It’s 2016, and Week 1 of the PGA Tour season is complete (including Spieth 2016 victory #1), so it’s officially appropriate to start looking ahead to the 2016 U.S. Open at Oakmont Country Club. Keep this post bookmarked, as it will be updated continuously up until U.S. Open week.
Oakmont in The Golf Club
While there are no updates available at the time, the creation of Oakmont for The Golf Club is well underway, and updates will be posted here when available.
The best way to get familiar with a course is always through a well-done Golf Club Atlas write-up, and this one does not disappoint: Oakmont Golf Club Atlas Profile
From an architectural standpoint, one of the top stories at Oakmont will be the tree removal program. Even despite these changes being in place for the last Open at Oakmont in 2007, it will still be a much talked about topic in 2016, as more courses embrace tree removal. Get a primer here: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
“Certainly, Oakmont has become an industry leader in tree removal. It’s a wonderful look from the clubhouse, because you can effectively see every hole on the golf course.”
Here’s two things that we haven’t seen in about 8 years: A U.S. Open at Oakmont, and Tiger Woods