Merion set to host U.S. Men’s and Women’s Open in the 2030’s in exciting return to the club
The USGA announced a slew of tournaments at Merion Golf Club over the next three decades. The club will host six total events, including two US Men’s and Women’s Opens apiece. Here’s the full lineup, which has the Curtis Cup and US Amateur slated between now and 2030:
Now, I obviously do not care about the Curtis Cup, and neither should you, but the U.S. Amateur in 2026 may be worth a watch. It should be fun to watch some young guns in match play format on what is genuinely one of the most challenging courses in the world.
Of course, the U.S. Men’s and Women’s Opens are the main dates we should be concerned with. With the closest tournament of the bunch coming in the year 2030, it will be interesting to see what the field will look like so far down the road.
What to watch at Merion
While I can’t give you a pick for the 2030 U.S. Open (Viktor Hovland. Book it.) I can give you some things to look out for. The biggest of these will be the course layout. Some have said that, despite thick rough and brutal greens, Merion is too short for the modern, distance-oriented game of golf we know today. While that may be true, Merion and USGA officials will have plenty of time to figure out what changes, if any, needs to be made.
The fans will definitely be something to watch as well. It may be at a Main Line prim and proper club, but the U.S. Open can get rowdy, especially outside Philly. I heard a story about two Merion members that had imbibed a bit too much, stole a golf cart, and crashed into a broadcast tower (or something like that).
Plus, I am happy to announce we at The Liberty Line intend to have a sponsorship tent at the 2030 U.S. Men’s Open. There will be free beer and wine for subscribers, with premium cocktails available for a small fee. See you there!
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