THE U.S. OPEN

Rolex and golf

A test of skill. The words are an understatement. But golf's best have been here before. Beyond the tee, caution pairs up with experience.
And the game takes on a mental pursuit. Fairways, roughs, bunkers
and greens, each tells a story. The most beautiful places are always
the most difficult to conquer.

GARY PLAYER

Legends of the U.S. Open

One of “The Big Three” golfers of his era along with Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus, South African Gary Player – also known as “The Black Knight” – is the first non-American to win the U.S. Open. He took home the all-American trophy in 1965 after hitting 71 to Kel Nagle's 74 during an 18-hole playoff round. With that victory, Player went down in history as the third golfer ever to achieve a Career Grand Slam.

TOM WATSON

Legends of the U.S. Open

ARNOLD PALMER

ARNOLD PALMER

Legends of the U.S. Open

Nicknamed “The King”, Arnold Palmer is known as the trailblazer of modern golf. Winner of seven majors, Palmer took home the U.S. Open Title in 1960, beating his close friend and rival Jack Nicklaus – a fellow Big Three icon – by two strokes.

JACK NICKLAUS

Legends of the U.S. Open

THE BIG THREE

Legends of the U.S. Open

Today's Champions

Today's Champions

Rolex and golf

USGA

USGA

Rolex and golf

Rolex is proud of its long-standing partnership with the United States Golf Association. Along with the R&A, the USGA – founded in 1894 – promotes and develops the game around the world, acts as custodian of the rules
and organises the U.S. Open, America's national championship, among other events, ranging from the U.S. Women's Open, the U.S. Girls' Junior through to the U.S. Senior Open.

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