The US Open Championship 2017

The US Open Championship 2017

After last year’s eventful US Open Championship at Oakmont when Dustin Johnson did not know whether he was going to win the tournament or not because of a USGA ruling, with a bit of luck The US Open Championship 2017 will not be filled with drama’s as it was surrounding DJ’s win in 2016!

This year we head for Erin Hills in Erin Wisconsin, this will be the first US Open held in the state but will be the 5th time a major golf championship has been held in Wisconsin, the event will be over 4 days and runs from the 15th – 18th June 2017. The US Open Championship 2017 - US Open Trophy

With some big money at stake for this years ‘toughest and most brutal test of golf” with a total prize fund of $12,000,000 and the eventual winner pocketing £2,160,000 for their 4 days of trouble – good work if you can find it!

The field of 156 players will be plying their trade around a golf course at 7,823 yards in length, with the tight Erin Hills fairways the eventual winner of the US Open will have to have nerves of steel to keep the golf ball on the fairway on such a long golf course – makes us mere mortals who play on approx. golf course lengths of 6,500 yards week in week out look like regular hackers compared to that length!

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Here is the list of winners of the US Open since the end of the First World War:

2016 Dustin Johnson Oakmont – 279 (-5)
2015 Jordan Spieth Chambers Bay – 275 (-5)
2014 Martin Kaymer Pinehurst No. 2 – 271 (-9)
2013 Justin Rose Merion Golf Club, East Course – 281 (+1)
2012 Web Simpson Olympic Club, Lake Course – 281 (+1)
2011 Rory McIlroy Congressional Country Club, Blue Course – 268 (−16)
2010 Graeme McDowell Pebble Beach Golf Links – 284 (E)
2009 Lucas Glover Bethpage State Park, Black Course 276 (−4)
2008 Tiger Woods Torrey Pines Golf Course, South Course 283 (-1)
2007 Ángel Cabrera Oakmont Country Club 285 (+5)
2006 Geoff Ogilvy Winged Foot Golf Club, West Course – 285 (+5)
2005 Michael Campbell Pinehurst Resort, Course No. 2 – 280 (E)
2004 Retief Goosen Shinnecock Hills Golf Club – 276 (-4)
2003 Jim Furyk Olympia Fields Country Club, North Course – 272 (-8)
2002 Tiger Woods Bethpage State Park, Black Course – 277 (-3)
2001 Retief Goosen Southern Hills Country Club – 276 (-4)
2000 Tiger Woods Pebble Beach Golf Links – 272 (-12)
1999 Payne Stewart Pinehurst Resort, Course No. 2 – 279 (-1)
1998 Lee Janzen Olympic Club, Lake Course – 280 (E)
1997 Ernie Els Congressional Country Club, Blue Course – 276 (-4)
1996 Steve Jones Oakland Hills Country Club, South Course – 278 (-2)
1995 Corey Pavin Shinnecock Hills Golf Club – 280 (E)
1994 Ernie Els Oakmont Country Club – 279 (-5)
1993 Lee Janzen Baltusrol Golf Club, Lower Course – 272 (-8)
1992 Tom Kite Pebble Beach Golf Links – 285 (-3)
1991 Payne Stewart Hazeltine National Golf Club – 282 (-6)
1990 Hale Irwin Medinah Country Club, Course No. 3 – 280 (-8)
1989 Curtis Strange Oak Hill Country Club, East Course – 278 (-2)
1988 Curtis Strange The Country Club – 278 (-6)
1987 Scott Simpson Olympic Club, Lake Course – 277 (-3)
1986 Raymond Floyd Shinnecock Hills Golf Club – 279 (-1)
1985 Andy North Oakland Hills Country Club, South Course – 279 (-1)
1984 Fuzzy Zoeller Winged Foot Golf Club, West Course – 276 (-4)
1983 Larry Nelson Oakmont Country Club – 280 (-4)
1982 Tom Watson Pebble Beach Golf Links – 282 (-6)
1981 David Graham Merion Golf Club, East Course – 273 (-7)
1980 Jack Nicklaus Baltusrol Golf Club, Lower Course – 272 (-8)
1979 Hale Irwin Inverness Club – 284 (E)
1978 Andy North Cherry Hills Country Club – 285 (+1)
1977 Hubert Green Southern Hills Country Club – 278 (-2)
1976 Jerry Pate Atlanta Athletic Club, Highlands Course – 277 (-3)
1975 Lou Graham Medinah Country Club, Course No. 3 – 287 (+3)
1974 Hale Irwin Winged Foot Golf Club, West Course – 287 (+7)
1973 Johnny Miller Oakmont Country Club – 279 (-5)
1972 Jack Nicklaus Pebble Beach Golf Links – 290 (+2)
1971 Lee Trevino Merion Golf Club, East Course – 280 (E)
1970 Tony Jacklin Hazeltine National Golf Club – 281 (-7)
1969 Orville Moody Champions Golf Club, Cypress Creek Course – 281 (+1)
1968 Lee Trevino Oak Hill Country Club, East Course – 275 (-5)
1967 Jack Nicklaus Baltusrol Golf Club, Lower Course – 275 (-5)
1966 Billy Casper Olympic Club, Lake Course – 278 (-2)
1965 Gary Player Bellerive Country Club – 282 (+2)
1964 Ken Venturi Congressional Country Club, Blue Course – 278 (-2)
1963 Julius Boros The Country Club – 293 (+9)
1962 Jack Nicklaus Oakmont Country Club – 283 (-1)
1961 Gene Littler Oakland Hills Country Club, South Course – 281 (+1)
1960 Arnold Palmer Cherry Hills Country Club – 280 (-4)
1959 Billy Casper Winged Foot Golf Club, West Course – 282 (+2)
1958 Tommy Bolt Southern Hills Country Club – 283 (+3)
1957 Dick Mayer Inverness Club – 282 (+2)
1956 Cary Middlecoff Oak Hill Country Club, East Course – 281 (+1)
1955 Jack Fleck Olympic Club, Lake Course – 287 (+7)
1954 Ed Furgol Baltusrol Golf Club, Lower Course – 284 (+4)
1953 Ben Hogan Oakmont Country Club – 283 (-5)
1952 Julius Boros Northwood Club – 281 (+1)
1951 Ben Hogan Oakland Hills Country Club, South Course – 287 (+7)
1950 Ben Hogan Merion Golf Club, East Course – 287 (+7)
1949 Cary Middlecoff Medinah Country Club, Course No. 3 – 286 (+2)
1948 Ben Hogan Riviera Country Club – 276 (-8)
1947 Lew Worsham St. Louis Country Club – 282 (-2)
1946 Lloyd Mangrum Canterbury Golf Club – 284 (-4)
1945. 1944, 1943 and 1942 not played due to World War 2
1941 Craig Wood Colonial Country Club – 284 (E)
1940 Lawson Little Canterbury Golf Club – 287 (-1)
1939 Byron Nelson Philadelphia Country Club – 284 (-4)
1938 Ralph Guldahl Cherry Hills Country Club – 284 (E)
1937 Ralph Guldahl Oakland Hills Country Club, South Course – 281 (+1)
1936 Tony Manero Baltusrol Golf Club, Upper Course – 282 (-2)
1935 Sam Parks, Jr Oakmont Country Club – 299 (+15)
1934 Olin Dutra Merion Golf Club, East Course – 293 (+9)
1933 Johnny Goodman (Am) North Shore Country Club – 287 (-1)
1932 Gene Sarazen Fresh Meadow Country Club – 286 (+2)
1931 Billy Burke Inverness Club – 292 (+4)
1930 Bobby Jones (Am) Interlachen Country Club – 287 (-1)
1929 Bobby Jones (Am) Winged Foot Golf Club, West Course – 294
1928 Johnny Farrell Olympia Fields Country Club – 294
1927 Tommy Armour Oakmont Country Club – 301
1926 Bobby Jones (Am) Scioto Country Club – 293
1925 Willie Macfarlane Worcester Country Club – 291
1924 Cyril Walker Oakland Hills Country Club, South Course – 297
1923 Bobby Jones (Am) Inwood Country Club – 296
1922 Gene Sarazen Skokie Country Club – 288
1921 Jim Barnes Columbia Country Club – 289
1920 Ted Ray Inverness Club – 295
1919 Walter Hagen Brae Burn Country Club, Main Course – 301

