US OPEN RECORDS

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Records from the upcoming United States Open, including oldest and youngest champions, course lengths, and winning margins.

Oldest champion: 45yrs 15days – Hale Irwin (Medinah 1990)
Youngest champion: 19yrs 10mths – John J McDermott (Chicago 1911)
Most wins: 4 – Willie Anderson (1901-03-04-05), Bobby Jones (1923-26-29-30), Ben Hogan (1948-50-51-53), Jack Nicklaus (1962-67-72-80)
Lowest aggregate: 272 – Jack Nicklaus (Baltusrol 1980), Lee Janzen (Baltusrol 1993), Tiger Woods (Pebble Beach 2000), Jim Furyk (Olympia Fields 2003)
Most under par: 12-under – Tiger Woods (Pebble Beach 2000)
Biggest winning margin: 15 – Tiger Woods (Pebble Beach 2000)
Lowest round: 63 (eight under) – Johnny Miller (Oakmont 1973), 63 (seven under) Jack Nicklaus (Baltusrol 1980), Tom Weiskopf (Baltusrol 1980), Vijay Singh (Olympia Fields 2003)
Lowest nine holes: 29 – Neal Lancaster (Shinnecock Hills 1995), Neal Lancaster (Oakland Hills 1996), Vijay Singh (Olympia Fields 2003)
Lowest first 36 holes: 133 – Jim Furyk (Olympia Fields 2003), Vijay Singh (Olympia Fields 2003)
Lowest first 54 holes: 200 – Jim Furyk (Olympia Fields 2003)
Lowest last 54 holes: 203 – Loren Roberts (Oakmont 1994)
Lowest last 36 holes: 132 – Larry Nelson (Oakmont 1983)
Largest 54-hole lead: 10 – Tiger Woods (Pebble Beach 2000)
Largest 36-hole lead: 6 – Tiger Woods (Pebble Beach 2000)
Largest 18-hole lead: 5 – Tommy Armour (North Shore 1933)
Largest 54-hole lead by non-winner: 5 – Mike Brady (Brae Burn 1919)
Largest 36-hole lead by non-winner: 4 – Tom McNamara (Englewood 1909)
Largest 18-hole lead by non-winner: 5 – Tommy Armour (North Shore 1933)
Best last-round comeback to win: 7 – Arnold Palmer (Cherry Hills 1960)
Best last 36-hole comeback to win: 11 – Lou Graham (Medinah 1975)
Best last 54-hole comeback to win: 9 – Jack Fleck (Olympic Club 1955)
Most consecutive wins: 3 – Willie Anderson (1903-04-05)
Most times runner-up: 4 – Bobby Jones (1922-24-25-28), Sam Snead (1937-47-49-53), Arnold Palmer (1962-63-66-67), Jack Nicklaus (1960-68-71-82), Phil Mickelson (1999-2002-04-06)
Most top 5s: 11 – Willie Anderson, Jack Nicklaus
Most top 10s: 18 – Jack Nicklaus
Most top 25s: 22 – Jack Nicklaus
Lowest aggregate by non-winner: 274 Isao Aoki (Baltusrol 1980), Payne Stewart (Baltusrol 1993)
Youngest competitor: 15yrs 5mths – Tadd Fujikawa (Winged Foot 2006)
Oldest to make cut: 61yrs – Sam Snead (Oakmont 1973)
Amateur winners: Francis Ouimet (Brookline 1913), Jerome D Travers (Baltusrol 1915), Charles Evans Jnr (Minikahda 1916), Bobby Jones (Inwood 1923, Scioto 1926, Winged Foot 1929, Interlachen 1930), John Goodman (North Shore 1933)
Lowest score by amateur: 282 Jack Nicklaus (Cherry Hills 1960)
Winners of Masters and US Open in same year: 1941 – Craig Wood, 1951-53 – Ben Hogan, 1960 – Arnold Palmer, 1972 – Jack Nicklaus, 2002 – Tiger Woods
Longest course: 7,264 yards – Winged Foot 2006
Shortest course: 4,423 yards – Shinnecock Hills 1896
Highest round: 157 – JD Tucker (Myopia 1898)
Lowest 36-hole cut: 143 (+3) – Olympia Fields 2003
Lowest cut in relation to par: 145 (+1) – Medinah 1990
Oldest player to make cut: 61 – Sam Snead 1973
Most sub-par rounds: 124 – Medinah 1990
Most rounds in 60s: 83 – Olympia Fields 2003
Highest score, one hole: 19 – Ray Ainsley (Cherry Hills 1938)
Most consecutive birdies: 6 – George Burns (Pebble Beach 1982), Andy Dillard (Pebble Beach 1992)
Most consecutive Opens: 44 – Jack Nicklaus (1957-2000)
Most sub-par rounds: 37 – Jack Nicklaus
Most rounds in 60s: 29 – Jack Nicklaus
Led outright after each round: Walter Hagen (1914), James Barnes (1921), Ben Hogan (1953), Tony Jacklin (1970), Tiger Woods (2000-02)
Debut winners Horace Rawlins: (1895), Fred Herd (1898), Harry Vardon (1900), George Sargent (1909), Francis Ouimet (1913)
Longest hole: 642 yards 5th, Southern Hills – 2001
Last back-to-back winner: Curtis Strange – 1988-89
Last qualifier to win: Michael Campbell – 2005

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