Long courses, thick rough and tough conditions are attributed to the high scoring you see at the major but when is the 2021 US Open?
Here’s the lowdown on the 2021 tournament.
A brief history of US Open
The US Open is the annual national golf championship in the United States. It is the third 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. Recently 15-year-old Cole Hammer played in the 2015 tournament at Chambers Bay while 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 2017 broke Johnny Miller’s record of eight under par from the 1973 US Open at Oakmont.
Where is the 2021 US Open?
The U.S. Open returns to the South Course at Torrey Pines for the second time, the first being in 2008. That year was the scene of the epic dual between Rocco Mediate and Tiger Woods, who needed more than the 91 holes off golf too separate them. In which Tiger Woods became champion to win his 14th Major Title.
Torrey Pines also plays host to the Farmers Insurance open every year, this tournament uses a mixture of the North and South courses.
When is the 2021 US Open?
The 2021 US Open will be played between Thursday 17 June and Sunday 21 June 2021.
Who is the defending champion?
The defending champion will be the winner of the 2020 Tournament.