By the Numbers: The U.S. Open in Wisconsin
14 Jun, 2017By: 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