Tom Evenson, (608) 266-2839
MADISON – Governor Scott Walker today proclaimed June 12 – 18, 2017 as “U.S. Open at Erin Hills Week” throughout Wisconsin. The 2017 U.S. Open is expected to attract more than 35,000 spectators each day.
“We’re proud Erin Hills was selected to host the 2017 U.S. Open, the first in Wisconsin’s history,” Governor Walker said. “The course is beautiful and challenging, which makes it an attractive choice for golf’s top competitors. We welcome the players and spectators to our state, and we can’t wait to showcase all Wisconsin has to offer. We especially recognize Wisconsinites Steve Stricker and Jordan Niebrugge who are competing this week, and we wish them, and all competitors, the very best.”
Erin Hills, a 652-acre course featuring rolling hills and abundant wetlands, is the sixth public access course to host the championship. The U.S. Open will have an estimated $130 million impact on the local and state economy.