• Erin Hills will be the first par-72 setup in a US Open since 1992 when Pebble Beach Golf Links hosted and ninth since World War II.
• This year marks the first U.S. Open in the Midwest since 2003 when Olympia Fields, in Illinois hosted.
• Erin Hills is the third course in the last decade to host a US Open for the first time (Torrey Pines/2008, Chambers Bay/2015).
• Erin Hills opened in 2006 and was designed by the team of Dr. Michael Hurdzan, Dana Fry and
Ron Whitten. The 652-acre property features bent-grass tees and greens with fine fescues covering the fairways and rough.
• In Round 1, Erin Hills played at 7,741 yards -- the longest course in U.S. Open and major championship history. Chambers Bay, which measured 7,695 yards at the 2015 U.S. Open, is second on the list. At its maximum, Erin Hills can tip out over 8,000 yards.
• In addition to the U.S. Open Championship trophy and the winner's prize money, the U.S.
Open champion receives a 10-year U.S. Open exemption, a five-year exemption to the Masters, Open Championship, PGA Championship and THE PLAYERS and a five-year exemption on the PGA TOUR.
• The 2017 U.S. Open generated 9,485 entries, the fifth highest behind the record 10,127 applicants accepted for the 2014 U.S. Open at Pinehurst No. 2.
• The field this year includes 11 past U.S. Open champions, 25 major championship winners, 19 of the top 20 players in the current FedExCup standings and 49 of the top 50 in the Official World Golf Ranking. Fourteen amateur participants will also compete in the 2017 U.S. Open.
• Five players have won the U.S Open in their debut appearance: Horace Rawlins (1895), Fred Herd (1898), Harry Vardon (1900), George Sargent (1909), a-Francis Ouimet (1913).
• The last player to win the national championship in their second attempt is Titleist Brand Ambassador Webb Simpson, who won in 2012 at Olympic Club.
• Erin Hills is the third course in the last decade to host a U.S. Open for the first time (Torrey Pines/2008, Chambers Bay/2015)
• After the USGA denied his request for a special exemption into the U.S. Open, Titleist Brand Ambassador Steve Stricker, 50, of Madison, Wisconsin, shot rounds of 67-65 to win a sectional qualifier in Memphis, Tennessee, earning a spot in the field at Erin Hills. Stricker, a 12-time winner on the PGA TOUR and the 2017 Presidents Cup U.S. Team captain, will be making his 20th appearance in the U.S. Open. He finished fifth in both 1998 and '99.