The largest field of the 4 majors belongs to the U.S. Open Golf Tournament. Some say that the U.S. Open is one of the purest competitions in sports because of the opportunity it creates for golfers all around the country and the world. This events holds the top level of prestige, difficulty, and excitement. Last year we got the pleasure of seeing amateur Beau Hossler compete for the championship until the last round. The U.S Open is one of the few events where pro's and amateurs get a chance to compete for one of the game's highest honors.
The casual golf fan probably knows that the Masters Tournament happens every April, but can the average fan tell you when the U.S. Open takes place? The Masters is on of the most covered sporting events in the US and I think the events proximity in time to the Final Four has something to do with it. Especially since the same network carries both events (CBS).
So I think its time to give some love to the U.S. Open and help some of those casual golf fans with their knowledge of golf and the PGA schedule. If you find yourself wondering, when is the US Open tournament? Wonder no longer. The U.S. Open golf tournament has been historically held annually in June. This year the event will take place begin practice rounds on June 9, 2013. The opening round of the tournament will be held on Thursday, June 13, 2013 and end on Sunday, June 16, 2013.
The event will travel to Pennsylvania and beautiful fairways of Merion Golf Course in Ardmore. This will be the fifth time that the U.S. Open will be hosted by Merion golf course. The previous years were 1934, 1950, 1971, and 1981. The last person to win on this course was David Graham in 1981.
If you will be enjoying the tournament from the comfort of your own home then turn into ESPN and NBC on Thursday and Friday and then NBC will solely carry the final 2 rounds of the tournament. While watching the tournament on TV you might find yourself wondering, where is the U.S Open Golf Tournament in 2014? Well once again I'm here to help. The 2014 U.S Open will return to Pinehurst, NC and is scheduled to take place from June 12-15.
Note to self:
Last year Webb Simpson won his only major at 26. Tiger Woods won his first U.S. Open at 25 in 2000. When Tiger won that event he won by a record 15 strokes. It is not only a margin of victory record for the U.S. Open but for any major. Also important to point out that Tiger's last major win was the 2008 U.S. Open at Torrey Pines.
Written By: Craig Kibler