Golfers Who Won NCAA Championship, U.S. Amateur and U.S. Open

Have any golfers won all three of the NCAA championship (individual trophy), U.S. Amateur Championship and U.S. Open? Yes, but so far only three golfers have pulled off this treble.

Jack Nicklaus

  • NCAA Championship: 1961
  • U.S. Amateur: 1959, 1961
  • U.S. Open: 1962, 1967, 1972, 1980
Nicklaus attended college at Ohio State University. In the 1961 NCAA Men's Golf Championship, then contested at match play, Nicklaus was the medalist in the stroke-play qualifying rounds. In the championship match, he beat his Ohio State teammate Mike Podolski, 5 and 3.

His U.S. Amateur victories in 1959 and 1961 culminated in championship-match victories over Charles Coe (1-up) and Dudley Wysong (8-and-6), respectively. Nicklaus' four wins in the U.S. Open matches the tournament record. (See Jack Nicklaus' Wins and Finishes in the U.S. Open for an in-depth look.) His victory in the 1962 U.S. Open, a playoff win over Arnold Palmer, made Nicklaus the first-ever golfer to win all three of the NCAA Championship, U.S. Amateur and U.S. Open.

Nicklaus later won the U.S. Senior Open, and he is the only golfer so far to add that title to the three other titles discussed in this article.

Tiger Woods

  • NCAA: 1996
  • U.S. Amateur: 1994, 1995, 1996
  • U.S. Open: 2000, 2002, 2008
The second golfer to win all three of the tournaments under discussion was Woods, whose victory in the 2000 U.S. Open put him on this list along with Nicklaus.

Woods won the 1996 NCAA Championship playing for Stanford University. That season in college, Woods won eight of the 13 tournaments he played. And it was the same year in which he completed a threepeat in the U.S. Amateur, becoming the first golfer to win the U.S. Amateur three consecutive years.

Something else to note: Before Woods won his three consecutive U.S. Amateur titles, he won the U.S. Junior Amateur Championship three consecutive years (1991, 1992, 1993). That makes Woods the only golfer to win all four of the Junior, Amateur, NCAA and U.S. Open tournaments.

Bryson DeChambeau

  • NCAA: 2015
  • U.S. Amateur: 2015
  • U.S. Open: 2020, 2024
DeChambeau pulled off the NCAA/U.S. Amateur double in 2015. He won the NCAA title playing for Southern Methodist University. At the U.S. Amateur, DeChambeau defeated Derek Bard, 7 and 6, in the final. His 6-stroke victory in the 2020 U.S. Open made DeChambeau the third member of this exclusive club.

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Sources: "NCAA men’s golf individual and team champions from 1897 to today,"
Ohio State University. "Ohio State Men's Golf Record Book,"
Stanford University. Stanford Men's Golf Time, "Tiger Woods,"
United States Golf Association. U.S. Open Championship Record Book 2024.
USGA. U.S. Junior Amateur Champions,

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