Potentially historic news--pending a member vote and signed contract--but it appears the USGA would like to bring the first United States Open to the Los Angeles area since Ben Hogan's 1948 win at Riviera.
Here is my story at GolfDigest.com working off of an LA Times report by Mike James revealing that an email has gone out to all Los Angeles Country Club members notifying them of an upcoming vote.
And of course--full disclosure--I worked with architect Gil Hanse on the 2010 restoration of the North Course.
**Ron Kroichick considers the news from the Olympic Club perspective and says the club had its sights on 2023. Not so much now. It's hard for me to see the USGA avoiding the Lake Course for long though. A 2025 return would mean three California U.S. Opens in six years but as we've learned, they are three distinct markets all where it does not rain in June.
I talked about the news on Morning Drive today.