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The 2008 U.S. Open begins June 9th

Amaze your friends with your U.S. Open knowledge

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What year was the first U.S. Open?

• 1845?

• 1895?

• 1900?

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Did you say 1895?

Congratulations! You’re Correct!

October 4, 1895 marked the beginning of the U.S. Open Championship. It was held in Newport, Rhode Island on a 9 hole course.

The tournament was 36 holes and was completed in one day.

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Horace Rawlins, the winner of the first U.S. Open took home prize money of $150.00 cash.

In 2007 Angel Cabrera won the title. How much did he win?

• $1.0 Million?

• $1.4 Million?

• $1.26 Million?

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If your answer was $1.26 Million?

You’re Right!

The total purse in 2007 was $7 Million

The 2007 U.S. Open was the Argentine’s first “Major Championship”.

Cabrera’s best finish prior to the 2007 U.S. Open was a tie for 4th position in the 1999 British Open.

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Who won the U.S. Open the most?

How many wins?

• Jack Nicklaus – 4 wins?

• Hale Irwin – 3 wins?

• Ben Hogan – 4 wins?

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Each of the following players won the U.S. Open four times;

• Willie Anderson; 1901, 1903, 1904, 1905

• Bobby Jones; 1923, 1926, 1929, 1930

•Ben Hogan; 1948, 1950, 1951, 1953

•Jack Nicklaus; 1962, 1967, 1972, 1980

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Who holds the record for the largest margin of victory in a U.S. Open?

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If your answer was Tiger Woods

You’re Right!

At the 2000 U.S. Open at Pebble Beach Tiger Woods astounded the golfing world with a margin of victory of 15 strokes!

This stands as the all time record for any “Major Championship”.

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It is a monumental task to run an event like the U.S. Open.

How many volunteers will work at the event this year at Torrey Pines?

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The Correct Answer

Over 6,000 volunteers!

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Who is the last player to successfully defend his U.S. Open title?

• Tiger Woods?

• Jack Nicklaus?

• Lee Janzen?

• Curtis Strange?

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The Correct Answer”

Curtis Strange successfully defended his U.S. Open title in 1989.

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Who was the last defending champion to miss the cut?

• Sam Snead?

• Tiger Woods?

• Ben Crenshaw?

• Michael Campbell?

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The Correct Answer”

Michael Campbell in 2006.

Michael Campbell is also the last winner after being in sectional qualifying.

He went on to win in 2005.

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What is the longest yardage of a U.S. Open golf course?

• Baltusrol?

• Olympia Fields?

• Pinehurst?

• Winged Foot G.C.?

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You really know your stuff if you said Torrey Pines!

Torrey Pines South Course will play a huge 7,607 yards for the 2008 U.S. Open.

Previous to 2008 Winged Foot held the longest course record at 7,264 yards

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Watch for these U.S. Open upcoming features:

• Memorable Moments at the U.S. Open

• U.S. Open Videos and Stories

• Lots More U.S. Open Trivia

• Visit: www.GolfStoreDiscount.com/blog

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