INSIDE THE ROPES
40 Years of U.S. Amateur Records August 13, 2015 | FAR HILLS, N.J. By David Chmiel, USGA

Tiger Woods set many records during his U.S. Amateur reign, including winning 18consecutive matches between 1994 and 1996. (USGA/Robert Walker)

The U.S. Amateur Championship had been around for 80 years before the USGA’s Members Program was launched in 1975. Now, as 2014 champion Gunn Yang defends his title, 312 competitors begin their quest at Olympia Fields Country Club to become the 115th U.S. Amateur champion, take a look at four decades of record-breaking achievements at the U.S. Amateur: 

Record Details
Entrants (1976) 2,681
Entrants (1999) 7,920
Multiple Champions Jay Sigel (1982, 1983); Tiger Woods (1994, 1995, 1996)
Youngest Champion Byeong-Hun An, 17 years old (2009)
Oldest Champion  John Harris, 41 years old (1993)
Youngest Competitor Will Thomson, 13 years old ((2014)
Oldest Competitor (2015) Pat Tallent, 62 years old
Oldest Medalist Tim Jackson, 50, Southern Hills, Tulsa, Okla. (2009)
Most Consecutive Match-Play Appearances Jerry Courville Jr. (1994-2003)
Highest winning percentage Tiger Woods, .909 (20-2)
Longest Match Play Winning Streak (18) Tiger Woods (1994, 1995, 1996)
Longest Final Match 39 holes, Jeff Quinney d. James Driscoll (Baltusrol G.C., Springfield, N.J., 2000)
Lowest Stroke-Play Round  (60), Billy Horschel (Chaska Town Course, Chaska, Minn., 2006; companion course to Hazeltine National)
Lowest Stroke-Play 36-hole Qualifier  (132), Hank Kim (1994, TPC at Sawgrass (Stadium Course); Gregor Main (2011, Erin Hills G.C., Erin, Wis.), Bobby Wyatt, Cherry Hills C.C., Cherry Hills Village, Colo.) 
States Hosting U.S. Amateurs  23
Most Frequent Host Site (2)  (2), The Olympic Club, San Francisco, Calif. (1981, 2007); The Country Club, Brookline, Mass (1982, 2013); Cherry Hills C.C., Cherry Hills Village, Colo. (1990, 2012)
Number of Years Without Repeating a Course   (31), From 1976 through 2006, the U.S. Amateur was played at a different course.
Longest Course 7,760 yards, Erin Hills G.C., Erin, Wis. (2011)
Shortest Course 6,493 yards, Montclair Golf Club, West Orange, N.J. (1985)
Winner of U.S. Amateur & The Amateur Championship) Jay Sigel (1982, 1983 U.S. Amateur; 1979 Amateur Championship)  
Winner, U.S. Amateur & The U.S. Open Tiger Woods (1994, 1995, 1996 U.S. Amateur; 2000, 2002, 2008 U.S. Open)
Winner, U.S. Amateur & The Open Championship Mark O'Meara (1979 U.S. Amateur, 1998 Open Championship); Phil Mickelson (1990 U.S. Amateur, 2013 Open Championship); Justin Leonard (1992 U.S. Amateur, 1997 Open Championship), Tiger Woods (1994, 1995, 1996 U.S. Amateur, 2000, 2005, 2006 Open Championship)

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