Brookline to host 2013 US Amateur


USGAFAR HILLS, N.J. ' The 2013 U.S. Amateur Championship will be played at The Country Club in Brookline, Mass., on the 100th anniversary of Francis Ouimets stunning victory in the U.S. Open.
It could be the first step toward a U.S. Open returning to The Country Club, similar to Merion Golf Club hosting the U.S. Amateur before being awarded a bigger prize.
Ouimet was a 20-year-old amateur when he beat top English pros Harry Vardon and Ted Ray in the 1913 U.S. Open. The victory is credited with spreading the popularity of golf in America.
The Country Club will match Merion Golf Club for the most times hosting the U.S. Amateur. It also held the tournament in 1910, '22, '34, '57 and '82.
The Country Club also hosted the Open in 1963 and 1988, as well as the 1999 Ryder Cup.
The finals of this years U.S. Amateur are Sunday at Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa.
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