U.S. Open 2024 course history: List of all the past courses and champions explored

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The U.S. Open is one of the four Majors in golf. This year, the Major is being played at Pinehurst No. 2 in Pinehurst, North Carolina from May 13 to 16, 2024. This will be the fourth edition of the U.S. Open that will be held at the venue. 1999 was the first year when the U.S. Open was played at Pinehurst. The tournament was later hosted there in 2005 and 2014 as well.

In 1895, James Walker Tufts bought 5,800 acres of land in North Carolina. He later employed Dr. D. Leroy Culver who designed the first nine holes and John Dunn Tucker expanded it to 18 holes. The first 18 holes became part of Pinehurst No.1. The U.S. Open 2024 is being played at Pinehurst No. 2 which was designed by Donald J. Ross in 1899.

The first important golf event at the Pinehurst resort was PGA Championship in 1936.

Here's a list of events held at the U.S. Open 2024 course:

  • 1936 - PGA Championship
  • 1951 - Ryder Cup
  • 1962 - U.S. Amateur
  • 1994 - U.S. Senior Open
  • 1999 - U.S. Open
  • 2005 - U.S. Open
  • 2008 - U.S. Amateur
  • 2014 - U.S. Open
  • 2014 - U.S. Women's Open
  • 2019 - U.S. Amateur

USGA has also announced future events at the venue in advance. It'll be hosting the U.S. Open next in the years, 2029, 2035, 2041, and 2047.

The future tournaments are as follows:

  • 2024 - U.S. Open
  • 2027 - U.S. Women's Amateur
  • 2029 - U.S. Open
  • 2029 - U.S. Women's Open
  • 2035 - U.S. Open
  • 2038 - U.S. Amateur
  • 2041 - U.S. Open
  • 2044 - U.S. Women's Amateur
  • 2047 - U.S. Open

U.S. Open: List of all the past courses and champions explored

Willie Anderson, Bobby Jones, Ben Hogan and Jack Nicklaus are the most successful competitors in the history of U.S. Open, with four titles each. Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy and Justin Rose are among the many big names in golf who have won the prestigious tournament throughout their respective years.

Wyndham Clark will be the defending champion at the tournament, having won it in 2023.

On that note, here is the list of all the past champions and courses in the history of the U.S. Open:

