List of Winners of the U.S. Open

By Ryan Watson

The U.S. Open is one of the most prestigious golf tournaments and is one of golf's four major championships. First contested at the Newport Country Club in Newport, Rhode Island in 1895, the U.S. Open is the oldest of the American majors. The annual tournament has been the scene of many unforgettable moments of victory and defeat.  The most successful golfers at the U.S. Open are Jack Nicklaus, Willie Anderson, Ben Hogan, and Bobby Jones with four U.S. Open titles each. 
 

1890s

1895 - Horace Rawlins 
1896 - James Foulis 
1897 - Joe Lloyd
1898 - Fred Herd
1899 - Willie Smith

1900s

1900 - Harry Vardon
1901 - Willie Anderson
1902 - Laurie Auchterlonie
1903 - Willie Anderson
1904 - Willie Anderson
1905 - Willie Anderson
1906 - Alex Smith
1907 - Alec Ross
1908 - Fred McLeod
1909 - George Sargent

1910s

1910 - Alex Smith
1911 - John McDermott
1912 - John McDermott
1913 - Francis Ouimat
1914 - Walter Hagen
1915 - Jerome Travers
1916 - Chick Evans

1917-1918 Cancelled for World War I

1919 - Walter Hagen

1920s

1920 - Ted Ray
1921 - Jim Barnes
1922 - Gene Sarazen
1923 - Bobby Jones
1924 - Cyril Walker
1925 - Willie Macfarlane
1926 - Bobby Jones
1927 - Tommy Armour
1928 - Johnny Farrell
1929 - Bobby Jones

1930s

1930 - Bobby Jones
1931 - Billy Burke
1932 - Gene Sarazen
1933 - Johnny Goodman
1934 - Olin Dutra
1935 - Sam Parks, Jr. 
1936 - Tony Manero
1937 - Ralph Guldahl
1938 - Ralph Guldahl
1939 - Byron Nelson

1940s

1940 - Lawson Little
1941 - Craig Wood

1942-1945 Cancelled for World War II 

1946 - Lloyd Mangrum
1947 - Lew Worsham
1948 - Ben Hogan
1949 - Cary Middlecoff

1950s

1951 - Ben Hogan
1952 - Julius Boros
1953 - Ben Hogan 
1954 - Ed Furgol
1955 - Jack Fleck
1956 - Cary Middlecoff
1957 - Dick Mayer
1958 - Tommy Bolt 
1959 - Billy Casper

1960s

1960 - Arnold Palmer
1961 - Gene Littler
1962 - Jack Nicklaus
1963 - Julius Boros
1964 - Ken Venturi
1965 - Gary Player
1966 - Billy Casper
1967 - Jack Nicklaus 
1968 - Lee Trevino
1969 - Orville Moody 

1970s

1970 - Tony Jacklin
1971 - Lee Trevino
1972 - Jack Nicklaus
1973 - Johnny Miller
1974 - Hale Irwin
1975 - Lou Graham
1976 - Jerry Pate
1977 - Hubert Green 
1978 - Andy North
1979 - Hale Irwin

1980s

1980 - Jack Nicklaus
1981 - David Graham
1982 - Tom Watson
1983 - Larry Nelson
1984 - Frank "Fuzzy" Zoeller
1985 - Andy North
1986 - Raymond Floyd
1987 - Scott Simpson
1988 - Curtis Strange
1989 - Curtis Strange

1990s

1990 - Hale Irwin
1991 - Payne Stewart
1992 - Tom Kite
1993 - Lee Janzen
1994 - Ernie Els
1995 - Corey Pavin
1996 - Steve Jones
1997 - Ernie Els
1998 - Lee Janzen
1999 - Payne Stewart

2000s

2000 - Tiger Woods
2001 - Retief Goosen
2002 Tiger Woods
2003 - Jim Furyk
2004 - Retief Goosen
2005 - Michael Campbell
2006 - Geoff Ogilvy 
2007 - Ángel Cabrera 
2008 - Tiger Woods
2009 - Lucas Glover

2010s 

2010 - Graeme McDowell
2011 - Rory McIlroy
2012 - Webb Simpson
2013 - Justin Rose
2014 - Martin Kaymer
2015 - Jordan Spieth
2016 - Dustin Johnson
2017 - Brooks Koepka

 

About The Author

Ryan Watson is a professor who has written for GolfLink since 2017.

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