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Chambers Bay will present British Open-style challenges to U.S. Open field

Chambers Bay will present British Open-style challenges to U.S. Open field

Each spring at the Masters we get a Tradition Unlike Any Other. Next week we get a U.S. Open unlike any we've ever seen. Envision a U.S. Open that is far more like a British Open, played on a course with a pot bunker in the middle of the 18th fairway, no traditional rough, no trees in play and no fringe bordering the greens. Here's what Chambers Bay, the first U.S. Open venue in the Pacific Northwest, does have: dramatic elevation changes, a hole that can vary in distance from 123 to 246 yards, uneven lies, blind shots, a train that whistles past the 17th hole, undulating 100-foot putts, a fairway wide enough to accommodate a football field and, in essence, 20 holes. Nos. 1...

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