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US AMATEUR HISTORY IN PICTURES

Aug 06, 2019

The 2019 U.S. Amateur Championship is being played at the Pinehurst Resort, on the historic #2 and newly revamped #4 courses.

In honor of the historical event, we look back at past champions, noticing their style in particular, in this collection of pictures. Join our chronicalogical journey below.

1916 U.S. Amateur

Charles "Chick" Evans, right, and Robert Gardner battled in the 1916 U.S. Am, with Evans emerging as the winner. In our humble opinion, ties on the course should make a comeback.

Photo: Wikipedia

Riegel Reigns in 1947

Robert "Skee" Riegel (how cool is that nickname?!) took home the title in 1947 at the age of 23. That fuzzy sweater is amazing.

Photo courtesy of Trenham Golf History

Phil the Thrill

Phil was poppin' collars while winning the 1990 U.S. Am. Never change, Phil.

Photo: USGA Museum

Tiger Soars at Sawgrass

Tiger and his wide-brimmed hat fist pumped his way to the first of 3 consecutive U.S. Am titles in 1994.

Photo credit: USGA/Robert Walker

Rickie Hangs Ten at Oakland Hills

Rickie Barnes brought is Nothern California vibes to his win in 2002.

Photo: USGA/John Mummert

The U.S. Amateur G.O.A.T.

We know this picture is out of chronological order but we had to save the best for last. Bobby Jones has the most U.S. Amateur Championship titles with 5. Here he is in 1924 at Merion Cricket Club, where he won his first title.

Photo: USGA Museum