Why attend the 2019 US Open?
As the 2018 US Open quickly approaches, teeing off June 14th through June 17th at the Shinnecock Hills Golf Club in Southampton, New York, we’re already looking forward to the 2019 US Open. Next year’s championship will be hosted on the beautiful California coastline at Pebble Beach on June 13th through the 16th.
One of the main reason golf fans attend the US Open is because the tournament rotates around the country. For fans that attend most years, it gives them the opportunity to experience a variety of American cities and golf courses. The tournament also gives fans the chance to see some of the best young up and coming golfers in the world. Fans can watch the future stars before they make it big. On some occasions, golf fans can see a little-known player become famous at the US Open. At the 2017 event, fans got to see winner Brooks Koepka shine. Although he had been a professional since 2012, Koepka was hardly a household name until he won the US Open. Will another off-the-radar player win the tournament again?
Next year, Pebble Beach Golf Links will host its sixth US Open as it celebrates its centennial. The site made US Open history in 1972 as it was the first championship played on a course open to the public. Furthermore, each hole on Pebble Beach is loaded with historical shots and moments from Bing Crosbys to U.S. Amateurs. Walking among golf history, looking out over cliffs that line Stillwater Cove and the white sands of Carmel Beach, Pebble Beach Golf Links will be a dream vacation. Taking place at America’s No. 1 public course, the 2019 US Open will be a major event at a scenic location that golfers and golf fans alike won’t want to miss.
U.S. OPEN HISTORY
The US Open golf tournament was first played in 1895. The inaugural tournament was far different than today's major event. It was originally played in October and it was contested on a nine-hole golf course. The first tournament had just one amateur player in the field. Ten professionals rounded out the 11 players who contested the first US Open.
It wasn't until the early 1900s that the US Open became a major golf event. In 1913, the tournament was put on the map when American amateur Francis Ouimet defeated a field of professionals. The popularity of the tournament began to rise thanks to Ouimet's win.
The 1933 US Open was the last time an amateur won the event. John Goodman lifted the famous sports trophy. It has now been 84 years since the last amateur won the tournament.
The 2018 US Open will see many of the biggest names in golf. Tiger Woods, Rickie Fowler, Rory McIlroy, Dustin Thomas and more will descend on the greens and fairways of Shinnecock Hills in an attempt to win the second major of the season.
The US Open continues to hold a special place in the hearts and minds of golf fans. Although it has been 84 tournaments since an amateur last won, the belief that it could happen all over again excites fans. Will an amateur golfer win the US Open this year or even in 2019? Fans will have to watch and see.
If you’re interested in US Open Golf immersion spring of 2019, reach out to us by filling out our interest form, or call (512) 900-4347 to plan the trip of a lifetime.