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    • Jack Nicklaus has a record-tying four U.S. Open victories. (Getty Images/David Cannon) Jack Nicklaus has a record-tying four U.S. Open victories. (Getty Images/David Cannon)

    Most Victories 
    4 — Willie Anderson (1901, 1903, 1904, 1905)
    4 — a-Robert T. Jones Jr. (1923, 1926, 1929, 1930)
    4 — Ben Hogan (1948, 1950, 1951, 1953)
    4 — Jack Nicklaus (1962, 1967, 1972, 1980)
    3 — Hale Irwin (1974, 1979, 1990)
    3 — Tiger Woods (2000, 2002, 2008)

    Consecutive Victories

    3 — Willie Anderson (1903, 1904, 1905)
    2 — John J. McDermott (1911, 1912)
    2 — a-Robert T. Jones Jr. (1929, 1930)
    2 — Ralph Guldahl (1937, 1938)
    2 — Ben Hogan (1950, 1951)
    2 — Curtis Strange (1988, 1989)

    Other Multiple Champions — 15

    2 — Alex Smith (1906, 1910)
    2 — Walter Hagen (1914, 1919)
    2 — Gene Sarazen (1922, 1932)
    2 — Cary Middlecoff (1949, 1956)
    2 — Julius Boros (1952, 1963)
    2 — Billy Casper (1959, 1966)
    2 — Lee Trevino (1969, 1971)
    2 — Andy North (1978, 1985)
    2 — Payne Stewart (1991, 1999)
    2 — Ernie Els (1994, 1997)
    2 — Lee Janzen (1993, 1998)
    2 — Retief Goosen (2001, 2004)

    Oldest Champion (years/months/days) 
    45/0/15 — Hale Irwin, 1990
    43/9/11 — Raymond Floyd, 1986
    43/4/16 — Ted Ray, 1920

    Youngest Champion
    19/10/14 — John J. McDermott, 1911

    Youngest to Make Cut (since World War II)
    17/3/0 — Beau Hossler, 2012, T-29
    18/1/25 — Bobby Clampett, 1978, T-30
    18/4/25 — Jack Nicklaus, 1958, T-41

    Oldest to Make Cut
    61 — Sam Snead, 1973, T-29
    60 — Tom Watson, 2010, T-29
    58 — Jack Nicklaus, 1998, T-43

    Start-to-Finish Winners (No Ties) (7)
    Walter Hagen (1914) 
    James Barnes (1921) 
    Ben Hogan (1953) 
    Tony Jacklin (1970) 
    Tiger Woods (2000, 2002)
    Rory McIlroy (2011)

    Start-to-Finish Winners (Including Ties) (9)

    Willie Anderson (1903) 
    Alex Smith (1906) 
    a-Charles Evans Jr. (1916) 
    Tommy Bolt (1958) 
    Jack Nicklaus (1972, 1980) 
    Hubert Green (1977) 
    Payne Stewart (1991) 
    Retief Goosen (2001) 
    (not including names from previous category)

    Longest Span, First to Last Victory
    18 years — Jack Nicklaus (1962-80)

    Longest Span Between Victories

    11 years — Julius Boros (1952-63)
    11 years — Hale Irwin (1979-90)

    Longest Courses
    7,643 yards — Torrey Pines G.C. (South Course), San Diego, Calif., 2008
    7,514 yards — Congressional C.C. (Blue Course), Bethesda, Md., 2011
    7,426 yards — Bethpage State Park (Black Course), Farmingdale, N.Y., 2009

    Shortest Course

    4,423 yards — Shinnecock Hills G.C., Southampton, N.Y., 1896
    Since World War II
    6,528 yards — Merion G.C. (East Course), Ardmore, Pa. (1971, 1981)

