The U.S. Open is the USGA’s national championship and the second-oldest of golf’s four professional major championships.
Willie Anderson, Bobby Jones, Ben Hogan and Jack Nicklaus hold the record for the most U.S. Open victories, with four victories each.
The 2017 championship will welcome the world’s top players vying for the title that has been contested since 1895. Before betting on 2017’s winner let’s look at the past 10 years champions who had conquered the U.S. Open title. (Watch out all the live actions of The U.S. Open on DSport)
2016 Champion: Dustin Johnson- Oakmont Country Club – Oakmont, Pa.
A year after he three-putted the 72nd green to lose by one stroke to Jordan Spieth at Chambers Bay, Dustin Johnson shot a final-round 69 to erase a four-stroke deficit to Shane Lowry in the final round at Oakmont. The 54-hole leader in the 2010 U.S. Open, Johnson won his first major title after coming close several times.
2015 Champion: Jordan Spieth- Chambers Bay – University Place, Wash.
At 21, Jordan Spieth became the youngest U.S. Open champion since Bob Jones in 1923 with a dramatic one-stroke win over Dustin Johnson at Chambers Bay when Johnson three-putted from 12 feet on the 72nd hole. With the win, Spieth also became the youngest player to win two major championships since Gene Sarazen in 1922.
2014 Champion: Martin Kaymer- Pinehurst Resort and Country Club (No. 2) – Village of Pinehurst, N.C.
Whether he was hitting his wedges close to set up easy birdies, executing brilliant recovery shots from the native areas of Pinehurst No. 2 or making putts from all lengths, Martin Kaymer’s performance in his eight-stroke 2014 U.S. Open victory was historic. The German’s back-to-back 65s to open the championship set a 36-hole scoring record. Milestone: A record 10,127 people file U.S. Open entries.
2013 Champion: Justin Rose- Merion Golf Club – Ardmore, Pa.
Justin Rose needed to make a par on Merion’s difficult par-4 18th hole to win his first major championship, and he came through. After a good drive in the fairway, Rose striped a 4-iron from 229 yards out that landed on the green and rolled past the flagstick to the back collar. He got up and down to become the first English champion of the U.S. Open since 1970.
2012 Champion: Webb Simpson-The Olympic Club (Lake Course) – San Francisco, Calif.
Playing in his second U.S. Open, 26-year-old Webb Simpson emerged from a crowded pack to post a pair of weekend 2-under 68s on The Olympic Club’s famed Lake Course for a one-stroke victory over 2010 champion Graeme McDowell and Michael Thompson, the 2007 U.S. Amateur runner-up at Olympic.
2011 Champion: Rory Mcilroy- Congressional Country Club (Blue Course) – Bethesda, Md.
The Rory runaway at Congressional was in evidence at the halfway mark, when McIlroy shot 65-66 to take a 6-stroke lead at the halfway point. The Northern Irishman followed that up with two more rounds in the 60s to post a 72-hole total of 268, breaking the previous record by four strokes. At 22 years/1 month/15 days, McIlroy also became the youngest U.S. Open champion since Bob Jones in 1923.
2010 Champion: Graeme Mcdowell- Pebble Beach Golf Links – Pebble Beach, Calif.
Graeme McDowell, of Northern Ireland, ended a 40-year European victory drought in the U.S. Open by edging Frenchman Gregory Havret by one stroke at famed Pebble Beach (Calif.) Golf Links. McDowell withstood a Sunday in which Pebble Beach showed its teeth, erasing a three-stroke deficit heading into the final round despite shooting 74.
2009 Champion: Lucas Glover- Bethpage State Park (Black Course) – Farmingdale, N.Y.
Lucas Glover, who had missed the cut in all three of his previous U.S. Open starts, was tied for the lead at the Black Course at Bethpage State Park when the final round was suspended until Monday due to weather. A clutch approach shot on No. 16 led to a birdie, propelling him to a two-shot win over Ricky Barnes, David Duval and Phil Mickelson.
2008 Champion: Tiger Woods- Torrey Pines Golf Course (South Course) – San Diego, Calif.
Tiger Woods converted a 12-foot birdie putt on the 72nd hole to tie Rocco Mediate and force an 18-hole playoff the following day, which he would win on the first extra hole. That do-or-die putt in front of a raucous gallery surrounding the 18th green at Torrey Pines, and Woods’ victory on what later turned out to be a fractured leg, represent one of the most dramatic championship weeks in U.S. Open history.
2007 Champion: Angel Cabrera- Oakmont Country Club – Oakmont, Pa.
With a pair of U.S. Open champions breathing down his neck, Angel Cabrera, 37, of Argentina, held off world No. 1 Tiger Woods and Jim Furyk by a single stroke to become the first South American to claim the title. His 1-under 69 on Sunday was one of just two under-par scores posted in the final round at Oakmont Country Club.