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



In the history of the US Open, there have been 45 holes-in-one spread over the par 3s on the golf courses to host the US Open.

The first hole-in-one in the US Open was in the 1907 championship at Philly Cricket Club. Then there wasn't another one for 15 years! Basically, in the first 60 years of the championship, there were only six holes-in-one. Insane.

Since then, though, Pebble Beach Golf Links has been a popular place to make a hole-in-one. Pebble Beach has given up the most holes-in-one in the US Open, with eight.

The real oddity was the second round fo the 1989 US Open on Oak Hill Country Club's East Course. On the 159-yard sixth hole in the same round, four players made a hole-in-one. Four!

Holes-in-one at the US Open

  • Jack Hobens, 147-yard 10th hole, second round, Philadelphia Cricket Club (St. Martin’s Course), Chestnut Hill, Pa., 1907
  • Eddie Towns, Skokie C.C., Glencoe, Ill., 1922
  • Leo Diegel, 146-yard 13th hole, second round, Inverness Club, Toledo, Ohio, 1931
  • Zell Eaton, Baltusrol G.C. (Upper Course), Springfield, N.J., 1936
  • a-Dick Chapman, Baltusrol G.C. (Lower Course), Springfield, N.J., 1954
  • Johnny Weitzel, Baltusrol G.C. (Lower Course), Springfield, N.J., 1954
  • a-Billy Kuntz, 142-yard 11th hole, Oak Hill C.C. (East Course), Rochester, N.Y., 1956
  • Jerry McGee, 180-yard 5th hole, third round, Pebble Beach (Calif.) G.L., 1972
  • Bobby Mitchell, 180-yard 5th hole, fourth round, Pebble Beach (Calif.) G.L., 1972
  • Pat Fitzsimmons, 187-yard 2nd hole, first round, Medinah (Ill.) C.C. (No. 3 Course), 1975
  • Bobby Wadkins, 208-yard 15th hole, first round, Cherry Hills C.C., Englewood, Colo., 1978
  • Tom Weiskopf, Cherry Hills C.C., Englewood, Colo., 1978
  • Gary Player, 185-yard 3rd hole, third round, Inverness Club, Toledo, Ohio, 1979
  • Tom Watson, 194-yard 4th hole, first round, Baltusrol G.C. (Lower Course), Springfield, N.J., 1980
  • Johnny Miller, 205-yard 12th hole, second round, Pebble Beach (Calif.) G.L., 1982
  • Bill Brodell, 180-yard 5th hole, second round, Pebble Beach (Calif.) G.L., 1982
  • Tom Weiskopf, 120-yard 7th hole, fourth round, Pebble Beach (Calif.) G.L., 1982
  • Scott Simpson, 228-yard 16th hole, first round, Oakmont (Pa.) C.C., 1983
  • Mark McCumber, 190-yard 10th hole, first round, Winged Foot G.C. (West Course), Mamaroneck, N.Y., 1984
  • Ben Crenshaw, 217-yard, 9th hole, second round, Oakland Hills C.C. (South Course), Birmingham, Mich., 1985
  • Doug Weaver, 159-yard 6th hole, second round, Oak Hill C.C. (East Course), Rochester, N.Y., 1989
  • Mark Wiebe, 159-yard 6th hole, second round, Oak Hill C.C. (East Course), Rochester, N.Y., 1989
  • Jerry Pate, 159-yard 6th hole, second round, Oak Hill C.C. (East Course), Rochester, N.Y., 1989
  • Nick Price, 159-yard 6th hole, second round, Oak Hill C.C. (East Course), Rochester, N.Y., 1989
  • Jay Don Blake, 190-yard 8th hole, first round, Medinah (Ill.) C.C. (No. 3 Course), 1990
  • John Inman, 194-yard 4th hole, first round, Hazeltine National G.C., Chaska, Minn., 1991
  • Fuzzy Zoeller, 194-yard 4th hole, second round, Hazeltine National G.C., Chaska, Minn., 1991
  • Mike Hulbert, 198-yard 12th hole, first round, Baltusrol G.C. (Lower Course), Springfield, N.J., 1993
  • Sandy Lyle, 206-yard 12th hole, fourth round, Baltusrol G.C. (Lower Course), Springfield, N.J., 1993
  • Gary Hallberg, 182-yard 7th hole, third round, Shinnecock Hills G.C., Southampton, N.Y., 1995
  • Chris Perry, 196-yard 13th hole, third round, The Olympic Club (Lake Course), San Francisco, Calif., 1998
  • Todd Fischer, 108-yard 7th hole, second round, Pebble Beach (Calif.) G.L., 2000
  • Phil Mickelson, 174-yard 6th hole, second round, Southern Hills C.C., Tulsa, Okla., 2001
  • Olin Browne, 165-yard 11th hole, fourth round, Southern Hills C.C., Tulsa, Okla., 2001
  • Shigeki Maruyama, 161-yard 14th hole, second round, Bethpage State Park (Black Course), Farmingdale, N.Y., 2002
  • Andy Miller, 205-yard 3rd hole, fourth round, Bethpage State Park (Black Course), Farmingdale, N.Y., 2002
  • Scott Hoch, 207-yard 17th hole, fourth round, Bethpage State Park (Black Course), Farmingdale, N.Y., 2002
  • a-Spencer Levin, 179-yard 17th hole, first round, Shinnecock Hills G.C., Southampton, N.Y., 2004
  • Peter Jacobsen, 175-yard 9th hole, third round, Pinehurst Resort (No. 2), Village of Pinehurst, N.C., 2005
  • Peter Hedblom, 238-yard 3rd hole, third round, Winged Foot G.C. (West Course), Mamaroneck, N.Y., 2006
  • Thongchai Jaidee, 181-yard 5th hole, third round, Pebble Beach (Calif.) G.L., 2010
  • John Peterson, 199-yard 13th hole, third round, The Olympic Club (Lake Course), San Francisco, Calif., 2012
  • Shawn Stefani, 229-yard 17th hole, fourth round, Merion G.C. (East Course), Ardmore, Pa., 2013
  • Zach Johnson, 191-yard 9th hole, fourth round, Pinehurst R. & C.C. (No. 2), Village of Pinehurst, N.C., 2014
  • Rory Sabbatini, 200-yard 12th hole, second round, Pebble Beach (Calif.) G.L., 2019

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