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Did You Know These U.S. Open Facts?

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This month, the U.S. Open returns to Winged Foot’s historic West Course for only the sixth time in the tournament’s history. Originally scheduled for June, the 120th championship was postponed until September because of COVID-19, so things may look a little different this year. Since it had just been announced by the USGA at press time that this year’s event would be held without spectators, we thought a friendly little historical retrospective might help ease the pain.

2006
The last time the U.S. Open was played at Winged Foot.

$12.5 Million
This year’s purse, the highest among golf’s major championships, with last year’s winner having taken home a cool $2.25 million.

3
Number of times the U.S. Open has been won by a Westchester-born golfer: White Plains’ Johnny Farrell in 1928 and Harrison native Gene Sarazen in 1922 and 1932.

Zero
Qualifiers who will play in this year’s U.S. Open since qualifying was no longer viable due to COVID-19, leaving this year’s Open with an all-exempt field of 144 players.

190
Countries to which the U.S. Open was broadcast in 2019.

$50
The starting daily ticket price fans would’ve paid if allowed to attend this year’s championship.

45
Holes-in-one in U.S. Open history, including one by Rory Sabbatini just last year, on the 12th hole of the first round at Pebble Beach.

$200,000
The rumored initiation fee for a new member at Winged Foot.

7,477
Yards on the West Course, which will play to a par of 35-35–70.