GOLF: KEEPING UP TRIBAL LINKS

THE SITE OF THE U.S. OPEN IS STILL SHINNECOCK INDIAN TURF

With its rolling fairways, long grass and open invitation to the elements, Shinnecock Hills Golf Club has been called the most Scottish of all American golf courses. In truth, though, the site of the centennial U.S. Open that begins this week is the most American of all American courses.

The past century of this nation's history is as much a part of Shinnecock Hills as the diabolical rough. The club began to take shape in 1891 thanks to the money of William K. Vanderbilt and his wealthy friends, and the sweat equity of the Shinnecock Indians who once inhabited this land...

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