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The Country Club in Brookline To Host 2022 U.S. Open

The Country Club of Brookline has been awarded the 2022 U.S. Open Championship.

TCC has been selected by the United States Golf Association (USGA) as the site of the annual June tourney, which will be played June 10-16, 2022.

“We are thrilled to bring the 122nd U.S. Open Championship to such a storied golf course and a great club, one of the five clubs that founded the USGA in 1894,” said Thomas J. O’Toole Jr., USGA president. “Arguably the most significant event in American golf happened there in 1913, when the young local amateur Francis Ouimet defeated the top pros of the day, Harry Vardon and Ted Ray, in the first U.S. Open played at The Country Club.” The 2022 U.S. Open will be the fourth U.S. Open at The Country Club, which most recently hosted the 2013 U.S. Amateur, won by Matthew Fitzpatrick, of England.

The three previous U.S. Opens conducted at the club – all of which were decided in 18-hole playoffs – were in 1913 (won by Ouimet), 1963 (won by Julius Boros) and 1988 (won by Curtis Strange).

“We had a wonderful experience there with the U.S. Amateur in 2013,” said Diana Murphy, USGA vice president and Championship Committee chairman. “All of New England is enthusiastic about their sports, especially golf. We know they will be very supportive of the U.S. Open in 2022.”

The Country Club’s hosting of the 2013 U.S. Amateur coincided with the centennial of Ouimet’s victory in the 1913 U.S. Open at the historic club. Ouimet, a 20-year-old amateur who grew up across the street, defeated Vardon and Ray, the greatest English golf professionals of the day, in an 18-hole playoff. The victory marked the first time an amateur won the U.S. Open and is widely credited with spreading the popularity of golf in America. Ouimet won the U.S. Amateur in 1914 and 1931 and was a six-time USA Walker Cup Team captain.

“The Country Club has a long-standing, valued partnership with the United States Golf Association, so our membership is very excited and proud to have been chosen as the host site of the 2022 U.S. Open,” said Will Fulton, The Country Club’s general chairman for the 2022 U.S. Open. “We have been fortunate to have held 16 USGA events and to have witnessed some of golf’s great moments, including Francis Ouimet’s historic 1913 U.S. Open victory. Along with our gracious co-hosts, the Town of Brookline, we look forward to welcoming golf fans from New England and around the world.”

The 2022 U.S. Open will be the 17th USGA championship hosted by The Country Club, second-most among U.S. clubs to Merion, with 18. Other USGA championships played at the club include five U.S. Amateurs: 1910, won by William C. Fownes Jr.; 1922, won by Jess Sweetser; 1934, won by W. Lawson Little Jr.; 1957, won by Hillman Robbins Jr.; and 1982, won by Jay Sigel; as well as the following championships: the 1902, 1941 and 1995 U.S. Women’s Amateurs, the 1932 and 1973 Walker Cup Matches, the 1953 U.S. Girls’ Junior and the 1968 U.S. Junior Amateur. It also hosted the 1999 Ryder Cup, won by the USA in a rousing final-day rally capped by Justin Leonard’s clinching putt.