Erin Hills gains ’17 U.S. Open

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Associated Press
Thursday, June 17, 2010
— Wisconsin Gov. Jim Doyle says golf fanatics will flock to Erin Hills, a public golf course in the southeastern part of the state, for the 2017 U.S. Open.

The United States Golf Association announced Wednesday that the course will host that event as well as next year’s U.S. Amateur Championship.

USGA president Jim Hyler says the event being held 35 miles northwest of Milwaukee will attract people from that city, Madison and even south into Chicago.

The selection marks the first time the U.S. Open will be played in Wisconsin.

Doyle says hosting the U.S. Open at Erin Hills provides a remarkable opportunity to show off the state of Wisconsin and will have enormous economic benefits as well.

Pebble Beach gets ’19 event

As CEO of Pebble Beach Golf Links, Bill Perocchi was busy with all the last-minute preparations for the U.S. Open over the last month when more excitement came his way: preliminary talks of the 2019 Open returning to the Monterey Peninsula.

That’s the perfect time, too —it will be Pebble’s 100th anniversary.

It quickly became a go, with only a formal contract still necessary to make things official.

The 2019 event will mark Pebble’s sixth time hosting the Open after the current tournament starting today.

Last updated: 2:03 pm Thursday, December 13, 2012

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