Oakmont Country Club to host U.S. Women's Open in 2010

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Far Hills, NJ (Sports Network) - Oakmont Country Club in Oakmont, Pennsylvania has been chosen as the host site for the 2010 U.S. Women's Open, the United States Golf Association announced Monday. Oakmont was designed in 1903 by H.C. Fownes has hosted 13 national golf championships throughout the years, including the 1994 U.S. Open, the 1992 U.S. Women's Open and most recently the 2003 U.S. Amateur.

Oakmont is behind only Merion Golf Club, The Country Club in Massachusetts and Baltusrol Golf Club in USGA championships hosted. Before the U.S. Women's Open heads to Oakmont in 2010, the venue will also host the 2007 U.S. Open.

"Oakmont has a rich tournament history, for both men and women, and we are glad to welcome the best women golfers back to western Pennsylvania," said Oakmont president Bob Wagner. "It's an exciting time for us, and we look forward to seeing the women again take their place in Oakmont's famously competitive and enduring golf tradition."

The 2010 U.S. Women's Open will be contested from July 4-11.

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