U.S. Open Entries by the Numbers

April 25, 2013

11: Number of entries for the first U.S. Open at Newport (R.I.) Golf Club

131: Number of entries in 1912, the first year entries exceeded 100

319: Number of entries in 1924, the first year of sectional qualifying

854: Increase in number of entries from 2012 to 2013

1,064: Number of entries in 1928 (Olympia Fields), the first year entries exceeded 1,000

1,088: Increase in number of entries from 1996 to 1997, the largest year-over-year leap

2,132: Number of entries in 1958 (Southern Hills), the first year entries exceeded 2,000

3,007: Number of entries in 1968 (Oak Hill), the first year entries exceeded 3,000

4,279: Number of entries in 1971 (Merion), the first year entries exceeded 4,000

5,255: Number of entries in 1982 (Pebble Beach), the first year entries exceeded 5,000

6,198: Number of entries in 1990 (Medinah), the first year entries exceeded 6,000

7,013: Number of entries in 1997 (Congressional), the first year entries exceeded 7,000

8,455: Number of entries in 2000 (Pebble Beach), the first year entries exceeded 8,000

9,048: Number of entries in 2005 (Pinehurst), the first year entries exceeded 9,000

9,860: Number of entries in 2013 (Merion), a U.S. Open record 

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The USGA and Chevron have committed to using the game of golf to encourage students in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) disciplines. This commitment has led to the creation of extensive golf-focused STEM teaching tools, and has resulted in charitable contributions to support golf-related programs through Eagles for Education™

At U.S. Open Championships the Chevron STEM ZONE™ is an interactive experience highlighting the science and math behind the game of golf through a variety of hands-on exhibits and experiments.

The partnership has also produced educational materials such as the Science of Golf video series and a nationally-distributed newspaper insert which are provided to teachers as tools to enhance existing curriculum in schools. These lessons teach the science behind the USGA’s equipment testing, handicapping, and agronomy efforts.

For more interactive experiences featuring golf-focused STEM lessons, visit the partnership homepage.

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Rolex has been a longtime supporter of the USGA and salutes the sportsmanship and great traditions unique to the game. This support includes the Rules of Golf where Rolex has partnered with the USGA to ensure golfers understand and appreciate the game.

As the official timekeeper of the USGA and its championships, they also provide clocks throughout host sites for spectator convenience.

For more information on Rolex and their celebration of the game, visit the Rolex and Golf homepage.

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IBM has partnered with the USGA to bring the same technology, expertise, and innovation it provides to businesses all over the world to the USGA and golf's national championship.

IBM provides the information technology to develop and host the U.S. Open’s official website, www.usopen.com, as well as the mobile apps and scoring systems for the three U.S. Open championships. These real-time technology solutions provide an enhanced experience for fans following the championship onsite and online.

For more information on IBM and the technology that powers the U.S. Open and businesses worldwide, visit http://www.usopen.com/IBM

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Lexus is committed to partnering with the USGA to deliver a best-in-class experience for the world’s best golfers by providing a fleet of courtesy luxury vehicles for all USGA Championships.

At each U.S. Open, Women’s Open and Senior Open, Lexus provides spectators with access to unique experiences ranging from the opportunity to have a picture taken with both the U.S. Open and U.S. Women’s Open trophies to autograph signings with legendary Lexus Golf Ambassadors in the Lexus Performance Drive Pavilion.

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Together, American Express and the USGA have been providing world-class service to golf fans since 2006. By creating interactive U.S. Open experiences both onsite and online, American Express enhances the USGA’s effort to make the game more accessible and enjoyable for fans.

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