Woods will take on all comers this year, and fans will be scrambling for U.S. Open Tickets. After a period of time where American golfers dominated this event, the last four U.S. Open have been won by golfers Retief Goosen, Michael Campbell, Geoff Ogilvy and Angel Cabrera, all of whom reside in the Southern Hemisphere. Woods, Mickelson, and the rest of the PGA Tour pros are looking to stop this run, and the tough U.S. Open course and layout will be a true test. Witness for yourself by getting your U.S. Open Tickets from Just Great Tickets.
The U.S. Open is staged at a variety of courses, set up in such a way that scoring is very difficult - with a premium placed on accurate driving. Normally, an Open course is longer than normal and will have a high cut of "Open rough," hilly greens with brutal pin placements, and pinched fairways, sometimes as narrow as 15 yards wide. Fans love the U.S. Open as the course makes the players look like weekend duffers -- the 2006 and 2007 Opens yielded winning scores of 5 over par. U.S. Open Tickets this year should provide the same experience for golf fans.
The first U.S. Open was held in 1895 with only 12 golfers. The prize money was $150.00. This year's prize money will be over one million dollars to the winner. Oh how times have changed. But the one thing that has not changed over the years is that U.S. Open Tickets allow golf fans to see the world best golfers put on a show the combines skill, grit and determination on a rotation of this countries greatest courses, like Oakmont Country Club, Olympic Club, Shinnecock Hills Golf Club, Pebble Beach and Bethpage Black.
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In the 1920s and early 1930s Bobby Jones won four U.S. Opens in seven years while maintaining his amateur status. The last of these victories was in 1930 when Jones became the last winner of golf's Grand Slam, then consisting of the U.S. Open, British Open, U.S. Amateur and the British Amateur. America and Britain alike loved Bobby Jones, and fans got their U.S. Open Tickets early and often to cheer on America's favorite son.
In the late 1940s and early 1950s, another favorite American golfer dominated the U.S. Open, diminutive Texan Ben Hogan. Hogan won the U.S. Open in 1948, 1950, 1951 and 1953. Fans with U.S. Open Tickets in this era saw three great golfers, Jones, Sam Snead and Byron Nelson consistently battle at major championships.
But it was 1960 when the real contemporary U.S. Open fanaticism began as Arnie's Armies invaded Cherry Hills Country Club in Colorado. Fans with U.S. Open Tickets that year were treated to Palmer's first and only U.S. Open victory. Two years later, Jack Nicklaus, at the age of 22 won the first of his 18 major championships, bursting on the scene with a win at Oakmont.
U.S. Open Tickets allowed fans to see some great champions, but perhaps the most exciting U.S. Open of all time was the 1973 U.S. Open which saw Johnny Miller's miracle round of 63. Miller began the fourth and final round in twelfth place, six shots behind the four co- leaders, which included Palmer, who was playing on his "home" course of Oakmont, just outside his hometown of Pittsburgh. Teeing off an hour ahead of the final group, Miller shot a scorching eight-under 63, in what is considered one of the most remarkable rounds in U.S. Open history. He passed the leading players of the day, future hall-of-famers Nicklaus, Gary Player, Lee Trevino, and Palmer, who was in the final pairing. Only five players shot under-par in that final round, making his 63 even more remarkable.
Fans with U.S. Open Tickets have been treated to some incredible tournaments: the back-to-back victories in 1988 and 1989 of Curtis Strange, the incredible 72nd hole victory of Corey Pavin in 1995, and Payne Stewart's 1999 win at Pinehurst that came just months before he died in a plane crash. But the moment that trumps them all was of course Tiger's first U.S. Open win in the 2000 U.S. Open, when Woods broke or tied a total of nine U.S. Open records with his 15-shot victory, including Old Tom Morris's record for the largest victory margin ever in a major championship, which had stood since 1862. He led by a record 10 strokes going into the final round. If anyone had a doubt, those with U.S. Open Tickets that year could attest: Tiger had arrived.
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