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2021 Broken Tee 2-Man @ Hazeltine

August 23, 2021

Chaska, MN


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2021 Broken Tee 2-Man @ Hazeltine National

August 23, 2021

Chaska, MN


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Wanamaker. Ryder. U.S. Open. Broken Tee 2-Man. 

Four years after an impromptu gathering at a local muni spurred our annual tradition, the BT2M is headed to a place where they know how to handle hardware: Hazeltine National.  

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Format: 2-Man Better Ball (Net & Gross)
Holes: 18
When: August 23, 2021
Where: Hazeltine National Golf Club
Address: 1900 Hazeltine Blvd., Chaska, MN 55318
Max Field Size: 100 players
Event Fee: $625 per person

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Broken Tee 2-Man History

2018: Goat Hill Park (CA)

2019: Trinity Forest GC (TX)

2020: Ballyhack GC (VA)

2021: Hazeltine National (MN)

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Some trivia: The Broken Tee 2-Man trophy was designed and built by Scotty Cameron.
Broken Tee 2-Man
You can’t talk about the 2-Man without remembering where it all started: 2018 at Goat Hill Park in Oceanside, California.
Broken Tee 2-Man
Little did we know that an outing with friends at our favorite local spot would grow into an annual affair at some of the best courses in the country, yet here we are.
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Coming off the success of Goat Hill Park in 2018, we knew the 2019 2-Man needed a site as ambitious as the event itself. We found just what we were looking for at Trinity Forest in 2019.
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A forgotten landfill turned links spectacle by the design team of Coore & Crenshaw, Trinity Forest showed its teeth for The Broken Tee Society.
Firm, fiery, yet fair: 100-plus Members couldn’t have asked for a more fun test—or so they thought.
Firm, fiery, yet fair: 100-plus Members couldn’t have asked for a more fun test—or so they thought.
After regulation yielded a three-way tie at the top, we gathered on the roof of TF’s Clubhouse to take aim at the 18th green below. Sean Reed of Dallas, TX was able to handle the hometown pressure and casually stuck a wedge to 10 feet. His name, along with his partner’s, will live forever on the 2-Man trophy as a result.
After regulation yielded a three-way tie at the top, we gathered on the roof of TF’s Clubhouse to take aim at the 18th green below. Sean Reed of Dallas, TX was able to handle the hometown pressure and casually stuck a wedge to 10 feet. His name, along with his partner’s, will live forever on the 2-Man trophy as a result.
If Goat Hill and Trinity Forest solidified the BT2M as our major championship, 2020 at Ballyhack would be our '08 U.S. Open.
If Goat Hill and Trinity Forest solidified the BT2M as our major championship, 2020 at Ballyhack would be our ’08 U.S. Open.
After two days of demanding golf in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Roanoke, VA left us with another three-way tie, we returned to the 18th hole for a sudden death playoff. Five holes and over an hour later, TGJ Senior Editor Tom Coyne tapped in to add his and Joel Morgan’s name to the trophy.
After two days of demanding golf in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Roanoke, VA left us with another three-way tie, we returned to the 18th hole for a sudden death playoff. Five holes and over an hour later, TGJ Senior Editor Tom Coyne tapped in to add his and Joel Morgan’s name to the trophy.
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Joel Morgan (left) and TGJ Senior Editor Tom Coyne (right) bask in Net glory.
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So who’s next?

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Hazeltine History

1966 & 1977 U.S. Women’s Open

1970 & 1991 U.S. Open

2002 & 2009 PGA Championship

2019 Women’s PGA Championship

2016 & 2029 Ryder Cup

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Hazeltine
Just four years after opening its doors in 1962, the USGA came to Hazeltine for its national championship debut. The 1966 Women’s US Open field kicked things off with a Hall of Fame field: Mickey Wright, Kathy Whitworth, Carol Mann, and architect Alice Dye all vied for the trophy, though the most impressive qualifier might have been dual-sport amateur Althea Gibson Darben, who was the first African-American female to compete at U.S. Opens in both tennis and golf (she played in Wimbledon, too). They were all bested by relative unknown Sandra Spuzich, whose winning score of +9 foretold the stout numbers for which Hazeltine would become known.
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Hollis Stacy would fare five strokes than better in its 1977 Women’s US Open.
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And by 2019, the women had found the birdies at Hazeltine, as Aussie Hannah Green finished nine-under to take the KPMG Championship by one, her first LPGA win and first major secured with a sand save on the last.
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If you’d have known what was to become of Adam Scott, Paul Casey, Lucas Glover, Charley Hoffman, Ryuji Imada, Charles Howell III, and Luke Donald, you might have made the effort to get yourself out to Hazeltine for the 1999 NCAA Championship.
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Northwestern’s Luke Donald fended off Imada for the individual title, while the team trophy for Ryuji and his Georgia teammates was happy consolation.
Hazeltine’s men’s major championship history is more nuanced than a catalog of champions and scores.  Its first, the 1970 US Open, was a wind-whipped massacre where half the field didn’t break 80 in the opening round, including Nicklaus, who bemoaned the new venue’s difficulty in pre-tournament comments. Englishman Tony Jacklin didn’t mind the breeze; he scooped up Hazeltine’s first men’s major, while Payne Stewart claimed its second in 1991.
Hazeltine’s men’s major championship history is more nuanced than a catalog of champions and scores. Its first, the 1970 US Open, was a wind-whipped massacre where half the field didn’t break 80 in the opening round, including Nicklaus, who bemoaned the new venue’s difficulty in pre-tournament comments. Englishman Tony Jacklin didn’t mind the breeze; he scooped up Hazeltine’s first men’s major, while Payne Stewart claimed its second in 1991.
But major championships at Hazeltine might be most about who didn’t win there.
But major championships at Hazeltine might be most about who didn’t win there.
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In the 2002 PGA, Rich Beem stayed two shots clear of Tiger’s late charge, and YE Yang would do the same at 2009’s final major, where he became the first player to overcome a Woods’ 54-hole lead.
And who could forget the 2016 Ryder Cup? Just days after Arnold Palmer passed away at the age of 87, an American side captained by Davis Love III held serve on home soil en route to their most lopsided Ryder Cup victory since 2008.
And who could forget the 2016 Ryder Cup? Just days after Arnold Palmer passed away at the age of 87, an American side captained by Davis Love III held serve on home soil en route to their most lopsided Ryder Cup victory since 2008.
You might recall Rory’s taunts, Reed’s hushes, or even an awkward Rickie when it came time to kiss the trophy.
You might recall Rory’s taunts, Reed’s hushes, or even an awkward Rickie when it came time to kiss the trophy.
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But the lasting image for us will always be that scene around the first tee. And you could be there next.

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