  • 2023: Wyndham Clark, -10, LA Country Club
  • 2022: Matt Fitzpatrick, -6, The Country Club
  • 2021: Jon Rahm, -6, Torrey Pines
  • 2020: Bryson DeChambeau, -6, Winged Foot G.C.
  • 2019: Gary Woodland, -13, Pebble Beach Golf Links
  • 2018: Brooks Koepka, +1, Shinnecock Hills G.C.
  • 2017: Brooks Koepka, -16, Erin Hills
  • 2016: Dustin Johnson, -4, Oakmont C.C.
  • 2015: Jordan Spieth, -5, Chambers Bay
  • 2014: Martin Kaymer, -9, Pinehurst No. 2
  • 2013: Justin Rose, +1, Merion G.C.
  • 2012: Webb Simpson, +1, The Olympic Club
  • 2011: Rory McIlroy, -16, Congressional C.C.
  • 2010: Graeme McDowell, E, Pebble Beach Golf Links
  • 2009: Lucas Glover, -4, Bethpage Black
  • 2008: Tiger Woods, -1, Torrey Pines G.C.
  • 2007: Angel Cabrera, +5, Oakmont C.C.
  • 2006: Geoff Ogilvy, +5, Winged Foot G.C.
  • 2005: Michael Campbell, E, Pinehurst No. 2
  • 2004: Retief Goosen, -4, Shinnecock Hills G.C.
  • 2003: Jim Furyk, -8, Olympia Fields C.C.
  • 2002: Tiger Woods, -3, Bethpage Black
  • 2001: Retief Goosen, -4, Southern Hills G.C.
  • 2000: Tiger Woods, -12, Pebble Beach Golf Links
  • 1999: Payne Stewart, -1, Pinehurst No. 2
  • 1998: Lee Janzen, E, The Olympic Club
  • 1997: Ernie Els, -4, Congressional C.C.
  • 1996: Steve Jones, -2, Oakland Hills C.C.
  • 1995: Corey Pavin, E, Shinnecock Hills G.C.
  • 1994: Ernie Els, -5, Oakmont C.C.
  • 1993: Lee Janzen, -8, Baltusrol G.C.
  • 1992: Tom Kite, -3, Pebble Beach Golf Links
  • 1991: Payne Stewart, -6, Hazeltine G.C.
  • 1990: Hale Irwin, -8, Medinah C.C.
  • 1989: Curtis Strange, -2, Oak Hill C.C.
  • 1988: Curtis Strange, -6, The Country Club (Brookline)
  • 1987: Scott Simpson, -3, The Olympic Club
  • 1986: Raymond Floyd, -1, Shinnecock Hills G.C.
  • 1985: Andy North, -1, Oakland Hills C.C.
  • 1984: Fuzzy Zoeller, -4, Winged Foot G.C.
  • 1983: Larry Nelson, -4, Oakmont C.C.
  • 1982: Tom Watson, -6, Pebble Beach Golf Links
  • 1981: David Graham, -7, Merion G.C.
  • 1980: Jack Nicklaus, -8, Baltusrol G.C.
  • 1979: Hale Irwin, E, Inverness Club
  • 1978: Andy North, +1, Cherry Hills C.C.
  • 1977: Hubert Green, -2, Southern Hills C.C.
  • 1976: Jerry Pate, -3, Atlanta Athletic Club
  • 1975: Lou Graham, +3, Medinah C.C.
  • 1974: Hale Irwin, +7, Winged Foot G.C.
  • 1973: Johnny Miller, -5, Oakmont C.C.
  • 1972: Jack Nicklaus, +2, Pebble Beach Golf Links
  • 1971: Lee Trevino, E, Merion G.C.
  • 1970: Tony Jacklin, -7, Hazeltine National G.C.
  • 1969: Orville Moody, +1, Champions Golf Club
  • 1968: Lee Trevino, -5, Oak Hill C.C.
  • 1967: Jack Nicklaus, -5, Baltusrol G.C.
  • 1966: Billy Casper Jr., -2, The Olympic Club
  • 1965: Gary Player, +2, Bellerive C.C.
  • 1964: Ken Venturi, -2, Congressional C.C.
  • 1963: Julius Boros, +9, The Country Club (Brookline)
  • 1962: Jack Nicklaus, -1, Oakmont C.C.
  • 1961: Gene Littler, +1, Oakland Hills C.C.
  • 1960: Arnold Palmer, -4, Cherry Hills C.C.
  • 1959: Billy Casper Jr., +2, Winged Foot G.C.
  • 1958: Tommy Bolt, +3, Southern Hills C.C.
  • 1957: Dick Mayer, +2, Inverness Club
  • 1956: Cary Middlecoff, +1, Oak Hill C.C.
  • 1955: Jack Fleck, +7, The Olympic Club
  • 1954: Ed Furgol, +4, Baltusrol G.C.
  • 1953: Ben Hogan, -5, Oakmont C.C.
  • 1952: Julius Boros, +1, Northwood Club
  • 1951: Ben Hogan, +7, Oakland Hills C.C.
  • 1950: Ben Hogan, +7, Merion G.C.
  • 1949: Cary Middlecoff, +2, Medinah C.C.
  • 1948: Ben Hogan, -8, Riviera C.C.
  • 1947: Les Worsham, -2, St. Louis C.C.
  • 1946: Lloyd Mangrum, -4, Canterbury C.C.
  • 1941: Craig Wood, +4, Colonial C.C.
  • 1940: Lawson Little, -1, Canterbury C.C.
  • 1939: Byron Nelson, +8, Philadelphia C.C.
  • 1938: Ralph Guldahl, E, Cherry Hills C.C.
  • 1937: Ralph Guldahl, -7, Oakland Hills C.C.
  • 1936: Tony Manero, -6, Baltusrol G.C.
  • 1935: Sam Parks Jr., +11, Oakmont C.C.
  • 1934: Olin Dutra, +13, Merion Cricket Club
  • 1933: Johnny Goodman (a), -1, North Shore G.C.
  • 1932: Gene Sarazen, +6, Fresh Meadow C.C.
  • 1931: Billy Burke, +8, Inverness Club
  • 1930: Bobby Jones (a), -1, Interlachen C.C.
  • 1929: Bobby Jones (a), +6, Winged Foot G.C.
  • 1928: Johnny Farrell, +10, Olympia Fields C.C.
  • 1927: Tommy Armour, +13, Oakmont C.C.
  • 1926: Bobby Jones (a), +5, Scioto C.C.
  • 1925: William Macfarlane, +7, Worcester C.C.
  • 1924: Cyril Walker, +9, Oakland Hills C.C.
  • 1923: Bobby Jones (a), +8, Inwood C.C.
  • 1922: Gene Sarazen, +8, Skokie C.C.
  • 1921: James M. Barnes, +9, Columbia C.C.
  • 1920: Edward Ray, +7, Inverness Club
  • 1919: Walter Hagen, +17, Brae Burn C.C.
  • 1916: Charles Evans Jr. (a), -2, Minikahda Club
  • 1915: Jerome D. Travers (a), +9, Baltusrol G.C.
  • 1914: Walter Hagen, +2, Midlothian C.C.
  • 1913: Francis Ouimet (a), +20, The Country Club (Brookline)
  • 1912: John J. McDermott, -2, C.C. of Buffalo
  • 1911: John J. McDermott, +3, Chicago Golf Club
  • 1910: Alex Smith, +6, Philadelphia Cricket Club
  • 1909: George Sargent, 290, Englewood G.C.
  • 1908: Fred McLeod, 322, Myopia Hunt Club
  • 1907: Alex Ross, 302, Philadelphia Cricket Club
  • 1906: Alex Smith, 295, Onwentsia Club
  • 1905: Willie Anderson, 314, Myopia Hunt Club
  • 1904: Willie Anderson, 303, Glen View Club
  • 1903: Willie Anderson, 307, Baltusrol G.C.
  • 1902: Laurence Auchterlonie, 307, Garden City G.C.
  • 1901: Willie Anderson, 331, Myopia Hunt Club
  • 1900: Harry Vardon, 313, Chicago Golf Club
  • 1899: Willie Smith, 315, Baltimore C.C.
  • 1898: Fred Herd, 328, Myopia Hunt Club
  • 1897: Joe Lloyd, 162, Chicago Golf Club
  • 1896: James Foulis, 152, Shinnecock Hills G.C.
  • 1895: Horace Rawlins, 173, Newport C.C.

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