U.S. Open 2018 Tickets, Golf & Accommodation Experiences
Shinnecock Hills Golf Club, Southampton, New York
Just as the Open Championship is the premier event this side of the Atlantic, the U.S. Open is the most important event on the United States Golf Association's calendar. While picking a winner is a fool's errand, one thing is certain; few events produce a more deserving champion than what has become known as 'golf's toughest test'.
One of five founding clubs of the United States Golf Association, Shinnecock hosted the second U.S. Open in 1896 and has hosted the event four times now, the last being in 2004.
Without doubt one of the highlights of the golfing calendar, and a truly prestigious major championship, the U.S. Open is a must for any tournament fan.
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About the U.S. Open
The U.S. Open was established in 1895, 121 years ago. It is the annual open golf tournament of the United States and is the 2nd Golf Major of the year. It is played in mid-june, so that the last round on the third weekend of the month is played on Fathers Day, a U.S. Open tradition.
U.S. Open Statistics
- 2017 US Open Winner: Brookes Koepka (-16, $2,160,000 Prize Money)
- Oldest Winner: Hale Irwin (45 years and 15 days, 199)
- Youngest Winner: John Mcdermott (19 years, 10 months and 14 days in 1911)
- Lowest 72 Hole Score: -16 (Rory McIlroy: 2011, Brookes Koepka: 2017)
- Prize Fund: $10 Million
- Most Frequent Venue: 9 times at Oakmont Country Club
- The Field: 156 Golfers
Thinking of travelling to The 2018 U.S. Open? Here are some helpful tips
There are direct flights from London Heathrow to JFK Airport which is only a 90 minute drive away from Shinnecock Hills. Flight time from London to Milwaukee is around 8 hours. There are also many indirect flight options if you plan on visiting other cities on your trip.
Shinnecock Hills is located in the town of Southampton on Long Island, however if you want to do some sight seeing, New York is just 90 minutes away and is definitely worth a visit.
The U.S. Open is always played in June which sees the start of the summer season. New York has a warm and pleasant climate in June with an average of 22 C and potential highs of 27 C.
About Shinnecock Hills - 2018 US Open Host
Shinnecock Hills claims to be the oldest formal organized golf club in the United States (1891), to have the oldest golf clubhouse in the U.S. (1892), and to have been the first to admit women. If has hosted the U.S. Open on four occasions in three different centuries and has also hosted the Walker Cup.
- Yardage: 6996 Yards from the championship tees
- Course Opened in: 1891
- Par: 70
- Designers: William Flynn 1937, C.B. MacDonald 1901, Willie Dunn 1894, Willie Davis 1891
- Awards: Ranked 2nd in Golf Digest's 100 Greatest Courses Ranking for 2007, 2008, and third in 2009.
U.S. Open past winners
Future U.S. Open Venues
|2019||Pebble Beach Golf Links||California||13-16 June|
|2020||Winged Foot Golf Club||New York||18-21 June|
|2021||Torrey Pines Golf Course||California||17-20 June|
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