100 days until the US Open Golf Championship returns to Brookline

BROOKLINE, Mass. — Golfers from across the world will be returning to Brookline this June.

The 122nd US Open will be played at The Country Club from June 16-19. The Country Club last hosted an open championship in 1988.

Tuesday marks 100 days until the first golfers step off the first tee.

The Country Club has hosted 16 USGA championships, including three previous U.S. Opens. In 1913, Brookline’s own Francis Ouimet, a 20-year amateur, who grew up across the street from the club, beat English pro golfers Harry Vardon and Ted Ray in an 18-hole playoff. Julius Boros won the championship in 1963 at the TCC. And in 1988, Curtis Strange shot even-par 71 in an 18-hole playoff to defeat Nick Faldo, of England, by four strokes and claim the first of his back-to-back U.S. Open titles.

Think you are good enough to compete? Entries are now open, and local qualifying runs from Apr. 25 to May 23.

There are two local qualifiers in Massachusetts. The first is at Foxborough Country Club on May 2 and the other at Taconic Golf Club in Williamstown on May 17.

As far as tickets to the open, they are not currently on sale.

Organizers say those interested in being alerted when they do go back on sale should join the Victory Club.

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