US Open Preview: A Look at Future Sites
Much has been made of Chambers Bay getting its first-ever US Open this weekend, and being just the third amateur course to ever host it. The PGA will return to the traditional mindset for four of its next five venues, starting in 2016 when Oakmont Country Club hosts for the eighth time on June 16-19, 2016.
Except for the 1940s, where professional golf was often interrupted by World War II, Oakmont has hosted the US Open once per decade dating back to the 1920s. Its last hosting job, in 2007, was one of the best, with Angel Cabrera edging Jim Furyk and Tiger Woods by one stroke.
Another rookie course gets a shot at the big time in 2017 when Erin Hills, located in Erin, Wisconsin, gets the call June 15-18, 2017. Opened in2006, it is the first USGA event awarded to a course owned by one single person – Andrew Ziegler, who bought it from developer Robert Lang in 2009. This will be the first time the US Open has been held in Wisconsin.
On June 14-17, 2018, the landscape shifts to Shinnecock Hills Golf Club in New York for the first time since Phil Mickelson’s collapse there in 2004.
In 2019, Pebble Beach is the host for the second time this decade, and the the third time since 2000. It will be followed by Winged Foot in 2020, hosting for the sixth time, and Torrey Pines in 2021, its second time hosting.