Collaboration with USGA Partners Elevates 2018 US Open On-Site Fan Experience

Fans looking to take a mangle from a movement on a march or knowledge what it is like to be a champion can suffer a accumulation of singular and interactive activities and advantages combined in partnership with Deloitte, Lexus, and American Express.


A initial for this year’s championship, a U.S. Open Virtual Experience combined by Deloitte is designed to ride fans around Shinnecock Hills and behind in time but withdrawal Fan Central. Using interactive practical existence headsets, fans can go inside a iconic Shinnecock hall Trophy Room as good as douse themselves in a 360-degree, first-person viewpoint of Corey Pavin’s famous 18th hole finish in a 1995 U.S. Open. Fans can also suffer practical insights into a plan of a 7th hole and try a story and design of a oldest golf hall in America.


The Lexus Performance Experience in Fan Central facilities state-of-the-art interactive experiences, including a hole-in-one plea for an event to win a two-year franchise of a 2018 Lexus RX 350L, a print event with a U.S. Open Trophy, a putting challenge, and a Lexus VR Experience. Fans are speedy to revisit around a championship for designation signings with Lexus Golf Ambassadors Jason Day, Peter Jacobsen and Johnny Miller. Additionally, several Lexus vehicles will be featured around a grounds, including a all-new 2019 ES and UX nearby a march and a all-new 2018 LS 500 F SPORT and LC 500 Inspiration Series in a Lexus Performance Experience.


As a proceed to respect a winners of any 2017 championship and applaud their renowned achievements, a USGA is introducing the Celebration of Champions, a four-hole open muster to be hold during a week of a 118th U.S. Open Championship. The muster will span 2017 champions as two-player teams, and will be hold on Tuesday, Jun 12, during iconic Shinnecock Hills Golf Club in Southampton, N.Y.

The inaugural Celebration of Champions at a 118th U.S. Open – hosted by a USGA with longtime partner Rolex is a wise proceed to applaud any champion’s feat and acknowledge their place in golf history. Rolex and a USGA will extend this jubilee by revelation a stories of these champions, and chronicling a crowning of this year’s champions through a promote of USGA championships on FOX, presented by Rolex.

American Express:

Conveniently positioned during 3 locations around a course, including Fan Central, Fan Services hosted by American Express will yield all fans a accumulation of advantages to make a many of their outing to Shinnecock Hills.

Fans can assign their phones, get championship information and collect adult an American Express Radio from 9-11 a.m. during championship rounds. American Express Card Members also suffer special advantages and a accumulation of additional offers and experiences, including:

  • Access to an disdainful Card Member Club (available on a first-come, first-served basis)
  • Radios accessible during all times, binoculars and a let of Mophie phone chargers
  • Fans who use their American Express label and spend during slightest $10 during U.S. Open concessions will accept a commemorative crater with their squeeze
  • Fans who use their American Express label and spend over $150 during U.S. Open sell locations on-site will accept giveaway shipping

As a partial of a U.S. Open “Epic” Putt located in Fan Central, American Express will provide Card Members to a priority line and all fans to a towel if they make a extensive “epic” putt.

“Our partners play an constituent purpose any year in enhancing a fan-first proceed to formulating noted moments for fans, and creation a U.S. Open a biggest jubilee of golf,” pronounced Katie Bynum, USGA control of Partnerships and Championship Experiences. “Thanks to their creation and creativity, fans during a 118th U.S. Open will be treated to reward fan services and benefits, cutting-edge practical reality, and interactive attack areas that move new entrance and personalization to a championship.”

About a USGA
The USGA celebrates, serves and advances a diversion of golf. Founded in 1894, we control many of golf’s premier veteran and pledge championships, including a U.S. Open and U.S. Women’s Open. With The RA, we oversee a competition around a tellurian set of playing, apparatus and pledge standing rules. Our handling office for these governance functions is the United States, a territories and Mexico. The USGA Handicap System is employed in some-more than 40 countries and a Course Rating System covers 95 percent of a world’s golf courses, enabling all golfers to play on an estimable basis. The USGA campus in Liberty Corner, New Jersey, is home to a Association’s Research and Test Center, where scholarship and creation are fueling a healthy and tolerable diversion for a future. The campus is also home to a USGA Golf Museum, where we respect a diversion by curating a world’s many extensive repository of golf artifacts. To learn more, revisit

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