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U.S. Amateur Golf Championship
August 15 - 21 2016
Bloomfield Hills, MI

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Oakland Hills Country Club - South Course
3951 W Maple Rd
Bloomfield Hills, MI  48301-3221
phone: (248) 644-2500
url: www.oakland-hills.com

Tournament Overview

The U.S. Amateur, the oldest USGA championship, was first played in 1895 at Newport Golf Club in Rhode Island. The event, which has no age restriction, is open to those with a Handicap Index of 2.4 or lower. It is one of 13 national championships conducted annually by the USGA, 10 of which are strictly for amateurs. It is the pre-eminent amateur competition in the world.

Applications are typically placed online, starting the third week in April at www.usga.org.

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Aug 23, 2015The 115th U.S. Amateur champion is Bryson DeChambeau
Aug 22, 2015DeChambeau, Bard to meet in all-American U.S. Amateur final
Aug 21, 2015Only four remain at U.S. Amateur after exciting Friday
Aug 20, 2015LIVE SCORING: Sweet 16 underway at U.S. Amateur
Aug 20, 2015Meet the 115th U.S. Amateur quarterfinalists
Aug 19, 2015Brett Coletta medals as morning playoff completes bracket at U.S. Amateur
Aug 19, 2015Could this be the last we see of Austin Connelly as an amateur?
Aug 19, 2015Kyle Mueller takes down medalist at U.S. Amateur
Aug 17, 2015Matt NeSmith ahead after day one of U.S. Amateur
Aug 15, 2015LIVE SCORING: 2015 U.S. Amateur from Olympia Fields
Aug 10, 2015California looking to end U.S. Amateur victory drought
May 12, 2015U.S. Amateur sites announced for 2019-20
Aug 17, 2014Underdog Gunn Yang wins U.S. Amateur
Aug 17, 2014Aggressive play nets Gunn Yang U.S. Amateur win
Aug 16, 2014U.S. AM LIVE SCORING: Yang is 1-up after 18
Aug 15, 2014Semifinals set for U.S. Amateur
Aug 14, 2014Meet the eight U.S. Amateur quarterfinalists
Aug 13, 2014Smith knocks off co-medalst at U.S. Amateur
Aug 12, 2014Moore, McCoy share medalist honors at U.S. Amateur
Aug 11, 2014Californians looking for first U.S. Amateur victory since 2002
Aug 11, 2014Beck, Horsfield, Moore locked in three-way tie at U.S. Amateur
Aug 10, 2014U.S. Amateur Preview: Historic Atlanta Athletic Club opens its doors
Jul 23, 2014U.S. Amateur has long history with New England
Aug 18, 2013U.S. Amateur: Trusty wedge helps Fitzpatrick
Aug 18, 2013Titleist Pro V1 the No. 1 ball at U.S. Amateur
Aug 18, 2013Matt Fitzpatrick wins U.S. Amateur
Aug 17, 2013Goss vs. Fitzpatrick in U.S. Amateur final
Aug 16, 2013U.S. Amateur: No sibling rivalry for the Danielsons
Aug 16, 2013Watt rallies past Scheffler to advance to U.S. Amateur semifinals
Aug 15, 2013Round of 16 underway at U.S. Amateur
Aug 15, 2013U.S. Amateur quarterfinals underway
Aug 15, 2013U.S. Amateur: Canadians raise their game
Aug 14, 2013Niebrugge set Walker Cup goals in winter
Aug 14, 2013U.S. Amateur Notebook: A day of rematches, big names ousted & more
Aug 14, 2013U.S. Amateur Walker Cup update
Aug 14, 2013First round complete at U.S. Amateur
Aug 13, 2013Stroke play continues at U.S. Amateur
Aug 13, 2013Match play begins at U.S. Amateur
