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U.S. Open returning to Pinehurst No. 2 in 2024

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The USGA announced three future U.S. Open venues Wednesday, including a return to Pinehurst No. 2 in 2024. 

Tournament host sites were previously confirmed through 2021. The 2022 U.S. Open will head to The Country Club in Brookline, Mass., while the 2023 event will be staged at Los Angeles Country Club's North Course.

"We are elated to host our national championship at these three historic venues," said USGA president Tom O'Toole in a release. "Each one is located in a region where golf and sports are celebrated, and we have already felt tremendous community support. We look forward to the test of golf that each of these classic designs will present to the world's best players."

Golf Channel travel insider Matt Ginella reported the news of the announcements Wednesday on "Morning Drive." 

The return to Pinehurst will mark the fourth time it has hosted the U.S. Open, and coincides with the 25-year anniversary of Payne Stewart's dramatic win on the No. 2 course. Pinehurst also hosted in 2005, when Michael Campbell won, and last year hosted the U.S. Open and U.S. Women's Open in consecutive weeks, where Martin Kaymer and Michelle Wie both captured majors.

While it was not discussed in the USGA announcement, Ginella left open the possibility of another back-to-back Open at Pinehurst, noting that the 2014 U.S. Women's Open was not awarded to Pinehurst until nearly two years after the men's championship was confirmed. 

The Country Club has hosted the U.S. Open on three prior occasions, notably in 1913 when unheralded amateur Francis Ouimet won. It last hosted in 1988, when Curtis Strange defeated Nick Faldo in an 18-hole playoff.

L.A. Country Club has never hosted the U.S. Open, but is already confirmed as the host site for the 2017 Walker Cup. It will become the third course in Southern California to host the U.S. Open, joining Riviera (1948) and Torrey Pines (2008). 

Previously-announced U.S. Open venues include Oakmont (2016), Erin Hills (2017), Shinnecock Hills (2018), Pebble Beach (2019), Winged Foot (2020) and Torrey Pines (2021).