USGA to Host First U.S. Open Champions Dinner
By mustang6560 on 6/6/13
The USGA wants the folks at Augusta National to know that The Masters isn't the only major championship with tradition.

According to Golf News Net, the USGA will host the inaugural U.S. Open Champions Dinner next Tuesday.
The USGA will host a champions dinner for the first time ever at Merion Golf Club, just outside of Philadelphia. Golf Digest's Dave Shedloski first tweeted about the dinner on Feb. 9.

Lee Trevino, David Graham and Arnold Palmer will host the dinner. The first two won at Merion, Trevino beating Nicklaus in a playoff for the '71 U.S. Open and Graham winning the '81 U.S. Open. Jack Nicklaus was to be among the hosts, but will not attend, as he will be in Asia.

"To be in a room with all the previous U.S. Open champions and hear their stories of how they won this tournament will be really cool," said 2005 U.S. Open champion Michael Campbell in a report on "To be in the company of the greats of the game will be pretty humbling."
To be honest, I'm surprised the other three majors didn't already have a version of a Champions Dinner, especially the U.S. Open and The Open Championship since both have been around longer than The Masters.

It wouldn't surprise me to see the R&A follow the USGA's lead and host The Open Championship Champions Dinner next month. If so, you can bet the PGA of America will add its own Champions Dinner in August.

h/t GNN via iseekgolf

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ally1957 says:
Just what the world needs a load of golfers sat around discussing how and why a 30 foot put missed by an inch same as any clubhouse any day of the week anywhere in the world.
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