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1898: The U.S. Open was expanded to a 72-hole format, with 36 holes played on two days.
1900: Eventual six-time British Open champion Harry Vardon won his only U.S. Open title. It was the first time Vardon played the event.
1901: Willie Anderson won the first of his four U.S. Open titles, defeating Alex Smith in the event's first playoff.
1903: Willie Anderson defeated David Brown in a playoff for his second career U.S. Open win.
1904: Willie Anderson successfully defended his title at the U.S. Open.
1905: Willie Anderson once again mounted a successful title defense at the U.S. Open. It was his fourth career win at the event. He also became the only golfer to earn three consecutive U.S. Open crowns.
1907: Jack Hobens recorded the first hole-in-one at the U.S. Open.
1911: John J. McDermott was the first native-born American to earn the U.S. Open title. He would successfully defend his title in 1912.
1913: Francis Ouimet became the first amateur to win the U.S. Open, defeating professionals Harry Vardon and Ted Ray in a playoff.
1914: Walter Hagen won his first of two U.S. Open titles.
1917-1918: No U.S. Opens were held due to World War I.
1922: The USGA began to sell spectator tickets for the U.S. Open.
1923: Amateur golfer Bobby Jones won the first of four U.S. Open titles.
1924: A sharp rise in entries prompted the USGA to introduce sectional qualifying for the U.S. Open.
1926: Bobby Jones won his second U.S. Open crown.
1929: Bobby Jones triumphed at the U.S. Open for the third time in his career.
1930: The venerable Bobby Jones became a four-time U.S. Open champion by successfully defending his title.
1933: John Goodman was the last amateur to earn the U.S. Open title.
1942-1945: No U.S. Opens were played due to World War II.
1948: Ben Hogan won his first U.S. Open Championship. He went on to win the event four times.
1950: Ben Hogan made a triumphant comeback after a near-fatal car accident in 1949 to win the U.S. Open.
1951: Ben Hogan won his third U.S. Open crown.
1953: Playing the best golf of his career, Ben Hogan won the U.S. Open for the fourth time. He also won the Masters and British Open.
1954: The U.S. Open was nationally televised for the first time. It was also the first year it was roped from tee to green.
1960: Arnold Palmer sets the U.S. Open record for the largest comeback in the final round by overcoming a seven-stroke deficit. It was Palmer's only U.S. Open title.
1962: Rookie Jack Nicklaus won his first of four U.S. Open titles.
1965: The U.S. Open adopted a four-day, 18-hole format.
1969: Qualifier Orville Moody captured the U.S. Open title. Moody was the last champion to come from local and sectional qualifying.
1973: Johnny Miller battled back from a six-stroke deficit to win the U.S. Open.
1980: Jack Nicklaus joined Willie Anderson, Bobby Jones and Ben Hogan as the only four-time U.S. Open champions with his victory. (Nicklaus' other victories came in 1962, 1967 and 1972.)
1989: Curtis Strange successfully defended his U.S Open title. He is the last golfer to accomplish this at the U.S. Open.
1990: Hale Irwin, playing on a special exemption, became the oldest U.S. Open champion with his playoff victory over Mike Donald. Irwin was 45 years, 15 days old. It was also Irwin's third U.S. Open title (the others came in 1974 and 1979).
1994: Ernie Els defeated Loren Roberts and Colin Montgomerie in one of the U.S. Open's most memorable playoffs. Els and Roberts both fired 74s in the 18-hole playoff. Two holes of sudden death were needed before Els claimed the first of his two Open titles.
1996: Steve Jones edged Tom Lehman and Davis Love III by one stroke to win the U.S. Open. Jones was the last sectional qualifier to capture the title.
1999: Payne Stewart wins his second U.S. Open title, holding off a determined Phil Mickelson with a spectacular par save on No. 18 for the win.
2000: Tiger Woods won his first U.S. Open and set a 72-hole scoring record. Woods also established the largest winning margin (15 strokes).
2001: Retief Goosen defeated Mark Brooks in a playoff. It was the last time a playoff has been held at the U.S. Open.
2002: Tiger Woods earned his second U.S. Open title at Bethpage State Park's Black Course in Farmingdale, N.Y. It was the first time the event was held on a public course.
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