    Evolution of U.S. Open Scoring Records 
    173 — Horace Rawlins (91-82), 1895 
    152 — James Foulis (78-74), 1896 
    328 — Fred Herd (84-85-75-84),1898
    315 — Willie Smith (77-82-79-77), 1899
    313 — Harry Vardon (79-78-76-80), 1900
    307 — Laurie Auchterlonie (78-78-74-77), 1902
    303 — Willie Anderson (75-78-78-72), 1904 
    295 — Alex Smith (73-74-73-75), 1906
    290 — George Sargent (75-72-72-71), 1909
    286 — Charles Evans Jr. (70-69-74-73), 1916
    282 — Tony Manero (73-69-73-67), 1936
    281 — Ralph Guldahl (71-69-72-69), 1937
    276 — Ben Hogan (67-72-68-69), 1948
    275 — Jack Nicklaus (71-67-72-65), 1967
    272 — Jack Nicklaus (63-71-70-68), 1980
    272 — Lee Janzen (67-67-69-69), 1993
    272 — Tiger Woods (65-69-71-67), 2000
    272 — Jim Furyk (67-66-67-72), 2003
    268 — Rory McIlroy (65-66-68-69), 2011

    Lowest Score, 72 Holes
    268 — Rory McIlroy (65-66-68-69), Congressional C.C. (Blue Course), Bethesda, Md., 2011
    272 — Jack Nicklaus (63-71-70-68), Baltusrol G.C. (Lower Course), Springfield, N.J., 1980
    272 — Lee Janzen (67-67-69-69), Baltusrol G.C. (Lower Course), Springfield, N.J., 1993
    272 — Tiger Woods (12 under par) (65-69-71-67), Pebble Beach (Calif.) G.L., 2000
    272 — Jim Furyk (67-66-67-72), Olympia Fields C.C. (North Course), Olympia Fields, Ill., 2003
    273 — David Graham (68-68-70-67), Merion G.C. (East Course), Ardmore, Pa., 1981

    Most Strokes Under Par, 72 Holes

    16 Under (268) — Rory McIlroy, Congressional C.C. (Blue Course), Bethesda, Md., 2011
    12 under (272) — Tiger Woods, Pebble Beach (Calif.) G.L., 2000
    8 under (276) — Ben Hogan, Riviera C.C., Los Angeles, Calif., 1948
    8 under (272) — Jack Nicklaus, Baltusrol G.C., Springfield, N.J., 1980
    8 under (280) — Hale Irvin, Medinah (Ill.) C.C. (No. 3 Course), 1990
    8 under (280) — Mike Donald, Medinah (Ill.) C.C. (No. 3 Course), 1990
    8 under (272) — Lee Janzen, Baltusrol G.C., Springfield, N.J., 1993
    8 under (272) — Jim Furyk, Olympia Fields C.C. (North Course), Olympia Fields, Ill., 2003

    Most Strokes Under Par at Any Point

    17 — Rory McIlroy (fourth round), Congressional C.C. (Blue Course), Bethesda, Md. 2011
    12 — Tiger Woods (fourth round), Pebble Beach (Calif.) G.L., 2000 
    12 — Gil Morgan (third round), Pebble Beach (Calif.) G.L., 1992
    11 — Jim Furyk, Olympia Fields C.C. (North Course), Olympia Fields, Ill., 2003
    11 — Ricky Barnes (third round), Bethpage State Park (Black Course), Farmingdale, N.Y., 2009

    Lowest Score by Non-Winner, 72 Holes

    274 (6 under) — Isao Aoki (68-68-68-70), Baltusrol G.C., Springfield, N.J., 1980
    274 (6 under) — Payne Stewart (70-66-68-70), Baltusrol G.C., Springfield, N.J., 1993

    Lowest Score, First 54 Holes

    199 — Rory McIlroy (65-66-68), Congressional C.C. (Blue Course), Bethesda, Md., 2011
    200 — Jim Furyk, Olympia Fields C.C. (North Course), Olympia Fields, Ill., 2003
    203 — George Burns (69-66-68), Merion G.C. (East Course), Ardmore, Pa., 1981
    203 — Tze-Chung Chen (65-69-69), Oakland Hills C.C. (South Course), Birmingham, Mich., 1985
    203 — Lee Janzen (67-67-69), Baltusrol G.C. (Lower Course), Springfield, N.J., 1993
    203 — Stephen Leaney, Olympia Fields C.C. (North Course), Olympia Fields, Ill., 2003

