As much as we love golf, we can’t help but focus on the US Open Trophy – because we love trophies, too. While many trophies of its stature have unique or exotic names, the US Open Trophy is officially named… “The US Open Trophy”.
The current trophy dates to 1947, when it was first presented by the USGA. This model is very similar to an earlier U.S. Open trophy that dated to the first tournament in 1895, but that original was destroyed in a fire in 1946. So the current model is a replacement model.
The U.S. Open Trophy is permanently housed in the USGA Museum and Arnold Palmer Center for Golf History in Far Hills, N.J. Each U.S. Open champion receives a replica of the trophy to keep permanently.
It may be no Cup of the Musketeers, but the US Open Trophy is a fine trophy wit a clean, classic design, and little ornamentation to clutter its fine lines. Perhaps the name suits it in that respect.