US Open facts and figures ahead of the 118th edition at Shinnecock

Last Updated June 08 2018, 11:59Golf
Brooks Koepka
Brooks Koepka

The US Open gets under way at Shinnecock Hills next Thursday, with Brooks Koepka defending his title. Press Association Sport looks at the key numbers around the tournament.

118

This is the 118th edition of the US Open.

1895

The year of the first tournament, won by England's Horace Rawlins.

3

For the first time in a major since the rankings were introduced in 1986, the pre-tournament top three - Dustin Johnson, Rory McIlroy and Jason Day - all missed the cut at Erin Hills last year.

12

Only three players had ever reached 12 under at any point of a US Open before 2017. The top three finished at least 12 under at Erin Hills.

15

Tiger Woods' winning margin in 2000, a record for the US Open or indeed any major.

16

Rory McIlroy's record under-par total when winning in 2011, which was matched by Koepka.

63

The record low round at a US Open, shared by Johnny Miller, Jack Nicklaus, Tom Weiskopf, Vijay Singh and Justin Thomas.

9

The last nine years have all seen first-time winners of the US Open - Lucas Glover, Graeme McDowell, McIlroy, Webb Simpson, Justin Rose, Martin Kaymer, Jordan Spieth, Dustin Johnson and Koepka.

2008

The year Woods beat Rocco Mediate in a historic 19-hole play-off to win his third US Open and 14th major title, despite a fractured tibia and an anterior cruciate ligament injury.

9

The most US Opens held at a single course, the 2016 venue Oakmont. It is due to host its 10th in 2025.

6

Phil Mickelson has a record six runners-up finishes in the US Open, including at Shinnecock Hills in 2004.

10,127

The all-time record for entries to the qualifying process, in 2014.

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