U.S. Open Golf History



For the next three weeks leading up to the 2013 U.S. Open, Golf Channel will highlight some of the most memorable final rounds in U.S. Open tournament history. 

Tonight at 8PM ET watch a highlight reel of the 2008 U.S. Open at Torrey Pines where Tiger Woods captured his third U.S. Open by defeating Rocco Mediate on the first hole of a sudden death playoff following an 18-hole playoff.

On May 21 at 8PM ET we look at how the 2006 U.S. Open slipped right out of Phil Mickelson’s hands.  At the Winged Foot Golf Club in Mamaroneck, NY, Mickelson was leading the first 69 holes, but on the 72nd hole he failed to make par and on the final hole he double-bogeyed after hitting the driver off the tee and failing to hit the fairway. This opened the door for Geoff Ogilvy to come in and steal the lead to eventually go on to win the 2006 U.S. Open. 

On May 28 we travel back in time to the 1971 U.S. Open, held at Merion Golf Club, in Ardmore, PA, the same location as this year’s U.S. Open.  At 8PM ET watch the Battle of Merion between Lee Trevino and Jack Nicklaus.  Trevino won his 2nd U.S. Open by defeating Jack Nicklaus by three strokes in an 18-hole playoff.

Here is your chance to a part of the social conversation surrounding some of the most dramatic U.S. Open victories.  Each week as you are watch the highlights and final rounds from the above mentioned U.S. Opens, tweet out your comments and thoughts about the dramatic finish with #GreatestRounds,  and your tweets just may be shown throughout the program on Golf Channel.