'Your papers, please' must never be heard in America
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
The U.S. Golf Association is adding its first championship in more than 25 years, getting rid of the U.S. Amateur Public Links in favor of a U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Championship to meet what it says is a trend at the state and regional level.
The U.S. Open is returning to Winged Foot, the New York club with a history of clutch moments and one unforgettable collapse.
USGA vice president Thomas O'Toole Jr. said the better-ball format for the U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Championship should lend to more exciting golf.
He also said it was gaining in popularity, with more than 150 tournaments using the format in state and regional competitions last year.