U.S. Open headed again to The Nation Membership amid Matt Fitzpatrick triumph

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By Calvin S. Nelson

The U.S. Open is transport as much as Boston.

Following a profitable 2022 championship that noticed Matt Fitzpatrick declare his first main title, the USA Golf Affiliation (USGA) introduced it’ll return to the Nation Membership at Brookline in 2038.

By the way, it is usually the positioning the place Fitzpatrick gained the 2013 U.S. Novice.

“We’re thrilled to increase our lengthy, great partnership with the USGA and to proceed giving individuals within the City of Brookline and throughout New England an opportunity to see golf at its most interesting,” stated Lyman Bullard, president of The Nation Membership, in a USGA assertion launched Thursday.

The 2038 version will mark the fifth U.S. Open at The Nation Membership.

Previous to 2022, the Boston-area membership beforehand hosted in 1913, 1963, and 1988.

It additionally hosted the 1999 Ryder Cup, which noticed Crew USA make a convincing comeback on Sunday to defeat the Europeans. Justin Leonard famously holed a 45-foot putt on the seventeenth inexperienced to seize the Cup for the People.

Justin Leonard celebrates on the seventeenth inexperienced at Brookline through the 1999 Ryder Cup.
Picture by Montana Pritchard/PGA of America through Getty Pictures

Loads of drama existed on the 2022 U.S. Open too, as Fitzpatrick defeated Will Zalatoris by one stroke. After discovering the golf green bunker off the tee on the tough par-4 18th, the Englishman hit his second shot onto the inexperienced and two-putted for victory. Zalatoris, in the meantime, missed a birdie putt that might have compelled a playoff.

The 2022 U.S. Open additionally occurred one week after the inaugural LIV Golf occasion in London. On the time, a lot uncertainty existed in regards to the Saudi-backed tour, and the way the way forward for golf would look.

That match additionally marked Phil Mickelson’s return to main championship golf. In February 2022, Mickelson informed creator Alan Shipnuck that the Saudi Arabians had been “scary motherf***ers,” which led to the six-time main champion taking a depart of absence from the sport.

Consequently, Mickelson missed the 2022 Masters and skipped out on the 2022 PGA Championship, a yr after turning into the oldest main champion on the 2021 PGA at Kiawah Island.

Whether or not this quantity of theater will play out in 2038 stays to be seen, however the Nation Membership at Brookline by no means disappoints.

The membership may also host the 2030 U.S. Women’ Junior, the 2034 U.S. Novice, and the 2045 U.S. Ladies’s Open.

Jack Milko is a golf workers author for SB Nation’s Taking part in By means of. You possibly can observe him on Twitter @jack_milko for extra golf protection. Make sure you try @_PlayingThrough too.

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