Winged Foot to host 2020 US Open

1/28/2013 6:12:17 PM
Winged Foot  (EuropeanTour)
Winged Foot (EuropeanTour)
The United States Golf Association (USGA) today announced Winged Foot Golf Club, in Mamaroneck, New York, as the host site for the 2020 United States Open Championship. “We’re thrilled to bring the US Open back to this outstanding club,” said Thomas J. O’Toole Jr., USGA vice president and Championship Committee chairman. “Winged Foot offers a spectacular setting in a dynamic market, and has justifiably earned its reputation as one of the premier US Open venues in the nation. And it joins an impressive line-up of future US Open Championship locations that players and fans alike can eagerly anticipate.” This selection marks the sixth time that the West Course at Winged Foot will have hosted the US Open. This will also be the 12th USGA championship conducted at Winged Foot, all but three of which were held on the West Course. The dates for the 2020 U.S. Open are June 18-21. “Winged Foot is a quintessential US Open golf course, and we’re thrilled to have the opportunity to bring our national championship back to a site that boasts such a long tradition of world-class competition,” said Mike Davis, USGA executive director. “With its wonderfully challenging green complexes and dogleg holes that emphasize proper placement off the tee, Winged Foot offers the best players in the world a spectacular test of golf and delivers to spirited New York golf fans one of the most exciting venues in the game.” Winged Foot Golf Club, located 25 miles north of New York City in Westchester County, last hosted the US Open in 2006, when Geoff Ogilvy outlasted Phil Mickelson, Colin Montgomerie and Jim Furyk for a one-stroke victory. The club also hosted the U.S. Open in 1929 (won by Robert T. Jones Jr.), 1959 (won by Billy Casper), 1974 (won by Hale Irwin) and 1984 (won by Fuzzy Zoeller). Each US Open at Winged Foot has produced a highly competitive championship, as Jones and Zoeller won in playoffs, while Casper and Irwin registered the first of their multiple US Open victories by narrow margins.