All Winners of the U.S. Amateur Championship Golf Tournament

Matt Kuchar is on the list of US Amateur winners

The United States Amateur Championship, more commonly called the U.S. Amateur, is the top tournament for male amateur golfers in America. It is run by the United States Golf Association (USGA). Most observers consider it the most-important tournament for amateur men golfers in the world.

The U.S. Amateur Championship was first played in 1895. It has been played annually since, except for two years during World War I and four years during World War II. Before we get to the list of winners, let's answer a question: Who has the most wins in the U.S. Amateur?

Golfers With the Most U.S. Amateur Wins

Many golfers through the tournament's long history have won the U.S. Amateur Championship two or more times. But only four golfers have ever won it at least three times. These are those champs:
  • 5 wins: Bobby Jones, 1924, 1925, 1927, 1928, 1930
  • 4 wins: Jerome Travers, 1907, 1908, 1912, 1913
  • 3 wins: Tiger Woods, 1994, 1995, 1996
  • 3 wins: Walter Travis, 1900, 1901, 1903
Woods is the only golfer to win the tournament three consecutive years.

The Full List: U.S. Amateur Championship Winners

Listed is the outcome of the 36-hole championship match, with winner and runner-up (plus, in the handful of years stroke play was used, the first- and second-place finishers):

2020 — Tyler Strafaci def. Charles Osborne, 1-up
2019 — Andy Ogletree def. John Augenstein, 2 and 1
2018 — Viktor Hovland def. Devon Bling, 6 and 5
2017 — Doc Redman def. Doug Ghim, 1-up (37 holes)
2016 — Curtis Luck def. Brad Dalke, 6 and 4
2015 — Bryson DeChambeau def. Derek Bard, 7 and 6
2014 — Gunn Yang def. Corey Conners, 2 and 1
2013 — Matt Fitzpatrick def. Oliver Goss, 4 and 3
2012 — Steven Fox def. Michael Weaver, 1-up (37 holes)
2011 — Kelly Kraft def. Patrick Cantlay, 2-up
2010 — Peter Uihlein def. David Chung, 4 and 2
2009 — Byeong-Hun An def. Ben Martin, 7 and 5
2008 — Danny Lee def. Drew Kittleson, 5 and 4
2007 — Colt Knost def. Michael Thompson, 2 and 1
2006 — Richie Ramsay def. John Kelly, 4 and 2
2005 — Edoardo Molinari def. Dillon Dougherty, 4 and 3
2004 — Ryan Moore def. Luke List, 2-up
2003 — Nick Flanagan def. Casey Wittenberg, 1-up (37 holes)
2002 — Ricky Barnes def. Hunter Mahan, 2 and 1
2001 — Bubba Dickerson def. Robert Hamilton, 1-up
2000 — Jeff Quinney def. James Driscoll, 1-up (39 holes)
1999 — David Gossett def. Sung Yoon Kim, 9 and 8
1998 — Hank Kuehne def. Tom McKnight, 2 and 1
1997 — Matt Kuchar def. Joel Kribel, 2 and 1
1996 — Tiger Woods def. Steve Scott, 1-up (38 holes)
1995 — Tiger Woods def. Buddy Marucci Jr., 2-up
1994 — Tiger Woods def. Trip Kuehne, 2-up
1993 — John Harris def. Danny Ellis, 5 and 3
1992 — Justin Leonard def. Tom Scherrer, 8 and 7
1991 — Mitch Voges def. Manny Zerman, 7 and 6
1990 — Phil Mickelson def. Manny Zerman, 5 and 4
1989 — Chris Patton def. Danny Green, 3 and 1
1988 — Eric Meeks def. Danny Yates, 7 and 6
1987 — Billy Mayfair def. Eric Rebmann, 4 and 3
1986 — Buddy Alexander def. Chris Kite, 5 and 3
1985 — Sam Randolph def. Peter Persons, 1-up
1984 — Scott Verplank def. Sam Randolph, 4 and 3
1983 — Jay Sigel def. Chris Perry, 8 and 7
1982 — Jay Sigel def. David Tolley, 8 and 7
1981 — Nathaniel Crosby def. Brian Lindley, 1-up
1980 — Hal Sutton def. Bob Lewis, 9 and 8
1979 — Mark O'Meara def. John Cook, 8 and 7
1978 — John Cook def. Scott Hoch, 5 and 4
1977 — John Fought def. Doug Fischesser, 9 and 8
1976 — Bill Sander def. C. Parker Moore Jr., 8 and 6
1975 — Fred Ridley def. Keith Fergus, 2-up
1974 — Jerry Pate def. John Grace, 2 and 1
1973 — Craig Stadler def. David Strawn, 6 and 5

From 1965-72, the tournament was stroke play (winner and runner-up listed):

