See how well you know the participants at this year’s U.S. Open, as well as the history of the national championship.
The answers are at the bottom, use the comments section to let Wei Under Par know how many questions you answered correctly.
1. Who was the 1998 U.S. Amateur Public Links runner-up? (Hint: He won his first major last year)
2. Who has the longest active streak for consecutive U.S. Open appearances?
3. Number of amateurs in the field?
4. What is the par of Pinehurst No. 2 for the 2014 U.S. Open?
5. What is the first year the U.S. Open was played at Pinehurst No. 2? (Hint: This will surprise you since many people refer to Pinehurst as the home of American golf)
6. What is the longest course in U.S. Open history? (Hint: Also the site of the 2021 U.S. Open)
7. Next year’s U.S. Open venue?
8. Who are the three players to win four U.S. Opens?
9. Who restored Pinehurst No. 2?
10. How many runner-up finishes does Phil Mickelson have at the U.S. Open?
Bonus question: Who designed Pinehurst No. 2?
Answers: 1) Jason Dufner 2) Ernie Els, 22 including this year 3) Twelve 4) par-70 5) 1999 6) Torrey Pines South 7,643 yards 7) Chambers Bay 8) Bob Jones, Ben Hogan, Jack Nicklaus 9) Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw 10) six (1999, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2009, 2013) Bonus question) Donald Ross
–Bernie D’Amato (@bdamato711)