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2022 U.S. Amateur Fast FactsThe Ridgewood Country Club | Arcola Country Club, Paramus, N.J.

University of Texas standout Travis Vick made a strong run to the semifinals at Oakmont Country Club this past August. (Chris Keane/USGA)

   
Championship Venue The Ridgewood Country Club, Paramus, N.J.
Stroke-Play Co-Host Venue Arcola Country Club, Paramus, N.J.
Opened 1929 (Ridgewood C.C.); 1909 (Arcola C.C.)
Architects Ridgewood: A.W. Tillinghast (renovations by Gil Hanse in 2000)
Arcola: Herbert H. Barker/Williams G. Wilkinson (renovations by Robert Trent Jones Sr. and Steve Smyers)
Yardages/Par (Subject to change) TBD 
Dates of Championship August 15-21
Field Size 312
Eligibility A competitor cannot have a Handicap Index exceeding 2.4.
Entries Open Week of April 4, 2022
Entries Close June 22, 2022 at 5 p.m. EDT
2021 Championship James Piot, of Canton, Mich., and a standout at Michigan State, rallied from a 3-down deficit midway through the second 18 of the 36-hole final to defeat Austin Greaser, 20, of Vandalia, Ohio, 2 and 1, at Oakmont (Pa.) Country Club. Piot became the first player from the state of Michigan to hoist the Havemeyer Trophy. Read More
Quotable "It’s the greatest feeling in the world. I mean, as an amateur it’s the best thing you can do. After making that putt on 17, I was just like, oh, my God, I might’ve done it. It feels phenomenal, shows the hard work I’ve done is paying off." -- James Piot
Notable Past Events at Ridgewood C.C. 1935 Ryder Cup Matches (United States)
1938 Metropolitan Golf Association Amateur (Frank Strafaci)
1952 Metropolitan Golf Association Amateur (Joseph Marra)
1957 U.S. Senior Amateur (J. Clark Espie)
1960 Metropolitan Open (Al Mengert)
1974 U.S. Amateur (Jerry Pate)
1979 New Jersey Open (Art Silvestrone Jr.)
1981 Coca-Cola Classic (Kathy Whitworth)
1985 Metropolitan Golf Association Amateur (George Zahringer)
1990 U.S. Senior Open (Lee Trevino)
1994 Metropolitan Open (Charlie Cowell)
2000 Metropolitan Golf Association Amateur (David Kwon)
2001 Senior PGA Championship (Tom Watson)
2003 New Jersey Open (Greg Farrow)
2008 PGA Tour Barclays (Vijay Singh)
2009 Metropolitan Open (Andrew Giuliani)
2010 PGA Tour Barclays (Matt Kuchar)
2016 U.S. Girls' Junior (Eun Jeong Seong)
Notable Past Events at Arcola 1920 New Jersey Amateur (William M. Reekie)
1943 New Jersey Amateur (Frank Bedford)
2018 Metropolitan Golf Association Amateur (Ryan Davis)
Did You Know? Byron Nelson served as an assistant professional at Ridgewood in the 1930s, and represented the club for several of his victories.
Championship Fact The layout for the championship will be a composite of the three nine-hole layouts at Ridgewood. The routing will start with Holes 1-7 of the East Nine, followed by Nos. 2-6 on the Center Nine and Holes 4-9 on the West Nine.
Environmentally Friendly The Ridgewood Country Club was certified as an Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary in 1996. 
Notable Champions Francis Ouimet (1913, 1931); Chick Evans (1916, 1920), Bob Jones (1924, 1925, 1927, 1928, 1930),  Arnold Palmer (1954), Jack Nicklaus (1959, 1961), Deane Beman (1960, 1963), Lanny Wadkins (1970), Craig Stadler (1973), Mark O'Meara (1979), Hal Sutton (1980), Jay Sigel (1982, 1983), Phil Mickelson (1990), Tiger Woods (1994, 1995, 1996), Matthew Fitzpatrick (2013), Bryson DeChambeau (2015)
Notable Runners-Up Chick Evans (1912, 1922, 1927), Bob Jones (1919, 1926), Francis Ouimet (1920), Tom Kite (1970), Ben Crenshaw (1972), Scott Hoch (1978), Trip Kuehne (1994), James Driscoll (2000), Hunter Mahan (2002), Michael Thompson (2007), Patrick Cantlay (2011), Corey Conners (2014)
What Champion Receives -A gold medal
-Custody of the Havemeyer Trophy for one year
-Exemption from qualifying for the next 10 U.S. Amateurs
-Exemption into 2023 U.S. Open at The Los Angeles Country Club
-Exemption into 2023 Open Championship, conducted by The R&A (must be an amateur)
-Likely invitation into 2023 Masters Tournament (must be an amateur)
Schedule of Play Monday, Aug. 15 (18 holes, stroke play)
Tuesday, Aug. 16 (18 holes, stroke play)
Wednesday, Aug. 17 (Round of 64, match play)
Thursday, Aug. 18 (Round of 32 matches)
Friday, Aug. 19 (Quarterfinal matches)
Saturday, Aug. 20 (Semifinal matches)
Sunday, Aug. 21 (36-hole championship match)
Match-Play Cut 64 competitors will qualify for match play following two rounds of stroke play; a playoff, if necessary, will be conducted to get the draw to exactly 64 golfers
Broadcast Schedule TBD
Future Sites 2023: Cherry Hills Country Club, Cherry Hills Village, Colo.. (Aug. 14-20)
2024: Hazeltine National Golf Club, Chaska, Minn. (Aug. 12-18)
2025: The Olympic Club, San Francisco, Calif. (Aug. 11-17)
2026: Merion Golf Club, Ardmore, Pa. (Aug. 10-16)
2027: Oak Hill Country Club, Pittsford, N.Y. (Aug. 9-15)
2031: The Honors Course, Ooltewah, Tenn. (Aug. 11-17)
2032: Bandon Dunes Golf Resort, Bandon, Ore. (Dates TBD)
2041: Bandon Dunes Golf Resort, Bandon, Ore. (Dates TBD)