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Winged Foot Golf Club named host for the 2028 U.S. Open

January 09, 2023
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Dom Furore

The last remaining “open” spot on the USGA calendar for a U.S. Open through 2031 was filled on Monday when the governing body announced it was bringing back the national championship to the West Course at Winged Foot Golf Club in Mamaroneck, N.Y., in 2028.

“Winged Foot has provided the backdrop for some of the most dramatic moments in the history of our sport, with many of golf’s legendary champions being crowned on the club’s iconic West Course,” said John Bodenhamer, USGA chief championships officer, in a press release. “We strive to provide players with the greatest stages on which to compete for a national championship, and there are few stages as grand as Winged Foot.”

This will mark the seventh time Winged Foot will have hosted the USGA’s signature event, tied with Baltusrol for the second most behind only Oakmont Country Club, which will host for the 10th time in 2025.

The most recently Open played at Winged Foot came in 2020 when Bryson DeChambeau charged to a six-shot victory in a championship delayed until September of that year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Gregory Shamus

DeChambeau was the only player under par that week, as he overwhelmed the course with a power game from tee to green that caused fans and club members alike to applaud in awe and blanch in worry. Would this become the way the U.S. Open would be contested moving forward, distance trumping accuracy?

The last two winners, Jon Rahm and Matt Fitzpatrick, have assuaged some of those fears, though distance off the tee has become a significant factor for those who hope to claim the title.

Other winners of U.S. Opens hosted at Winged Foot include Bobby Jones (1929), Billy Casper (1959), Hale Irwin (1974), Fuzzy Zoeller (1984) and Geoff Ogilvy (2006).

Winged Foot has also host seven other USGA championships including two U.S. Women’s Opens, one U.S. Senior Open, two U.S. Amateurs, one U.S. Amateur Four-Ball and one Walker Cup Match. Additionally, Winged Foot hosted the 1997 PGA Championship.

There is just one “open” date now in the USGA’s calendar for the U.S. Open through 2035. USGA officials have made it a point to bring back the championship to historic venues on a more frequent basis in recent years, establishing "anchor" sites at Pinehurst, Oakmont and Pebble Beach. This strategy is evident in the lineup of sites set up to host future Opens. Here’s the list of courses hosting the major into the future.

2023: Los Angeles Country Club

2024: Pinehurst (N.C.) No. 2

2025: Oakmont (Pa.) Country Club

2026: Shinnecock Hills Golf Club, Southamption, N.Y.

2027: Pebble Beach (Calif.) Golf Links

2028: Winged Foot Golf Club, Mamaroneck, N.Y.

2029: Pinehurst (N.C.) No. 2

2030: Merion Golf Club, Ardmore, Pa.

2031: Open

2032: Pebble Beach (Calif.) Golf Links

2033: Oakmont (Pa.) Country Club

2034: Oakland Hills Country Club, Bloomfield Hills, Mich.

2035: Pinehurst (N.C.) No. 2

2036: Open

2037: Pebble Beach (Calif.) Golf Links

2038: Open

2039: Los Angeles Country Club

2040: Open

2041: Pinehurst (N.C.) No. 2

2042: Oakmont (Pa.) Country Club

2043: Open

2044: Pebble Beach (Calif.) Golf Links

2045: Open

2046: Open

2047: Pinehurst (N.C.) No. 2

2048: Open

2049: Oakmont (Pa.) Country Club

2050: Merion Golf Club, Ardmore, Pa.

2051: Oakland Hills Country Club, Bloomfield Hills, Mich.