Friday, January 23

First U.S. Open in Northwest Highlights 2015 USGA Championship Schedule

WHEN I THINK OF USGA CHAMPIONSHIPS, the U.S. Open, U.S. Women's Open, U.S. Senior Open and U.S. Amateur come to mind. But the USGA conducts a bunch of national championships, more than a dozen.

Below is the 2015 lineup, including two new amateur fourball championships.

2015 USGA Championship Schedule

U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Championship, The Olympic Club, San Francisco, Calif., May 2-6

U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball Championship, Bandon Dunes Resort, Bandon, Ore., May 9-13

U.S. Open, Chambers Bay, University Place, Wash., June 18-21
USGA notes: Chambers Bay will host the 115th U.S. Open on June 18-21 and become the third municipal course to host the championship. Owned by Pierce County, the links-style course is part of a 930-acre park and lies on a former gravel and sand quarry. Chambers Bay joins Bethpage State Park (Black Course), in Farmingdale, N.Y., and Torrey Pines Golf Course (South Course), in San Diego, Calif., on the list of municipal courses to host a U.S. Open.
U.S. Senior Open, Del Paso Country Club, Sacramento, Calif., June 25-28
USGA notes: The U.S. Senior Open will be contested in Northern California for the first time, from June 25-28. Del Paso Country Club, in Sacramento, will host its fifth USGA championship and first since the 1982 U.S. Women’s Open.
U.S. Women’s Open, Lancaster (Pa.) Country Club, July 9-12
USGA notes: Pennsylvania will host a U.S. Women’s Open for the ninth time when the 2015 championship is played at Lancaster Country Club from July 9-12. 
U.S. Girls’ Junior, Tulsa (Okla.) Country Club, July 20-25

U.S. Junior Amateur, Colleton River Plantation Club (Dye Course), Bluffton, S.C., July 20-25

U.S. Women’s Amateur, Portland (Ore.) Golf Club, Aug. 10-16

U.S. Amateur, Olympia Fields (Ill.) Country Club, Aug. 17-23
USGA notes: Olympia Fields (Ill.) Country Club will host the 115th U.S. Amateur from Aug. 17-23. The club becomes the 11th course to host the U.S. Open, U.S. Senior Open and U.S. Amateur. Jim Furyk (2003) and Johnny Farrell (1928) won Opens at the club, which was established in 1915 and whose first president was pioneering college football coach Amos Alonzo Stagg. 
USGA Women’s State Team, Dalhousie (Mo.) Golf Club, Sept. 10-12

U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur, Hillwood Country Club, Nashville, Tenn., Sept. 26-Oct. 1

U.S. Senior Amateur, Hidden Creek Golf Club, Egg Harbor Township, N.J., Sept. 26-Oct. 1

U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur, Squire Creek Country Club, Choudrant, La., Oct. 3-8

U.S. Mid-Amateur, John’s Island Club, Vero Beach, Fla., Oct. 3-8

Walker Cup Match, Royal Lytham & St. Annes Golf Club, Lancashire, England, Sept. 12-13

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