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golf-usopenThe second major tournament of the season is being held for the 119th year in 2019. 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.

The 2019 Open will be held at the iconic and beautiful Pebble Beach links course in California, the fifth time the venue has hosted the Open. As usual we’ve got the best deals and promotions for the US Open to help you get the best from your wagers as well as history, schedules and more.

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2019 US Open Schedule

Date Time (GMT) Round Coverage
Monday 10th June From 15:00 Practice 1
Tuesday 11th June From 15:00 Practice 2
Wednesday 12th June From 15:00 Practice 3
Thursday 13th June From 15:00 Round 1 Sky Sports 1 & 4
Friday 14th June From 15:00 Round 2 Sky Sports 1 & 4
Saturday 15th June From 15:00 Round 3 Sky Sports 4
Sunday 16th June From 15:00 Round 4 Sky Sports 1 & 4

The US Open Format

The Field

golf ball with American flagThe 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).

Qualifying

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.

Tournament

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.

Play-off

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.

2019 US Open Pebble Beach Gold Course, California

pebble beach links golf course California venue for the 2019 U.S. Open

The 2019 Open is the 119th since the tournament began in 1895, the club is located in Monterey, a town in California.  A links course, the photo above shows the view you can expect to see.  Pebble Beach is widely regarded as one of the most beautiful golf courses in the world with stunning views of Carmel Bay that leads out to the Pacific Ocean.

This will be the sixth time the course has hosted the U.S. Open, and it won’t be the last either with the course also booked in for the 2027 Open.  Northern Irishman Graeme McDowell was last to win here in 2010, all four prior tournaments were won by Americans, including Tiger Woods in 2000.  The first Open held here was in 1972, won by Jack Nicklaus no less.

Pebble Beach course was established in 1919 as part of the Hotel del Monte.  There is no particular feature hole, although the eighth is often talked about most, a long-par 4 with a right-hand dog-leg and a real risk of your ball ending up in the sea.  The 7th hole is notable for it’s view, the short-par 3 has a raised tee with players teeing off into what looks like straight into the Ocean.

The course is 7,040 yards long (6,440m) with a par of 71, the longest hole is the 18th (543 yards) with a par 5 and the shortest hole is the 7th (109 yards) with a par 3.

Future Venues

Year Venue Location Dates Previously Hosted
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

Multiple Champions

Player Nationality Number Wins Years
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 ($)
2019 ? ? Pebble Beach ? $2,160,000+
2018 Brooks Koepka USA Shinnecock Hills 281 (+1) $2,160,000
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

Player Number Year(s)
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

golf ballThe 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.

golf us open 2004 course layout at shinnecock hills

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 in 2015, widely expected to potentially become the next Tiger Woods he has yet to win it since. Dustin Johnson won the 2016 tournament, his first major. The 2017 winner was another American, third in a row, Brooks Koepka pocketing a huge jump in prize money, $2,160,000. Koepka won The Open again in 2018 becoming only the third man to successfully defend the title since the end of WWII and the first since 1989.

2019 is sure to be another fantastic year and with so many new great golfers on the scene.  In 2018 Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth and 5 other previous winners missed the cut, this tells you how good the pack is right now.