Aug 12, 2013Hardy takes lead at U.S. Amateur
Aug 09, 2013Q&A with Walker Cup captain Jim Holtgrieve
Aug 09, 2013History front and center at U.S. Amateur
Aug 09, 2013U.S. Amateur: 5 holes likely to make impact in outcome
Aug 09, 2013U.S. Amateur: The Country Club to provide classic, updated test
Aug 09, 2013Storylines heading into the U.S. Amateur
Aug 09, 2013U.S. Amateur Preview: Contenders and sleepers, history & more
Jul 27, 2013Charles River Country Club Review: The 2nd 2013 U.S. Am Qualifying Venue
Apr 25, 2013Applications open for USGA Championships
Sep 27, 2012Today in golf history: Jones completes Grand Slam
Aug 23, 2012Steven Fox stuns Michael Weaver to win U.S. Am
Aug 21, 2012Chris Williams wins McCormack Medal
Aug 20, 2012Caddie switch pays off for Steven Fox
Aug 20, 2012Michael Weaver does everything but win at U.S. Am
Aug 20, 2012Titleist the top choice at U.S. Amateur
Aug 18, 2012Underdogs rise to U.S. Amateur final
Aug 17, 2012All-American semifinals set at U.S. Am
Aug 17, 2012Hagy's excellent amateur adventure continues
Aug 16, 2012Match play rolls on at U.S. Amateur
Aug 16, 2012U.S. Amateur Notebook: Oh, Canada
Aug 16, 2012Tide Rolls for Thomas at U.S. Amateur
Aug 16, 2012U.S. Amateur moves on to quarterfinals
Aug 15, 2012Match Play field set at U.S. Amateur
Aug 15, 2012Three Golden Bears advance at U.S. Amateur
Aug 14, 2012Cheng Tsung Pan holds lead midway through Round 2 at U.S. Amateur
Aug 14, 2012Bobby Wyatt medals at U.S. Amateur
Aug 13, 2012Star-studded field tees off at U.S. Am
Aug 13, 2012Koika makes history at U.S. Amateur
Aug 13, 2012U.S. Amateur: 5 things to know
Aug 13, 2012Alabama's Bobby Wyatt leads U.S. Amateur entering Round 2
Aug 12, 2012Cal Bears send 5 players to U.S. Amateur
May 21, 2012Riviera to Host 2017 U.S. Amateur
Aug 28, 2011Kraft leads 2-up after 18 holes
Aug 28, 2011Kelly Kraft wins U.S. Amateur
Aug 27, 2011It's Cantlay vs. Kraft for U.S. Amateur Title
Aug 26, 2011Uihlein through to quarterfinals at U.S. Amateur
Aug 26, 2011Four Walker Cuppers advance at U.S. Amateur
Aug 26, 2011U.S. Amateur down to the semifinals
Aug 26, 2011U.S. Amateur: Cardiac Cantlay moves on again
Aug 25, 2011US Amateur: Medalist Main Bows Out, Uihlein Advances
Aug 25, 2011Underdogs prevail at US Amateur
Aug 25, 2011U.S. Amateur: Uihlein, Leopold advance
Aug 24, 2011Main wins medalist honors at U.S. Amateur
Aug 24, 201116 AGC members make U.S. Am match play
Aug 24, 2011U.S. Amateur: Match play notes
Aug 23, 2011Rain toughens conditions at U.S. Amateur
Aug 22, 2011U.S. Amateur: Biddle, Main, Hahn share 1st round lead
Aug 22, 2011U.S. Amateur underway at Erin Hills
Aug 20, 2011U.S. Amateur pairings and starting times
Aug 17, 2011U.S. Amateur: Uihlein primed to defend title
Aug 29, 2010US Amateur: Final Match Play-by-Play
Aug 29, 2010Uihlein over Chung at US Am
Aug 28, 2010Uihlein vs. Chung at US Am
Aug 27, 2010US Am: Meet the Semifinalists
Aug 26, 2010U.S. Amateur- Thursday Recap
Aug 25, 2010U.S. Amateur: First round match recaps
Aug 24, 2010Titleist dominates ball, equipment counts at US Am
Aug 24, 2010Wilson makes case for Medalist at US Amateur
Aug 24, 2010McCoy suffers bad break at Chambers Bay
