1) Massachusetts has hosted the U.S. Open nine times in its 114-year history. It’s fifth most out of any state to host the event. New York has hosted the most out of any 50 states (18).
2) Horace Rawlins won the first ever U.S. Open in 1895, by a margin of two strokes over Willie Dunn. Rawlings, who won the Major at 20-years old, would never win another Major. For his play, Rawlings received $150 and an additional $50 golf medal. Last year’s winner, Justin Rose, was awarded $1,440,000.
3) Curtis Strange is the last golfer to win the U.S. Open back-to-back years. Strange achieved the feat from 1988-89.
4) Tiger Woods, winner of 14 Major Championships, last Major win came at the 2008 U.S. Open. Woods defeated Rocco Mediate in sudden death by one stroke.
5) The U.S. Open has been cancelled six times since establishing in 1895.
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