The 2011 US Open Golf Championship begins on June 13th, and takes place at one of the best courses in the world, Congressional Country Club. Though tickets can be hard to find, Coast to Coast has tickets and packages to all US Open Golf dates, but tickets never last long. Don't wait, get your 2011 US Open Golf tickets and watch your favorite golf legends live!
The U.S. Open golf championship, first played in 1895, was originally played concurrently with the U.S. Amateur Open, but both were postponed because of the America's Cup, which was to occur at the same time. Both were scheduled in Newport, Rhode Island, but the Americas Cup, a yacht race, was more popular at the time and so the U.S. Open had to be delayed. All 36 holes of the US Open were originally played in one day. That changed in 1898 when the USGA changed it to a two day event, with 36 holes on each day, for a total of 72 holes. It changed again in 1926, with 18 holes each day on the first two days, and 36 on the third. Since 1965, the U.S. Open has played with 18 holes per round, for four days.
First televised in 1954, the US Open is considered the premier golf tournament in the United States. Since the Open began, its winners have been the premier golfers of each era. In the early 1900's, there was Willie Anderson, who won 4 Opens. Bobby Jones, an amateur, also won four Opens in the 1920's. Ben Hogan, and Jack Nicklaus have also won 4 U.S. Opens. The most recent famous player to win was Tiger Woods, the prodigal son of golf.
Baltusrol G.C. in Springfield, New Jersey has hosted the US Open 7 times total, as has the Oakmont Country Club in Pennsylvania. Other famous courses that have hosted the US Open include Bethpage Black, the first municipal course to ever host the U.S. Open, Shinnecock Hills (Southampton, NY), and Winged Foot (Mamoroneck, NY).
Some other interesting records in the US Open include Hale Irwin as oldest winner, at age 45. Jack Nicklaus holds the record for playing in the most consecutive US Opens. John Goodman was the last amateur to win the open, way back in 1933. And Sam Snead was the oldest player to make the cut, at age 61.
If you would like U.S. Open Golf tickets, or to see golf tournament schedules and information, Coast to Coast Tickets is your source. All it takes is a phone call or a few clicks of the mouse to purchase U.S. Open Golf tickets. We offer a wide selection of golf tickets for all PGA and USGA events, including the US Open, Masters, and Ryder Cup! Along with tickets, passes, and badges, we are also happy to provide information about any golf events.