Justin Thomas HILARIOUSLY responds to Oakland Hills US Open announcement

Oakland Hills is a historic venue and it will host four major championships in the next 29 years, including a mixture of women's and amateur events too.

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Tue, 22 Mar 2022
Justin Thomas HILARIOUSLY responds to Oakland Hills US Open announcement

Justin Thomas appeared bemused by Oakland Hills being announced as the host of the US Open in 2051 with a post on social media.

Oakland Hills Country Club in Michigan has been awarded four major championships in the next 29 years, including two US Open championships.

The famous venue, which was founded in 1916 with both courses being open from 1924, will host the US Open in 2034 and 2051, a booking made 29 years in advance.

In total in this time period, the USGA has given Oakland Hills eight championships. This includes the US Women’s Open in 2031 and 2042 and the US Women’s Amateur in 2029.

The site in Bloomfield Hills will also host the US Junior Amateur in 2024, the US Girls Junior Amateur in 2038 and the US Amateur in 2047. This is part of the USGA's long-term strategic partnership with the club.

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Thomas, who is teeing it up at the WGC Match Play this week, appeared to be stunned by the announcement so far in advance and gave this reaction above on Twitter.

"This is a significant and meaningful day for all of us at Oakland Hills," said Rick Palmer, the club president.

"The commitment of two US Opens as well as four top amateur championships is a testament to the fabulous work of everyone at Oakland Hills. With a total of eight USGA championships coming to our club starting in 2024, we can’t wait to add to our storied history.

"We look forward to continuing our championship golf tradition at Oakland Hills and our long-standing relationship with the USGA."

Oakland Hills has already hosted the US Open on six occasions. This will come as great news for a place that was recently hit by a devastating fire.

In February, the clubhouse was surrounded by flames and the roof eventually collapsed. Several fire units responded to the incident and one fire official described it as "almost a total loss."



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