Playoff format changed for U.S. Open golf tournament

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Playoff format changed for U.S. Open golf tournament

Postby Tom Nolette » Tue Feb 27, 2018 2:46 am

Playoff format changed for U.S. Open golf tournament
A two-hole playoff would be held to break a tie, joining the other majors in departing from the 18-hole format.

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. — The U.S. Open is changing to a two-hole aggregate playoff, the last of the four majors to do away with an 18-hole playoff.

The change takes effect immediately and would be used at in June if there’s a tie after 72 holes. The U.S. Golf Association also decided to make its other three open champions two-hole playoffs – the U.S. Women’s Open, U.S. Senior Open and U.S. Senior Women’s Open.

The U.S Open has had 33 playoffs in its 117 years, all decided by 18 holes or more.

“There was a time when they did make sense before television, before the modern era of wanting everything decided immediately,” said Mike Davis, chief executive of the USGA. “There is no correct way to determine a tie in stroke play.”

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