A Caddie’s Inside Look To Winning At Chambers Bay
Tucked away in University Place, Washington, and nestled into one of the most scenic backdrops the tour will ever visit, Chambers Bay plays host to the 115th US Open. In a US Open first, a course from the Pacific Northwest welcomes the greatest players from around the world to test their mettle against this young, yet traditional, links-style course with an old soul.
Chambers Bay Caddie Chris Ming sat down with our insiders and divulged the intimate secrets of Chambers Bay, and what it will take to win the US Open Championship. As only someone who has spent countless rounds on the course can do, Chris will walk viewers through what the players will face shot after shot, where the danger lurks, and how to attack and hold these tricky greens. Follow along with Chris, as he breaks down Chambers Bay, hole by hole.
A fitting name for the opening hole, the Puget Sound provides a constant backdrop as players navigate their way through 18 holes of Championship golf. This region is known for spectacular views of the Olympic Mountain range situated in full-view directly across the Sound. The opening hole reminds players what is the most significant and important component of the Chambers Bay course.
From The Tee
Players will want to aim at the left edge of the bunker for their tee shot. The opening hole will play 600 yards, but if the course is firm, the bombers on tour will drive it 360-380 yards off the tee.
The bombers will have no issue reaching the green in 2 shots. The medium length hitters should get home in 2 if they get their drives out there around 330 yards…