Brookline’s Country Club Will Host 2022 U.S. Open
While the fight over bringing a different world-class sporting event to Boston rages on in the chambers of City Hall, Brookline has quietly stepped into the limelight.
The USGA announced Wednesday that The Country Club in Brookline will host the 2022 U.S. Open. It will be the fourth time the club has hosted the tournament and first since 1988, when Curtis Strange beat Nick Faldo in a five-round playoff. The Country Club also hosted the 1913 U.S. Open, which saw American Francis Ouimet similarly fend off British favorites Harry Vardon and Ted Ray in a playoff, as well as the 1999 Ryder Cup.
Former Gov. Deval Patrick wrote in his book A Reason to Believe that he and his wife applied for membership at The Country Club but were “blackballed.” The club was initially included in Boston 2024’s Bid 1.0 as its proposed venue for Olympic golf, but as architect David Manfredi revealed at the Bid 2.0 unveiling last month, organizers are still in search of a course.