Long courses, thick rough and tough conditions are attributed to the higher scoring you see at the major but when is the 2020 US Open?

Here’s the lowdown on the 2020 tournament.

A brief history of US Open

The US Open is the annual national golf championship in the United States. It is the second major to be played during the season and run by the USGA.

The tournament was first played in October 1895 on a nine-hole course at the Newport Country Club in Rhode Island.

Did you know…

Rory McIlroy holds the record for the lowest 72 hole score of 268 thanks to rounds of 65-66-68-69 helped him win the US Open at Congressional in 2011.

There is no age limit on who can enter the US Open and recently 15 year old Cole Hammer played in the 2015 event at Chambers Bay as well as 14 year old Andy Zhang who qualified in 2012 at Congressional.

Justin Thomas holds the record for the lowest round relative to par in US Open history. His round of nine under par (63) at Erin Hills in 2018 broke Johnny Miller’s record of eight under par from the 1973 US Open at Oakmont.

Where is the 2020 US Open?

The U.S. Open returns to the West Course at Winged Foot G.C. in Mamaroneck, N.Y. for the sixth time in 2020.

The last time the U.S. Open was at Winged Foot in 2006, it was Geoff Ogilvy who lifted the trophy with a winning score of 5-over par.

When is the 2020 US Open?

The 2020 US Open will be played between Thursday 18 June and Sunday 21 June 2020 at Winged Foot Golf Club.

Who is the defending champion?

The defending champion will be the winner of the 2019 tournament.