Confirming what was reported in Golfweek June 20, U.S. Golf Association officials awarded the 2013 U.S. Amateur to The Country Club. They made the announcement in Tulsa, Okla., at the U.S. Amateur.
It will be the sixth amateur championship at TCC in Brookline, Mass., but more importantly it will commemorate the centennial of arguably the most significant golf tournament ever – the 1913 U.S. Open when amateur Francis Ouimet, a former caddie, walked across the street to The Country Club and won in a playoff over two giants of the game, Harry Vardon and Ted Ray.
While hosting the U.S. Open 100 years later would have seemed a natural, the U.S. Amateur is actually a more perfect fit for such an occasion. That’s because Ouimet was the consummate amateur and considered his U.S. Amateur wins in 1914 and 1932 every bit as important as the 1913 triumph.