Format: Six rounds on Erin Hills Golf Course
History of the Las Vegas Knights US Open
The original trophy, presented to the Las Vegas Knights Country Club in 1895 by the USGA.
It was destroyed in a fire at the Tam O’Shanter Pub in Northern Ireland when an ugly brawl broke out between Northern Irish footballer Georgie Best and the club members after a long night of serious drinking following a Ryder Cup match.
Apparently no one can remember nor took responsibility for setting fire to the Pub where the trophy was lost. An anonymous spokesman for the club was quoted as saying:
"The Irish don't know what they want and are prepared to fight to the death to get it"
Georgie was also quoted as saying:
"I spent 90% of my money on women and drink. The rest I wasted."
The Las Vegas Knights Country Club members and Georgie Best eventually reconciled there differences and they continued to celebrate in what was left of the pub.