Report: TPC Sawgrass could host '19 U.S. Amateur


The U.S. Amateur might be headed back to the Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass in 2019 to commemorate the 25th anniversary of Tiger Woods’ first of three consecutive Amateur titles.

Garry Smits of the Florida Times-Union reported Tuesday that the Tour and TPC Sawgrass are considering filing an application to the U.S. Golf Association.

“This is all very preliminary,” said Ty Votaw, the Tour’s executive vice president for communications and international affairs, according to the report. “All we’re planning right now is to seek more information from the USGA.”

In 1994, Woods, then 18, won his first U.S. Amateur with a stirring comeback against Trip Kuehne. Returning to the Amateur to Ponte Vedra Beach on the 25th anniversary of that victory would “make the most symmetrical sense,” Votaw said, according to the report.

The venues for upcoming Amateurs, through 2018: The Country Club, Atlantic Athletic Club, Olympia Fields, Oakland Hills, Riviera and Pebble Beach.