Jun 15, 2015; University Place, WA, USA; General view of the 16th hole as the train goes by during practice rounds on Monday at Chambers Bay. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports
As we creep closer to the 2015 U.S. Open we continue to gather more information about how the tournament may unfold.
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We are starting to get a clearer picture on how Chambers Bay will play, who it suits, who likes it, and who doesn’t.
The comparisons of Whistling Straits and St. Andrews have continued to be said more and more during the week. Which seems right considering the way Chambers Bay looks, how hard, bouncy, and fast the course is playing with all the undulating fairways and greens.
Driving distance is an important factor, but it’s not the most important factor for all 18 holes. There are a few select holes where golfers will need to drive it far, but hitting the fairway seems like priority number one.
Of course, if you can bomb it and hit it straight that’s the most ultimate, ideal situation.
Also, it’s worth mentioning it doesn’t look like weather will be an issue. The wind seems as though it’ll be pretty calm and it doesn’t look like there will be rain in the forecast.
With all that said, we are about ready to go. We have five struggling golfers who could potentially compete and even win this week at Chambers Bay.
The five golfers we have are big names; at the very least four household names and one golfer who isn’t a huge name, but if you follow golf you’ll know who he is.
We’ll get to him later, but let’s first start it off with someone who had a summer to remember just last year, but things haven’t exactly gone according to plan in 2015.
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