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Did You Know These U.S. Open Facts and Statistics?

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Geoff Ogilvy took home the U.S. Open trophy in 2006, the last time the tournament was held at Winged Foot.
Copyright USGA/John Mummert

For only the sixth time in the U.S. Open’s history, the tournament returns to Winged Foot’s historic West Course this month. Originally scheduled for June, the 120th championship was postponed to September because of COVID-19, and this year’s U.S. Open will be played without spectactors, who typically line the fairways and greens to watch their favorite players putt their way to the championship purse. Find out more about this year’s tournament — and past U.S. Opens — below.

The ninth hole of the West Course at Winged Foot Golf Club in Mamaroneck. Copyright USGA/John Mummert

2006

The last time the U.S. Open was played at Winged Foot.

$12.5 Million

This year’s purse, the highest among golf’s major championships, with last year’s winner having taken home a cool $2.25 million,

2006 tournament champion Geoff Ogilvy. Copyright USGA/Steven Gibbons.

3

Number of times the U.S. Open has been won by a Westchester-born golfer: Johnny Farrell in 1928 and Gene Sarazen in 1922 and 1932

Zero

Qualifiers who will play in this year’s U.S. Open, since qualifying was no longer viable due to COVID-19, leaving this year’s Open with an all-exempt field of 144 players

190

Countries the U.S. Open was broadcast to in 2019.

Bob Jones at Winged Foot during the trophy presentation in 1929. Copyright Unknown/Courtesy USGA Archives

$200,000

The rumored initiation fee for a new member at Winged Foot.

7,477

Yards on the West Course, which will play to a par of 35-35–70.

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