FAR HILLS, N.J. (PRWEB) June 18, 2016
The United States Golf Association (USGA) today announced sites for the 2025 and 2026 U.S. Open Championships, naming Oakmont Country Club in suburban Pittsburgh, Pa., and Shinnecock Hills Golf Club in Southampton, N.Y., respectively, as the host sites.
“Bringing the U.S. Open Championship to Oakmont for the 10th time in 2025 is testament to the quality of this fine golf course and the longevity of the strong relationship the USGA has with the club,” said Diana Murphy, president of the USGA. “It is an honor to make this announcement during the 116th U.S. Open when everyone here can celebrate the Open’s return to this iconic course in nine years.
“In keeping with our goal of providing the most comprehensive test in championship golf, we are also honored to announce a return to Shinnecock Hills Golf Club for the 2026 U.S. Open Championship,” Murphy said. “Four previous U.S. Opens there have yielded memorable competitions and worthy champions such as Raymond Floyd, Corey Pavin and Retief Goosen. New York metropolitan area golf fans can anticipate another exciting chapter in their region’s golf history in 2026.”
The 2025 U.S. Open at Oakmont will mark the 10th U.S. Open on the iconic H.C. Fownes design, the most of any U.S. club, and the 17th USGA championship. It will be held June 12-15.
In addition to 2016, Oakmont previously hosted the U.S. Open in 1927, 1935, 1953, 1962, 1973, 1983, 1994 and 2007. Oakmont’s illustrious past is filled with historic moments, including Jack Nicklaus’ first career victory as a professional in the 1962 U.S. Open, when he defeated Arnold Palmer in an 18-hole playoff. Eleven years later, Johnny Miller scored the lowest round ever posted in any major championship to that time with an 8-under-par 63 in the final round to earn his only U.S. Open victory.
Oakmont’s 17 USGA championships are tied for second-most among U.S. clubs, behind only Merion Golf Club, which has hosted 18. Other USGA championships contested at Oakmont include five U.S. Amateurs (1919, 1925, 1938, 1969 and 2003) and two U.S. Women’s Opens, in 1992 and 2010.
Henry Clay (H.C.) Fownes remained president of the club from its inception in 1903 until his death in 1935. His son, William Clay, was the 1910 U.S. Amateur champion and a former USGA president who served as the club’s president until his resignation in 1946. Father and son, who were very close and shared a determination to make Oakmont the sternest championship test possible, tweaked the course throughout their tenure to maintain its exacting standards.
“We are thrilled to host the 2025 U.S. Open,” said Ed Stack, president of Oakmont Country Club. “Oakmont and the USGA have had a very special relationship for nearly a century, and we are honored they have chosen Oakmont to host a record 10th U.S. Open in 2025.”
The birth of Oakmont is a story of chance. H.C. Fownes began seeing alarming spots in his vision after using a welding torch in 1898, and a doctor gave him a prognosis of just a few years to live. He wanted to enjoy his final years and developed a passion for golf. Later, a second opinion from another doctor lifted the death sentence. After becoming one of the best golfers in the area, Fownes wanted to build a course that would challenge even the most talented players of the day.
The 2026 U.S. Open will be held June 18-21, and will mark the sixth U.S. Open and ninth USGA championship at Shinnecock Hills.
Past U.S. Opens contested at Shinnecock Hills include the second U.S. Open in 1896, when James Foulis outlasted Horace Rawlins by three strokes, and the 100th U.S. Open in 1995, won by Corey Pavin over Greg Norman by two strokes. Shinnecock Hills also hosted the U.S. Open in 1986, when Raymond Floyd broke away from Chip Beck and Lanny Wadkins to win by two strokes, and in 2004, when Retief Goosen captured his second U.S. Open, defeating Phil Mickelson by two.
Additionally, the USGA has conducted these national championships at Shinnecock Hills: the 1896 U.S. Amateur (won by H.J. Whigham); the 1900 U.S. Women’s Amateur (won by Frances Griscom); and the 1977 Walker Cup Match (won by the USA).
Shinnecock Hills will also host the 2018 U.S. Open, and is the only course to host the championship in three centuries. The 2026 U.S. Open will be the 20th in the state of New York and the 11th on Long Island.
Willie Davis designed the original 12-hole course in 1891 before expanding it to 18 holes in 1895. Members of the Shinnecock Indian Nation helped build the original layout. A series of renovations ensued before William Flynn designed and Dick Wilson built the modern course, inspired by those on the British Isles, in 1931.
