US Open holes-in-one: A history of aces in the national championship

In the history of the US Open, there have been 47 known holes-in-one dating back to the first US Open in 1895.

With the tournament changing host venues every year, the number of holes-in-one is a reflection of certain holes at certain host venues likely to concede an ace.

For example, Oak Hill Country Club’s sixth hole on the East Course gave up four aces on the same day in the second round in 1989, a US Open record that’s not likely to fall anytime soon.

However, Pebble Beach Golf Links has been home to the most holes-in-one in US Open history. It has seen eight US Open holes-in-one, spread between the fifth, seventh and 12th holes. There hasn’t been a US Open ace on the 17th hole.

Baltusrol in New Jersey, host to seven US Opens, has given up six aces.

Despite all of these records, we actually don’t know the full number of aces in US Open history.

Holes-in-one at the US Open

1907: Jack Hobens, Philadelphia Cricket Club (St. Martin’s Course), Round 2, 10th hole, 147 yards1922: Eddie Towns, Skokie Country Club1931: Leo Diegel, Inverness Club, Round 2, 13th hole, 146 yards1936: Zell Eaton, Baltusrol CC (Upper Course)1954: Dick Chapman, Baltusrol CC (Lower Course)1954: Johnny Weitzel, Baltusrol CC (Lower Course)1956: Billy Kuntz, Oak Hill CC (East Course), 11th hole, 142 yards1972: Jerry McGee, Pebble Beach GL, Round 3, 5th hole, 180 yards1972: Bobby Mitchell, Pebble Beach GL, Round 4, 5th hole, 180 yards1975: Pat Fitzsimmons, Medinah CC (No. 3), Round 1, 2nd hole, 187 yards1978: Bobby Wadkins, Cherry Hills CC, Round 1, 15th hole, 208 yards1978: Tom Weiskopf, Cherry Hills CC1979: Gary Player, Inverness Club, Round 3, 3rd hole, 185 yards1980: Tom Watson, Baltusrol CC (Lower Course), Round 1, 4th hole, 194 yards1982: Johnny Miller, Pebble Beach GL, Round 2, 12th hole, 205 yards1982: Bill Brodell, Pebble Beach GL, Round 2, 5th hole, 180 yards1982: Tom Weiskopf, Pebble Beach GL, Round 4, 7th hole, 120 yards1983: Scott Simpson, Oakmont CC, Round 1, 16th hole, 228 yards1984: Mark McCumber, Winged Foot GC (West Course), Round 1, 10th hole, 190 yards1985: Ben Crenshaw, Oakland Hills CC (South Course), Round 2, 9th hole, 217 yards1989: Doug Weaver, Oak Hill CC (East Course), Round 2, 6th hole, 159 yards1989: Mark Wiebe, Oak Hill CC (East Course), Round 2, 6th hole, 159 yards1989: Jerry Pate, Oak Hill CC (East Course), Round 2, 6th hole, 159 yards1989: Nick Price, Oak Hill CC (East Course), Round 2, 6th hole, 159 yards1990: Jay Don Blake, Medinah CC (No. 3), Round 1, 8th hole, 190 yards1991: John Inman, Hazeltine National GC, Round 1, 4th hole, 194 yards1991: Fuzzy Zoeller, Hazeltine National GC, Round 2, 4th hole, 194 yards1993: Mike Hulbert, Baltusrol CC (Lower Course), Round 1, 12th hole, 206 yards1993: Sandy Lyle, Baltusrol CC (Lower Course), Round 4, 12th hole, 206 yards1995: Gary Hallberg, Shinnecock Hills GC, Round 3, 7th hole, 182 yards1998: Chris Perry, The Olympic Club, Round 3, 13th hole, 196 yards2000: Todd Fischer, Pebble Beach GL, Round 2, 7th hole, 108 yards2001: Phil Mickelson, Southern Hills CC, Round 2, 6th hole, 174 yards2001: Olin Browne, Southern Hills CC, Round 4, 11th hole, 165 yards2002: Shigeki Maruyama, Bethpage Black, Round 2, 14th hole, 161 yards2002: Andy Miller, Bethpage Black, Round 4, 3rd hole, 205 yards2002: Scott Hoch, Bethpage Black, Round 4, 17th hole, 207 yards2004: Spencer Levin, Shinnecock Hills GC, Round 1, 17th hole, 179 yards2005: Peter Jacobsen, Pinehurst No. 2, Round 3, 9th hole, 175 yards2006: Peter Hedblom, Winged Foot GC (West Course), Round 3, 3rd hole, 238 yards2010: Thongchai Jaidee, Pebble Beach GL, Round 3, 5th hole, 181 yards2012: John Peterson, The Olympic Club, Round 3, 13th hole, 199 yards2013: Shawn Stefani, Merion GC (East Course), Round 4, 17th hole, 229 yards2014: Zach Johnson, Pinehurst No. 2, Round 4, 9th hole, 191 yards2019: Rory Sabbatini, Pebble Beach GL, Round 1, 12th hole, 202 yards2020: Patrick Reed, Winged Foot GC (West Course), Round 1, 7th hole, 165 yards2020: Will Zalatoris, Winged Foot GC (West Course), Round 1, 7th hole, 165 yards

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Title: US Open holes-in-one: A history of aces in the national championship
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Published Date: Sat, 19 Sep 2020 01:33:53 +0000

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