Youngest U.S. Open winners: How Ludvig Aberg would compare to Jordan Spieth, other major champions

The U.S. Open annually invites a massive field of competitors, many of whom just don’t have much experience in major championships. Most of the inexperienced golfers on the course aren’t ranked No. 6 in the world, though.

Ludvig Aberg took the course at Pinehurst with just two major appearances under his belt, but he already ranks among the world’s best after a hot start to his career that included an impressive second-place finish at the Masters.

The U.S. Open has seen a few first-time winners over the last handful of years, including Wyndham Clark a year ago, but Clark was 29 and had six major appearances under his belt before his victory. Aberg’s terrific start has him in position to potentially be one of the youngest U.S. Open winners in recent memory.

Here’s a look at where Aberg’s age and where he would rank among the youngest winners in U.S. Open history.

Youngest U.S. Open winners
Golfer Age Year
John McDermott 19 1911
Francis Ouimet 20 1913
Gene Sarazen 20 1922
John McDermott 20 1912
Horace Rawlins 21 1895
Bobby Jones 21 1923
Walter Hagen 21 1914
Willie Anderson 21 1901
Jordan Spieth 21 2015
One of the nine youngest U.S. Open champions is not like the rest. While the eight youngest all won more than 100 years ago, Jordan Spieth joined the 21-and-under club by capturing the title in 2015 just two months after his Masters victory.

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