U.S. AMATEUR
2017 U.S. Amateur Fast Facts January 31, 2017

Bryson DeChambeau, the 2015 champion, is one of five players to win the U.S. Amateur and NCAA titles in the same year. (USGA/Chris Keane) 
   
Championship Venue Riviera Country Club, Pacific Palisades, Calif.
Stroke Play Co-Host Venue Bel-Air Country Club, Los Angeles, Calif.
Opened 1927 (Riviera); 1926 (Bel-Air)
Architect George C. Thomas and William P. Bell (both venues); Jack Neville assisted with Bel-Air
Entries Opened April 5
Entries Closed June 21
Dates of Championship August 14-20
Field Size 312
Par/Yardage (Subject to change) Riviera Country Club: 7,272 yards/Par 70
Bel-Air Country Club: 6,722 yards/Par 70
Eligibility Any amateur whose Handicap Index does not exceed 2.4
Exempt Players Mason Andersen (2017 U.S. Open qualifier)
Dawson Armstrong (Top 50 in World Amateur Golf Ranking)
Adria Arnaus (Top 50 in World Amateur Golf Ranking)
John Axelsen (Top 50 in World Amateur Golf Ranking)
Derek Bard (2015 U.S. Amateur Runner-up; Top 50 in World Amateur Golf Ranking)
Zachary Bauchou (2017 Canadian Amateur champion)
Jacob Bergeron (Top 50 in World Amateur Golf Ranking)
David Boote (2016 U.S. Amateur quarterfinalist; Top 50 in World Amateur Golf Ranking)
Sam Burns (Top 50 in World Amateur Golf Ranking)
Nick Carlson (2016 U.S. Amateur semifinalist)
Cameron Champ (2017 U.S. Open qualifier; Top 50 in World Amateur Golf Ranking)
Christopher Crawford (2017 U.S. Open qualifier)
Sean Crocker (2015 U.S. Amateur semifinalist; Top 50 in World Amateur Golf Ranking)
Brad Dalke (2016 U.S. Amateur runner-up; 2017 U.S. Open qualifier; Member of 2016 USA World Amateur Team)
Harry Ellis (2017 British Amateur champion)
Harrison Endycott (Top 50 in World Amateur Golf Ranking)
Robert Funk (2017 U.S. Senior Open low amateur)
Luis Gagne (2016 U.S. Amateur quarterfinalist)
Tomas Gana (Champion of 2017 Latin America Amateur Championship)
Jorge Garcia (Top 8 finish in 2016 World Amateur Team Championship)
Doug Ghim (Top 50 in World Amateur Golf Ranking)
Oliver Gillberg (Top 50 in World Amateur Golf Ranking)
Noah Goodwin (Top 50 in World Amateur Golf Ranking; 2017 U.S. Junior Amateur champion)
Scott Gregory (2017 U.S. Open qualifier; 2016 British Amateur champion; Top 50 in World Amateur Golf Ranking)
Stuart Grehan (Top 50 in World Amateur Golf Ranking)
Stewart Hagestad (2017 U.S. Open qualifier; 2016 U.S. Mid-Amateur champion; Top 50 in World Amateur Golf Ranking)
Gavin Hall (Top 50 in World Amateur Golf Ranking)
Nick Hardy (Top 50 in World Amateur Golf Ranking)
Scott Harvey (2017 U.S. Open qualifier; 2016 U.S. Mid-Amateur runner-up; Member of 2015 USA Walker Cup Team; Top 50 in World Amateur Golf Ranking)
Marcus Helligkilde (Top 50 in World Amateur Golf Ranking)
Eugene Hong (Top 50 in World Amateur Golf Ranking)
Matias Honkala (Top 50 in World Amateur Golf Ranking)
Viktor Hovland (Top 8 finisher in 2016 World Amateur Team Championship; Top 50 in World Amateur Golf Ranking)
Cheng Jin (Top 50 in World Amateur Golf Ranking)
Min Woo Lee (2016 U.S. Junior Amateur champion; Top 50 in World Amateur Golf Ranking)
Walker Lee (2017 U.S. Open qualifier)
K.K. Limbhasut (Top 50 in World Amateur Golf Ranking)
Robert MacIntyre (Top 50 in World Amateur Golf Ranking)
Patrick Martin (Top 50 in World Amateur Golf Ranking)
Michael McCoy (Playing member of 2015 USA Walker Cup Team)
Maverick McNealy (2017 U.S. Open qualifier; Playing member of 2015 USA Walker Cup Team; Member of 2016 USA World Amateur Team; Top 50 in World Amateur Golf Ranking)
Dylan Meyer (2016 U.S. Amateur quarterfinalist; Top 50 in World Amateur Golf Ranking)
Collin Morikawa (Top 50 in World Amateur Golf Ranking)
Joaquin Niemann (2017 U.S. Open qualifier; 2017 Mexican Amateur champion; Top 50 in World Amateur Golf Ranking)
John Oda (2017 U.S. Open qualifier; Top 50 in World Amateur Golf Ranking)
Alfie Plant (Top 50 in World Amateur Golf Ranking)
Kristoffer Reitan (Top 50 in World Amateur Golf Ranking)
Dave Ryan (2016 U.S. Senior Amateur champion)
Scottie Scheffler (2017 U.S. Open qualifier; Member of 2016 USA World Amateur Team; Top 50 in World Amateur Golf Ranking)
Sammy Schmitz (2015 U.S. Mid-Amateur champion)
Davis Shore (Top 50 in World Amateur Golf Ranking)
Alex Smalley (2017 U.S. Open qualifier)
Nathan Smith (Member of 2013 USA Walker Cup Team)
Travis Smyth (Top 50 in World Amateur Golf Ranking)
Jimmy Stanger (Top 50 in World Amateur Golf Ranking)
Matthew Sughrue (2016 U.S. Senior Amateur runner-up)
Connor Syme (2017 European Amateur champion; Top 50 in World Amateur Golf Ranking)
Jonah Teixeira (2016 U.S. Amateur semifinalist)
Sahith Theegala (2016 U.S.  Amateur quarterfinalist; 2017 U.S. Open qualifier)
Braden Thornberry (2017 NCAA Division I individual champion; Top 50 in World Amateur Golf Ranking)
Alejandro Tosti (Top 50 in World Amateur Golf Ranking)
Kristoffer Ventura (Top 50 in World Amateur Golf Ranking)
Todd White (Member of 2013 USA Walker Cup Team)
Matthew Wolff (2017 U.S. Junior Amateur runner-up)
Norman Xiong (Top 50 in World Amateur Golf Ranking)
Chun An Yu (Top 50 in World Amateur Golf Ranking)
William Zalatoris (Top 50 in World Amateur Golf Ranking)
Andy Zhang (Top 50 in World Amateur Golf Ranking)
2016 Championship Curtis Luck, 20, of Australia defeated Brad Dalke, 19, of Norman, Okla., 6 and 4, winning eight consecutive holes during the afternoon 18 to seize control of the 36-hole final. Luck became the third Australian-born player to hoist the Havemeyer Trophy, and the first since Nick Flanagan in 2003.
Quotable "It's obviously an amazing feeling to be named the U.S. Amateur champion for 2016. It's something I've dreamt of since I was about 16." -- Curtis Luck
Interesting Tidbit In 1969, Bel-Air C.C. and nearby Los Angeles C.C. (site of 2017 Walker Cup) co-hosted local U.S. Open qualifying when it was a 36-hole event.
Notable Past Events at Riviera C.C. 1948 U.S. Open (Ben Hogan)
1983 PGA Championship (Hal Sutton)
1995 PGA Championship (Steve Elkington)
1998 U.S. Senior Open (Hale Irwin)
2012 NCAA Men's Division I Championship (Texas, team; Thomas Pieters, individual)
Notable Past Events at Bel-Air Country Club 1976 U.S. Amateur (Bill Sander)
2004 U.S. Senior Amateur (Mark Bemowski)
 