    Lowest Score, Last 54 Holes

    202 (11 Under) — Kevin Chappell (67-69-66), Congressional C.C. (Blue Course), Bethesda, Md., 2011
    203 (10 Under) — Rory McIlroy (66-68-69), Congressional C.C. (Blue Course), Bethesda, Md., 2011
    203 (10 Under) — Lee Westwood (68-65-70), Congressional C.C. (Blue Course), Bethesda, Md., 2011
    203 (10 under) — Loren Roberts (69-64-70), Oakmont C.C., Oakmont, Pa., 1994
    204 (6 under) — Payne Stewart (70-66-68), Baltusrol G.C., Springfield, N.J., 1993
    204 (6 under) — Steve Jones (66-69-69), Oakland Hills C.C. (South Course) Bloomfield Hills, Mich., 1996
    204 (6 under) — Mark Brooks (64-70-70), Southern Hills C.C. Tulsa, Okla., 2001

    Lowest Score, First 36 Holes

    131 — Rory McIlroy (65-66), Congressional C.C., Bethesda, Md., 2011
    132 — Ricky Barnes (67-65), Bethpage State Park (Black Course), Farmingdale, N.Y., 2009
    133 — Jim Furyk (67-66), Olympia Fields C.C. (North Course), Olympia Fields, Ill., 2003
    133 — Vijay Singh (70-63), Olympia Fields C.C. (North Course), Olympia Fields, Ill., 2003

    Lowest Score, Middle 36 Holes

    133 — Loren Roberts (69-64), Oakmont (Pa.) C.C., 1994
    133 — Jim Furyk (66-67), Olympia Fields (Ill.) C.C. (North Course), 2003

    Lowest Score, Last 36 Holes

    132 (10 under) — Larry Nelson (65-67), Oakmont (Pa.) C.C., 1983
    133 (9 under) — Jason Day (65-68), Congressional C.C., Bethesda, Md., 2011
    133 (7 under) — Chip Beck (68-65), Shinnecock Hills G.C., Southampton, N.Y., 1986
    134 (8 under) — Loren Roberts (64-70), Oakmont (Pa.) C.C., 1994

    Lowest Score, Any Round

    63 (8 under) — Johnny Miller, final round, Oakmont (Pa.) C.C., 1973
    63 (7 under) — Jack Nicklaus, first round, Baltusrol G.C., Springfield, N.J., 1980
    63 (7 under) — Tom Weiskopf, first round, Baltusrol G.C., Springfield, N.J., 1980
    63 (7 under) — Vijay Singh, second round, Olympia Fields C.C. (North Course), Olympia Fields, Ill., 2003

    Lowest Score, First Round

    7 under (63) — Jack Nicklaus, Baltusrol G.C., Springfield, N.J., 1980
    7 under (63) — Tom Weiskopf, Baltusrol G.C., Springfield, N.J., 1980
    6 under (64) — Lee Mackey, Merion G.C., Ardmore, Pa., 1950 
    6 under (64) — Mike Weir, Bethpage State Park (Black Course), Farmingdale, N.Y., 2009 
    6 under (65) — Tiger Woods, Pebble Beach (Calif.) G.C., 2000
    6 under (65) — Rory McIlroy, Congressional C.C. (Blue Course), Bethesda, Md., 2011
    6 under (66) — Tim Simpson, Medinah (Ill.) C.C., 1990
    6 under (66) — Scott Simpson, Medinah (Ill.) C.C., 1990
    6 under (66) — Gil Morgan, Pebble Beach (Calif.) G.L., 1992