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So after The US Open Championship 2017 this year at Erin Hills it will no doubt be another worthy winner of this very prestigious golf major – good luck to all of the 156 entries for this year’s event.

I hope that this article The US Open Championship 2017 was informative and if you have any questions regarding this article please do not hesitate to leave me a comment below I will be glad to respond to any comments left.

Happy Golfing as Always.

Cheers,

Michael Baker
Bogeys to Birdies

John Daly wins his first Champions Tour title in jittery style – CLICK HERE to read more.

Some additional information about the history surrounding the US Open Championship on Wikipedia – CLICK HERE

The US Open Championship 2017

4 Responses

  1. Bogeys to Birdies says:

    Hi Jim,

    Thanks for the comments and feedback on the article The US Open Championship 2017. It only seems like it was yesterday since that duel between Rocco and Tiger happened in 2008 how time flies! I hope that we are going to watch The US Open Championship 2017 and have the same nail biting finish as many US Opens have produced over the years.

    Thanks once again for your comments and keep in touch.

    Regards,

    Michael – Bogeys to Birdies “Golfing Tips for the Older Golfer”

  2. Bogeys to Birdies says:

    Hi Garrett, thanks for your comments and feedback on the article The US Open Championship 2017, so glad that you enjoy your golf and looking forward to this years 2nd major of the golfing calendar, I don’t know that you will reach the dizzy heights of DJ but I like the goals that you are setting for yourself – keep it up!

    Thanks once again for the comments on The US Open Championship 2017 and if you have any further questions or to let me know how your golf game is coming along please drop me a message or an email.

    Cheers,

    Michael – Bogeys to Birdies “Golf Tips for the Senior Golfer”

  3. Garrett says:

    This is great. I just love the game of golf. I watch it all the time and play it whenever i got some downtime. It’s just so relaxing, but the only thing i s that i’m not that very good. I’m working to improve my swing and make it more consistent, but it’s taken some time. But once I get it down, i hope to enter a tournament and win just like Dustin lol. Great info, definitely sharing this article.

  4. Jim says:

    I remember when Tiger Woods won the U.S. Open in 2008 over Rocco Mediate. They were tied at even par (71) after an 18 hole playoff. During a sudden-death on the par 4, 7th hole, Rocco bogeyed and Tiger made par for the win.

    What a show that was!

    Jim

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