No one is happy. When you talk to those involved in the Sophie’s Choice the USGA faced this week, they all exhibit familiar traits of grief – placid features around faraway eyes with wobbly voices on an emotional edge.
That’s because American golf’s ruling body stands where it has never been – a place where the respective men’s and women’s opens in 2020 will be anything but.
On Monday, the USGA announced that it “will conduct four championships in 2020, all at their originally scheduled sites. In early April, the USGA announced that the 120th U.S. Open will be played at Winged Foot Golf Club in Mamaroneck, New York, from Sept. 17-20, and the 75th U.S. Women’s Open will be played at Champions Golf Club in Houston, Texas, from Dec. 10-13.”
The other two championships are the U.S. Women’s Amateur, slated for Aug. 3-9 at Woodmont Country Club in Rockville, Maryland, and the U.S. Amateur, scheduled for Aug. 10-16 at Bandon Dunes in Oregon. Canceled are both U.S. men’s and women’s senior amateurs, both men’s and women’s U.S. senior...
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