Boston was recently chosen as a potential host site for the 2024 Summer Olympics, and should its bid win Olympic golf could be headed to The Country Club.
A breakdown of potential venues shows the Brookline, Mass., course earmarked for golf. The document notes that "Olympic athletes and spectators visiting the club will be able to enjoy a number of nearby attractions, including the Arnold Arboretum, Franklin Park Zoo and Boston College campus."
The Country Club has hosted the U.S. Open three times, most recently in 1988, in addition to the 1999 Ryder Cup. It last hosted a major event in 2013, when Matthew Fitzpatrick won the U.S. Amateur.
Boston beat out Lost Angeles, San Francisco and Washington, D.C., for the lone 2024 bid from the United States, but the process is still in its preliminary stages. Other potential host cities have yet to be finalized, and the 2024 host will not be chosen until 2017.
Even if Boston is chosen, golf's inclusion in the 2024 Olympics is not a sure thing. Next year the sport will make its return to the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro and it will also be a sport at the 2020 Games in Tokyo, but its long-term status as an Olympic sport beyond that is unknown.