The Country Club: Either the 2024 Olympics or 2022 U.S. Open?

The Country Club: Either the 2024 Olympics or 2022 U.S. Open?



The Country Club in Brookline, Mass., is poised to once again serve as one of golf's greatest stages next decade.

The organizing committee for the city of Boston's bid to host the 2024 Olympics has selected the home of the 1999 Ryder Cup as its prospective venue for the Olympic golf tournament.

A couple of things would have to go Boston's and golf's way for that to happen. First, the International Olympic Committee will have to vote to keep golf in the Olympic program, of which golf is only guaranteed to be part through the 2020 games in Tokyo. Then Boston would have to land the bid, which an American city hasn't done for the Summer Games since Atlanta won the 1996 games.



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Then, if it can be thought of as such, there's the backup plan.

As Geoff Shackelford suggested, the USGA is yet to name a host site for the 2022 U.S. Open after already having named hosts through '21 and with the strong indication Los Angeles C.C. will host in '23. Since it was named host for the 2013 U.S. Amateur, The Country Club has been rumored in the running to host the Open for the first time since 1988. A 2022 date could fit nicely between Opens in California, with Torrey Pines on one bookend and LACC on the other.

 

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