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Winners of the U.S. Open Championship

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Since the inaugural event in 1895, the U.S. Open has seen many great champions from Harry Vardon and Walter Hagan to Tiger Woods and Tom Watson. The tournament has witnessed the great amateur champion Bobby Jones, who won four titles in the 1920s, and the great professional champion, Jack Nicklaus, who won four titles of his own in the 1960s and 70s.

Here is a list of every man that has hoisted the U.S. Open Trophy:

1895 Horace Rawlins

1896 James Foulis

1897 Joe Lloyd

1898 Fred Herd

1899 Willie Smith

1900 Harry Vardon

1901 Willie Anderson

1902 Laurence Auchterlonie

1903 Willie Anderson

1904 Willie Anderson

1905 Willie Anderson

1906 Alex Smith

1907 Alex Ross

1908 Fred McLeod

1909 George Sargent

1910 Alex Smith

1911 John J. McDermott

1912 John J. McDermott

1913 a-Francis Ouimet

1914 Walter Hagen

1915 a-Jerome D. Travers

1916 a-Charles Evans Jr.

1917 No Championships - World War I

1918 No Championships - World War I

1919 Walter Hagen

1920 Edward Ray

1921 James M. Barnes

1922 Gene Sarazen

1923 a-Robert T. Jones Jr.

1924 Cyril Walker

1925 William Macfarlane

1926 a-Robert T. Jones Jr.

1927 Tommy Armour

1928 Johnny Farrell

1929 a-Robert T. Jones Jr.

1930 a-Robert T. Jones Jr.

1931 Billy Burke

1932 Gene Sarazen

1933 a-John Goodman

1934 Olin Du

1935 Sam Parks Jr.

1936 Tony Manero

1937 Ralph Guldahl

1938 Ralph Guldahl

1939 Byron Nelson

1940 Lawson Little

1941 Craig Wood

1942 No Championships - World War II

1943 No Championships - World War II

1944 No Championships - World War II

1945 No Championships - World War II

1946 Lloyd Mangrum

1947 Lew Worsha

1948 Ben Hogan

1949 Cary Middlecoff

1950 Ben Hogan

1951 Ben Hogan

1952 Julius Boros

1953 Ben Hogan

1954 Ed Furgol

1955 Jack Fleck

1956 Cary Middlecoff

1957 Dick Mayer

1958 Tommy Bolt

1959 Bill Casper Jr.

1960 Arnold Palmer

1961 Gene Littler

1962 Jack Nicklaus

1963 Julius Boros

1964 Ken Venturi

1965 Gary Player

1966 Bill Casper Jr.

1967 Jack Nicklaus

1968 Lee Trevino

1969 Orville Moody

1970 Tony Jacklin

1971 Lee Trevino

1972 Jack Nicklaus

1973 John Miller

1974 Hale Irwin

1975 Lou Graham

1976 Jerry Pate

1977 Hubert Green

1978 Andy North

1979 Hale Irwin

1980 Jack Nicklaus

1981 David Graham

1982 Tom Watson

1983 Larry Nelson

1984 Fuzzy Zoeller

1985 Andy North

1986 Raymond Floyd

1987 Scott Simpson

1988 Curtis Strange

1989 Curtis Strange

1990 Hale Irwin

1991 Payne Stewart

1992 Tom Kite

1993 Lee Janzen

1994 Ernie Els

1995 Corey Pavin

1996 Steve Jones

1997 Ernie Els

1998 Lee Janzen

1999 Payne Stewart

2000 Tiger Woods

2001 Retief Goosen

2002 Tiger Woods

2003 Jim Furyk

2004 Retief Goosen

2005 Michael Campbell

2006 Geoff Ogilvy

2007 Angel Cabrera

2008 Tiger Woods

2009 Lucas Glover

2010 Graeme McDowell

2011 Rory McIlroy

Source: http://www.usopen.com/en_US/champ_experience/history.html

Dwight is an avid golfer. While still relatively new to the game, he plays as often as the weather and his schedule will allow.

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