Discover Golf : Vol 15
The US Open is one of the most challenging events in men’s golf. Here’s a look at some of the key numbers associated with this coveted title. 1895 The first US Open was played on October 4, 1895 on a nine-hole course at the Newport Country Club in Newport, Rhode Island. It was a 36-hole competition and was played in a single day. The winner was Horace Rawlins, a 21-year-old Englishman. 17 It took 17 attempts for a native- born American to win the title. In the beginning, the event was dominated by British players until 1911, when John McDermott scored victory. McDermott is the youngest ever US Open winner (19 years, 315 days). 1990 In 1990, Hale Irwin became the US Open’s oldest winner. He was aged 45 years and 15 days. 4 Four players have claimed the most US Open victories (4). They are US OPEN NUMBERS FEATURE | THE US OPEN 16 VIDEO US OPEN: EVERY WINNING MOMENT SINCE 1960 Image Credit: Rich Kane/Icon SMI/Icon Sport Media / Getty Images 2 Two Australians have claimed the US Open trophy. Geoff Ogilvy won in 2006 at Winged Foot when he overcame Jim Furyk, Phil Mickelson and Colin Montgomerie by one shot. David Graham won in 1981 at Merion Golf Club by three shots over George Burns and Bill Rogers.