U.S. Amateurs in California (7) 1929: Del Monte Golf & C.C., Pebble Beach (champion: Harrison Johnston)
1947: Del Monte Golf & C.C., Pebble Beach (Robert "Skee" Riegel)
1961: Pebble Beach Golf Links (Jack Nicklaus)
1976: Bel-Air C.C., Los Angeles (Bill Sander)
1981: The Olympic Club, San Francisco (Nathaniel Crosby)
1999: Pebble Beach Golf Links (David Gossett)
2007: The Olympic Club, San Francisco (Colt Knost)
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 Monday, Aug. 14 (Stroke Play, Round 1, 18 holes)
Tuesday, Aug. 15 (Stroke Play, Round 2, 18 holes)
Wednesday, Aug. 16 (Round of 64, match play)
Thursday, Aug. 17 (Round of 32/Round of 16, match play)
Friday, Aug. 18 (Quarterfinal matches)
Saturday, Aug. 19 (Semifinal matches)
Sunday, Aug. 20 (Championship Match, 36 holes)
Television Coverage (All times EDT)

Aug. 16 (Round of 64 Matches): 5-8 p.m. (FS1)
Aug. 17 (Round of 32 Matches): 2-4 p.m. (usga.org)
Aug. 17 (Round of 16 Matches): 6-9 p.m. (FS1)
Aug. 18 (Quarterfinal Matches): 6-9 p.m. (FS1)
Aug. 19 (Semifinal Matches): Noon-3 p.m. (Fox)
Aug. 20 (Championship Match: Morning 18): 12:30-2:30 p.m. (usga.org)
Aug. 20 (Championship Match: Afternoon 18): 4:30-7:30 p.m. (Fox)

 

Future U.S. Amateur Sites 2018: Pebble Beach (Calif.) Golf Links/Aug. 13-19
2019: Pinehurst Resort & Country Club, Village of Pinehurst, N.C./Aug. 12-18
2020: Bandon Dunes, Bandon, Ore./Aug. 10-16

More from the USGA