The Winged Foot Golf Club will host the 2020 U.S. Open Championship for the sixth time, the United States Golf Association (USGA) announced today.
According to the news release, Winged Foot last hosted the U.S. Open in 2006, when Geoff Ogilvy outlasted Phil Mickelson, Colin Montgomerie and Jim Furyk for a one-stroke victory. The club also hosted the U.S. Open in 1929 (won by Robert T. Jones Jr.); 1959 (won by Billy Casper); 1974 (won by Hale Irwin) and 1984 (won by Fuzzy Zoeller).
“We’re thrilled to bring the U.S. Open back to this outstanding club,” said Thomas J. 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 U.S. Open venues in the nation. And it joins an impressive lineup of future U.S. Open Championship locations that players and fans alike can eagerly anticipate.”
This will be the twelfth USGA championship conducted at Winged Foot.
“Winged Foot Golf Club is truly honored to have the USGA select it as the host of the 2020 U.S. Open,” club president John Schneider said. “Our two A.W. Tillinghast courses have always risen to the challenge of identifying the greatest golfers in the world. Tillinghast’s vision has truly stood the test of time and Winged Foot anxiously awaits its next group of challengers.”
The 2020 U.S. Open will take place June 18-21.