1997 U.S. Open Championship, Congressional Country Club, June 12
to 15, 1997This aerial panoramic photograph of Congressional
Country Club was taken by James Blakeway. It features one of the most prestigious
golf courses in the United States. Originally opened in 1924, Congressional
Country Club is set up at 7,213 yards and par 70. The 1997 U.S. Open Championship
is the fifth USGA Championship played at Congressional. Previous championships
include the 1995 Senior Open, the 1964 Open, the 1959 Women's Amateur and
the 1949 U.S. Junior Amateur. First place money for the 1997 Open is $465,000.
The 1964 winner, Ken Venturi, received $17,500. 1997 is the 97th U.S. Open
Championship which was first played in 1895.