US Open Golf 2018
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The US Open 2018 Dates, Prize Money, History & Champions

Therefore, if you are an ardent fan of the sport, you should already be looking to purchase cheaper tickets by now. Which true fan would want to miss out on the entertaining action the tournament has in store for us? Legendary golfers are set to battle it out for glory on the green fields of Shinnecock Hills Club in Southampton, NY.

There are basically four major tournaments in the golf calendar, and these are the Masters, US Open, Open Championship, and the PGA Championship. The US Open golf tournament is the second most prestigious golfing event, featuring consistently in both the European and PGA tour calenders. It is hosted by the USGA. The interesting thing about the US Open 2018 tournament schedule is that it has been set such that the final round of the event falls on the third Sunday of the month, which corresponds with Father’s Day in America. The golf tournament is such a big event and it is expected to attract thousands of fans across America to come and watch their favourite golfers play at the 2018 edition of the US Open tournament.

2018 US Open Dates & Prize Money

The 2018 edition of the US Open date is confirmed and sealed in case you were wondering when is the US Open. The US Open 2018 date has been marked for mid-June, starting on 11th through to the 18th when legendary players will meet at the course to battle for the top honours at Shinnecock Hills Club. Most prestigious competitions have a heavy purse for the winners, and the US Open is no exception. While golf has always been associated with the rich and wealthy class, the prize money they have on most of their competitions would leave tongues wagging in wonder. For instance, the US Open 2017 edition had a prize money totalling a whooping $12 million! The purse for 2018’s edition is likely to surpass that by a significant margin. While the event promises loads of action for the attendees, the competing golfers anticipate one of the most challenging events ever. Why is this so? Well, there are a number of premier golfers who are expected to field in during the upcoming US golf Open tournament.

Some of the expected golfers include the following:

  • Brooks Koepka (won last year’s edition),
  • Brian Harman (position 2 sharing in last year’s edition),
  • Hideki Matsuyama (position 2 sharing in last year’s edition).

And much more.

With these premier players expected to field in at the Shinnecock Hills Club, the fans should anticipate competitive action from the legendary players looking to win a portion of the prize money. The winner of last year’s edition took home a significant amount, totalling over $2million! We’ll have to wait and see who will take home the win in the 2018 US Golf Open.

Historical Facts about Shinnecock Hills & the US Open

The first edition of the prestigious golf US open tournament was organized in 1895 at the Newport Country Club, where the players competed over a 9-hole course. Horace Rawlins, a 21-years old British golfer, made history that day by winning the first ever US Open tournament. Over the years, the tournament has been organized in many golf courses across America, and this year’s edition will see the event hosted at the Shinnecock Hills Golf Club.

Shinnecock Hills Club is renowned for hosting prominent golf tournaments, has seen many US Open golf scores, and it has continued to do so for more than a century. The 2018 edition of the US Open will be the fifth US Open to be hosted by the club. Therefore, the club will make history by being the first venue to host the US Open in three centuries.

It first hosted the event in 1896, which was the second edition of the US Open. James Foulis took home the win by three strokes over the previous edition’s winner, Horace Rowlins. The second time it hosted the event was in 1986, where Raymond Floyd won by two strokes over Lanny Wadkins and Chip Beck. The third time was in 1995, in which Corey Pavin won by two strokes. The fourth event was in 2004, in which Retief Goosen took home the win by two strokes over Phil Mickelson. The US Open golf prize money just keeps attracting the best players.

Even though the Shinnecock Hills Club was established way back in 1891, it has maintained its reputation as a quality venue for hosting major golf tournaments. The current golf course at the club was designed by William Flynn, and it is expected to provide a true challenge for the top legendary golf players who will field in during the 2018 US Open golf tournament.

Qualification and Prizes

The major sporting event is open to any golfer whose updated USGA Handicap does not exceed 1.4. To qualify to compete in the tournament, golfers have to compete successfully in the qualifying round. Even though the field holds 156 golfers, approximately half of these are exempt from participating in the qualifying round. One could say this is how US Open champions are born – through difficult qualifying stages.

Since 2014, the following are some of the USGA exemption categories:

  • Winners of the tournament held in the last decade
  • Winner and runner-up of the previous edition of the US Amateur
  • Winner of the previous edition of the Amateur Championship
  • Winners of the last 3 editions of Players Championship
  • Winner of the previous edition of the US Senior Open
  • Golfers who qualified for the previous edition of the Tour Championship
  • Top 60 golfers listed in the Official World Golf Ranking (OWGR)
  • Special exemption as decided by the USGA
Year Edition Course Location Dates Times hosted
2017 117th Erin Hills Erin, Wisconsin June 15–18 Never
2018 118th Shinnecock Hills Golf Club Shinnecock Hills, New York June 14–17 1896, 1986, 1995, 2004
2019 119th Pebble Beach Golf Links Pebble Beach, California June 13–16 1972, 1982, 1992, 2000, 2010
2020 120th Winged Foot Golf Club Mamaroneck, New York June 18–21 1929, 1959, 1974, 1984, 2006
2021 121st Torrey Pines Golf Course La Jolla, California June 17–20 2008
2022 122nd The Country Club Brookline, Massachusetts June 16–19 1913, 1963, 1988
2023 123rd Los Angeles Country Club Los Angeles, California June 15–18 Never
2024 124th Pinehurst Resort, Course No. 2 Pinehurst, North Carolina June 13–16 1999, 2005, 2014
2025 125th Oakmont Country Club Oakmont, Pennsylvania June 12–15 1927, 1935, 1953, 1962, 1973, 1983, 1994, 2007, 2016
2026 126th Shinnecock Hills Golf Club Shinnecock Hills, New York June 18–21 1896, 1986, 1995, 2004, (2018)

US Open Champions

The following are the top 5 golfers with the highest chance of winning the tournament.

