The U.S. Open returned to Oakmont Country Club for a record 9th time last week; however, the “Butcher Shop of Western Pennsylvania” with the glass greens and church pews bunkers delivered a brand new National Champion! Dustin Johnson, who’s heart break at this event over the years has been well documented, was able to overcome early storms that pushed play to the max on the weekend, a fiery Irishman in Shane Lowry holding a 4-stroke lead with only 18 holes to play, and a controversial USGA ruling & ensuing penalty to win his very first U.S. Open and Major Championship! Local favorite Jim Furyk and Tour veteran Scott Piercy joined Lowry in a share for 2nd place, finishing 3 strokes behind Johnson.
In 2017, the U.S. Open goes from the old stalwart of Oakmont to the “new kid” on the block, Erin Hills G.C. in Erin, Wisconsin. The first-ever U.S. Open to be played in the State of Wisconsin (along with the first U.S. Open in the Midwest in almost 15 years) is not to be missed, and with limited inventory remaining, contact an ISM Representative TODAY to reserve your spot at the biggest golf event of 2017!