The United States Golf Association (USGA) has announced that Winged Foot Golf Club near New York will host the 2020 US Open Championship.
“We’re thrilled to bring the US Open back to this outstanding club,” said Thomas 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.”
It will be the sixth time that the West Course will have hosted the US Open, with the 2020 edition being held from June 18th to the 21st.
“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 last hosted the event in 2006, when Geoff Ogilvy took advantage of a Phil Mickelson and Colin Montgomerie collapse to win by one shot.
The club also hosted the US Open in 1929 (won by Robert T. Jones Jr.), 1959 (Billy Casper), 1974 (Hale Irwin) and 1984 (Fuzzy Zoeller).
Oakmont GC in Pennsylvania currently holds the record for hosting the most US Opens, as it sets to welcome the event for the ninth time in 2016.