Entry Begins For U.S. Open Championships

March 5, 2014

FAR HILLS, N.J. - Entries are now being accepted for three of the USGA’s most prominent championships – the 2014 U.S. Open, 2014 U.S. Women’s Open and 2014 U.S. Senior Open – via a direct link on www.usga.org.

The 2014 U.S. Open and U.S. Women’s Open will be contested in consecutive weeks this June at Pinehurst Resort & Country Club (Course No. 2) in the Village of Pinehurst, N.C. The U.S. Open is scheduled for June 12-15, with the U.S. Women’s Open June 19-22. It is the first time that the U.S. Open and U.S. Women’s Open will be contested at the same venue in the same year.

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The U.S. Senior Open will be held at Oak Tree National in Edmond, Okla., July 10-13.

Last year, the USGA accepted a record 9,860 entries for the U.S. Open at Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pa., a championship won by Justin Rose, of England. The 2013 U.S. Women’s Open, won by Inbee Park, of Korea, at Sebonack Golf Club in Southampton, N.Y., also set a record, with 1,420 entries.

U.S. Open entries close on April 23 at 5 p.m. EDT. U.S. Women’s Open entries close a week later at 5 p.m., while U.S. Senior Open entries close on May 28 at 5 p.m.

Entries for the USGA amateur national championships, including the inaugural U.S. Amateur Four-Ball and U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball, which debut in 2015, will be made available over the next several weeks on usga.org.

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The USGA and Chevron have committed to using the game of golf to encourage students in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) disciplines. This commitment has led to the creation of extensive golf-focused STEM teaching tools, and has resulted in charitable contributions to support golf-related programs through Eagles for Education™

At U.S. Open Championships the Chevron STEM ZONE™ is an interactive experience highlighting the science and math behind the game of golf through a variety of hands-on exhibits and experiments.

The partnership has also produced educational materials such as the Science of Golf video series and a nationally-distributed newspaper insert which are provided to teachers as tools to enhance existing curriculum in schools. These lessons teach the science behind the USGA’s equipment testing, handicapping, and agronomy efforts.

For more interactive experiences featuring golf-focused STEM lessons, visit the partnership homepage.

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Rolex has been a longtime supporter of the USGA and salutes the sportsmanship and great traditions unique to the game. This support includes the Rules of Golf where Rolex has partnered with the USGA to ensure golfers understand and appreciate the game.

As the official timekeeper of the USGA and its championships, they also provide clocks throughout host sites for spectator convenience.

For more information on Rolex and their celebration of the game, visit the Rolex and Golf homepage.

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IBM has partnered with the USGA to bring the same technology, expertise, and innovation it provides to businesses all over the world to the USGA and golf's national championship.

IBM provides the information technology to develop and host the U.S. Open’s official website, www.usopen.com, as well as the mobile apps and scoring systems for the three U.S. Open championships. These real-time technology solutions provide an enhanced experience for fans following the championship onsite and online.

For more information on IBM and the technology that powers the U.S. Open and businesses worldwide, visit http://www.usopen.com/IBM

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Lexus is committed to partnering with the USGA to deliver a best-in-class experience for the world’s best golfers by providing a fleet of courtesy luxury vehicles for all USGA Championships.

At each U.S. Open, Women’s Open and Senior Open, Lexus provides spectators with access to unique experiences ranging from the opportunity to have a picture taken with both the U.S. Open and U.S. Women’s Open trophies to autograph signings with legendary Lexus Golf Ambassadors in the Lexus Performance Drive Pavilion.

For more information on Lexus, visit http://www.lexus.com/

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Together, American Express and the USGA have been providing world-class service to golf fans since 2006. By creating interactive U.S. Open experiences both onsite and online, American Express enhances the USGA’s effort to make the game more accessible and enjoyable for fans.

For more information on American Express visit www.americanexpress.com/entertainment

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