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2015 U.S. Open at Chambers Bay Discussion Thread


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I have not read all the posts in this thread, so if I am duplicating stuff, my apologies. I am reading lots of bad press from various media out lets about how this US-O has been set up. Lots pissing and moaning from some players. Actually from the usual bunch of players who always piss and moan every year about this time.

In my humble (wgas) opinion, if the players do not like the conditions, then don't play in the tournament. They are all playing under the same conditions, and if a players feels he does not have the shots in his bag to be competitive, they should just move on, and play some where's else this week. These are the best of the best, and being the best of best players in the world means that they sometimes have to adapts their games to be competitive. This is one of those times.

Regardless of the conditions, someone is going to win this major. It matters little if it the winner cards a +5, or a -12. There is no reason for the players to feel this set up has to end with 30%+ of players winding up with a negative score. This should be the toughest tournament the pros play every year. It's the US-O, and the scores should be higher.

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Totally agree. Par should be a good score. Those that are already complaining are a few strokes behind before the tourney starts. It's the same for everyone. The best players in the world need to be tested. Majors with 20 under scores are too common in my book.
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Chambers Bay got its name thanks to a settler chasing off some "Brits" with a rifle back in 1849.


Banel, a local historian, writes:

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In those early years of the 19th century, British and American interests were battling for domination of all of what's now Oregon, Washington, and Idaho, along with parts of Montana, Wyoming, and British Columbia. The area was known then as the "Oregon Country;" a treaty signed in 1819 allowed the British and the Americans to jointly occupy the land.

The Hudson's Bay Company was here to collect animal skins for sale in Asia, but Americans came here, too, as missionaries and settlers looking to homestead on the land. Under joint occupation, it was essentially a numbers game — if more Americans than British settled here, it would create the political will necessary for Oregon to become part of the United States.

Thomas M. Chambers was one of the tens of thousands of Americans who headed west to the Oregon Country in the 1840s. Chambers, along with his wife and six sons, left their native Kentucky and hit the Oregon Trail in 1845.

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Being from the area... I hope one of the stars wins this Championship. It will seem more legit if a one hit wonder doesn't win. I'm not a big Phil fan, bit I would love to see him complete his slam. I think he's perfect for this course.
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Main thing I'm worried about is Fox. Read a few articles this morning and there's some concern about the coverage. Most articles are concerned the network may be taking the technology a little too far. That's also my concern. I hope they don't overload us with too many new things. Golf is a sport that you need to just focus on covering the players and the action....not worry so much about gadgets and pro tracers and crazy audio and visuals.
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Totally agree. Par should be a good score. Those that are already complaining are a few strokes behind before the tourney starts.

It's the same for everyone. The best players in the world need to be tested. Majors with 20 under scores are too common in my book.

Never is too common for you? :-D

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The reason I think anyone can win ,even TW. Is the fact this isn't the Masters where everyone knows this course. No one does, which means anything can happen. I am really looking forward to a wild 4 (maybe more) days.
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Kid that I played with in a school tournament this year qualified. He is 15 and I bet there is some talk some where in this thread but haven't looked through it. Really interested to see how he does considering he shot one over on a par 71, 133/71.3 course.

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