Legendary Pinehurst No. 2 has been selected by the United States Golf Association (USGA) to once again be in the international spotlight as the host of the 2024 U.S. Open Championship. Be sure to mark June 13-16, 2024 on your calendar!
The return to Pinehurst will be the fourth time it has hosted the U.S. Open, and 2024 will mark the 25th anniversary of Payne Stewart's dramatic win on No. 2 in 1999.
"Pinehurst has elevated itself to one of the great and historic places in golf in this country,” said Thomas J. O'Toole, Jr., president of the USGA. “Some say it’s our St. Andrews – it’s certainly something special, and that’s why we’re going back there for the 2024 U.S. Open."
Tom Pashley, president of Pinehurst Resort & Country Club, commented, “It is an honor and a privilege to be named as the site for the 2024 U.S. Open. We take great pride in our relationship with the USGA and feel fortunate they have chosen to bring the national championship back to Pinehurst for the fourth time in just 25 years.”
That 2024 will be the fourth Open Championship for Pinehurst in 25 years "is significant," said Pat Corso, executive director of Moore County Partners in Progress, the county's economic development organization. "I think that is something very special. It signifies the faith that the USGA has in Pinehurst and this area to stage a successful championship.
"Nothing comes close to the economic impact of a U.S. Open. I think with the naming of Pinehurst as the 2024 site just continues to reinforce in my mind that Pinehurst and this area is a premier golf destination."
Pinehurst made history in 2014 when both the U.S. Open and U.S. Women’s Open Championships were played back-to-back in the same year, on the same course. A study done last year by N.C. State University, USGA and the area's Convention and Visitors Bureau showed that the 2014 Opens generated more than $140 million in visitor spending and that the statewide economic impact topped $238 million.
Pinehurst has also hosted the 1999 and 2005 U.S. Opens, among many other championships. "We are delighted the USGA has confidence in us," Village of Pinehurst Mayor Nancy Fiorillo said. "We are excited to have the Open come back."