Oakmont in 2016

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

FARMINGDALE, N.Y. – As spectators depart the massive Merchandise Pavilion, they walk by large murals on the outer walls promoting upcoming U.S. Open sites. There’s Pebble Beach in 2010; Congressional in 2011; Olympic Club in 2012; Merion in 2013; Pinehurst No. 2 in 2014; and Chambers Bay in 2015.

Apparently, no one got the memo yet that the USGA announced this morning that 2016 will be held at Oakmont outside of Pittsburgh. There’s one more mural blacked-out waiting for its cover to be peeled back. I’m guessing it’s for Oakmont. I thought about doing the honors and revealing the news myself but a security guard shot me a New Yorkers not-so polite look that said, “Move on.”

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