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    Elite Championships Hosted

Along with being the site of the 2014 U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links Championship, The Home Course has hosted numerous regional and national championships, including serving as the companion course for Chambers Bay for the 2010 U.S. Amateur and the 2021 U.S. Amateur Four-Ball, among many others.

2021 U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Championship                

What is ‘Four-Ball?’

Established in 2015, the “Four-Ball,” as it is known, is the newest USGA championship and replaces the now-retired U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship which was established in 1922.

Known by many as better-ball, or the shortened best-ball, four-ball is a widely popular format. In 2012 alone, state and regional golf associations in all 50 states conducted more than 150 championships using the four-ball format. It has been utilized at the Ryder and Solheim Cups. And if you drop by any course, be it public or private, you’ll likely see it being played by most groups.

Four Ball trophy

But until 2015, the USGA had not conducted a four-ball championship.

The rules of four-ball call for each team – or side – to be comprised of two players. Each person plays their own ball and the lower score of the side is counted for each hole (so if Player A scores a 5 and Player B scores a 4, the side’s score is a 4).

At the U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Championship, each side will play 36 holes of stroke play to reduce the field from 128 teams to the lowest 32 for match play. Like other USGA championships, the match play draw will be seeded according to stroke-play scores. Match play will then be contested over the final days of the competition to determine a national champion.

Chambers Bay and The Home Course will each be the sites of the 36 holes of the stroke-play segment of the championship, with sides playing one course the first round and the other course the second round. The match-play segment of the championship will then be contested at Chambers Bay.

The rules for four-ball are essentially the same for both stroke and match play with a few nuances, one being teammates and their caddies can offer advice to each other, something not seen in a singles match. The team aspect is what makes four-ball such a popular format among recreational and elite golfers.

And now, the USGA has a national championship to support it.

2014 U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links

The 38th U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links Championship held at The Home Course in July of 2014 was a huge success and received accolades from all around the world. See below for videos and photos from the remarkable week…

  • Cindy Ha
    Cindy Ha and father/caddie Matthew Ha during the second round of match play. (Copyright USGA/Steven Gibbons)
  • Deer
    A deer races across the fifth green during the quarterfinal round of match play. (Copyright USGA/Steven Gibbons)
  • Elle Curran
    Elle Curran (8), of Tacoma, Washington watches the action during the quarterfinal round of match play
  • Alana Uriell
    Alana Uriell is hugged by her caddie Austin Bordeaux during the quarterfinal round of match play
  • Alice Jo
    Fumie (Alice) Jo during the semifinal round of match play. (Copyright USGA/Steven Gibbons)
  • Winner Alice Jo
    Fumie (Alice) Jo after her 3and2 victory at the 34th hole during the final round of match play. (Copyright USGA/Steven Gibbons)
  • Lucy Li
    Lucy Li reacts to her shot during the first round of match play. (Copyright USGA/Steven Gibbons)
  • Ranier
    Fans watch with Mount Rainier in the distance. (Copyright USGA/Steven Gibbons)
  • Alice Chen
    Alice Chen after her victory during the first round of match play. (Copyright USGA/Steven Gibbons)
  • Robynn Ree
    Robynn Ree during the second round of match play. (Copyright USGA/Steven Gibbons)
  • Gallery
    Gallery following the Alana Uriell and Eun Jeong Seong match during the semifinal round of match play

2010 U.S. Amateur Championship

In 2008, less than a year after opening for play, The Home Course was selected by the United States Golf Association to be the companion course to Chambers Bay as the host site of the 2010 U.S. Amateur Championship. During championship week in August 2010, The Home Course was the site of the two stroke-play qualifying rounds for the U.S. Amateur, alternating with Chambers Bay, before the match-play portion of the championship was then held at Chambers Bay.

  • Jeff Wilson talks with reporters after firing a course-record 10-under 62 at The Home Course during round one of stroke play qualifying.
  • The 2010 U.S. Amateur Championship was won by Peter Uihlein, who now plays on the European Tour.
  • Nick Taylor was twice named the PNGA Men's Player of the Year (2008, 2009). In 2014, he won his first PGA Tour event.
  • Eugene Wong was named the 2010 PNGA Player of the Year, and currently plays on the PGA Tour China tour.

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