Oakmont Country Club could be backup plan for 2020 U.S. Open due to coronavirus outbreak

Oakmont Country Club could be backup plan for 2020 U.S. Open due to coronavirus outbreak
(WPXI)

OAKMONT, Pa. — The USGA is among all the sports organizations working on contingency plans for major events in 2020, and that could have an impact in the Pittsburgh area.

This year’s U.S. Open is scheduled to take place at the Winged Foot Golf Club in Westchester, New York from June 18-21. However, Westchester has hundreds of COVID-19 cases at this time.

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A source within the USGA confirmed to WPXI that the organization is exploring the possibility of holding the U.S. Open at another site, and one of those possibly being considered is Oakmont Country Club.

“Our focus is on the health and safety of our staff, volunteers and vendors. And our goal is to have the U.S. Open at Winged Foot in June,” the USGA said. “If that’s not possible, we will turn to our other U.S. Open sites and explore possibilities. Oakmont is certainly one of the greats.”

Oakmont has hosted the U.S. Open nine times, most recently in 2016, and is scheduled to host the tournament once again in 2025.