Pinehurst Resort To Host 2014 U.S. Open
June 13, 2007
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Far Hills, N.J. (June 13) - Pinehurst Resort, in the Village of Pinehurst, N .C., has been selected to host the 2014 U.S. Open championship, the United States Golf Association has announced. The championship will be played on the No. 2 course from June 12-15.
Eight USGA championships, including two Opens in 1999 and 2005, have been conducted over the No. 2 course at Pinehurst. A list of USGA championships and winners at Pinehurst follows: 2005 U.S. Open (Michael Campbell), 1999 U.S. Open (Payne Stewart), 1994 U.S. Senior Open (Simon Hobday), 1989 U.S. Women's Amateur (Vicki Goetze-Ackerman), 1980 Men's World Amateur Team Championship (USA), 1980 Women's World Amateur Team Championship (USA), 1967 World Senior Amateur Team Championship (USA) (discontinued after 1969), and 1962 U.S. Amateur (Labron Harris Jr.).
Pinehurst Resort will also host the 2008 U.S. Amateur from August 18-24.
"Pinehurst is proud to continue our championship legacy with the USGA," said Robert Dedman, Jr., CEO of Pinehurst. "One hundred years after No. 2 opened, it continues to be a test for all golfers. We look forward to hosting our national championship for the third time in 15 years, and continuing the partnership to make it the most outstanding U.S. Open in history."
"The USGA is excited to return to North Carolina and the classic setting of Pinehurst, the site of two successful Opens in the past eight years," said Jim Hyler, chairman of the USGA championship committee. "The previous championships at Pinehurst No. 2 featured exceptional play and incredible support from the community, which truly embraced its role as host. The course provides a stern but fair test for our national championship and lends itself nicely to the scope of all operational aspects. We believe the 2014 Open at Pinehurst will be another great experience."
All 18 holes of the No. 2 course, designed by Donald Ross, were opened in 1907 at 5,870 yards. The first nine holes were completed in 1901. Ross would fine-tune the layout several times through 1946. More recently, renovations were made prior to the 1999 Open at No. 2. In 2004, bunkering was restored and the course was lengthened by about 100 yards.
The Open is for professional and amateur players who meet the Handicap Index requirement of 1.4.
Prior to 2014, the Open will be played at Torrey Pines Golf Club in San Diego, Calif., from June 12-15, 2008; at Bethpage State Park's Black Course in Farmingdale, N.Y., from June 18-21, 2009; at Pebble Beach Golf Links in Pebble Beach, Calif., from June 17-20, 2010; at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Md., from June 16-19, 2011; at The Olympic Club in San Francisco, Calif., from June 14-17, 2012; and at Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pa., from June 13-16; 2013.
The USGA is the national governing body of golf in this country and Mexico, a combined territory that includes more than half the game's golfers and golf courses.
The Association's most visible role is played out each season in conducting 13 national championships, including the U.S. Open, U.S. Women's Open and U.S. Senior Open. Ten additional USGA national championships are exclusively for amateurs, and include the U.S. Amateur and the U.S. Women's Amateur.