Winged Foot Golf Club
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Winged Foot Golf Club is a private club with two 18-hole golf courses located in Mamaroneck, New York. The course architect is A. W. Tillinghast, who also designed courses which have hosted major professional golf events such as Baltusrol (Lower) and Bethpage Black. Winged Foot Golf Club was founded in 1921, by a consortium consisting mainly of members of The New York Athletic Club. The club gets its name and logo from the NYAC's logo, but the two have never had any direct affiliation. Winged Foot G.C. opened in June 1923. Application for membership is by invitation only.
The main entrance in 2006
|Location||Mamaroneck, New York|
|Established||1921, opened 1923|
|Designed by||A. W. Tillinghast (1923)Gil Hanse (renovation) (2015)|
|Par||72 70 for majors|
|Length||7,264 yards (6,642 m)|
|Slope rating||141 |
|Designed by||A. W. Tillinghast|
|Length||6,750 yards (6,172 m)|
|Slope rating||141 |
Winged Foot Golf Club
|NRHP reference #||100004089|
|Added to NRHP||June 12, 2019|
The West Course is a par 72 that measures 7,264 yards (6,642 m); it has a course rating of 75.7 and a slope of 141. The East Course is a par 72 that measures 6,750 yards (6,172 m); it has a course rating of 73.9 and a slope of 141. Golf Digest' ranked the West Course 8th and the East Course 65th in its 2009-10 listing of America's 100 Greatest Golf Courses.
Head professionals at Winged FootEdit
Claude Harmon was the head professional at Winged Foot G.C. when he won the 1948 Masters and collected a check for $2,500. He was the last club professional to win a major championship. Previously, Winged Foot head professional Craig Wood won the 1941 Masters and U.S. Open, the first time any golfer won those two titles in the same year.
Major championships held at Winged FootEdit
In January 2013, the United States Golf Association announced that Winged Foot Golf Club would host the 120th U.S. Open in 2020. With its sixth U.S. Open, only Oakmont Country Club and Baltusrol Golf Club have hosted the tournament more times.
For USGA championships, the West Course has been typically set up at par 70. In this configuration the 514-yard (470 m) converted par five ninth hole becomes one of the longest par four's in major championship history. The 640-yard (585 m) par five twelfth is the second longest hole in major championship history.
Ogilvy's 2006 winning score of five-over-par and Irwin's seven-over in 1974 represent two of the highest major championship 72-hole scores in the modern era of golf. Julius Boros' winning score of 293 (+9) in the 1963 U.S. Open (at The Country Club near Boston), played in gusty winds, represents both the highest aggregate score and highest score in relation to par during this era.
|Runner(s) Up||Winner's Share ($)|
|2006||U.S. Open||Geoff Ogilvy||285 (+5)||1 stroke|| Jim Furyk
|2004||U.S. Amateur (a)||Ryan Moore||N/A||2 up||Luke List||N/A|
|1997||PGA Championship||Davis Love III||269 (–11)||5 strokes||Justin Leonard||470,000|
|1984||U.S. Open||Fuzzy Zoeller||343 (-7) 90||8 strokes (PO)||Greg Norman||94,000|
|1980||U.S. Senior Open (b)||Roberto De Vicenzo||285 (+1)||4 strokes||William C. Campbell||20,000|
|1974||U.S. Open||Hale Irwin||287 (+7)||2 strokes||Forrest Fezler||35,000|
|1972||U.S. Women's Open (c)||Susie Berning||299 (+11)||1 stroke|| Kathy Ahern
|1959||U.S. Open||Billy Casper||282 (+2)||1 stroke||Bob Rosburg||12,000|
|1957||U.S. Women's Open (d)||Betsy Rawls||299 (+7)||6 strokes||Patty Berg||1,800|
|1940||U.S. Amateur||Dick Chapman||N/A||11 and 9||W. B. McCullough Jr.||N/A|
|1929||U.S. Open||Bobby Jones (a)||435 (+3) 108||23 strokes (PO)||Al Espinosa||1,000 (e)|
(a) The 2004 U.S. Amateur was competed on both the East and West Courses.
(b) The 1980 U.S. Senior Open was competed on the East Course.
(c) The 1972 U.S. Women's Open was competed on the East Course.
(d) The 1957 U.S. Women's Open was competed on the East Course.
(e) Since Jones was an amateur, runner-up Al Espinosa, who was defeated in the 36-hole playoff, is officially credited with the winner's prize money.
The 1984 (90 holes) and 1929 (108 holes) U.S. Opens were decided in playoffs. By USGA rules of the time, the playoff was 18 holes (1984) and 36 holes (1929). The total score reflects the number of holes played, and margin of victory is based on playoff.
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- "Course Rating and Slope Database™: Winged Foot Golf Club - East". USGA. Retrieved June 3, 2012.
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- "Weekly List 20190614". U.S. National Park Service. June 14, 2019. Retrieved June 19, 2019.
- "U.S. Open to return to Winged Foot in 2020". Golf.com. Retrieved 2016-03-15.
- Bonk, Thomas (August 14, 1997). "Return to the Scene of the Crime". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2009-09-12.
- Official website
- Official US Open website
- The Itinerant Golfer - Winged Foot Golf Club (West Course)
- Site for 2020 US Open