Aug 23, 2010Wilson posts 62 at US Amateur
Aug 21, 2010U.S. Am Preview/Live Scoring
Aug 30, 2009An defeats Martin, Wins US Amateur
Aug 29, 2009Martin and An Advance to US Amateur Final
Aug 28, 2009US Amateur: Quarterfinal Results
Aug 27, 2009US Amateur Thursday Notebook
Aug 26, 2009Big Opening Day of Match Play at US Amateur
Aug 25, 2009U.S. Amateur: Jackson Enters the Record Book
Aug 24, 2009Jackson paces early qualifying at US Amateur
Aug 19, 2009US Amateur Preview: A host of hopefuls
Jul 29, 2009USGA Amateur Sectional Qualifying Results
Aug 24, 2008U.S. Amateur: Lee over Kittleson, 5 & 4
Aug 23, 2008U.S. Amateur: Video coverage of semifinals
Aug 22, 2008U.S. Amateur: Video coverage of quarterfinals
Aug 21, 2008U.S. Amateur: Video coverage of second and third rounds
Aug 20, 2008U.S. Amateur: Video coverage of first round match play
Aug 19, 2008U.S. Amateur: Fillmore looks to be likely medalist
Aug 19, 2008U.S. Amateur: Fillmore is medalist
Aug 18, 2008U.S. Amateur: Bryan, Putnam share first round lead
Aug 06, 2008amateurgolf.com video preview of U.S. Amateur
Jul 30, 2008U.S. Amateur field nearly set
Jul 29, 2008USC's Lovemark readies for the U.S. Am
Aug 26, 2007U.S. Amateur: Knost Shows Why He's a Walker-Cupper
Aug 26, 2007U.S. Amateur: Knost holds off Thompson for title
Aug 25, 2007U.S. Amateur: Knost, Thompson to meet in finals
Aug 24, 2007U.S. Amateur: Knost leads semi-finalists
Aug 23, 2007U.S. Amateur: On to the quarterfinals
Aug 22, 2007U.S. Amateur: Ohio's Kokrack is Medalist
Aug 22, 2007U.S. Amateur: Local Favorites Bramlett, Haag Bow Out
Aug 22, 2007U.S. Amateur: Medalist, Notables Advance
Aug 22, 2007U.S. Amateur: Zahringer leads charge to Rd. 2
Aug 22, 2007U.S. Amateur: Fathauer Ousts Medalist
Aug 21, 2007U.S. Amateur: Match play begins at Olympic Club
Aug 20, 2007U.S. Amateur: Kim returns to Olympic Club
Aug 20, 2007U.S. Amateur: Four sit at 2-under after first day
Aug 06, 2007US Amateur: Northern California Qualifying Results
Aug 06, 2007US Amateur: Southern California Qualifying Results
Aug 27, 2006US Amateur: Ramsay def Kelly, 4&2 for Title
Aug 26, 2006US Amateur: Ramsay to face Kelly in Sunday Final
Aug 25, 2006US Amateur: Quarterfinal Match Summaries
Aug 25, 2006US Amateur: Semifinals have Foreign Flavor
Aug 24, 2006US Amateur: Weather Delay Doesn't Stop Horschel
Aug 23, 2006US Amateur: Moore Leads Oklahoma State Trio
Aug 22, 2006US Amateur: Horschel Follows Historic 60 with 78
Sep 03, 2005USGA Amateur: A Club Heals with Dillon Dougherty's Help
Aug 28, 2005USGA Amateur: First Italian Champion crowned
Aug 28, 2005USGA Amateur: U.S. side of the story
Aug 27, 2005USGA Amateur: Finals are set for Sunday
Aug 26, 2005USGA Amateur: Walker Cupper Kim goes down 4 and 2
Aug 25, 2005USGA Amateur: Harman Advances through Round 2
Aug 25, 2005USGA Amateur: Thursday Match Play Results
Aug 24, 2005USGA Amateur: Round 1 of Match Play Excitement
Aug 23, 2005USGA Amateur: Lepp takes Medalist Honors
Aug 22, 2005 USGA Amateur: First Round Results
Aug 16, 2005USGA Amateur: 37 Californians in the 2005 Field
Aug 03, 2005USGA Amateur: Sectional Qualifying Results
Feb 01, 2005USGA 2005 Course Preview: Merion, and More

