CHAMPIONS
Take the Member Clubhouse Celebration Bracket Challenge November 30, 2016 | FAR HILLS, N.J. By David Chmiel, USGA

Jonathan Moore is mobbed by his USA teammates after sinking the putt that won the 2007 Walker Cup Matches. (USGA/John Mummert)

The season for celebrations is upon us. As you hop from one event to the next, we’re giving you the chance to slow down a little bit every day for a week to enjoy some great moments from USGA championships. No parking issues at the mall, no “you shouldn’t be eating that” feelings of guilt – and certainly no “naughty or nice” internal debates… just enjoy the chance to vote on your favorite moment of spontaneous exuberance.

It’s our gift to you! Check out 16 great moments, broken into four brackets – For The Win!, Great Shots, Love of the Game, and People Pleasers. Click here to learn more about each candidate’s game to help you decide who will survive and advance to the next round. 

Here is the voting schedule (all times EST):

  • Round of Sixteen: Voting opens at 12:05 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 1 and closes at 11:55 p.m., Friday, Dec. 2
  • Elite Eight: Voting opens at 12:05 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 3 and closes at 11:55 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4
  • Final Four: Voting opens at 12:05 a.m., Monday, Dec. 5, and closes at 11:55 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 6
  • Championship Match: Voting runs from 12:05 a.m. to 11:55 p.m. on Wed, Dec. 7
  • And the winner is… revealed and promoted Thursday, Dec. 8 via USGA social channels and in the USGA Member Clubhouse.

Cast your votes each day and check the bracket to see which happy golfer will keep jumping for joy. Encourage all the golf fans you know to join the fun and see where you agree – and differ – on some of the game’s greatest celebrations.

David Chmiel is manager of member content for the USGA. Email him at dchmiel@usga.org. Interested in becoming a USGA member? Click here for more information.