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Throughout its 113-year

history Oakmont Country

Club has been the site of some

of the most memorable wins

in golf. The only golf course

attributed to designer Henry

Fownes, it was built using

shovels and mule teams.

The course can be stretched to

7,255 yards for championship

play and the member’s par of

71 is trimmed to a par 70,

when the professionals visit.

It has long been recognized

as one of the most difficult

courses in the country.

This iconic golf course

has hosted 18 national



eight U.S. Opens, three PGA

Championships, two U.S.

Women’s Opens and five

U.S. Amateurs. Some of the

most memorable wins in

the history of golf have been

engineered on Oakmont’s

verdant fairways and slick


Gene Sarazen won the first

of two consecutive PGA

Championship victories at

Oakmont in 1922, when it

was still played as a match

play format. He also won the

PGA at Pelham Country Club

in New York the following

year and added a third PGA

in 1933 at Blue Mound in


Bobby Jones won his first

of five U.S. Amateur titles

at Merion Country Club in

1924 and added his second

at Oakmont in 1925.

Sam Snead won the 1951

PGA Championship, when it

was played here, but could

only finish runner up to Ben

Hogan in the 1953 U.S.

Open. Snead finishing after

Hogan in 1953, thought he

needed birdies to catch him,

when par would have done

the job. Oakmont was the

site of one of Snead’s biggest

disappointments. He would

never win a U.S. Open.

When Hogan won the U.S.

Open in 1953 after returning

to the tour from severe injuries

suffered in an automobile

accident, it was the second

of his three major victories

that year. It would also be

his fourth and last U.S. Open


Oakmont Country Club

Hosts 9th U.S. Open



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