Dustin Johnson

1.Brooks Koepka

Brooks is an American premier golfer, currently ranked inside the top 25 in the Official World Golf Ranking. He started his career playing on the European Challenge Tour. He acquired his collegiate experience at the Florida State University. His first major tournament win was claimed at last year’s edition of the US Open golf venues held at Erin Hills club.

He also won the 2009 Rice Planters Amateur tournament. He is expected to defend the title in the upcoming 2018 US Open tournament at the Shinnecock Hills. With two wins under his belt, Brooks Koepka is expected to put an amazing performance to win the 118th edition of the US Open major tournament.

2.Brian Harman

Rory McIlroy

Harman is one of the few professional golfers who are left-handed. The American professional golfer plays on the PGA Tour. He got his collegiate experience from the University of Georgia. As an amateur golfer, Harman won the US Junior Amateur in 2003, the Players Amateur in 2005, and the Porter Cup title in 2007.

He also won the 2009 Dogwood Invitational during his Amateur career. His professional career also boasts of several wins, including the John Deere Classic in 2014 where he won by one stroke over Zach Johnson, and the 2017 Wells Fargo Championship in which he won by one stroke over Dustin Johnson and Pat Perez who shared the second position. He is a force to reckon with on the field, and he is expected to give most of the legendary golfers a run for their money in the upcoming 2018 US Open golf tournament.


3.Hideki Matsuyama

Jason Day

Matsuyama shared the second runner-up position with Brian Harman in the 2017 edition of the US Open, which indicates that the Japanese professional golfer has what it takes to win the 2018 tournament. Born in 1992, Matsuyama started his amateur career at the Tohoku Fukushi University in Sendai. As an amateur, he racked up a few wins to decorate his profile as a golfer

He first won the 2010 edition of the Asian Amateur Championship, which earned him a place at the 2011 Masters Tournament. He has over 5 amateur wins under his belt, and an extensive record for winning professional tournaments. Currently, he has over 14 professional wins to his name, which makes him a worthy contender for the upcoming 2018 edition of the US Open PGA.

4.Tommy Fleetwood

Born Thomas Paul Fleetwood in 1991, he has gone to make a name for himself in the world of golf. The Englishman plays on the European Tour and has won several tournaments both in the amateur and professional leagues. His amateur wins include the 2009 Scottish Open Amateur Stroke Play Championship and the 2010 English Amateur.

He also has six professional wins under his belt, including the 2017 Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship and the 2017 HNA Open de France tournament. His experience in major tournaments makes him a formidable force on the course, and he is expected to challenge the premier players competing in the 2018 US Open golf tournament. He took position 5 in last year’s US Open edition.

5.Rickie Fowler

Rick Yutaka Fowler demonstrated both talent and wit in the 2017 US Open tournament and managed position 5, which he shared with Bill Haas and Xander Schauffele. He played his collegiate golf at the Oklahoma State University where he won his first victory as an amateur golfer. Fowler has 3 amateur wins and 7 professional ones under his belt. He will field in during the 2018 US Open, and it is expected that the professional golfer will make the top 3, if not win the tournament. We’ll just have to wait and see how he performs during the tournament.

The 2018 edition of the PGA US Open is expected to give golf fans and gamblers alike a show full of explosive golf action. There will be many premier players on the field, which means that the tournament will be quite competitive. If you are a true fan of the sport, then you need to go buy yourself a ticket to the event to avoid missing out on the action that is scheduled to take place at the Shinnecock Hills golf club.

Get Ready for Massive Action at the US Open 2018 Location

This year’s edition of the US Open promises lots of fun and action for golfers and fans alike. The event is expected to field several legendary golfers and fans would very much like to see them in action as they tackle the challenging course at Erin Hills in Erin. If you are a golf fan, prepare to be enthralled by all the golfing action at this yearUS Open. Get the best golf odds with golf betting site – Oddsdigger.

OFFICIAL GOLF RANKING
RANK LAST WEEK PLAYER NAME EVENTS AVG POINTS TOTAL POINTS POINTS LOST POINTS GAINED
1 Dustin Johnson, USA 46 13.32 612.78 -139.57 304.30
2 Rory McIlroy, NIR 40 8.50 340.09 -140.71 67.79
4 Hideki Matsuyama, JPN 52 7.70 400.37 -102.00 112.97
3 Jason Day, AUS 40 7.61 304.23 -160.21 27.85
6 Sergio Garcia, ESP 42 7.22 303.11 -69.88 169.41
5 Jordan Spieth, USA 49 7.21 353.43 -178.14 121.35
7 Henrik Stenson, SWE 46 7.19 330.93 -127.15 49.46
8 Justin Rose, ENG 46 5.47 251.51 -93.07 131.48
11 Adam Scott, AUS 45 5.41 243.67 -86.16 48.28
9 Rickie Fowler, USA 49 5.34 261.61 -106.28 114.54