Minnesota is the #10 state that has hosted the most US Opens in golf history

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June 15, 2022
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Minnesota is the #10 state that has hosted the most US Opens in golf history

Like the Olympics, golf’s U.S. Open changes venues every time it’s held, moving from one prestigious golf or country club to another in different parts of the country. Some states have never hosted one, while states with numerous prominent golf courses have hosted many, led by New York’s 20. Oddly, though it is the state with the most golf courses in America, Florida has never been awarded a U.S. Open.

Stacker has ranked the 10 states that have hosted the U.S. Open the most times, using data from the U.S. Open website and other sources. The national ranking includes The Country Club in Massachusetts as the host of the 2022 U.S. Open, taking place June 16-19. Alongside the number of times each state has hosted the tournament, every course that has hosted is also listed, including the first and last in each state.

The U.S. Open is the third of four Grand Slam tournaments, also called the “majors.” The others are the Masters, the PGA Championship, and the British Open. The U.S. Open offers the biggest purse of the four.

Check out how many U.S. Opens your state has hosted below, or find the overall top 10 list here.

Minnesota by the numbers

- Times hosted: 4
- First: Minikahda Club, 1916
- Last: Hazeltine National Golf Club, 1991
- All host courses (times hosted): Hazeltine National Golf Club (2), Minikahda Club, Interlachen Country Club

In 1916, Chick Evans became the first golfer to break 140 in the first two rounds of a U.S. Open with a 69-70 en route to a wire-to-wire triumph. He took home $300—the equivalent of $8,000 today.

The most dramatic finish of two U.S. Opens held on the Robert Trent Jones-designed Hazeltine course came in 1991, when Payne Stewart and Scott Simpson dueled to a tie in a 6-under-par 282. In the 18-hole playoff, Stewart came from behind to secure his first of two U.S. Open titles.

Perhaps the most momentous U.S. Open came in 1930 on the Interlachen course when Bobby Jones won his third of four Grand Slam tournaments in the same year—a feat that no golfer has managed before or since.

North Carolina will move onto the top 10 list soon as the PGA has announced that Pinehurst Resort & Country Club will host the 2024, 2029, 2035, 2041, and 2047 U.S. Opens as an “anchor” site for the event. Pinehurst has already hosted three U.S. Opens.

Read on to see which states have hosted the most U.S. Opens in golf history.

States that have hosted the most U.S. Opens in golf history

#1. New York: 20 times
#2. Pennsylvania: 17 times
#3. California: 14 times

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