October 6, 2014
The United States Golf Association (USGA) will bring a little more attention to all their champions at their biggest showcase beginning later this summer. It was announced today that the 118th U.S. Open Championship at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club in Southhampton, New York, will be the site of the inaugural Celebration of Champions event.
The event will feature a four-hole exhibition with the winners of the USGA Championships from the year prior and this year will take place on June 12th. It is intended to be an annual event and bring greater recognition to the myriad of USGA Champions, both amateur and professional, who come from all walks of life.
“Our championships are open to all players who have the dream and desire to compete at the highest level,” said Mike Davis, CEO of the USGA. “We believe hosting the inaugural Celebration of Champions – with our longtime partner Rolex – at the 118th U.S. Open is a fitting way to celebrate each champion’s incredible achievement and acknowledge their place in golf history.”
Helping kick off the inaugural event today was one of the greatest USGA. Champions of all-time, Jack Nicklaus.
“I’ve always loved USGA championships,” said Nicklaus, who won…
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