, 1962, 1973, 1983, 1994, 2007, 2016|
|Longest Course||Erin Hills||7,823 yards||2017|
|Shortest Course||Shinnecock Hills||4,423 yards||1896|
History of The US Open
The US Open was first played back on the 4th October 1885 at the 9-hole Newport County Golf Club in Rhode Island. The tournament in which 11 people entered (10 pros and 1 amateur) was played over 36 holes all played in one day. The event was won by Englishman Horace Rawlins winning $150 from a total prize pool of $335, he also collected a gold medal and the Open Championship Cup Trophy.
The Open went on to be dominated by players from Britain, Willie Anderson from Scotland won the Cup three years on the bounce from 1903-05, a record that still stands to this day. This dominance continued until John McDermott succeeded as the first American winner in 1911. The tide switched quickly and from 1911 until 1993 the US Open was only won 7 times by non-US players.
Bobby Jones was the youngest ever winner in 1923 and won a further three Opens dominating the 1920’s. The Open was suspended from 1941 to 1946 when the USA entered World War II and it was Ben Hogan who became the star of the 40’s and early 50’s again winning four times. Arnold Palmer won his only US Open in 1960 and Jack Nicklaus won his first of four in 1962, in fact Jack holds the record for the most consecutive appearances, 44, between 1957 and 2000.
South African Gary Player became the first non-US player to win for 40 years when he won the crown in 1965 and Englishman Tony Jacklin became the first brit to win since 1925 when he claimed the title in 1970. Hale Irwin hold the record of the largest range between wins winning in 1974, 1979 and then again in 1990.
South African’s won four titles between 1994 and 2004, with two titles each for Ernie Els and Retief Goosen. Tiger Woods won his first of three in 2000 and his last in 2008 and remains the last US player to dominate until now.
The last ten or so years from 2005 has seen a far greater diversity of winners with New Zealand’s Michael Campbell (2005), Australia’s Geoff Ogilvy (2006), Argentina’s Angel Carrera (2007), Northern Irishmen Graeme McDowell (2010) and Rory McIlroy (2011), England’s Justin Rose (2013) and Germany’s Martin Kaymer (2014) all picking up titles.
Jordan Spieth won the largest prize pool yet in 2015, winning $1.8M and he will be hoping he can become the first American to dominate the tournament again since Tiger Woods. Dustin Johnson won the 2016 tournament, his first major, with the prize for the winner unchanged from 2015.
The 2017 winner was another American, third in a row, Brooks Koepka pocketing a huge jump in prize money, $2,160,000. He surged ahead on the final 9 equalling the record -16 under par set by Rory McIlroy in 2011, perhaps more impressive considering the challenging Erin Hills course.
2018 is sure to be another fantastic year and with so many new great golfers on the scene. In 2017 both Rory McIlroy and world number one (at the time) Dustin Johnson failed to make the cut, this tells you how good the pack is right now.