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Sunday
Jan272013

2020 U.S. Open Goes To Winged Foot 

Doug Ferguson reports that Winged Foot's West Course will be hosting the 2020 U.S. Open.

This will be Winged Foot's sixth U.S. Open (1929, 1959, 1974, 1984, 2006).

 

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Boring.
01.27.2013 | Unregistered CommenterP. Diddy
great u.s. open course. boring and relentlessly similar.

snore.

anyone want to guess how many par 4's will be in excess of 500 yards by 2020?

the 6th will probably be stretched to what used to pass for a "long" four par.

somewhere p.j. boatwright is smiling - and no, that is not a good thing.
01.27.2013 | Unregistered CommenterTed Ray's Pipe
I'd like to be bored there on a regular basis, like three times a week during the summer months. Heck, it's so dull it would be empty half the time, right, guys? I'm sure you two would turn down an invite!
01.27.2013 | Unregistered Commentertlavin
Overrated but perfect for the U.S. Open and they'll need it after the Chambers Bay and Erin Hills disasters..
01.27.2013 | Unregistered CommenterM Lauer
@M. Lauer:

Chambers looks like goofy golf to me on tv (haven't played it yet), but I liked Erin Hills a lot from reasonable tees. If the wind blows, it could wind up being a great site for the US Open. Much better than nearby Whistling Straits, IMHO.
01.27.2013 | Unregistered Commentertlavin
Excellent news - mark me down for a 2nd Major then, bet a sheepstation on me !
01.27.2013 | Unregistered CommenterGeoff Ogilvy
@ tlavin: have played it several times.

would rather play the East course or that track across the street: Quaker Ridge.

just my opinion -

@ Mr. Geoff Ogilvy

will bet 2 sheepstations on you in a u.s. open.

nothing wrong with the winners @ Wingfoot (as Sam Snead memorably wrote it). Cheers!
01.27.2013 | Unregistered CommenterTed Ray's Pipe
It took the USGA 30 years to return after Bob Jones made the putt to tie Al Espinosa, and then annihilate him the next day in a playoff. Wonder if they would have ever gone back if the putt had stayed on the lip?
01.27.2013 | Unregistered CommenterKLG
Quaker! Agreed.
01.27.2013 | Unregistered Commentertlavin
2020...a lot can happen between now and then...be careful crossing the street.
01.27.2013 | Unregistered CommenterBobby D
I guess that confirms no more Opens for Bethpage . . .
01.27.2013 | Unregistered CommenterNick Adams
People make to much of Quaker...It!s no Winged Foot.
01.27.2013 | Unregistered CommenterDez
Winged Foot's range is way nicer than Quaker's right?
01.27.2013 | Unregistered CommenterPABoy
I always wondered the true origin of the Tatum quote. It doesn't appear in Dick Schaap's book on WF Open, and one prominent sportswriter traced it to the next year, 1975 at Atlanta...maybe he said it privately to a small group of writers or people at WF, then repeated it at press conference the next year? Any theories?

By the way whatever happened to Peter McCleery? Is he still active as golf writer?
01.28.2013 | Unregistered CommenterMedia maven
Bobby D is speaking the truth, 2020?? Long time away. Hopefully we're all still alive and things don't look like a shot from The Walking Dead.
01.28.2013 | Unregistered CommenterPress Agent
Ted Ray clearly can't hit it like Ted Ray. East Course is too short for professional golf.

and Quaker? FORE RIGHT!!!!
01.28.2013 | Unregistered Commentersmails
Wow...I just read the Peter McCleery piece. Great stuff! I knew it was Johnny Miller's fault :o)
01.28.2013 | Unregistered CommenterBobby D
Dez, you are so right. Quaker Ridge isn't in Winged Foot's class. For a long time, it was fashionable to say Quaker was its equal or even better. But serious players always rolled their eyes at that, and it's broadly becoming accepted that the comparison is downright silly. Both the West and East at WF are miles above Quaker.
01.28.2013 | Unregistered CommenterDoctor

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