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Who has won the most U.S. Opens in history?

May 30, 2018

Who has won the most U.S. Opens? Open the record books to take a peek at which players have triumphed at the U.S. Open multiple times, and you’ll see quite a few familiar names.

For both men and women, the record is an astonishing four victories. Only a few years after the tournament’s founding, Willie Anderson won the U.S. Open three times consecutively, another record.

Brooks Koepka, who has won the last two U.S. Opens, could become the first player to match Anderson’s feat at the 2019 U.S. Open at Pebble Beach. That would also tie Koepka with two others who have won three U.S. Opens in their career. One of those players, Tiger Woods, has a chance to match Anderson’s total win record this week, which Anderson shares with three other players.

The men’s U.S. Open has been held annually since 1895, with the exception of the war years from 1917-1918 and 1942-1945. In the decades since its beginnings, four men have won the U.S. Open four times. You can see a full list of U.S. Open champions here.

Most U.S. Open wins

Willie Anderson (1901, 1903, 1904, 1905)
Bobby Jones (1923, 1926, 1929, 1930)
Ben Hogan (1948, 1950, 1951, 1953)
Jack Nicklaus (1962, 1967, 1972, 1980)
Hale Irwin (1974, 1979, 1990)
Tiger Woods (2000, 2002, 2008)

Most U.S. Women’s Open wins

First played in 1946, the Women’s U.S. Open is the oldest of the LPGA’s major championships. Two women, Betsy Rawls and Mickey Wright, hold the record for most U.S. Open titles.

Betsy Rawls (1951, 1953, 1957, 1960)
Mickey Wright (1958, 1959, 1961, 1964)
Babe Didrikson Zaharias (1948, 1950, 1954)
Susie Maxwell Berning (1968, 1972, 1973)
Hollis Stacy (1977, 1978, 1984)
Annika Sorenstam (1995, 1996, 2006)

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