Riviera awarded 2017 US Amateur

By AML

Riviera Country Club in Los Angeles has been named as the host venue for the 2017 US Amateur Championship.

The course, designed by legendary architect George Thomas, has hosted the US Open and Senior Open, two PGA Championships and has been a regular Tour stop for more than fifty years.

“The USGA is excited to bring the US Amateur to Riviera , returning our oldest championship to southern California for the first time since 1976,” said USGA vice president and Thomas O’Toole. “Riviera has a rich and varied championship history.”

“To be selected as the host site of America’s most coveted amateur championship is thrilling to all of us at Riviera and the city of Los Angeles,” said Riviera corporate officer Michael Yamaki. “We thank the USGA for the honour to put on the country’s oldest and most prestigious amateur championship.”

Bel-Air Country Club, also designed by Thomas, with assistance from Jack Neville and Billy Bell, will serve as the companion course for the stroke-play rounds.

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