Detroit (AP) – The Oakland Hills Country Club, which was rocked by a fire that destroyed its centennial club last month, landed at the US Open in 2034 and 2051.
The USGA made an announcement Tuesday at the Detroit Athletic Club. The governing body also says the Oakmont Country Club in Pennsylvania, which was previously scheduled to host the US Open in 2034, will host a major in 2033.
Oakland Hills has hosted six U.S. Open championships and over the years has tried to draw seventh, and the first since 1996. The club has hosted many other significant professional and amateur golf events, including three PGA Championships and the 2004 Rider Cup.
When Ben Hogan won the US Open in 1951 in suburban Detroit, he famously said he “put this course, this monster” on his knees.
The flames engulfed the roof of a large high-rise club in Auckland Hill on Feb. 17. It was built in 1922 and contained indispensable memorabilia and art from the nine major championships and the Ryder Cup.
Surveillance camera footage shows maintenance workers using the proposed torch before the fire that destroyed the clubhouse. The Auckland County Sheriff’s Office said the Auckland Hills estimated the club’s losses at about $ 80 million.
Sheriff Michael Bouchard said the footage shows workers trying to put out a small fire in the wall using a garden hose. Bouchard said investigators could get a preliminary conclusion on the causes of the fire next month, and did not mention the possibility of a criminal charge.
Oakland Hills is located in Bloomfield, Michigan, about 20 miles from Detroit. Earlier, USGA announced that the club would host the U.S. Women’s Open Championships in 2031 and 2042 as part of eight USGA Championships from 2024 to 2051.
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