4 Fun Facts About the U.S. Open
The 2012 U.S. Open is just around the corner! The 2012 championship golf game will be played at The Olympic Club in San Francisco from June 14-17, 2012. Prior to this year, four U.S. Open golf championships were played at the San Francisco locale, including the 1955, 1966, 1987 and 1998 games.
Here are four fun facts you may or may not know about the U.S. Open Championship Golf Tournament:
- 11 U.S. Open Championship Golf Tournaments have been played on California golf courses (four at The Olympic Club in San Francisco, five at Pebble Beach Golf Links in Pebble Beach, one at Torrey Pines Golf Course in La Jolla and one at the Riviera Country Club in Los Angeles).
- Two U.S. Open Championship Golf Tournaments are scheduled to be played in California in the next eight years (2012 at The Olympic Club in San Francisco and 2019 at Pebble Beach Golf Links in Pebble Beach).
- The U.S. Open Championship Golf Tournament was canceled six times in its history – 1917 and 1918 due to World War I and 1942, 1943, 1944 and 1945 due to World War II.
- The winner of the very first U.S. Open, played in 1895, was Horace Rawlins. Rawlins defeated nine other golfers on the 9-hole at Newport Golf and Country Club in Rhode Island. Rawlins played in 15 more U.S. Opens and had a best finish of second place in those matches.
How can you get involved and stay up to date on all things U.S. Open? Purchase your tickets to the championship tournament today at www.usga.org/tickets. Plus, we’ll continue to keep you updated and bring you information you’ll want to know as the date gets closer.
At Stonebrae, we’re excited the 2012 tournament is being hosted so close to home! Checking out the game in person and watching the world’s best players compete may just ignite your itch to play as you make your way to San Francisco for the big match. So, take some time to check out the award-winning golf course we have here at TPC Stonebrae. Named by Travel + Leisure Golf as “One of the Best New Golf Courses for 2007,” the course’s par-72, 7,200-yard layout was designed by world-renowned Scottish golf course architect David McLay Kidd to blend harmoniously with its unspoiled surroundings of the East Bay, promising a game played that you won’t soon forget.