LACC apparently aced out Olympic Club

Add another chapter to the San Francisco-Los Angeles rivalry.

The Olympic Club, which hosted the 2012 U.S. Open on its famed Lake Course (pictured), had hoped to land our national championship again in 2023, but the Los Angeles Times reported last week that the event probably will be played that year on the North Course at Los Angeles Country Club.

And the United States Golf Association basically confirmed it.

“This is another one in the mix for the West Coast, so it changes the equation a bit,” said Patricia Cornett, chairperson of the championship committee at The Olympic Club, which will host next year’s inaugural U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Championship.

“Our focus is on the Four-Ball and putting a lot of effort into that. Obviously, we greatly enjoyed the 2012 Open and we’re always interested in hosting future USGA events.”

The Olympic Club figures to get some more chances, perhaps in 2026 or 2027, after hosting the U.S. Open five times previously.

If the 2023 Open is played at LACC, it will be the first time Los Angeles will host our national championship since Ben Hogan won the 1948 tournament at Riviera Country Club.



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