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US Open past champions photos
Jack Nicklaus plays an approach shot during the 1980 US Open
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1980: Jack Nicklaus wins his fourth US Open, shooting a record score of 272 at the Baltusrol Golf Club
Raymond Floyd holds the US Open trophy aloft after winning the title in 1986
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1986: Raymond Floyd's final round 66 at Shinnecock Hills sees him become the oldest player ever to win the US Open at 43
Hale Irwin celebrates winning his third US Open title in 1990
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1990: Hale Irwin wins his third US Open, beating Mike Donald at the first play-off hole at the Medinah Country Club
24-year-old South African Ernie Els lifts the trophy
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1994: At 24, South Africa's Ernie Els becomes the youngest winner since Jerry Pate in 1975
Corey Pavin lifts the trophy in 1995
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1995: Corey Pavin wins his first major after a remarkable four-wood to the final green at Shinnecock Hills stuns Greg Norman
Ernie Els lifts the trophy in 1997
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1997: Els proves his class once again to take his second title in four years, one stroke ahead of Colin Montgomerie
Payne Stewart holds the US Open trophy aloft after winning in 1992
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1991: Payne Stewart gains four strokes in the final three holes to win an 18-hole play-off with Scott Simpson
Payne Stewart celebrates winning the 1999 US Open
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1999: Payne Stewart overcomes the challenge of Phil Mickelson, Vijay Singh and Tiger Woods to win his second title
Tiger Woods celebrates with the trophy after claiming his first US Open win
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2000: Tiger Woods leads from start to finish and wins his first US Open by an incredible 15 strokes at Pebble Beach
Retief Goosen lifts the trophy after winning the title in 2001
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2001: Retief Goosen beats Mark Brooks by two strokes in an 18-hole play-off to claim his first US Open crown

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