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2025 U.S. Open Dates, Golf Course

The 2025 U.S. Open golf championship will be the 125th time this tournament is played. The U.S. Open, run by the United States Golf Association (USGA), is one of the four major championships of men's professional golf. It is the third major of the year, played after The Masters and PGA Championship and before the British Open.

What 'Horses for Courses' Means in Golf

Have you ever heard a golfer or golf broadcaster use the expression "horses for courses"? Do you know what it means when used in a golf context? It's an old expression that comes out of Great Britain and originally did emerge from the horse-racing scene.

2024 U.S. Open Dates, Golf Course

The 2024 U.S. Open golf championship will be the 124th time this major championship of men's professional golf is played, and it returns to one of America's best-known golf courses. That would be the No. 2 course at Pinehurst Resort.

How Many Golfers Won a Major Championship in Their Very First Try?

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How many golfers in the history of the major championships of men's professional golf have won the very first major they ever played? Not many! The total stands at six, but, really, it's more like four.

2023 U.S. Open Dates, Golf Course

The 2023 U.S. Open golf championship will be the 123rd time this major championship of men's professional golf is played. The U.S. Open, which is run by the United States Golf Association, is the third major played on the men's golf calendar annually.

Fred Herd: Golfer Won First 72-Hole U.S. Open

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Fred Herd is one of the least tournament-experienced winners in major championships: He played in only four of them. But he won one of those, and that U.S. Open win gives Herd his place in the game's history.

How to Play 'Putting Syndicate' or 'Putting Skins'

Have you ever heard of a golf game called "putting syndicate"? You can think of it as a skins game, but based only on the golfers' putts taken on each green. Take the fewest putts, win the hole.

LPGA Bluegrass Invitational Golf Tournament Winners, History

The Bluegrass Invitational was a women's professional golf tournament on the LPGA Tour, played annually in Kentucky in the 1960s and 1970s. One of the biggest controversies in LPGA history began in this tournament.

James Foulis, Early U.S. Open Winner and Golf Influencer

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James Foulis was a golf professional from Scotland who had a large impact on American golf around the dawn of the 20th century, particularly in Chicago and the Midwest. He was a club pro, a course designer, a golf inventor, oh, and also a U.S. Open winner .

2022 U.S. Open Dates, Golf Course

The 2022 U.S. Open golf championship will be the 122nd time this major championship of men's professional golf is played. The United States Open Championship is conducted by the USGA.

What It Means to 'Get It Into the Clubhouse'

During a television broadcast once, Paul Azinger and Nick Faldo were discussing the 1987 British Open , won by Faldo and in which Azinger finished tied for second place. Azinger had a three-stroke lead with nine holes to play, and a one-stroke lead with two holes left. But, Faldo said of Azinger, "Somebody couldn't get it into the clubhouse."

2019 U.S. Women's Open Winner and Scores

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The 2019 U.S. Women's Open was the 74th time this tournament was played. The winner was another first-timer — not just her first time winning this tournament, winning a major, but also her first LPGA Tour win.

Youngest, Oldest Golfers to Make the Cut in a U.S. Open

Who are the youngest and oldest golfers to make the cut in the U.S. Open golf championship? The list of golden oldies below includes nothing but legends. The list of young whippersnappers ... doesn't. Well, with one exception.

2018 U.S. Women's Open Winner and Scores

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The 2018 U.S. Women's Open was the 73rd playing of this major championship. The USGA instituted a new playoff format this year, and it immediately came into play.

2017 U.S. Women's Open Winner and Scores

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The 2017 U.S. Women's Open was the 72nd time this major championship was played. The winner was a young KLPGA standout earning her first victory outside her home country.

The Best Golfers Who Never Won the U.S. Women's Open

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The U.S. Women's Open is the biggest tournament in women's professional golf. And most of the biggest names in women's professional golf have won that tournament . But not all! In fact, you'll probably be surprised to learn that some of the greatest legends in LPGA Tour history never won the U.S. Women's Open.

2016 U.S. Women's Open Winner and Scores

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The 2016 U.S. Women's Open was the 71st time this major championship was played. The winner was Brittany Lang, who came from two off the lead in the final round to force a playoff with Anna Nordqvist, then won that playoff.

Double Eagles in the U.S. Open Golf Tournament

How many double eagles (albatrosses) have been made in the U.S. Open? Three is the number recorded by the United States Golf Association, which runs the tournament that is one of the four major championships of men's professional golf.

2014 U.S. Women's Open Winner and Scores

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The 2014 U.S. Women's Open was the 69th time this golf tournament was played. And this one is remembered as the site of Michelle Wie's first win in a major championship. She was the only golfer to finish under par, and won by two strokes.

The Meaning of 'Leader in the Clubhouse' in Golf

Do you know who the "leader in the clubhouse" is in a golf tournament? It's actually quite an easy term to understand: Among those golfers who have finished the round being played, the one who has the lowest score is called the leader in the clubhouse.