    Highest Score, First Round

    157 — J.D. Tucker, Myopia Hunt Club, S. Hamilton, Mass., 1898

    Lowest Score, Second Round

    63 (7 under) — Vijay Singh, Olympia Fields C.C. (North Course), Olympia Fields, Ill., 2003
    64 (6 under) — Tommy Jacobs, Congressional C.C., Bethesda, Md., 1964
    64 (6 under) — Rives McBee, Olympic Club, San Francisco, Calif., 1966 
    64 (6 under) — Curtis Strange, Oak Hill C.C., Rochester, N.Y., 1989
    64 (6 under) — Mark Brooks, Southern Hills C.C., Tulsa, Okla., 2001
    64 (6 under) — Woody Austin, Olympia Fields C.C. (North Course), Olympia Fields, Ill., 2003
    64 (6 under) — Lucas Glover, Bethpage State Park (Black Course), Farmingdale, N.Y., 2009

    Highest Score, Second Round

    106 — W.E. Stoddard, Baltimore (Md.) C.C., 1899

    Lowest Score, Third Round

    64 (6 under) — Ben Crenshaw, Merion, G.C., Ardmore, Pa., 1981
    64 (6 under) — Keith Clearwater, Olympic Club, San Francisco, Calif., 1987
    64 (7 under) — Loren Roberts, Oakmont (Pa) C.C., 1994
    65 (6 under) — Larry Nelson, Oakmont (Pa) C.C., 1983
    65 (6 under) — Jason Day, Congressional C.C. (Blue Course), Bethesda, Md., 2011 
    65 (6 under) — Lee Westwood, Congressional C.C. (Blue Course), Bethesda, Md., 2011

    Highest Score, Third Round

    110 — O. McCammon, Myopia Hunt Club, S. Hamilton, Mass., 1898

    Lowest Score, Fourth Round

    63 (8 under) — Johnny Miller, Oakmont (Pa.) C.C., 1973
    64 (7 under) — Peter Jacobsen, The Country Club, Brookline, Mass., 1988
    64 (6 under) — Tom Kite, Southern Hills C.C., Tulsa, Okla., 2001
    64 (6 under) — Vijay Singh, Southern Hills C.C., Tulsa, Okla., 2001

    Highest Score, Fourth Round

    116 — O. McCammon, Baltimore (Md.) C.C., 1899

    Lowest Score, 9 Holes

    29 — Neal Lancaster, Shinnecock Hills G.C., Southampton, N.Y. (fourth round, second nine), 1995
    29 — Neal Lancaster, Oakland Hills C.C. (South Course), Bloomfield Hills, Mich. (second round, second nine), 1996
    29 — Vijay Singh, Olympia Fields C.C. (North Course), Olympia Fields, Ill. (second round, second nine), 2003

    Largest 54-Hole Lead

    10 — Tiger Woods (205), Pebble Beach (Calif.) G.L., 2000
    8 — Rory McIlroy (199), Congressional C.C. (Blue Course), Bethesda, Md., 2011
    7 — James Barnes (217), Columbia C.C., Chevy Chase, Md., 1921

    Largest 36-Hole Lead

    6 — Tiger Woods (134) Pebble Beach (Calif.) G.L., 2000
    6 — Rory McIlroy (131), Congressional C.C. (Blue Course), Bethesda, Md., 2011
    5 — Willie Anderson (149), Baltusrol G.C., Springfield, N.J., 1903
    4 — Tom McNamara (142), Englewood (N.J.) G.C., 1909
    4 — James Barnes (144), Columbia C.C., Chevy Chase, Md., 1921

    Largest 18-Hole Lead

    5 — Tommy Armour (68), North Shore C.C., Glenview, Ill., 1933
    4 — Olin Dutra (69), Fresh Meadow C.C., Flushing, N.Y., 1932

