The U.S. Open is the season’s second major and the flagship event for the USGA, held annually at different venues. 2015 marks the 115th rendition of the event, which started in 1895. It was cancelled for four years during World War II and two years during World War I.
This is the first year that at U.S. Open will be held in the Pacific Northwest at Chambers Bay in University Place, Washington. The course held the U.S. Amateur in 2010. The course played approximately 7,742 yards in that event.
The first U.S. Open was won by Harry Vardon in 1895. The trophy does not have a special name; it is simply called the U.S. Open Championship trophy. The greatest U.S. Open Champions have won the event four times: Willie Anderson, Bobby Jones, Ben Hogan and Jack Nicklaus.
The next five U.S. Open sites are:
2016: Oakmont Country Club, Oakmont, PA
2017: Erin Hills Golf Course, Erin, WI
2018: Shinnecock Hills Golf Club, Southampton, NY
2019: Pebble Beach Golf Links, Pebble Beach, CA
2020: Winged Foot Golf Club, Mamaroneck, NY
2021: Torrey Pines Golf Course, San Diego, CA
2022: The Country Club, Brookline, MA
2023: Los Angeles Country Club, Los Angeles, CA