USGA declares Oakmont a second anchor site, unveiling stout lineup of future championships in Pennsylvania

OAKMONT, Pa. — Talk about a major announcement.

On Wednesday morning at Oakmont Country Club, host of this week’s 121st U.S. Amateur, the U.S. Golf Association held a press conference to lay out its future plans to continue its commitment to bring both men’s and women’s major championships to the nation’s most iconic venues. Get ready to see a lot more golf in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Oakmont will be a second “anchor site” for future USGA championships and will host the U.S. Open in 2025, 2034, 2042 and 2049. Across the state, Merion Golf Club in Ardmore was also awarded the U.S. Open in 2030 and 2050.

Pinehurst Resort was named the USGA’s first anchor site last year.

Both clubs will also host a handful of U.S. Women’s Opens, allowing the best female golfers in the world to showcase their talents on iconic venues and etch their names in history alongside the likes of Jack Nicklaus, Ben Hogan, Bobby Jones and more. Oakmont will host in 2028 and 2038 with Merion hosting in 2034 and 2046.

“Oakmont and Merion are iconic in every sense of the word – they’re in rare company in golf and continue to test the best in the game,” said John Bodenhamer, USGA senior managing director of championships. “We’re making history and kicking off a new era for our national championships in Pennsylvania, and we couldn’t be more excited for what lies ahead.”

But that’s not all.

The 2033 Walker Cup and 2046 U.S. Women’s Amateur will be played at Oakmont. Merion was also previously named the host for the 2022 Curtis Cup and the 2026 U.S. Amateur.

Both Ed Stack, president of Oakmont Country Club, and Buddy Marucci, championship chair for Merion Golf Club and a former U.S. Walker Cup captain, were on hand for the announcement, as well as Pennsylvania Senate Pro Tempore Jake Corman, state Sen. Jay Costa and state Rep. Carrie Lewis DelRosso.

“Our members and all of Pittsburgh are so excited to host the USGA and the best players in the game at Oakmont, which we believe is one of the most exacting tests of golf anywhere in the world,” said Stack. “It is the perfect venue to identify the best golfers around the globe, in concert with the USGA’s mission for championship golf. The new champions that will be crowned over the next 30 years will join a distinguished list of past champions and etch their names in golf history. We are proud and humbled to showcase Oakmont Country Club, Pittsburgh, and the State of Pennsylvania with a number of USGA championships through 2049.”

Added Marucci, “Starting with its formation, the desire to host significant championships has been at Merion’s core. It is no wonder Merion has hosted more USGA championships than any other club in America. Our friendship with the USGA dates to its first decade and has produced some of the most incredible moments in golf history. We are thrilled to celebrate those moments by announcing four more Open championships, and we look forward to bringing the best players in the world to compete on Hugh Wilson’s timeless masterpiece.”

A view of the 15th hole at Merion from the side of the tee box.

Future USGA championships in Pennsylvania

Oakmont Country Club

2021 U.S. Amateur*
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

Merion Golf Club

2022 Curtis Cup Match*
2026 U.S. Amateur*
2030 U.S. Open
2034 U.S. Women’s Open
2046 U.S. Women’s Open
2050 U.S. Open

*denotes previously announced USGA championships.