    Largest 54-Hole Lead, Non-Winner

    5 — Mike Brady, Brae Burn C.C., West Newton, Mass., 1919

    Largest 36-Hole Lead, Non-Winner

    4 — Tom McNamara, Englewood (N.J.) G.C., 1909

    Largest 18-Hole Lead, Non-Winner

    5 — Tommy Armour, North Shore C.C., Glenview, Ill., 1933

    Best Comeback by Winner, Final Round

    7 strokes — Arnold Palmer (72-71-72-65), Cherry Hills C.C., Englewood, Colo., 1960
    6 strokes — Johnny Miller (71-69-76-63), Oakmont (Pa.) C.C., 1973
    5 strokes — Johnny Farrell (77-74-71-72), Olympia Fields (Ill.) C.C., 1928
    5 strokes — Byron Nelson (72-73-71-68), Philadephia C.C., West Conshohocken, Pa., 1939
    5 strokes — Lee Janzen (73-66-73-68), The Olympic Club (Lake Course), San Francisco, Calif., 1998

    Best Comeback by Winner, Final 36 Holes

    11 — Lou Graham, Medinah (Ill.) C.C., 1975

    Best Comeback by Winner, Final 54 Holes

    9 — Jack Fleck, Olympic Club, San Francisco, Calif., 1955

    Largest Winning Margin

    15 strokes — Tiger Woods (272), Pebble Beach (Calif.) G.L., 2000 (largest winning margin in all majors)
    11 strokes — Willie Smith (315), Baltimore (Md.) C.C., 1899
    9 strokes — James Barnes (289), Columbia C.C., Chevy Chase, Md., 1921

    Highest 36-Hole Cut
    Since World War II:
    155 (15 over) — Olympic Club, San Francisco, Calif., 1955
    154 (14 over) — Southern Hills C.C., Tulsa, Okla., 1958
    154 (10 over) — Pebble Beach (Calif.) G.L., 1972

    Lowest 36-Hole Cut

    143 (+3) — Olympia Fields C.C. (North Course), Olympia Fields, Ill., 2003
    144 (+4) — Baltusrol G.C. (Lower Course), Springfield, N.J., 1993
    145 (+1) — Medinah (Ill.) C.C., (No.3 Course), 1990
    145 (+5) — Oakland Hills C.C., (South Course), Bloomfield Hills, Mich., 1985
    145 (+5) — Oak Hill C.C., (East Course), Rochester, N.Y., 1989
    145 (+5) — Shinnecock Hills G.C., Southampton, N.Y., 2004

    Most Players to Make Cut

    108 — Oakland Hills C.C. (South Course), Bloomfield Hills, Mich., 1996
    88 — Baltusrol G.C. (Lower Course), Springfield, N.J., 1993

    Most Players to Tie for Lead, 18 Holes

    7 — Southern Hills C.C., Tulsa, Okla., 1977

    Most Players to Tie for Lead, 36 Holes

    6 — Pebble Beach (Calif.) G.L., 1972

    Most Players to Tie for Lead, 54 Holes

    4 — Oakmont (Pa.) C.C., 1973

    Most Sub-Par Rounds, Championship

    124 — Medinah (Ill.) C.C. (No. 3 Course), 1990
    108 — Congressional C.C. (Blue Course), Bethesda, Md., 2011
    83 — Olympia Fields C.C. (North Course), Olympia Fields, Ill., 2003

    Most Sub-Par Rounds by One Player in One Championship
    4 — Sam Snead, St. Louis (Mo.) C.C., 1947 (one round in playoff)
    4 — Bill Casper, The Olympic Club (Lake Course), San Francisco, Calif., 1966 (one round in playoff)
    4 — Lee Trevino, Oak Hill C.C. (East Course), Rochester, N.Y., 1968
    4 — Tony Jacklin, Hazeltine National G.C., Chaska, Minn., 1970
    4 — Lee Janzen, Baltusrol G.C. (Lower Course), Springfield, N.J., 1993
    4 — Curtis Strange, Oakmont (Pa.) C.C., 1994
    4 — Rory McIlroy, Congressional C.C. (Blue Course), Bethesda, Md., 2011
    4 — Robert Garrigus, Congressional C.C. (Blue Course), Bethesda, Md., 2011