1972 — Vinny Giles, 285; Mark S. Hayes, 288; Ben Crenshaw, 288
1971 — Gary Cowan, 280; Eddie Pearce, 283
1970 — Lanny Wadkins, 279; Tom Kite, 280
1969 — Steve Melnyk, 286; Vinny Giles, 291
1968 — Bruce Fleisher, 284; Vinny Giles, 285
1967 — Bob Dickson, 285; Vinny Giles, 286
1966 — Gary Cowan 285 (75); Deane Beman, 285 (76) (18-hole playoff)
1965 — Bob Murphy, 291; Bob Dickson, 292

All tournaments from 1964 back were match play:

1964 — William C. Campbell def. Ed Tutwiler, 1-up
1963 — Deane Beman def. R.H. Sikes, 2 and 1
1962 — Labron Harris Jr. def. Downing Gray, 1-up
1961 — Jack Nicklaus def. Dudley Wysong, 8 and 6
1960 — Deane Beman def. Robert W. Gardner, 6 and 4
1959 — Jack Nicklaus def. Charles Coe, 1-up
1958 — Charles Coe def. Tommy Aaron, 5 and 4
1957 — Hillman Robbins Jr. def. Bud Taylor, 5 and 4
1956 — Harvie Ward def. Chuck Kocsis, 5 and 4
1955 — Harvie Ward def. Bill Hyndman, 9 and 8
1954 — Arnold Palmer def. Robert Sweeny, 1-up
1953 — Gene Littler def. Dale Morey, 1-up
1952 — Jack Westland def. Al Mengert, 3 and 2
1951 — Billy Maxwell def. Joseph F. Gagliardi, 4 and 3
1950 — Sam Urzetta def. Frank Stranahan, 1-up (39 holes)
1949 — Charles Coe def. Rufus King, 11 and 10
1948 — Willie Turnesa def. Ray Billows, 2 and 1
1947 — Skee Riegel def. Johnny Dawson, 2 and 1
1946 — Ted Bishop def. Smiley Quick, 1-up (37 holes)
1942-45 — Not played
1941 — Bud Ward def. Pat Abbott, 4 and 3
1940 — Dick Chapman def. W.B. McCullough Jr., 11 and 9
1939 — Bud Ward def. Ray Billows, 7 and 5
1938 — Willie Turnesa def. Pat Abbott, 8 and 7
1937 — Johnny Goodman def. Raymond Billows, 2-up
1936 — Johnny Fischer def. Jack McLean, 1-up (37 holes)
1935 — Lawson Little def. Walter Emery, 4 and 2
1934 — Lawson Little def. David Goldman, 8 and 7
1933 — George Dunlap def. Max Marston, 6 and 5
1932 — Ross Somerville def. Johnny Goodman, 2 and 1
1931 — Francis Ouimet def. Jack Westland, 6 and 5
1930 — Bobby Jones def. Eugene V. Homans, 8 and 7
1929 — Jimmy Johnston def. Oscar Willing, 4 and 3
1928 — Bobby Jones def. Philip Perkins, 10 and 9
1927 — Bobby Jones def. Chick Evans, 8 and 7
1926 — George Von Elm def. Bobby Jones, 2 and 1
1925 — Bobby Jones def. Watts Gunn, 8 and 7
1924 — Bobby Jones def. George Von Elm, 9 and 8
1923 — Max Marston def. Jess Sweetser, 1-up (38 holes)
1922 — Jess Sweetser def. Chick Evans, 3 and 2
1921 — Jesse Guilford def. Robert Gardner, 7 and 6
1920 — Chick Evans def. Francis Ouimet, 7 and 6
1919 — Davidson Herron def. Bobby Jones, 5 and 4
1917-18 — Not played
1916 — Chick Evans def. Robert Gardner, 4 and 3
1915 — Robert Gardner def. John Anderson, 5 and 4
1914 — Francis Ouimet def. Jerome Travers, 6 and 5
1913 — Jerome Travers def. John Anderson, 5 and 4
1912 — Jerome Travers def. Chick Evans, 7 and 6
1911 — Harold Hilton def. Fred Herreshoff, 1-up (37 holes)
1910 — William C. Fownes Jr. def. Warren Wood, 4 and 3
1909 — Robert Gardner def. Chandler Egan, 4 and 3
1908 — Jerome Travers def. Max Behr, 8 and 7
1907 — Jerome Travers def. Archibald Graham, 6 and 5
1906 — Eben Byers def. George Lyon, 2-up
1905 — Chandler Egan def. Daniel Sawyer, 6 and 5
1904 — Chandler Egan def. Fred Herreshoff, 8 and 6
1903 — Walter Travis def. Eben Byers, 5 and 4
1902 — Louis James def. Eben Byers, 4 and 2
1901 — Walter Travis def. Walter Egan, 5 and 4
1900 — Walter Travis def. Findlay Douglas, 2-up
1899 — Herbert Harriman def. Findlay Douglas, 3 and 2
1898 — Findlay Douglas def. Walter Smith, 5 and 3
1897 — H.J. Whigham def. W. Rossiter Betts, 8 and 6
1896 — H.J. Whigham def. Joseph G. Thorp, 8 and 7
1895 — Charles B. Macdonald def. Charles Sands, 12 and 11

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