The 2020 US Open has been rescheduled for September 17-20 and will take place at Winged Foot Golf Club.
The 120th US Open was due to be held as the third of the year’s majors from June 18-21, but the ongoing coronavirus outbreak prompted a major rescheduling of the existing calendar of events.
Three of the year’s four majors have been postponed until later in the year, with the US Open remaining at Winged Foot in September and now becoming the second of the trio of major championships.
“We are hopeful that postponing the championship will offer us the opportunity to mitigate health and safety issues while still providing us with the best opportunity to conduct the U.S. Open this year,” said Mike Davis, CEO of the USGA.
“We are incredibly thankful to the membership and staff at Winged Foot for their flexibility and support. We are also grateful for the wonderful collaboration among the professional tours and other majors in working through a complicated schedule.”
The US Open will take place a week before the 2020 Ryder Cup, which is scheduled for September 22-27 as the United States host Europe at Whistling Straits.
Where is the 2020 US Open taking place?
Winged Foot Golf Club in Mamaroneck in New York State will stage the major, as it was originally slated to do so for the original June date.
It will be the sixth time that Winged Foot has staged the US Open, as well as being a one-time host of the USPGA Championship.
Bobby Jones (1929), Billy Casper (1959), Hale Irwin (1974), Fuzzy Zoeller (1984) and Geoff Ogilvy all won the US Open at Winged Foot. Remarkably, only Zoeller finished under par in doing so.
Davis Love III won the USPGA Championship when it was staged at Winged Foot in 1997.
2020 Majors Rescheduled
The US Open, the Masters (now November 12-15 at Augusta) and USPGA Championship (now August 6-9 at TPC Harding Park) were all rescheduled, while the Open Championship was put back until 2021 at Royal St George’s.
A joint statement was released by the Augusta National Golf Club, European Tour, LPGA, PGA of America, PGA TOUR, The R&A and USGA detailing a revised reschedule.
“This is a difficult and challenging time for everyone coping with the effects of this pandemic,” the statement read. “We remain very mindful of the obstacles ahead, and each organization will continue to follow the guidance of the leading public health authorities, conducting competitions only if it is safe and responsible to do so.
“In recent weeks, the global golf community has come together to collectively put forward a calendar of events that will, we hope, serve to entertain and inspire golf fans around the world. We are grateful to our respective partners, sponsors and players, who have allowed us to make decisions – some of them, very tough decisions – in order to move the game and the industry forward.
“We want to reiterate that Augusta National Golf Club, European Tour, LPGA, PGA of America, PGA TOUR, The R&A and USGA collectively value the health and well-being of everyone, within the game of golf and beyond, above all else. We encourage everyone to follow all responsible precautions and make effort to remain healthy and safe.”