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Pebble Beach becomes third U.S. Open anchor site for USGA

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Pebble Seashore is the third course to develop into an anchor web site for the U.S. Open, with the USGA asserting Wednesday 4 U.S. Opens and 4 U.S. Girls’s Open over the subsequent 26 years.

Pebble Seashore joins Pinehurst No. 2 and Oakmont Nation Membership as anchor websites, a technique that enables the USGA to return to its most well-known U.S. Open programs extra ceaselessly.

The USGA made certain the ladies weren’t left behind.

The U.S. Girls’s Open shall be held on America’s most well-known seaside course for the primary time subsequent yr, after which it should return three extra occasions in 2035, 2040 and 2048.

Pebble Seashore, which opened in 1919 and first hosted a USGA occasion in 1929 with the U.S. Newbie, was the primary public course to host the U.S. Open in 1972. That Open was well-known for Jack Nicklaus hitting the pin with a 1-iron on the par-3 seventeenth on his solution to victory.

Different large moments embrace Tom Watson chipping in on the seventeenth to beat Nicklaus in 1982, and Tiger Woods delivering his biggest efficiency when he gained the 2000 U.S. Open by 15 photographs, the widest margin in main championship historical past.

It most just lately held the U.S. Open in 2019, when Gary Woodland chipped from one finish of the seventeenth inexperienced to the opposite for a outstanding par save on his solution to his first main.

Pebble Seashore additionally hosts a PGA Tour occasion each February relationship to 1947. It as soon as held a PGA Championship (1977) and the precursor to the Tour Championship (1988).

“This relationship with Pebble Seashore, lengthy thought-about a nationwide treasure, is a historic step ahead for golf,” mentioned Mike Whan, the CEO of the USGA. “Along with elevating our Open championships, the USGA and Pebble Bach are dedicated to working collectively to make sure a extra numerous, welcoming and accessible recreation.”

Spyglass Hill, thought to be the hardest of the Pebble Seashore programs in comparatively calm situations, will host the U.S. Senior Girls’s Open and the U.S. Senior Open in consecutive weeks in 2030.

The U.S. Open now has solely 10 open slots by way of 2051, with the subsequent out there yr in 2028.

Of the present anchor websites, Oakmont has hosted the U.S. Open 9 occasions, probably the most of any membership, and the U.S. Open returns to the Pittsburgh-area course in 2025, 2033, 2042 and 2049.

Pinehurst No. 2 in North Carolina is the newcomer, first holding the U.S. Open in 1999 and returning in 2005 and 2014. It has the U.S. Open in 2024, 2029, 2035, 2041 and 2047. Pinehurst additionally was chosen as a secondary headquarters for the USGA.

The USGA nonetheless might have a fourth anchor web site. Among the many golf equipment mentioned to be into consideration are Shinnecock Hills and Winged Foot, each in New York. Shinnecock Hills is internet hosting its sixth U.S. Open in 2026.