Olympic Club Preparing Another U.S. Open Invite

Ron Kroichick files a U.S. Open follow-up column, sharing the story of a near disaster Sunday morning and the likelihood of a return visit after the club sends an invitation to the USGA. Club GM Tournament General Chairman Stephen Meeker says the feedback from Mike Davis has been positive.

Meeker met with Olympic's board of directors Tuesday night and expects to send a letter to the USGA in the coming weeks.

"I think it will happen soon," Meeker said. "Mike said they'd come back at the drop of a hat. He said it was one of the best Opens they've had in the last 20 years."

It sounds like 2022 is a realistic target for the next Open in San Francisco. The tournament is booked through 2019, when it returns to Pebble Beach. Davis would prefer some separation between stops in Northern California, so '22 is probably the soonest it would happen.