This year’s U.S. Open at Chambers Bay will be unlike any ever held. It’s the first U.S. Open in the Pacific Northwest, the first on all fescue grass, the first with holes that will oscillate between a par 4 and a par 5 on any given day, and the first with uneven tee boxes.
Junior Tour of Northern California alum Bryson DeChambeau heads to this week’s U.S. Open at Chambers Bay on a roll. Can DeChambeau keep up his steady play in one of golf’s greatest championships?
Former NCGA champion Kevin Lucas and Junior Tour of Northern California alum Bryson DeChambeau each completed the road to Chambers Bay. The duo advanced at different Sectional qualifiers, earning them a spot in the U.S. Open at Chambers Bay.
Getting a chance to play in this year’s U.S. Open at Chambers Bay. That’ll be the goal for everyone, including a number of players with NCGA connections, at a 36-hole qualifier to be held Monday in Southern California. It’s the only Sectional qualifier to be held in the Golden State.
A new, wider 17th green at Pebble Beach Golf Links is slated to be unveiled on July 24. During the 2010 U.S. Open Championship, the 17th green gave players fits. In the final round, only seven of 83 players found the green.
A day after signing for a 71, Stanford sophomore Viraat Badhwar checked his scorecard online and found that he’d made a mistake. Instead of a bogey 4, he actually had a triple-bogey 6 on a par-3 hole. In an honorable move, Badhwar alerted officials about the error.
The USGA announced the local qualifying sites for the 2015 U.S. Open. Five are in Northern California. This year’s lone California Sectional qualifier will be in Southern California.
There’ll of course be some pros, but there’ll also be a number of players with NCGA ties at Monday’s U.S. Open Sectional at Lake Merced and Olympic Club. Here’s a primer heading into the action.
Local qualifying for this year’s U.S. Open at Pinehurst is in full swing at a number of sites throughout Northern California. Here’s a quick one-stop post to keep you all caught up.
Jack Fleck beat Ben Hogan at the 1955 U.S. Open at The Olympic Club in a playoff. Fleck had been the oldest living U.S. Open champion.