2019 United States Amateur
The oldest championship in American golf started today at Pinehurst, North Carolina.
36 holes of stroke play today and tomorrow at Pinehurst #2 and #4 will reduce the field of 312 to 64. Then 18 holes of match play playoffs until the final on Sunday at 36 holes. This year that final will be conducted on both courses with #4 in the morning and #2 in the afternoon.
An introduction to some of the top players here..
The average field age is just over 22 and there are six players in the field that are age 15 or younger.
TV coverage of the match play rounds starts on FS1 on Wednesday. FOX will have coverage on Saturday and Sunday.
The winner of the US Amateur gets a spot in the US Open next year. In a rule change, he will get the spot even if he turns pro. The winner also receives a spot in the British Open if he maintains his amateur status. The top two finishers earn a spot in The Masters as long as they stay amateurs. The runner up also gets a spot in next year's US Open. However, unlike the winner, he will still need to be an amateur. Anyone that makes the quarter finals qualifies for next year's US Amateur provided they stay an amateur.
just say NO.... to practice swings