June 21, 2021

US Open: A list of the "lasts" that could fall this week

The 121st US Open Championship gets underway at Torrey Pines later this week, where a whole lot of history could be made.

As well as the right to call themselves a major champion, each the 156 golfers in the field could etch their names into the record books, with a number of notable “lasts” ready to be rewritten.
Here’s a selection of some of the key things to watch out for as the week unfolds…The last non-American winnerMartin Kaymer (2014)
The last player to successfully defend the titleBrooks Koepka (2018)
The last player to win on his first attemptFrancis Ouimet (1913)
• Mickelson out to make more major history• TaylorMade unveils stunning US Open bagThe last player to win on his second attemptWebb Simpson (2012)
The last wire-to-wire winner with no tiesMartin Kaymer (2014)
The last winner to birdie the 72nd hole to win by one strokeJordan Spieth (2015)
The last winner to birdie the 72nd holeGary Woodland (2019)

The last winner to birdie the 72nd hole to force a playoffTiger Woods (2008)
The last winner without a round in the 60sGeoff Ogilvy (2006)
The last winner with all rounds in the 60sGary Woodland (2019)
• Tour pro calls for end to Brooks-Bryson “BS”• US Open 2021 – The field in fullThe last winner in his 20s Bryson DeChambeau (27 in 2020)
The last winner in his 30sGary Woodland (35 in 2019)
The last winner aged 40+Payne Stewart (42 in 1999)

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The last defending champion to miss the cutGary Woodland (2020)
The last winner who received a special exemptionHale Irwin (1990)
The last winner to come through final qualifyingLucas Glover (2009)
• Jon Rahm cleared to play in US OpenThe last winner to come through local and final qualifyingOrville Moody (1969)
The last amateur winnerJohn Goodman (1933)

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