US Open Championship Records
The US Open has played host to some memorable championships over the years and some of the best golfers in the history of the game have played in the event, making it the prestigious and popular competition that it is today.
Over the 111 year history of the tournament many impressive records have been set by the various US Open Players. Here is a list of the most impressive:
- Most Championships won – 4 - Willie Anderson, Bob Jones, Ben Hogan, Jack Nicklaus
- Oldest Champion – Hale Irwin won aged 45 in 1990.
- Youngest Champion – John McDermott won aged 19 in 1911.
- Consecutive US Open victories – 3 – Willie Anderson in 1903, 1904 and 1905
- Most US Open appearances – 44 – Jack Nicklaus 1957 – 2000.
- Lowest Winning Score – 268 – Rory McIlroy in 2011.
- Biggest Winning margin – 15 strokes – Tiger Woods in 2000.
Rory McIlroy set a number of records as he cruised to victory in 2011:
- Lowest winning score - 16-under-par.
- Lowest Winning Score - 268.
- Youngest champion since 1923. McIlroy was 22 years and one month.
- Quickest player to 10,11 and 12 under-par
- First player to reach 13, 14, 15, 16 and 17 under-par.