U.S. Open Conditions Have Players Turning Green
This year's U.S. Open course is unlike any other, but bumpy greens and tricky tee shots have ruffled the feathers of some pros.By Carter Woodiel | June 20, 2015
"Broccoli," "Outdoor bingo" and "Mickey Mouse golf" aren't usually the words you hear when golfers describe a course. But that's just some of what players are saying about Chambers Bay, the site of this year's U.S. Open.
The course, in Washington state, is unlike any other course in U.S. Open history. It features fine fescue grass, a U.S. Open first, known for being shorter, firmer and browner than the grasses most Americans see on the PGA Tour. (Video via PCTV)
This makes for a smooth playing surface, but also means the greens can easily dry up in the afternoon sun. (Video via Chambers Bay Golf Course)