This Thursday, the 122nd edition of the US Open will kick off at The Country Club in Brooklyn, Massachusetts. The “Main” will have a controversial tint due to the start of LIV Golf, the Saudi circuit that has attracted figures of the stature of Phil Mickelson, Patrick Reed, Bryson DeChambeau and Sergio García, who will be unable to compete due to PGA Tour penalties.
This will be the fourth edition of the US Open to be hosted by this legendary tournament. The first was in 1913 and the winner was Francis Oymet, with a total of +12. Fifty years later, the major tournament returns to Brooklyn to crown Julius Burruss (+9). Finally, in 1988, Curtis Strange defeated Nick Faldo in a playoff to raise his first major, which he was able to defend the following year.
Jon Ram arrived as one of the favorites to win the title, he is the defending champion in this tournament. However, he will have to fight against Brooks Koepka (two-time US Open winner), Scottie Scheffler (world number one), and Justin Thomas (new PGA champion), among others.
Sebastian Muñoz, who finished as the best Latin American player at the Canadian Open, will play for the third time at the US Open. In 2020 he achieved his best result, ranking 59th; While in 2021 he failed to pass the qualifying cuts.
Who are the newest US Open champions?
2021: John Ram (Spain).
2020: Bryson DeChambeau (USA).
2019: Gary Woodland (USA).
2018: Brooks Koepka (USA).
2017: Brooks Koepka (USA).
2016: Dustin Johnson (USA).
2015: Jordan Spieth (USA).
2014: Martin Kaymer (Germany).
2013: Justin Rose (England).
2012: Webb Simpson (USA).
Who are the golfers with the most titles at the US Open?
- Willie Anderson (1901, 1903, 1904 and 1905).
- Bobby Jones: (1923, 1926, 1929 and 1930).
- Ben Hogan (1948, 1950, 1951, 1953).
- Jack Nicklaus (1962, 1967, 1972 and 1980).