Results Archive:

Showing results for

Place  Pts
WinCABryson DeChambeauClovis, CA2000
Runner-upNYDerek BardNew Hartford, NY1500
SemifinalsJapanKenta KonishiJapan1000
SemifinalsZimbabweSean CrockerZimbabwe1000
QuarterfinalsSpainJon RahmSpain700
QuarterfinalsIrelandPaul DunneIreland700
QuarterfinalsCanadaAustin JamesCanada700
QuarterfinalsTXMatthew PerrineAustin, TX700
Final 16KYHunter StewartNicholasville, KY500
Final 16GAKyle MuellerWatkinsville, GA500
Final 16ILTodd MitchellBloomington, IL500
Final 16CODavid OraeeGreeley, CO500
Final 16OHDaniel WetterichCincinnati, OH500
Final 16CAJake KnappCosta Mesa, CA500
Final 16ALRobby SheltonWilmer, AL500
Final 16CAMaverick McNealyPortola Valley, CA500
MedalistAustraliaBrett ColettaAustralia400
Final 32ILAlex BurgeBloomington, IL300
Final 32BelgiumThomas DetryBelgium300
Final 32AustraliaRyan RuffelsAustralia300
Final 32MOBrad NurskiSt. Joseph, MO300
Final 32TXWill ZalatorisPlano, TX300
Final 32GASepp StrakaValdosta, GA300
Final 32NYCameron YoungScarborough, NY300
Final 32ILDavid CookeBolingbrook, IL300
Final 32EnglandSam HorsfieldEngland300
Final 32SCCaleb ProveauxLeesville, SC300
Final 32SCMatt NeSmithNorth Augusta, SC300
Final 32AustraliaMaverick AntcliffAustralia300
Final 32MDDenny McCarthyBurtonsville, MD300
Final 32OHWill GrimmerCincinnati, OH300
Final 32NHChelso BarrettKeene, NH300
Final 32VAAdam BallRichmond, VA300
Final 64KSSam StevensWichita, KS200
Final 64MDMatt OshrineBaltimore, MD200
Final 64TXCole HammerHouston, TX200
Final 64CABeau HosslerMission Viejo, CA200
Final 64FLChase KoepkaLake Worth, FL200
Final 64New ZealandJoshua MunnNew Zealand200
Final 64FLTaylor HancockClearwater, FL200
Final 64GALee McCoyClarkesville, GA200
Final 64TNZachary OlsenCordova, TN200
Final 64CanadaGarrett RankCanada200
Final 64MSDavis RileyHattiesburg, MS200
Final 64AZGeorge CunninghamTuscon, AZ200
Final 64KoreaGunn YangKorea200
Final 64COJake StaianoCherry Hills, CO200
Final 64CACorey PereiraCameron Park, CA200
Final 64CAJonathan De Los ReyesAntioch, CA200
Final 64FLHank LebiodaWinter Springs, FL200
Final 64TXRoman RobledoHarlingen, TX200
Final 64ORRobbie ZieglerCanby, OR200
Final 64PolandAdrian MeronkPoland200
Final 64CanadaAustin ConnellyCanada200
Final 64GABilly KennerlyAlpharetta, GA200
Final 64CARobert SalomonPortola Valley, CA200
Final 64OHNate YankovichBlacklick, OH200
Final 64NCJacob HicksMebane, NC200
Final 64NCMiller CappsDenver, NC200
Final 64WAAaron WhalenEphrata, WA200
Final 64WABroc JohnsonAuburn, WA200
Final 64FranceRomain LangasqueFrance200
Final 64MIReed HrynewichMuskegon, MI200
Final 64AustraliaBrett ColettaAustralia200
Final 64TXNoah GoodwinCorinth, TX200

More results may be available at www.usga.org

The U.S. Amateur Championship was born in 1895 because of a controversy. In 1894, two clubs - Newport (R.I.) Golf Club and New York's St. Andrew's Golf Club - had conducted invitational tournaments to attract the nation's top amateur players.

Newport's stroke play tournament was won by club member W.G. Lawrence, who triumphed over a field of 20 competitors. The match- play competition at St. Andrews attracted 27 golfers and was won by Laurence Stoddart, of the host club.

Both clubs proclaimed their winners as the national champion. Clearly, golf needed a national governing body to conduct national championships, develop a single set of rules for all golfers to follow, and to promote the best interests of the game. With that, representatives from five clubs founded the USGA on Dec. 22, 1894.

As a result, in 1895, its first full year of operation, the USGA conducted Amateur, Open, and Women's Amateur Championships. The Amateur and Open Championships were conducted at Newport Golf Club during the same week of October and Charles B. Macdonald became the first U.S. Amateur Champion.

The Amateur Championship is the oldest golf championship in this country - one day older than the U.S. Open. Except for an eight- year period, from 1965-72, when it was stroke play, the Amateur has been a match-play championship.

Over the years, as interest in the game grew and the number of quality players increased, it became necessary to establish a national handicapping system to determine who was eligible to compete in the Amateur. The USGA's first national handicap list, which was published for the 1912 Championship, was the forerunner of the present-day USGA Golf Handicap System.

Throughout its history, the U.S. Amateur has been the most coveted of all amateur titles. Many of the great names of professional golf, such as Gene Littler, Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Lanny Wadkins, Craig Stadler, Jerry Pate, Mark O'Meara, Hal Sutton, Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods, grace the Havemeyer Cup.

It was, however, longtime amateur Robert T. Jones Jr., who first attracted media coverage and spectator attendance at the Amateur Championship. Jones captured the championship five times (1924, 1925, 1927, 1928, 1930). His 1930 victory was a stunning moment in golf history when, at Merion Cricket Club in Ardmore, Pa., Jones rounded out the Grand Slam, winning the four major American and British championships in one year.

Sixty-six years later, in 1996, Tiger Woods of Cypress, Calif., attracted similar interest and enthusiasm when he won a record third straight U.S. Amateur at Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club in North Plains, Ore.

In 1994, Woods, at 18, had first entered the record book as the youngest ever to win the Amateur Championship. In 1996, he smashed yet another record when he won, having registered 18 consecutive match-play victories.

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