This hole dates back more than a century to 1903, when Henry C. Fownes, noted golf course architect of that day, designed what has become a National Historic Landmark. Oakmont Country Club has played host to many golf championships, including the National Amateur, The PGA Championship, and seven U.S. Opens.
Oakmont gained additional notoriety for its "Furrowed" bunkers during the 1973 U.S. Open. Johnny Miller established the U.S. Open eighteen-hole scoring record with a 63 in the final round in 1973, regarded by some as the most incredible round of golf ever played.