According to local authorities, a commercial blimp not affiliated with the USGA or the U.S. Open Championship broadcast crashed in an open field approximately a half mile from the Erin Hills golf course at approximately 11:15 a.m. CDT.
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First USGA Championship for Women
Number of pieces of equipment sent to the USGA Test Center in 2016
Percentage decrease in water used by golf courses between 2005-13
Percentage of facilities that saw an increase in nine-hole rounds in 2016, facilitated by the USGA’s Play9 program
Together, American Express and the USGA have been providing world-class service to golf fans since 2006. By creating interactive U.S. Open experiences both onsite and online, American Express enhances the USGA’s effort to make the game more accessible and enjoyable for fans.
For more information on American Express visit www.americanexpress.com/entertainment
As a strategic partner, Deloitte delivers thought leadership, business knowledge and innovation concepts to help the organization better serve the game and its constituents. Together, Deloitte and the USGA created a transformative strategy that responds to the needs of today’s game, deepens engagement in the golf community, and empowers people to connect in new ways.
In addition to its professional services work with the USGA, Deloitte supports USGA initiatives and championships, including programs that celebrate volunteerism, and promote inclusion and innovation in and beyond the golf community.
Lexus is committed to partnering with the USGA to deliver a best-in-class experience for the world’s best golfers by providing a fleet of courtesy luxury vehicles for all USGA Championships.
At each U.S. Open, Women’s Open and Senior Open, Lexus provides spectators with access to unique experiences ranging from the opportunity to have a picture taken with both the U.S. Open and U.S. Women’s Open trophies to autograph signings with legendary Lexus Golf Ambassadors in the Lexus Performance Drive Pavilion.
Rolex has been a longtime supporter of the USGA and salutes the sportsmanship and great traditions unique to the game.
This support includes the Rules of Golf where Rolex has partnered with the USGA to ensure golfers understand and appreciate the game.As the official timekeeper of the USGA and its championships, they also provide clocks throughout host sites for spectator convenience.
For more information on Rolex and their celebration of the game, visit the Rolex and Golf homepage.
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