    Most Consecutive Birdies
    6 — George Burns (holes 2-7), Pebble Beach (Calif.) G.L., 1982
    6 — Andy Dillard (holes 1-6) Pebble Beach (Calif.) G.L., 1992

    Most Consecutive 3s
    8 — Hubert Green (holes 9-16) Baltusrol G.C., Springfield, N.J., 1980
    7 — Hubert Green (holes 10-16), Southern Hills C.C., Tulsa, Okla., 1977
    7 — Peter Jacobsen (holes 1-7), The Country Club, Brookline, Mass., 1988

    Most Consecutive Opens Started

    44 — Jack Nicklaus
    34 — Hale Irwin
    33 — Gene Sarazen
    33 — Tom Kite

    Most Opens Completed, 72 Holes

    35 — Jack Nicklaus (lastly in 1998)
    27 — Sam Snead
    27 — Hale Irwin (lastly in 2001)
    26 — Gene Sarazen
    26 — Raymond Floyd

    Most Times Runner-Up 
    6 — Phil Mickelson (1999, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2009, 2013)
    4 — a-Robert T. Jones Jr. (1922, 1924, 1925, 1928)
    4 — Sam Snead (1937, 1947, 1949, 1953)
    4 — Jack Nicklaus (1960, 1968, 1971, 1982)
    4 — Arnold Palmer (1962, 1963, 1966, 1967)
    3 — Alex Smith (1898, 1901, 1905)
    3 — Tom McNamara (1909, 1912, 1915)
    3 — Colin Montgomerie (1994, 1997, 2006)

    Most Top-5 Finishes 

    11 — Willie Anderson
    11 — Jack Nicklaus
    10 — Alex Smith
    10 — Walter Hagen
    10 — Ben Hogan
    10 — Arnold Palmer
    9 — a-Robert T. Jones Jr.
    9 — Gene Sarazen
    9 — Julius Boros 

    Most Top-10 Finishes 

    18 — Jack Nicklaus
    16 — Walter Hagen
    15 — Ben Hogan

    Most Top-25 Finishes 

    22 — Jack Nicklaus
    21 — Sam Snead
    20 — Walter Hagen

    Consecutive Rounds in the 60s
    4 — Lee Trevino (1968)
    4 — Ben Crenshaw (1986-87)
    4 — Lee Janzen (1993)
    4 — Tiger Woods (2001-02)
    4 — Rory McIlroy (2011)

    Sub-Par 72-Hole Totals

    7 — Jack Nicklaus

    Consecutive Sub-Par 72-Hole Totals

    3 — Curtis Strange (1988-90)

    Most Times Led After 54 Holes

    6 — a-Robert T. Jones Jr.
    4 — Tom Watson

    Most Times Led After 18, 36, and/or 54 Holes

    11 — Payne Stewart
    10 — Alex Smith
    9 — a-Robert T. Jones Jr.
    9 — Ben Hogan
    9 — Arnold Palmer
    9 — Tom Watson

    Players Who Led First Three Rounds But Did Not Win (9)

    Willie Smith, 1908
    Mike Brady, 1912
    Mike Souchak, 1960
    Bert Yancey, 1968
    Hale Irwin, 1984
    Tze-Chung Chen, 1985
    Gil Morgan, 1992
    Payne Stewart, 1998
    Phil Mickelson (2013)

    Number of Times a Leader Went on to Win

    After 18 Holes — 20 times
    After 36 Holes — 38 times
    After 54 Holes — 49 times

    Number of Playoffs

    33 in 111 Championships

    Won First Time Played in U.S. Open (5)

    Horace Rawlins, 1895
    Fred Herd, 1898
    Harry Vardon, 1900
    George Sargent, 1909
    a-Francis Ouimet, 1913

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