Oakmont County Club Named U.S. Open Anchor Site, More PA Events Scheduled

By Jason Hall

August 11, 2021

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Oakmont Country Club has been named as the second "anchor" course for the U.S. Open, while the state of Pennsylvania will host nine men's and women's tournaments in the future.

ESPN reports the upcoming scheduled events will include four U.S. opens at Merion, which will host the 2030 U.S. Open, marking the 100-year anniversary of Bobby Jones' Grand Slam, which completed the "impregnable quadrilateral" at the same course.

The announcement was made during the ongoing U.S. Amateur at Oakmont, which has been identified by its U.S. Open heritage, hosting a record nine events previously, most recently in 2016, which marked Dustin Johnson's first major victory.

The USGA plans to move into a rotation in which golf courses host the U.S. Open every five to six years, similar to the British Open's rotation to links, but varying in that it will allow other courses not already in the set rotation to also be used.

Oakmont's inclusion as a U.S. Open "anchor" follows last year's selection of Pinehurst No. 2 when the USGA moved its testing center and museum to the North Carolina Sandhills region.

ESPN reports Pebble Beach, Shinnecock Hills and Winged Foot are also being considered as anchor sites moving forward.

Oakmont will host its 10th U.S. Open in 2025, as well as upcoming events in 2034, 2042 and 2049, as well as the U.S. Women's open in 2028 and 2038.

The course had previously hosted two U.S. Women's Opens, most recently in 2010, which saw Paula Creamer win her only career major.

Additionally, the course will host the 2050 U.S. Open, which will honor the 100-year anniversary of Ben Hogan winning the U.S. Open after a near-fatal car crash in 1950.

Merion will also host its first U.S. Women's Open in 2034 and an additional event in 2046.

Both Pennsylvania courses were also awarded several of USGA's elite amateur events, with Oakmont getting the 2033 Walker Cup and 2046 U.S. Women's Amateur, while Merion will receive the 2022 Curtis Cup and the 2026 U.S. Amateur.

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