2017 U.S. Amateur heads to Riviera
Far Hills, NJ (Sports Network) - The United States Golf Association announced on Monday that Riviera Country Club has been awarded the 2017 U.S. Amateur Championship.
The dates of the championship are Aug. 14-20.
"The USGA is excited to bring the U.S. Amateur Championship to Riviera Country Club, returning our oldest championship to Southern California for the first time since 1976," said USGA Vice President and Championship Committee Chairman Thomas J. O'Toole Jr. "Riviera has a rich and varied championship history and will become one of a select group of courses to host the U.S. Open, U.S. Senior Open and U.S. Amateur. Riviera has known great USGA champions in Ben Hogan and Hale Irwin, and we are confident the club will stage a successful national amateur championship."
Hogan won the 1948 U.S. Open at Riviera, then Irwin captured the 1998 U.S. Senior Open. Hal Sutton won the 1983 PGA Championship at the venue, then Steve Elkington hoisted the Wanamaker Trophy there 12 years later. Riviera has hosted the PGA Tour's Northern Trust Open 37 of the last 39 years.
Bel-Air Country Club, in Los Angeles, will also be used for the 2017 championship as a companion course for the stroke-play rounds. Bel-Air Country Club hosted the 1976 U.S. Amateur and the 2004 USGA Senior Amateur.
This year's U.S. Amateur Championship will be staged at Cherry Hills Country Club in Colorado. Kelly Kraft won last year's title.
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