L.A. Country Club might host U.S. Open

The Los Angeles Times reported that officials at Los Angeles Country Club have reached a preliminary agreement with the United States Golf Association to hold the 2023 U.S. Open on the club’s famed North Course.

It would be the first time our national championship has been held in Los Angeles since Ben Hogan captured the 1948 U.S. Open at Riviera Country Club.

The agreement is contingent of a vote by the club’s 1,500 members and a letter calling for such action has been sent to the membership, The Times reported.

“As a general rule, the USGA keeps its site selection process confidential to protect future sites and related parties,” the USGA said in a statement. “In this instance, we confirm that the USGA and Los Angeles Country Club are exploring the possibility of conducting a future U.S. Open Championship at the Club.

“There are several important steps required in the Championship selection process to ensure its success, including garnering the support of the Club’s membership and evaluating the feasibility of conducting a world-class championship in the heart of the Los Angeles community. We are appreciative of the opportunity to continue the process.”

The North Course will play host to the 2017 Walker Cup, a biennial competition between top amateurs from the United States competing against their counterparts from Great Britain and Ireland.

Los Angeles Country Club officials declined to comment on the U.S. Open report.

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