US Open Guide

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The US Open Championship Trophy (Photo by USA TODAY Network/SIPA USA/PA Images).

The US Open heads to Winged Foot Golf Club in New York in 2020 and looking to successfully defend his crown will be a man who pulled off quite the surprise to win this major tournament in 2019, veteran American Gary Woodland.

Woodland had never placed higher than sixth at a major prior to his success at Pebble Beach, but he was able to fend off the challenge of four-time major winner Brooks Koepka to walk away with the prize.

The bookies are not predicting back-to-back US Open titles for Woodland in 2020 though, they believe Koepka, Rory McIlroy and Dustin Johnson are leading the charge, with Tiger Woods not being written off if he goes in search of a fourth US Open crown and first for over decade.

 

 

US Open Winners

YEAR PLAYER WINNING MARGIN
1895 Horace Rawlins 2 strokes
1896 James Foulis 3 strokes
1897 Joe Lloyd 1 stroke
1898 Fred Herd 7 strokes
1899 Willie Smith 11 strokes
1900 Harry Vardon 2 strokes
1901 Willie Anderson Play-off
1902 Laurie Auchterlonie 6 strokes
1903 Willie Anderson Play-off
1904 Willie Anderson 4 strokes
1905 Willie Anderson 2 strokes
1906 Alex Smith 7 strokes
1907 Alec Ross 2 strokes
1908 Fred McLeod Play-off
1909 George Sargent 4 strokes
1910 Alex Smith Play-off
1911 John McDermott Play-off
1912 John McDermott 2 strokes
1913 Francis Quimet Play-off
1914 Walter Hagen 1 stroke
1915 Jerome Travers 1 stroke
1916 Chick Evans 2 strokes
1917-1918 CANCELLED
1919 Walter Hagen Play-off
1920 Ted Ray 1 stroke
1921 Jim Barnes 9 strokes
1922 Gene Sarazen 1 stroke
1923 Bobby Jones Play-off
1924 Cyril Walker 3 strokes
1925 Willie Macfarlane Play-off
1926 Bobby Jones 1 stroke
1927 Tommy Armour Play-off
1928 Johnny Farrell Play-off
1929 Bobby Jones Play-off
1930 Bobby Jones 2 strokes
1931 Billy Burke Play-off
1932 Gene Sarazen 3 strokes
1933 Johnny Goodman 1 stroke
1934 Olin Dutra 1 stroke
1935 Sam Parks Jr 2 strokes
1936 Tony Manero 2 strokes
1937 Ralph Guldahl 2 strokes
1938 Ralph Guldahl 6 strokes
1939 Bryon Nelson Play-off
1940 Lawson little Play-off
1941 Craig Wood 3 strokes
1942-45 CANCELLED
1946 Lloyd Mangrum Play-off
1947 Lew Worsham Play-off
1948 Ben Hogan 2 strokes
1949 Cary Middlecoff 1 stroke
1950 Ben Hogan Play-off
1951 Ben Hogan 2 strokes
1952 Julian Boros 4 strokes
1953 Ben Hogan 6 strokes
1954 Ed Furgol 1 stroke
1955 Jack Fleck Play-off
1956 Cary Middlecoff 1 stroke
1957 Dick Mayer Play-off
1958 Tommy Bolt 4 strokes
1959 Billy Casper 1 stroke
1960 Arnold Palmer 2 strokes
1961 Gene Littler 1 stroke
1962 Jack Nicklaus Play-off
1963 Julius Boros Play-off
1964 Ken Venturi 4 strokes
1965 Gary Player Play-off
1966 Billy Casper Play-off
1967 Jck Nicklaus 4 strokes
1968 Lee Trevino 4 strokes
1969 Orville Moody 1 stroke
1970 Tony Jacklin 7 strokes
1971 Lee Trevino Play-off
1972 Jack Nicklaus 3 strokes
1973 Johnny Miller 1 stroke
1974 Hale Irwin 2 strokes
1975 Lou Graham Play-off
1976 Jerry Pate 2 strokes
1977 Hubert Green 1 stroke
1978 Andy North 1 stroke
1979 Hale Irwin 2 strokes
1980 Jack Nicklaus 2 strokes
1981 David Graham 3 strokes
1982 Tom Watson 2 strokes
1983 Larry Nelson 1 stroke
1984 Fuzzy Zoeller Play-off
1985 Andy North 1 stroke
1986 Raymond Floyd 2 strokes
1987 Scott Simpson 1 stroke
1988 Curtis Strange Play-off
1989 Curtis Strange 1 stroke
1990 Hale Irwin Play-off
1991 Payne Stewart Play-off
1992 Tom Kite 2 strokes
1993 Lee Janzen 2 strokes
1994 Ernie Els Play-off
1995 Corey Pavin 2 strokes
1996 Steve Jones 1 stroke
1997 Ernie Els 1 stroke
1998 Lee Janzen 1 stroke
1999 Payne Stewart 1 stroke
2000 Tiger Woods 15 strokes
2001 Retief Goosen Play-off
2002 Tiger Woods 3 strokes
2003 Jim Furyk 3 strokes
2004 Retief Goosen 2 strokes
2005 Michael Campbell 2 strokes
2006 Geoff Ogilvy 1 stroke
2007 Angel Cabera 1 stroke
2008 Tiger Woods Play-off
2009 Lucas Glover 2 strokes
2010 Graeme McDowell 1 stroke
2011 Rory McIlroy 8 strokes
2012 Webb Simpson 1 stroke
2013 Justin Rose 2 strokes
2014 Martin Kaymer 8 strokes
2015 Jordan Spieth 1 stroke
2016 Dustin Johnson 3 strokes
2017 Brooks Koepka 4 strokes
2018 Brooks Koepka 1 stroke
2019 Gary Woodland 3 strokes