The United States Golf Open and the Open Championship are the two oldest majors in professional golf history. The U.S. Open began in 1895, while the British Open was established in 1860. The tournaments, along with the Masters and PGA Championship, make up the four major professional golf championships.
The British Open is thought by many to be the better of the four majors. I would argue that the Open Championship has the most history, the best courses, an exciting style of play and a diverse field.
The United Kingdom is a hotbed for golf and has historically produced some of the best players in the world. By continuously hosting a major golf tournament since 1860, they have proved that their links courses stand the test of time and make the Open Championship the most prestigious of all.
The U.S. Open is a fine tournament, but it just does not stand up against the Open Championship when you factor in all the elements. The Open is simply superior in a number of ways and always promises to be one of the better tournaments on the schedule for the season.
Read on for an in-depth look at why the Open Championship is better than the U.S. Open.