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I'd like at my take of the event from a spectators point of view. I'm between a 9-12 index depending.... and play about 100 rounds a year. I've been in person to about 15 PGA events. I have never b

Spent yesterday at Chambers Bay. What a fantastic course, just stunning to behold and looks like so much fun to play. I will have to play it in a season or two when I'm ready. I have to say that there

Well, it's been ages since I posted here, former writer at TST. I spent the Tuesday practice round and Thursday at Chambers Bay. It is expansive. Beautiful views of the sound and a golf course that lo

Hello, brand new here, getting pretty hooked on this game so figured I should sign up.

So I've never been to a golf event of any kind but live in the NW and am thinking about going to the US Open practice rounds. I've read some threads on tournament viewing which were helpful. In this case I have a few questions. Practice rounds are M-W, which day would be best? Should I take a day off of work, or would going up midday be good enough? What are some good viewing options once I get there? How would I know what's happening where at what times? There seem to be different ticket options, no idea what's what there.

Thanks for any tips!

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Photo/video or it's not true. Well, here's the goods, Woods playing the course, courtesy of https://twitter.com/q13sportsphotog/status/605405487270477824

Mickelson and David Pelz spotted as well.

http://q13fox.com/2015/06/01/can-you-see-him-tiger-woods-spotted-at-chambers-bay-ahead-of-us-open/

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Hello, brand new here, getting pretty hooked on this game so figured I should sign up.

So I've never been to a golf event of any kind but live in the NW and am thinking about going to the US Open practice rounds. I've read some threads on tournament viewing which were helpful. In this case I have a few questions. Practice rounds are M-W, which day would be best? Should I take a day off of work, or would going up midday be good enough? What are some good viewing options once I get there? How would I know what's happening where at what times? There seem to be different ticket options, no idea what's what there.

Thanks for any tips!

Welcome to the site! :beer: I don't have any of the answers for you, but somebody else asked a similar question a couple of months ago.  You might have some luck there.  Check it out:

http://thesandtrap.com/t/81372/who-should-i-follow-while-watching-a-practice-round-at-chambers-bay/0_30

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http://q13fox.com/category/sports/golf/

I hope this link works.  A local sportscaster in the Seattle area played Chambers Bay and is showing the run down of a hole a week.  They have holes 1-16 or so online to view.  Each is about 5 minutes.  Very interesting.  I can't wait!!

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The variations of tees and even totally different teeing areas will be very unique to this open.  On the 9th hole par 3, the standard tee box is 100 ft above the green on the east side of the hole.  There will be another tee box 30ft BELOW the green on the north side of the hole.

Nobody knows where they will be teeing off from, so it's best to just study the greens.

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The variations of tees and even totally different teeing areas will be very unique to this open.  On the 9th hole par 3, the standard tee box is 100 ft above the green on the east side of the hole.  There will be another tee box 30ft BELOW the green on the north side of the hole.   Nobody knows where they will be teeing off from, so it's best to just study the greens.

Wow that's different. It would be neat if they used both. One for Thursday & Friday and one (the harder one) for the weekend.

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Another great article from a Chambers Bay caddie profiling each hole http://www.golfdiscount.com/usopen/#caddie

Wow, after reading through that, this course sounds really tough. The USGA could probably make the winning score +10 if they wanted to.

It also sounds like a course I would hate with US Open conditions. That caddy is talking about the ball not staying on the green if you miss around the green in certain places. There isn't much that makes me more upset than it not being possible to hold green when you're around the green. But I will enjoy the PGA tour pros suffering (especially since they can control where they miss so better than I can).

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That is Tiger Woods' airplane?  How very pedestrian.  I mean  is he trying to fly under the radar, or something?  And who is Steve Sloboda that we can accept his photo of some common airplane and believe Tiger Woods owns it or even rides in it?  Just askin'.

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Wow that's different. It would be neat if they used both. One for Thursday & Friday and one (the harder one) for the weekend.

They are also changing the par on two holes. They will equal 9, but when one changes to a par 5... the other changes to a par 4.

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I wonder which pros made the trip. Woods. Mickelson. There's two. Quote: No. Surprisingly small number of pros have made the trip to @ChambersBayGolf. Less than 10 in the last three months. https://t.co/L0EJptDkZD
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