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How Many Holes-in-One Have There Been at the U.S.Open?

The hole-in-one is a thing of beauty. Some golfers play for decades and never record one while others achieve the rare feat on numerous occasions. Want one more reason to despise Tiger Woods for how good he is? The 82-time PGA Tour winner has 20 holes-in-one in his lifetime. But he’s never recorded an ace at the U.S. Open, which is one thing Phil Mickelson has on him. Lefty is one of 46 players to notch a hole-in-one at America’s national championship since the tournament began in 1895. There have actually been 47 official aces at the U.S. Open as one player was lucky enough to hit two of them.

Broken down by decade, here’s a look at every hole-in-one in U.S. Open history.

1900s

The very first hole-in-one at the U.S. Open came in 1907 and was the only ace of the decade.

  • 1907: Jack Hobens, 2nd round, Philadelphia Cricket Club, No. 10, 147 yards

1920s

After zero aces in the 1910s (the tournament wasn’t played in 1917 and 1918 due to World War I), the hole-in-one drought was broken in 1922.

  • 1922: Eddie Towns, Skokie Country Club, no hole information available

1930s

There were two U.S. Open holes-in-one in the 1930s, the first coming in 1931.

  • 1931: Leo Diegel, 2nd round, Inverness, 13th hole, 146 yards
  • 1936: Zell Eaton, Baltusrol (Upper Course), no hole information available

1950s

The 1940s didn’t produce a hole-in-one at the U.S. Open (the tournament wasn’t played from 1942-1945 due to World War II) but the fun resumed in 1954 with two aces at Baltusrol.

  • 1954: Dick Chapman, Baltusrol (Lower Course), no hole information available
  • 1954: Johnny Weitzel, Baltusrol (Lower Course), no hole information available
  • 1956: Billy Kuntz, Oak Hill, No. 11, 142 yards

1970s

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After zero aces in the 1960s, there were six U.S. Open holes-in-one in the 1970s.

  • 1972: Jerry McGee, 3rd Round, Pebble Beach, No. 5, 180 yards
  • 1972: Bobby Mitchell, 4th Round, Pebble Beach, No. 5, 180 yards
  • 1975: Pat Fitzsimmons, 1st Round, Medinah, No. 2, 187 yards
  • 1978: Bobby Wadkins, 1st Round, Cherry Hills, No. 15, 208 yards
  • 1978: Tom Weiskopf, Cherry Hills, no hole information available
  • 1979: Gary Player, 3rd Round, Inverness, No. 3, 185 yards

1980s

The 1980s produced the most holes-in-one at the U.S. Open with 11 taking place throughout the decade. Tom Weiskopf also became the first (and still only) player to record his second ace at America’s national championship.

  • 1980: Tom Watson, 1st Round, Baltusrol (Lower Course), No. 4, 194 yards
  • 1982: Johnny Miller, 2nd Round, Pebble Beach, No. 12, 205 yards
  • 1982: Bill Brodell, 2nd Round, Pebble Beach, No. 5, 180 yards
  • 1982: Tom Weiskopf, 4th Round, Pebble Beach, No. 7, 120 yards
  • 1983: Scott Simpson, 1st Round, Oakmont, No. 16, 228 yards
  • 1984: Mark McCumber: 1st Round, Winged Foot, No. 10, 190 yards
  • 1985: Ben Crenshaw, 2nd Round, Oakland Hills, No. 9, 217 yards
  • 1989: Doug Weaver, 2nd Round, Oak Hill, No. 6, 159 yards
  • 1989: Mark Wiebe, 2nd Round, Oak Hill, No. 6, 159 yards
  • 1989: Jerry Pate, 2nd Round, Oak Hill, No. 6, 159 yards
  • 1989: Nick Price, 2nd Round, Oak Hill, No. 6, 159 yards

1990s

The 1990s saw seven holes-in-one at the U.S. Open, the first coming at Medinah in 1990.

  • 1990: Jay Don Blake, 1st Round, Medinah, No. 8, 190 yards
  • 1991: John Inman, 1st Round, Hazeltine, No. 4, 194 yards
  • 1991: Fuzzy Zoeller, 2nd Round, Hazeltine, No. 4, 194 yards
  • 1993: Mike Hulbert, 1st Round, Baltusrol (Lower Course), No. 12, 206 yards
  • 1993: Sandy Lyle, 4th Round, Baltusrol (Lower Course), No. 12, 206 yards
  • 1995: Gary Hallberg, 3rd Round, Shinnecock Hills, No. 7, 182 yards
  • 1998: Chris Perry, 3rd Round, Olympic Club, No. 13, 196 yards

2000s

The 2000s produced the second-most aces with nine, which includes Phil Mickelson’s aforementioned hole-in-one at the 2001 U.S. Open at Southern Hills.

  • 2000: Todd Fischer, 2nd Round, Pebble Beach, No. 7, 108 yards
  • 2001: Phil Mickelson, 2nd Round, Southern Hills, No. 6, 174 yards
  • 2001: Olin Browne, 4th Round, Southern Hills, No. 11, 165 yards
  • 2002: Shigeki Maruyama, 2nd Round, Bethpage Black, No. 14, 161 yards
  • 2002: Andy Miller, 4th Round, Bethpage Black, No. 3, 205 yards
  • 2002: Scott Hoch, 4th Round, Bethpage Black, No. 17, 207 yards
  • 2004: Spencer Levin, 1st Round, Shinnecock Hills, No. 17, 179 yards
  • 2005: Peter Jacobsen, 3rd Round, Pinehurst, No. 9, 175 yards
  • 2006: Peter Hedblom, 3rd Round, Winged Foot, No. 3, 238 yards

2010s

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Over the last decade, five holes-in-one have been recorded at the U.S. Open.

  • 2010: Thongchai Jaidee, 3rd Round, Pebble Beach, No. 5, 181 yards
  • 2012: John Peterson, 3rd Round, Olympic Club, No. 13, 199 yards
  • 2013: Shawn Stefani, 4th Round, Merion, No. 17, 229 yards
  • 2014: Zach Johnson, 4th Round, Pinehurst, No. 9, 191 yards
  • 2019: Rory Sabbatini, 1st Round, Pebble Beach, No. 12, 202 yards

2020s

Patrick Reed was the first to notch a hole-in-one at the U.S. Open in the 2020s with a one-hopper during the first round at Winged Foot.

  • 2020: Patrick Reed, 1st Round, Winged Foot, No. 7, 165 yards
  • 2020: Will Zalatoris, 1st Round, Winged Foot, No. 7, 165 yards

All stats courtesy of USOpen.com