Follow me (@ajvoelpel) on twitter all week for some fun facts of the U.S. Open and its history.
— Long Island? Yeah, we’ve only produced Open winners by the likes of Tiger Woods, Bobby Jones, Gene Sarazen, Raymond Floyd and Corey Pavin.
— Speaking of Bobby Jones, he won the first major championship of his career on Long Island: The 1923 U.S. Open at Inwood CC.
— In 1960 Hogan, Arnie & Jack dueled @Cherry Hills. Afterward, Hogan said young Jack “could’ve won by 10 shots if he’d known what he was doin.”
— 60 years ago, Hogan won his 4th Open title at Oakland Hills. He fired a stunning final round 67 when the scoring avg for the round was 78.
— Phil the best to never win the Open? Get real. Slammin’ Sammy went 0-28 (4 2nd place finishes), primarily because of a guy in the 50s named Ben Hogan.
— To think, w/ a par on the 18th at ’06 US Open, Phil would’ve been a British Open away from a Tiger Slam (won ’05 PGA, ’06 Masters)
Editor’s note: This page will be updated regularly throughout Open week.