The U.S. Open Championship was established in 1895 at Newport Country Club in Newport, Rhode Island, and has become one of the most famous golf tours in the world today. It is the second of the four major golf tournaments in the United States. The U.S. Open is traditionally the hardest golf tournament with the course changing daily and the leader always shooting somewhere around even. The tournament is open to any amateur or professional golfer whose USGA handicap is not over 1.4. In the event of a tie after four rounds of 18 hole golf, the regulations of the open to not mandate sudden death right away, but instead a 5th round of 18 hole golf. There have only been three sudden deaths in the history of the Open, most recently in 2008 as Tiger Woods defeated Rocco Madiate. Nationally, the United States is atop the leader board with 79 total wins at the Open, with Scotland far behind with a mere 13 wins. However, the United States has only won twice in the last five years: Argentina’s Angel Cabrera in 2007, United States’ Tiger Woods in 2008, United States’ Lucas Glover in 2009, Northern Ireland’s Graeme McDowell in 2010, and the current champion, Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy in 2011. The coverage for this prestigious golf tournament will be broadcasted on ESPN and NBC, but Gold Coast Tickets can have you there in person! Gold Coast has the best selection for the 2012 U.S. Open Championship as it takes place at the critically acclaimed Olympic Club in the beautiful San Francisco, California. Grab your tickets now to the 112th annual open from June 11th to 17th at Gold Coast Tickets!