I guess I’m not overly surprised that DJ didn’t show at Olympic yesterday, his focus is clearly on the start of the PGA Championship. However we were looking forward to our match with he and his brother.
I guess the next topic of discussion is why in the Olympic Club hosting a PGA Championship in 2028 and not a US Open. Of the 5 US Opens held at the Olympic Club it has held up to par as well as any US Open venue in the country.
We are hosting the US Women’s Open in 2021 and the US Amateur in 2025, but what happened to the US Open?
I think I know part of the answer, but for once I am going to try to be politically correct and keep the answer to myself. I am not happy trading an Open for a PGA in 2028 and a Ryder Cup in 2032. This is the ideal venue to test the best players in the world. The challenge at Olympic is not the length of the course, but the sloping fairways and small greens.
I hope the USGA makes a move to bring an open to the Olympic Club sometime in the 2020’s
Stay tuned for more on how the pro’s are tearing up TPC Harding Park and why