Oakland Hills Country Club Selected For Future USGA Events
Michigan's legendary Oakland Hills Country Club, which suffered a horrific fire to its historic clubhouse earlier this year, has been selected to host eight future events by the United States Golf Association (USGA) on Tuesday morning, including the 2034 and 2051 U.S. Open golf championship.
The announcement, which occurred on Tuesday morning at the Detroit Athletic Club in downtown Detroit, was expected ever since the fire occurred this winter. The USGA also announced that two future U.S. Women's Opens (2031, 2042) and four other national amateur tournaments will come to Oakland Hills.
Oakland Hills' South Course has hosted six U.S. Opens since it opened in 1918 (1924, won by Cyril Walker. 1937, won by Ralph Guldahl. 1961, won by Gene Littler. And 1985, won by Andy North). The last U.S. Open occurred in 1996, which was won by American Steve Jones. When Ben Hogan won the 1951 U.S. Open, he called Oakland Hills South "The Monster".
The course has also hosted three PGA Championships (1972, won by Gary Player. 1979, won by David Graham. And 2008, won by Padraig Harrington), and a pair of U.S. Amateur championships (2002, won by Ricky Barnes. And 2016, won by Curtis Luck). When it hosts the U.S. Women's Open in 2031, it will be the first Women's major ever played at "The Monster" (it will also host the Women's Open in 2042).
It hosted the 2004 Ryder Cup matches as well, in which Europe beat the United States 18 1/2 to 9 1/2.
The amateur championship that will come to southeast Michigan are: The 2024 U.S. Junior Amateur, the 2029 U.S. Women's Amateur, the 2038 U.S. Girls Junior Amateur, and the 2047 U.S. Amateur.