2022 U.S. Open to Feature Hole Not Used Since Francis Ouimet in 1913
The 2022 U.S. Open at Brookline Country Club just got even cooler.
According to the USGA’s routing for the tournament, the revamped par-3 11th hole will be used.
The hole has not been used since 1913, when Francis Ouimet won the U.S. Open over Harry Vardon and Ted Ray.
How about that for history.
The 11th Hole
The hole is historically known as “Redan” was upgraded by Gil Hanse in 2020 with the outer edges of the green expanded to be able to add pin placements.
Members have been playing the hole on a day-to-day basis, but not the pros.
In previous Open’s and in the 1999 Ryder Cup, the hole was bypassed.
Back in 1913, Ouimet double-bogeyed the hole in regulation, which at the time dropped him one shot behind Ray and three back of Vardon.
In the playoff, Ouimet would par the hole, while Vardon and Ray both made bogeys to take a one shot lead.
He would not look back.