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McIlroy, Woods Scheduled to Compete in Open Championship Exhibition

Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 March 2015 22:08 Wednesday, 11 March 2015 22:01

altRory McIlroy, Tiger Woods, and Phil Mickelson are scheduled to compete in the Champion Golfers’ Challenge on the eve of The Open Championship at St. Andrews in July.

Participants will play St. Andrews’ 1st, 2nd, 17th and 18th holes in groups of three or four. The best individual score on each hole will be the team’s score. Teams will compete for a £50,000 prize for charity. Tom Watson and Peter Thomson will celebrate milestones at the Challenge. Thomson will mark the 60th anniversary of his win in the 1955 Open at St Andrews, while Watson will be playing on the 40th anniversary of his win in his Open debut in 1975 at Carnoustie.

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U.S. Open at Chambers Bay Preparations Looking Good

Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 March 2015 20:18 Tuesday, 10 March 2015 20:11

U.S. Open TrophySEATTLE, Washington (Alfie Lau/iG) — The U.S. Open at Chambers Bay is just over three months away and preparations are going along swimmingly.

Larry Gilhuly could not be more clear: The U.S. Open will be played at Chambers Bay in Tacoma, Washington this June.

As the USGA’s Director for the Northwest Region, Gilhuly has been the point man for the Association’s biggest foray into Washington State and with the big event just more than three months away, preparations are coming along very nicely.

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U.S. Open Sectional Qualifying Sites Announced

Last Updated on Thursday, 05 March 2015 23:47 Thursday, 05 March 2015 23:37

The Bear's ClubFAR HILLS, New Jersey (USGA) — The United States Golf Association (USGA) announced sectional qualifying sites for the 2015 U.S. Open Championship, which will be held at Chambers Bay, in University Place, Wash., on June 18-21. Sectional qualifying, conducted over 36 holes, will be held on June 8 at 10 sites in the U.S. For the 11th consecutive year, Japan and England will host international sectional qualifying, which is scheduled for May 25.

“The U.S. Open has worldwide appeal, so it is fitting that sectional qualifying will be conducted once again at international sites and in many regions of the United States,” said Diana Murphy, USGA vice president and Championship Committee chairman. “We are grateful for the support and commitment provided by the state and regional associations and international community during the qualifying process as we work toward identifying our national champion for the first time in the Pacific Northwest.”

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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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