The USGA finally chose some exciting golf courses for future U.S. Open’s when it announced today that Brookline – home of the most controversial Ryder Cup ever – will host for the first time in three decades.
The USGA announced there future sites for the U.S. Open, including a return to Pinehurst No. 2 and Brookline – the famous country club outside of Boston.
Brookline might be synonymous with the 1999 Ryder Cup where the U.S. Team famous came back from an almost impossible deficit to defeat the Europeans, but many also know it as the scene of arguably the most important golf championship in American history.
In 1913, unknown local boy Francis Ouimet won a dramatic playoff over British legends Harry Vardon and Ted Ray. The upset was so colossal, it put golf on the front pages of American newspapers.
The third course on the U.S. Open rota is a timeless classic. The North Course at Los Angeles Country Club – which will host the U.S. Open in 2023 – will be the first time the U.S. Open is held in Los Angeles since Ben Hogan won at Riviera in 1948. USGA executive director Mike Davis was pleased with what he saw during a recent inspection:
“We’re in for a real treat. It will be a wide U.S. Open. The course will have generous fairways, and it will be firm and fast. And it will be great to take the U.S. Open to the second-largest city in the country.”