U.S. Amateur set for The Country Club in 2013

U.S. Amateur set for The Country Club in 2013

BROOKLINE, Mass. (AP) — The 2013 U.S. Amateur Championship will be played at The Country Club in Brookline, Mass., on the 100th anniversary of Francis Ouimet’s stunning victory in the U.S. Open.

It could be the first step toward a U.S. Open returning to The Country Club, similar to Merion Golf Club hosting the U.S. Amateur before being awarded a bigger prize.

Ouimet (WEE-met) was a 20-year-old amateur when he beat top English pros Harry Vardon and Ted Ray in the 1913 Open. The victory is credited with spreading the popularity of golf in America.

The Country Club also hosted the Open in 1963 and 1988, as well as the 1999 Ryder Cup.

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