2016 U.S. Amateur Fast Facts

 

Championship Venue

Oakland Hills Country Club (South Course), Bloomfield Hills, Mich.

Stroke-Play Co-Host Venue

Oakland Hills Country Club (North Course)

Opened

1918

Designer

Donald Ross

Entries Open

Week of April 4

Entries Close

June 29

Dates of Championship

Aug. 15-21

Field Size

312

Eligibility

Any amateur whose Handicap Index does not exceed 2.4

2015 Championship

Bryson DeChambeau def. Derek Bard, 7 and 6; Olympia Fields (Ill.) Country Club (North Course)

Quotable

“Having my name etched on this trophy with the great Bob Jones as well as Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, all those guys, it’s incredible. I can’t even imagine what I just did.” – Bryson DeChambeau

Notable Past Events at Oakland Hills Country Club

1922 Western Open (Mike Brady)
1924 U.S. Open (Cyril Walker)
1929 U.S. Women’s Amateur (Glenna Collett Vare)
1937 U.S. Open (Ralph Guldahl)
1951 U.S. Open (Ben Hogan)
1961 U.S. Open (Gene Littler)
1972 PGA Championship (Gary Player)
1979 PGA Championship (David Graham)
1981 U.S. Senior Open (Arnold Palmer)
1985 U.S. Open (Andy North)
1991 U.S. Senior Open (Jack Nicklaus)
1996 U.S. Open (Steve Jones)
2002 U.S. Amateur (Ricky Barnes)
2004 Ryder Cup (Europe)
2008 PGA Championship (Padraig Harrington)

U.S. Amateurs in Michigan (3)

1915 (Country Club of Detroit/Grosse Pointe Farms) Robert Gardner
1954 (Country Club of Detroit/Grosse Pointe Farms) Arnold Palmer
2002 (Oakland Hills Country Club/Bloomfield Hills) Ricky Barnes

Notable U.S. Amateur Champions

C.B. Macdonald (1895); Walter Travis (1900-01, 1903); Jerome Travers (1907-08, 1912-13); Francis Ouimet (1914, 1931); Charles “Chick” Evans (1916, 1920); Bob Jones (1924-25, 1927-28, 1930); W. Lawson Little (1934-35); John Goodman (1937); Gene Littler (1953); Arnold Palmer (1954); Jack Nicklaus (1959, 1961); Deane Beman (1960, 1963); William C. Campbell (1964); Lanny Wadkins (1970); Jerry Pate (1974); Mark O’Meara (1979); Hal Sutton (1980); Jay Sigel (1982-83); Phil Mickelson (1990); Justin Leonard (1992); Tiger Woods (1994-96); Matt Kuchar (1997); Ryan Moore (2004); Danny Lee (2008); Matthew Fitzpatrick (2013) 

Notable U.S. Amateur Runners-Up

Charles “Chick” Evans (1912, 1922, 1927); Jerome Travers (1914); Bob Jones (1920, 1926); Francis Ouimet (1920); John Goodman (1932); Frank Stranahan (1950); Deane Beman (1966); Tom Kite (1970); Ben Crenshaw (1972); Scott Hoch (1978); Trip Kuehne (1994); Hunter Mahan (2002); Luke List (2004); Michael Thompson (2007); Patrick Cantlay (2011)

Schedule of Play

Aug. 15 (First Round, 18 holes, stroke play)
Aug. 16 (Second Round, 18 holes, stroke play)
Aug. 17 (Round of 64, match play)
Aug. 18 (Round of 32/Round of 16, match play)
Aug. 19 (Quarterfinal matches)
Aug. 20 (Semifinal matches)
Aug. 21 (Championship match, 36 holes)

Television Coverage

Aug. 17 (Round of 64/Fox Sports 1/TBD)
Aug. 18 (Round of 16/Fox Sports 1/TBD)
Aug. 19 (Quarterfinals/Fox Sports 1/TBD)
Aug. 20 (Semifinals/Fox/TBD)
Aug. 21 (Championship match/Fox/TBD)

Future Sites

2017 (Riviera Country Club/Pacific Palisades, Calif./Aug. 14-20)
2018 (Pebble Beach Golf Links/Pebble Beach, Calif./Aug. 13-19)
2019 (Pinehurst Resort & Country Club, Course No. 2/Village of Pinehurst, N.C./Aug. 12-18)
2020 (Bandon Dunes Golf Resort/Bandon, Ore./Aug. 10-16)

 

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