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U.S. Open Records: Lowest round, tournament, holes-in-one & more

The U.S. Open is over 125 years old and is one of the most anticipated events on the annual golf calendar.

Here, we'll list all the important records from the tournament, which began play in 1895.

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Lowest single-round score at the U.S. Open

Two players have shot a 62 at the U.S. Open, and both times were accomplished on the North Course at Los Angeles Country Club in 2023. Rickie Fowler and Xander Schauffele were the golfers who shot a 62 in 2023.

Lowest 36-hole score at the U.S. Open

Rickie Fowler and Martin Kaymer are tied for the lowest 36-hole score at 130. Both did it in the first two rounds of the tournaments in which they accomplished this feat.

Fowler accomplished it with a 62 in the first round and a 68 in the second round in the 2023 tournament on the North Course at Los Angeles Country Club. Kaymer did it in 2014 with two scores of 65 on course No. 2 at Pinehurst Country Club.

Lowest 54-hole score at the U.S. Open

Rory McIlroy and Louis Oosthuizen are tied with the lowest 54-hole score in US Open history at 199.

McIlroy did it in 2011 on the Blue Course at Congressional Country Club with scores of 65, 66 and 68 over the first three rounds. Oosthuizen did it in the last three rounds at Chambers Bay in 2015 with scores of 66, 66 and 67.

Lowest 72-hole score at the U.S. Open

Rory McIlroy has the lowest four-round score in US Open history, which he set by shooting 268 in the 2011 tournament on the Blue Course at Congressional Country Club. His round-by-round scores were 65, 66, 68 and 69.

Most Birdies in a single round at the U.S. Open

Rickie Fowler's 10 birdies in the first round of the 2023 US Open is tied with Justin Thomas for the most in a round ever.

Most Birdies in a single tournament at the U.S. Open

Rickie Fowler holds the record for most birdies in a single US Open tournament, which he accomplished in 2023 with 23 birdies.

Most Double Eagles in a single tournament at the U.S. Open

Based on available data, there has never been a tournament with multiple double eagles in US Open history.

There have been three US Open double eagles in recorded history: TC Chen on the 527-yard second hole at Oakland Hills Country Club's South Course in 1985, Shaun Micheel on the 523-yard sixth hole at Pebble Beach in 2010, and Nick Watney on the 522-yard 17th hole at the Olympic Club in San Francisco in 2012.

How many holes in one have been hit at the U.S. Open?

There have been a total of 51 holes-in-one in US Open history. The first was hit by Jack Hobens in 1907.

Three players hit holes-in-one in 2023: Matthieu Pavon, Sam Burns and Matt Fitzpatrick all aced the 15th hole on the North Course at Los Angeles Country Club.

Most wins at the U.S. Open

Willie Anderson, Robert T. Jones Jr., Ben Hogan and Jack Nicklaus are tied for the lead in US Open wins with four each.

Anderson won in 1901, 1903, 1904 and 1905; Jones Jr. won in 1923, 1926, 1929 and 1930; Hogan won in 1948, 1950, 1951 and 1953; and Nicklaus won in 1962, 1967, 1972 and 1980.

Most top-five finishes at the U.S. Open

Willie Anderson and Jack Nicklaus are tied for the most top-five finishes in US Open history with 11 each.

Most top-10 finishes at the U.S. Open

Jack Nicklaus has the most top-10 finishes in US Open history with 18.

Youngest winner at the U.S. Open

John J. McDermott became the youngest winner in US Open history when he won the 1911 tournament at 19 years, 10 months and 14 days old. The record still stands 113 years later.

Oldest winner at the U.S. Open

Hale Irwin became the oldest winner of the US Open when he won the 1990 tournament at 45 years and 15 days old.

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