The U.S. Golf Association was founded on Dec. 22, 1894, and in 1895, the U.S. Amateur Championship debuted. It’s the oldest USGA championship.
The U.S. Open and U.S. Women’s Amateur weren’t far behind.
The distinguished list of winners of the U.S. Amateur includes Bobby Jones, Phil Mickelson, Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer and Tiger Woods.
In 1930, Jones completed his Grand Slam by winning the U.S. Am at Merion. He won the title five times. In 1996, Woods became the first to win three in a row.
2024 - Hazeltine National Golf Club, Chaska, Minnesota
Hazeltine has hosted eight USGA championships but none since the 2006 U.S. Amateur.
2025 - The Olympic Club, San Francisco
The Olympic Club has hosted 10 USGA championships, the last being the 2015 U.S. Amateur Four-Ball.
2026 - Merion Golf Club, Ardmore, Pennsylvania
It’ll be 13 years since the USGA returned a championship to Merion, as Justin Rose in 2013 at the U.S. Open was the last to win there.