The U.S. Open will be hosted by Pebble Beach Golf Links this week.  With thousands upon thousands of viewers and maybe some watching in bars- and with the bar trivia at it's height- we thought we would give you some facts to share with your fellow golf enthusiasts.

Because everyone loves the person who drops random facts about the sporting event they are watching.

INFORMATION

  • Pebble Beach Golf Links is located in Pebble Beach, California
  • The U.S. Open was established in 1895
  • It is annually scheduled for the third weekend in June, with final day of play on Father's Day
  • The par for the 2019 Open is 71
  • The tournament record to par is -16 and is shared by Rory McIlroy (2011) and Brooks Koepka (2017)
  • Brooks Koepka is the defending champion
  • The winner will receive $12.5M

U.S. OPEN RECORDS

  • The first U.S. Open Champion was Horace Rawlings, a 21 year old Englishman, in 1895
  • The oldest U.S. Open Champion was Hale Irwin (1990) at age 45
  • The youngest U.S. Open Champion was John McDermott (1911) at age 19
  • Brooks Koepka is a two time defending champion.  Only one person has had three consecutive U.S. Open wins. That man is Willie Anderson 1903-1905
  • The most U.S. Open victories is shared by four men: Willie Anderson, Bobby Jones, Ben Hogan and Jack Nicklaus
  • Up to 2017, if a tie existed at the end of play on Sunday, the U.S. Open retained a full 18 hole playoff on Monday. Now it is a two hole playoff.

PEBBLE BEACH

  • This will be the 6th time Pebble Beach will host the U.S. Open.  Early gigs include 1972, 1982, 1992, 2000, 2010.  They are scheduled to host again in 2027
  • Pebble Beach has also hosted the PGA Championship (1977), the AT&T Pebble Beach (1947-present) and Nature Valley First Tee Open (2004-present)
  • In 2001, Pebble Beach was the first public golf course to be selected as the #1 golf course in America by Golf Digest
  • The course has many signature holes, including the par 3 7th- one of the most photographed holes in the world.

CURRENT ODDS TO WIN THE 2019 US OPEN

Dustin Johnson 7-1
Brooks Koepka 8-1
Tiger Woods 10-1
Rory McIlroy 10-1
Jordan Spieth 14-1
Patrick Cantlay 16-1
Justin Rose 20-1
Rickie Fowler 20-1
Justin Thomas 25-1
Jon Rahm 25-1
Jason Day 25-1
Xander Schauffele 25-1
Adam Scott 30-1
Tommy Fleetwood 30-1
Phil Mickelson 30-1
Francesco Molinari 35-1
Tony Finau 35-1
Hideki Matsuyama 40-1
Matt Kuchar 40-1
Bryson DeChambeau 50-1
Paul Casey 50-1
Webb Simpson 50-1
Brandt Snedeker 50-1
Henrik Stenson 60-1
Marc Leishman 60-1
Martin Kaymer 60-1
Gary Woodland 80-1
Patrick Reed 80-1
Shane Lowry 80-1
Sergio Garcia 100-1
Louis Oosthuizen 100-1
Matt Wallace 100-1
Kevin Kisner 100-1
Graeme McDowell 100-1