Congressional Country Club - Tournaments Held At Congressional - Major Championships

Major Championships

The first major championship to be held at Congressional was the U.S. Open in 1964. Ken Venturi won the tournament with a score of two under par in the last Open to finish on Saturday. A dozen years later, the 1976 PGA Championship was held at Congressional. With the course playing as a par 70, Dave Stockton sank a par-saving putt on the 72nd hole to win by one stroke at 281 (+1). The second U.S. Open at Congressional was played in 1997. Ernie Els won his second major championship with a score of four under par. The Blue Course hosted the 2011 U.S. Open from June 16 to June 19. Twenty two year old Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland won the championship with a final score of 16 under par, a U.S. Open record. He won by 8 shots.

Congressional has hosted one senior major golf championship; the 1995 U.S. Senior Open, won by Tom Weiskopf.

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