Russ Myers will return to Southern Hills Country Club for a second stint as superintendent early in 2016, Southern Hills General Manager Nick Sidorakis said.
Myers, who guided Southern Hills through the 2007 PGA Championship and the 2009 U.S. Amateur Championship, will replace K.D. Davis, who resigned in mid-September.
Myers left Southern Hills in late 2009 to become the superintendent at Los Angeles Country Club. He has been overseeing renovations of both the north and south courses there. Los Angeles Country Club has the 2023 U.S. Open on its slate of future events as well as the 2017 Walker Cup. Both will be played on the North Course, which was being renovated by Gil Hanse and Jim Wagner in 2010, Myers first year on the job. The North Course is rated No. 19 on Golf Digest’s list of top 100 courses. Southern Hills is currently rated No. 35. and has been the site of seven major championships.
"Russ did a fantastic job here previously and had the golf course at an extremely high level of conditioning," Sidorakis said. "When K.D. resigned, we reached out to Russ to see if he had any interest and it’s a great fit and time for him to come back. His wife Lindsey was born and raised here and he has two young children. He thought it was a great fit to come back.
"Russ is a proven superintendent who did excellent work here for three and a half years, taking us to a level of excellent agronomic conditioning of the golf course."
Myers will remain at Los Angeles Country Club through December and said he could not discuss the move until he had completed work there.
Davis had been the superintendent since 2010 and will be remembered for leading the successful conversion to Champion ultradwarf Bermuda greens on the West Nine holes. He was previously the superintendent at Cordillera Ranch Golf Club near San Antonio.