The Sunnehanna Amateur has spanned ten decades of golf. Only one other amateur tournament in the United States can list Arnold Palmer, Julius Boros, Dustin Johnson, Jack Nicklaus, Jim Furyk, Lanny Wadkins, Phil Mickelson, Jordan Spieth, Justin Thomas and Tiger Woods as contestants: the United States Amateur. Arnold Palmer, Ben Crenshaw, Webb Simpson, Rickie Fowler and Collin Morikawa are just a few we proudly call champions. Originally a match play tournament begun in 1936, because of the success of stroke play on the PGA Tour and a desire to bring championship golf back to Sunnehanna Country Club, the format was changed in 1954. Today, the Sunnehanna Amateur continues to be ranked as one of the elite amateur tournaments in the United States and the world.
Sunnehanna Amateur alumni have achieved the following:
Major championships won by past players
PGA Player of the year awards
PGA Tour Victories
NCaa championship wins
USA Amateur titles
US Junior Titles
Greats on the Grounds
Since our inception, we’ve kept track of all of golf’s greats that have played on the grounds at Sunnehanna. From Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer, to Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, and more - this is where legends get their start.