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Pebble Beach to Host First Women's Open in 2023; U.S. Open in 2027 October 24, 2017 | Far Hills, N.J. By Jeff Altstadter, USGA


 

For the first time in its illustrious history, Pebble Beach (Calif.) Golf Links will be hosting a U.S. Women’s Open Championship. The USGA has chosen the iconic layout as the site for the 2023 U.S. Women’s Open as well as the 2027 U.S. Open, the 14th and 15th USGA championships in the course’s storied history.

Pebble Beach, which is already scheduled to host the 2018 U.S. Amateur and 2019 U.S. Open Championships, will host the 78th U.S. Women’s Open from June 1-4. The 127th U.S. Open – the seventh at Pebble Beach – will be contested June 17-20.

The legendary course on the Monterey Peninsula, designed by Jack Neville and Douglas Grant and opened in 1919, has produced several of the game’s memorable moments in its previous five U.S. Opens. Jack Nicklaus’s 1-iron tee shot that struck the flagstick in 1972, Tom Watson’s chip-in on the par-3 17th hole to thwart Nicklaus in 1982, Tom Kite’s pitch-in on the par-3 seventh hole en route to victory in 1992 and Tiger Woods’ record 15-stroke victory in 2000 are all stamped in the game’s lore.

“We are incredibly proud to bring the U.S. Women’s Open to Pebble Beach for the first time,” said Diana Murphy, president of the USGA. “The USGA is committed to bringing our championships to golf’s greatest venues and the opportunity to have the best players in the world, female and male, compete at this iconic course will provide a fantastic showcase of the game. Our friends at the Pebble Beach Company have always been wonderful partners and we are excited for all of our upcoming championships with them.”  

During the course’s 98-year history, it has hosted five U.S. Opens, four U.S. Amateurs, two U.S. Women’s Amateurs and one PGA Championship. These two USGA championships will move Pebble Beach to fourth all-time among host sites.

“We take great pride in our special, longstanding partnership with the USGA,” said Bill Perocchi, CEO of Pebble Beach Company. “This announcement is a milestone in the history of Pebble Beach and one we are thrilled about, especially as we prepare to host the U.S. Amateur in 2018 and U.S. Open in 2019 during our centennial celebration. To be entrusted with hosting our seventh U.S. Open, and to be given the honor of hosting our first U.S. Women’s Open, is truly special and exciting for all of us here at Pebble Beach.”

The 1972 U.S. Open at Pebble Beach was the first to be played on a course that is open to the public. It is one of six public-access courses to host a U.S. Open.

“The USGA’s relationship with Pebble Beach dates to the 1929 U.S. Amateur and it has proven itself time and again during the 11 previous championships,” said Mike Davis, CEO of the USGA. “Pebble Beach Golf Links is a national golf treasure and our partners at the Pebble Beach Company have committed to hosting four USGA championships in the next 10 years, including the 2018 U.S. Amateur and 2019 U.S. Open. The commitment from their hardworking and dedicated staff and the support of the Monterey Peninsula region as well as our faith that Pebble Beach will consistently challenge the best players in the game, make it an ideal venue to host USGA championships for years to come.”

Other future U.S. Women's Open sites are: May 31-June 3, 2018 at Shoal Creek in Shoal Creek, Ala.; May 30-June 2, 2019 at the Country Club of Charleston (S.C.); June 4-7, 2020 at Champions Golf Club in Houston, Texas; and June 3-6, 2021 at The Olympic Club in San Francisco, Calif.

Other future U.S. Open sites are: June 14-17, 2018 at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club in Southampton, N.Y.; June 13-16, 2019 at Pebble Beach (Calif.) Golf Links; June 18-21, 2020 at Winged Foot Golf Club in Mamaroneck, N.Y.; June 17-20, 2021 at Torrey Pines Golf Course in San Diego, Calif.; June 16-19, 2022 at The Country Club in Brookline, Mass.; June 15-18, 2023 at The Los Angeles (Calif.) Country Club; June 13-16, 2024 at Pinehurst Resort & Country Club in the Village of Pinehurst, N.C.; June 12-15, 2025 at Oakmont (Pa.) Country Club; and June 18-21, 2026 at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club.

USGA Championships at Pebble Beach Golf Links

1929 U.S. Amateur: Harrison R. Johnston def. Dr. O.F. Willing, 4 and 3
1940 U.S. Women's Amateur: Betty Jameson def. Jane S. Cothran, 6 and 5
1947 U.S. Amateur: Robert H. "Skee" Riegel def. John W. Dawson, 2 and 1
1948 U.S. Women's Amateur: Grace S. Lenczyk def. Helen Sigel, 4 and 3
1961 U.S. Amateur: Jack Nicklaus def. H. Dudley Wysong Jr., 8 and 6
1972 U.S. Open: Jack Nicklaus def. Bruce Crampton by 3 strokes
1982 U.S. Open: Tom Watson def. Jack Nicklaus by 2 strokes
1992 U.S. Open: Tom Kite def. Jeff Sluman by 2 strokes
1999 U.S. Amateur: David Gossett def. Sung Yoon Kim, 9 and 8
2000 U.S. Open: Tiger Woods def. Ernie Els and Miguel Angel Jimenez by 15 strokes
2010 U.S. Open: Graeme McDowell def. Gregory Havret by 1 stroke
2018 U.S. Amateur
2019 U.S. Open
2023 U.S. Women's Open
2027 U.S. Open

Jeff Altstadter is the assistant director of public relations for the USGA. Email him at jaltstadter@usga.org.

 

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