Matt Ginella reports that we should expect a 2019 U.S. Amateur nod going to Pinehurst, perhaps as early as the upcoming USGA Annual Meeting.
He notes what a run this has been for Pinehurst if true, and if a U.S. Open is close behind.
With the 2019 U.S. Amateur, and rumors of another U.S. Open returning in 2024, there’s potential for at least seven majors events to be held at Pinehurst in a 25-year span.
This also sets up a potential murderer's row of courses. Okay, Following Shinnecock Hills, Pebble Beach and Winged Foot in 2020 comes a brief respite to replenish the coffers and enjoy some SoCal marine layer at Torrey Pines in 2021. The 2022 date is open. Los Angeles Country Club is in line to host in 2023 and as Ginella reports, 2024 seems destined for Pinehurst ten years after its last U.S. Open. With Boston putting The Country Club down as its 2024 Olympic course on the slim chance the city does not botch its bid, the 2022 date continues to look perfect for a long-rumored return to Boston for the U.S. Open. And what a run that would be.