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Newport Country Club to host 2024 US Senior Open

The 2024 US Senior Open will be the fifth USGA event held at Newport Country Club.
The 2024 US Senior Open will be the fifth USGA event held at Newport Country Club.LANDERS, TOM GLOBE STAFF PHOTO

The United States Golf Association announced Tuesday that Newport (R.I.) Country Club will host the 2024 US Senior Open from June 27-30. Newport was originally scheduled to host the 2020 tournament, but it was canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The tournament will be the fifth USGA event held at the course. The last Senior Open to be held in New England was the 2017 event at Salem Country Club in Peabody. It will be the fourth Senior Open held in New England.

“Newport Country Club and the USGA have a long, rich history that dates to the club’s beginnings as a founding member club of the Association, and we are more than pleased to continue this relationship as we progress through these challenging times,” said USGA senior director/championships John Bodenhamer in a statement.

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Newport Country Club was founded in 1894 as a nine-hole course and extended to 18 holes in 1923. It hosted the inaugural US and US Amateur Open in 1895. It has also hosted a US Open, a US Women’s Open, and a US Amateur. Its last USGA event was the 2006 Women’s Open, won by Annika Sorenstam in a playoff. In 1995, 19-year-old Tiger Woods won the second of his three consecutive US Amateur titles there.

“The state of Rhode Island, the city of Newport, and the club are enthusiastic to support this USGA championship,” club president Barclay Douglas Jr. said. “Our ‘City by the Sea’ will be enhanced by having the world’s best senior players compete for the Francis D. Ouimet Memorial Trophy on our historic Tillinghast course.”