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U.S. Open Local Qualifying Sites Announced

Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 February 2015 21:52 Tuesday, 24 February 2015 21:24

Illini Country ClubFAR HILLS, New Jersey (USGA) — The United States Golf Association today announced local qualifying sites for the 2015 U.S. Open Championship. The U.S. Open will be contested June 18-21 at Chambers Bay, in University Place, Wash. – the first U.S. Open in the Pacific Northwest. Local qualifying, conducted over 18 holes at 111 sites in 43 states, will take place between May 4-21.

“U.S. Open local qualifying represents the start of an exciting two-tiered process in which thousands of golfers from around the world, both professional and amateur, pursue a place in this year’s field at Chambers Bay and the opportunity to compete for our national championship,” said Diana Murphy, USGA vice president and Championship Committee chairman. “U.S. Open qualifying is conducted with the support and expertise provided by state and regional golf associations, and we appreciate their effort and commitment.”

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First U.S. Open in Pacific Northwest Highlights USGA’s 2015 Schedule

Last Updated on Tuesday, 27 January 2015 00:55 Tuesday, 27 January 2015 00:52

Chambers BayFAR HILLS, New Jersey — The United States Golf Association confirmed the sites and dates for its 2015 championship schedule. Chambers Bay, in University Place, Wash., will host the first U.S. Open Championship contested in the Pacific Northwest, in June. The championship season fittingly begins with two new championships: the inaugural U.S. Amateur Four-Ball and U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball championships in early May.

“A committed group of clubs and communities will conduct our 2015 championships,” said Daniel B. Burton, USGA vice president and chairman of the Championship Committee. “The USGA’s national championships will be held in 12 states and experienced by golf fans in many regions of the country. We are also thrilled to bring the U.S. Open to the state of Washington and introduce four-ball on the national level as part of our ongoing commitment to support and advance amateur competition.”

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Kaymer Getting Back on Track that Led to Open Dominance

Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 November 2014 20:00 Wednesday, 19 November 2014 19:52

Martin KaymerSHANGHAI, China (Dave Shedloski/USGA) — Watching Martin Kaymer sail his wedge shot into the water on the 72nd hole of the World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions on Nov. 9 might oblige one to wonder how he was able to dismiss a world-class field by an unfathomable eight strokes, as he did in June at the U.S. Open at Pinehurst Resort's No. 2 Course.

Well, first of all, that's the unpredictable, unforgivable nature of golf, isn't it? Secondly, such a surprising misstep only invited a deeper level of appreciation for the excellence Kaymer displayed in the 114th U.S. Open.

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Bungalow Hospitality Suites for 2016 U.S. Women’s Open Championship

Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 November 2014 00:28 Wednesday, 12 November 2014 00:13

CordeValle Golf ClubSAN MARTIN, California — CordeValle Golf Club, the official site of the 2016 U.S. Women's Open Championship on July 7-10, released early sales of their Bungalow hospitality suites following increased excitement and demand for the property's clubhouse hospitality units which went on sale earlier this year. Located on the hillside overlooking the #9 fairway, the spacious 750 square feet Bungalows are available from July 4-10, 2016, offering companies a front-row seat to the event.

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Montgomerie Wins U.S. Senior Open Playoff

Last Updated on Sunday, 13 July 2014 20:13 Sunday, 13 July 2014 20:03

Colin Montgomerie

Canadian Press

EDMOND, Oklahoma (Cliff Brunt/AP) — Colin Montgomerie is getting used to winning these big events.

The Scotsman defeated Gene Sauers in a playoff to claim the U.S. Senior Open title at Oak Tree National.

Montgomerie failed to win in 71 PGA Tour majors and four Champions Tour majors until May, when he won the Senior PGA Championship. Now, he has won two of his past three majors to become just the fifth golfer to win both the Senior PGA Championship and U.S. Senior Open in the same year.

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