"You can’t write the history of Shinnecock without writing the history of the USGA, and vice versa,” said Barrett N. Pickett, Shinnecock Hills president. “Our relationship today is stronger than ever. We are honored to host the 2026 U.S. Open, 130 years after our first in 1896.”
In 1894, Shinnecock Hills was one of the founding clubs of the USGA along with The Country Club in Brookline, Mass., Newport (R.I.) Country Club, Chicago (Ill.) Golf Club and Saint Andrew’s Golf Club in Hastings-on-Hudson, N.Y. It is also the home of the first clubhouse in the United States, designed by Stanford White and opened in 1892.
To download course images of Oakmont Country Club and Shinnecock Hills Golf Club, visit 2025 and 2026 U.S. Open Sites Announcement.
Other future U.S. Open sites are: June 15-18, 2017, at Erin Hills in Erin, Wis.; June 14-17, 2018, at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club in Southampton, N.Y.; June 13-16, 2019, at Pebble Beach (Calif.) Golf Links; June 18-21, 2020, at Winged Foot Golf Club in Mamaroneck, N.Y.; June 17-20, 2021, at Torrey Pines Golf Course in San Diego, Calif.; June 16-19, 2022, at The Country Club in Brookline, Mass.; June 15-18, 2023, at The Los Angeles (Calif.) Country Club; and June 13-16, 2024, at Pinehurst Resort & Country Club in the Village of Pinehurst, N.C.
“We are truly honored to return to historic Oakmont and Shinnecock Hills,” said Mike Davis, USGA executive director/CEO. “The architectural genius of both courses offers a complete test of golf for the world’s best players and a fascinating spectacle for the fans. Both the Pittsburgh and New York markets have been very supportive of the U.S. Open. We look forward to history once again being made at these iconic venues.”
USGA Championships at Oakmont C.C.
Championship Years and Winners
1919 U.S. Amateur: S. Davidson Herron def. Robert T. Jones, 5 and 4
1925 U.S. Amateur: Robert T. Jones Jr. def. Watts Gunn, 8 and 7
1927 U.S. Open: Tommy Armour def. Harry Cooper, 301 (76)-301 (79)
1935 U.S. Open: Sam Parks by two strokes over Jimmy Thompson, 299-301
1938 U.S. Amateur: William Turnesa def. B. Patrick Abbott, 8 and 7
1953 U.S. Open: Ben Hogan by six strokes over Sam Snead, 283-289
1962 U.S. Open: Jack Nicklaus def. Arnold Palmer, 283 (71)-283 (74)
1969 U.S. Amateur: Steve Melnyk by five strokes over Marvin Giles, 286-291
1973 U.S. Open: Johnny Miller by one stroke over John Schlee, 279-280
1983 U.S. Open: Larry Nelson by one stroke over Tom Watson, 280-281
1992 U.S. Women’s Open: Patty Sheehan def. Juli Inkster, 280 (72)-280 (74)
1994 U.S. Open: Ernie Els def. Loren Roberts, Colin Montgomerie 279 (74-4-4)-279 (74-4-5)-279 (78)
2003 U.S. Amateur: Nick Flanagan def. Casey Wittenberg, 37 holes
2007 U.S. Open: Angel Cabrera by one stroke over Jim Furyk, Tiger Woods, 285-286
2010 U.S. Women’s Open: Paula Creamer by four strokes over Suzann Pettersen, Na Yeon Choi, 281-285
2016 U.S. Open: To be determined
USGA Championships at Shinnecock Hills G.C.
Championship Years and Winners
1896 U.S. Open: James Foulis by three strokes over Horace Rawlins, 152-155
1896 U.S. Amateur: H.J. Whigham def. Joseph Thorp, 8 and 7
1900 U.S. Women’s Amateur: Frances Griscom def. Margaret Curtis, 6 and 5
1977 Walker Cup: USA def. Great Britain and Ireland, 18-6
1986 U.S. Open: Raymond Floyd by two strokes over Chip Beck, Lanny Wadkins, 279-281
1995 U.S. Open: Corey Pavin by two strokes over Greg Norman, 280-282
2004 U.S. Open: Retief Goosen by two strokes over Phil Mickelson, 276-278
2018 U.S. Open: To be determined
About the USGA
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