Far Hills, New Jersey, United States: The United States Golf Association (USGA) has named three of the country’s most historic venues as the sites for future US Open Championships.
The Country Club in Brookline, Massachusetts, The Los Angeles Country Club in California and Pinehurst Resort & Country Club in the Village of Pinehurst, North Carolina will play host to America’s national championship in 2022, 2023 and 2024 respectively.
“We are elated to host our national championship at these three historic venues,” said Thomas O’Toole Jr, President of the USGA. “Each one is located in a region where golf and sports are celebrated, and we have already felt tremendous community support. We look forward to the test of golf that each of these classic designs will present to the world’s best players.”
The 2022 US Open, to be held from June 16-19, will be the fourth US Open at The Country Club, which most recently hosted the 2013 US Amateur, won by Matthew Fitzpatrick, of England.
“We are thrilled to bring the 122nd US Open Championship to such a storied golf course and a great club, one of the five clubs that founded the USGA in 1894,” said O’Toole. “Arguably the most significant event in American golf happened there in 1913, when the young local amateur Francis Ouimet defeated the top pros of the day, Harry Vardon and Ted Ray, in the first US Open played at The Country Club.”
The 2022 US Open will be the 17th USGA championship hosted by The Country Club, second-most among US clubs to Merion, with 18. The three previous US Opens conducted at the club – all of which were decided in 18-hole play-offs – were in 1913 (won by Ouimet), 1963 (won by Julius Boros) and 1988 (won by Curtis Strange).
Other USGA championships played at the club include five US Amateurs (1910, 1922, 1934, 1957 and 1982) as well as the 1902, 1941 and 1995 US Women’s Amateurs, the 1932 and 1973 Walker Cup Matches, the 1953 US Girls’ Junior and the 1968 US Junior Amateur. It also hosted the 1999 Ryder Cup, won by the USA in a rousing final-day rally capped by Justin Leonard’s clinching putt.
“The Country Club has a long-standing, valued partnership with the United States Golf Association, so our membership is very excited and proud to have been chosen as the host site of the 2022 US Open,” said Will Fulton, The Country Club’s General Chairman for the 2022 US Open.
The 2023 US Open will be held from June 15-18 with The Los Angeles Country Club becoming just the third US Open venue in Southern California, joining Riviera Country Club in nearby Pacific Palisades (1948) and Torrey Pines Golf Course in San Diego (2008, 2021).
“This George Thomas-designed gem, the North Course at Los Angeles Country Club, was recently restored by Gil Hanse, architect of the 2016 Olympic golf course in Rio de Janeiro,” said O’Toole. “It’s a perfect opportunity to take the US Open to Los Angeles.”
The 2023 US Open will be the fourth USGA championship at the club, which hosted the 1930 US Women’s Amateur (won by six-time champion Glenna Collett Vare) and the 1954 US Junior Amateur (won by Foster Bradley Jr). It will also host the 2017 Walker Cup Match.
“The city loves to host major events,” said John Chulick, club President. “This region, not having hosted the US Open for 75 years, will be ecstatic about this.”
The 2024 US Open, to be held from June 13-16 on Pinehurst’s Course No 2, will mark the fourth US Open and 11th USGA championship at the venue.
In addition to the unprecedented back-to-back US Open and US Women’s Open in June 2014, won by Martin Kaymer and Michelle Wie, the USGA has conducted these national championships at Pinehurst No 2: the 1962 US Amateur (won by Labron Harris Jr); the 1989 US Women’s Amateur (won by Vicki Goetze-Ackerman); the 1994 US Senior Open (won by Simon Hobday); the 1999 US Open (won by Payne Stewart); the 2005 US Open (won by Michael Campbell) and the 2008 US Amateur (won by Danny Lee).
“Pinehurst has elevated itself to one of the great and historic places in golf in this country,” said O’Toole. “Some say it’s our St Andrews – it’s certainly something special, and that’s why we’re going back there for the 2024 US Open.”
“It is an honour and a privilege to be named as the site for the 2024 US Open,” said Tom Pashley, Pinehurst Resort & Country Club President. “We take great pride in our relationship with the USGA and feel fortunate they have chosen to bring the national championship back to Pinehurst for the fourth time in just 25 years.”