Merion officially becomes another USGA anchor as it adds a third upcoming U.S. Open

Merion already holds the record for most USGA championships hosted by a club, with 2022’s Curtis Cup bringing the total for the famed Pennsylvania course to 19. The first was the U.S. Women’s Amateur in 1904.

Next up: the 2026 U.S. Amateur and 2030 U.S. Open. Future women’s championships include the 2034 and 2046 U.S. Women’s Opens.

And while the Hugh Wilson-designed track, which is No. 7 on the Golfweek’s Best Classic Courses list, already had two future U.S. Opens on its calendar (2030, 2050), the USGA announced on Monday that it would be neatly adding in another, this time in 2040.

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“For well over a century, Merion has served as the site of some of American golf’s most iconic moments,” said John Bodenhamer, the USGA chief championships officer. “Our relationship with the club and its membership continues to grow, and when we looked at our future lineup for the U.S. Open, we wanted to enhance our upcoming commitment with a more regular cadence. We are thrilled to be able to return to such an important club on a regular basis and look forward to watching the world’s best write new chapters in the history of this great game.”

“Starting with its formation, the desire to host significant championships has been at Merion’s core,” said Buddy Marucci, Merion championship committee chair. “It is no wonder Merion has hosted more USGA championships than any other club in America. Our partnership with the USGA dates to its first decade and has produced some of the most memorable moments in golf history. We are thrilled to celebrate those moments by announcing an additional U.S. Open Championship to be played in the year 2040. We look forward to all future generations of the world’s best players having the opportunity to compete on Hugh Wilson’s timeless masterpiece.”

Oakmont, the famed course near Pittsburgh on the other side of Pennsylvania, will also serve as an “anchor site” for future USGA championships and will host the U.S. Open in 2025, 2034, 2042 and 2049.

A view of the Curtis Cup trophy and the iconic clubhouse before the start of the Four-Ball Matches at the 2022 Curtis Cup at Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pa. on Saturday, June 11, 2022. (Chris Keane/USGA)

Future USGA championships in Pennsylvania

Merion Golf Club

2026 U.S. Amateur*
2030 U.S. Open
2034 U.S. Women’s Open
2040 U.S. Open
2046 U.S. Women’s Open
2050 U.S. Open

Oakmont Country Club

2025 U.S. Open*
2028 U.S. Women’s Open
2033 Walker Cup Match
2034 U.S. Open
2038 U.S. Women’s Open
2042 U.S. Open
2046 U.S. Women’s Amateur
2049 U.S. Open

Story originally appeared on GolfWeek