The U.S. Open has been won wire-to-wire by seven golfers on eight occasions: 1914 by Walter Hagen, 1921 by Jim Barnes, 1953 by Hogan, 1970 by Tony Jacklin, 2000 and 2002 by Tiger Woods, 2011 by McIlroy, and 2014 by Martin Kaymer.
The 2020 Open Championship has been canceled , and the 2020 Masters is scheduled for Nov. 12-15, though it has not announced a policy for its patrons at this time. The 2020 Ryder Cup has been pushed a full year to 2021.
1933 – The last time an amateur won a men’s professional major. Johnny Goodman won the U.S. Open as an amateur at North Shore in Illinois, and while several amateurs since then have had runner-up finishes (though none since 1961), none have repeated the feat.
Oakmont Country Club
Unlike the PGA Championship and the Open Championship, which allows the low 70 players and ties to play all four rounds, the USGA has a slightly higher bar for its “ cut rule,” taking only the low 60 and ties.
With a win , you get a 10-year U.S. Open exemption as well as five-year exemptions into the Open , Masters and PGA Championship. The winner also punches their ticket to the following year’s Tournament of Champions, a no-cut event that guarantees a nice payday.
Torrey Pines Golf Course
The 2020 US Masters has been rescheduled for November 9th-16th later this year, tournament organisers have confirmed. The year’s opening Major was set to start this Thursday, but was postponed on March 19th due to the coronavirus pandemic.
2020 U.S. Open (golf)
|Field||144, 62 after cut|
|Prize fund||$12,500,000 €10,550,000|
|Winner’s share||$2,250,000 €1,899,000|
USGA Rule 3-2 An amateur winning a golf tournament could accept a prize — if the value is $750 or less. USGA Rule 3-2, “Prize Money,” allows amateurs to compete in events and win prizes such as vouchers for free golf equipment. The only exception is for a hole-in-one competition during a tournament.
The last amateur winner was Johnny Goodman in 1933, and there’s little evidence that will change. Fleckman and Jim Simons in 1971 were the last ones to have a 54-hole lead.