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By the Numbers: The U.S. Open in Wisconsin

14 Jun, 2017

By: Michael Popke

The 117th edition of the U.S. Open Championship will be held June 15-18 at Erin Hills in Erin, Wisconsin, located about 35 miles northwest of Milwaukee. Erin Hills is a beautiful public course whose foundation was laid thousands of years ago when glaciers collided and left behind dramatic ridges, contours and vistas.

Here’s a look at some of the key numbers heading into one of golf’s most prestigious weekends.

0: Number of U.S. Open Championships held in Wisconsin prior to this year

5: Number of major championships held in Wisconsin between 1933 and 2017

3: Number of USGA championships held at Erin Hills

42: Number of years the PGA Tour featured the Greater Milwaukee Open, where Tiger Woods made his professional debut in 1996

51: Number of courses to date that have hosted the U.S. Open

6: Number of public-access courses that have hosted the U.S. Open (including Erin Hills)

2006: Year Erin Hills opened

0: Number of golf carts allowed at Erin Hills, which is designated as a walking-only course

652: Size, in acres, of Erin Hills

8: Erin Hills’ ranking on Golf Digest’s list of “America’s Greatest Public Courses”

280: Amount, in dollars, of the green fee to play 18 holes at Erin Hills in 2017

295: Amount, in dollars, of the green fee to play 18 holes at Erin Hills in 2018

35,000: Number of spectators expected to attend each day of the U.S. Open tournament

5,000: Number of volunteers needed to staff the event

130 million: Amount, in dollars, of anticipated economic impact to Erin and the surrounding communities

17, 61: Ages of the youngest and oldest golfers, in years, who have competed over the course of the U.S. Open’s 117-year history

21: Age, in years, of Jordan Spieth in 2016, when he became the youngest U.S. Open champion since Bob Jones in 1923

5: Number of amateurs who have won the U.S. Open

36: Number of holes played by 10 professionals and one amateur at the first U.S. Open Championship at Newport (R.I.) Golf Club in 1895.

150: Amount, in dollars, Horace Rawlins received for winning that tournament

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