As one of North America’s quintessential golf experiences, the US Open Championship has been the site of some amazing fairway drama over the past century. While championship tournaments like the British Open and the Master’s are played at the same courses every year, the US Open pushes its participants by visiting a cross-section of America’s most competitive, picturesque courses. There’s a reason organizers have branded it “Golf’s Toughest Test” – winners of the tournament rarely finish below par.
For the fifth time since its inception in 1895, San Francisco’s Olympic Club plays host to the US Open. Established in 1860, The Olympic Club is America’s oldest athletic club, and its Lake Course (where players will battle it out for the US Open championship) remains largely unchanged since 1927.
One of the US Open’s most unique features is the fact that any professional or amateur golfer can qualify for the tournament at local qualifying events. It’s a chance for budding golfers to play alongside the world’s elite – and, if fate is on their side – maybe bring home the championship.
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