US Open in LA Nearly Afterthought With Saudi, PGA Tour Deal
LOS ANGELES (AP) The toughest test in golf takes on several meanings for this U.S. Open.
Tough usually starts with the golf course, and the North course at Los Angeles Country Club figures to be every bit of that, even if its a mystery to most. It has never hosted anything of national significance except for the Walker Cup in 2017.
This will be the third time since 2015 the U.S. Open goes to a course for the first time.
Tough for this U.S. Open is also just getting there. The storied club is located between Wilshire and Sunset boulevards on the edge of Beverly Hills. And if that doesn't suggest big traffic, it's about 5 miles off the notorious 405 freeway.
I've been to LA Country Club, Masters champion Jon Rahm said. "I remember when we were there I think it had already been announced that the U.S. Open would be there and my first thought was, How the heck are they going to fit anything around here? And second, How are we going to get around the traffic in this place?
Golf course-wise, yeah, the golf course is high quality. The golf course could host any event you want, he said. It's just logistically. To me, it was the hardest part to understand.