121st Western Amateur Golf Championship
North Shore Country Club
1340 Glenview Rd., Glenview, IL 60025
The Western Amateur is renowned for being the toughest test in amateur golf. It has been a prestigious national championship since its founding in 1899. Many of golf’s greatest players have etched their names on the George R. Thorne Trophy, but many more were unable to conquer the grueling format. The field features 156 invited players from across the world. They play 18 holes of individual stroke play on Tuesday and Wednesday, after which the field is cut to the low 44 scores and ties. The remaining players play 36 holes of individual stroke play on Thursday to determine the low 16 finishers. The “Sweet Sixteen” compete in match play on Friday and Saturday to decide a champion.