The USGA announced a dozen courses to host sectional qualifying for the 2019 U.S. Open at Pebble Beach. While the most groundbreaking part of the announcement was the revealing of the first ever Canadian venue, Rattlesnake Point Golf Club (Copperhead and Sidewinder Courses), Milton, Ontario, the courses that arouse the interest of well-traveled American golfers include Streamsong Resort (Black Course), Washington State’s Wine Valley, and Donald Ross’s Brookside Golf and Country Club/Scioto C.C. in Ohio.
Brooks Koepka is back-to-back defending champion after prevailing at Erin Hills in 2017 and Shinnecock Hills in 2018. Ken Venturi in 1964 and Orville Moody in 1969 are the only players to win the U.S. Open after surviving both local and sectional qualifying competition. Gene Littler (1961), Julius Boros (1963), Jerry Pate (1976), Steve Jones (1996), Michael Campbell (2005) and Lucas Glover (2009) all won the U.S. Open as sectional qualifiers.
Here are the dates and sites for 2019 U.S. Open qualifiers. To be eligible, golfers must have a handicap index of 1.4 or lower, or be a professional. Local qualifying is April 29-May 13.
Monday, May 27
Asia – Kuwana Country Club, Mie Prefecture, Japan
Monday, June 3
Canada – RattleSnake Point Golf Club (Copperhead and Sidewinder Courses), Milton, Ontario
Europe – Walton Heath Golf Club (New and Old Courses), Surrey, England
Monday, May 20
Bent Tree Country Club & Northwood Club, Dallas, Texas
Monday, June 3
Big Canyon Country Club & Newport Beach Country Club, Newport Beach, Calif.
Streamsong Resort (Black Course), Bowling Green, Fla.
Hawks Ridge Golf Club, Ball Ground, Ga.
Woodmont Country Club (North Course), Rockville, Md.
Century Country Club & Old Oaks Country Club, Purchase, N.Y.
Brookside Golf & Country Club & Scioto Country Club, Columbus, Ohio
Springfield (Ohio) Country Club
Wine Valley Golf Club, Walla Walla, Wash.