“Any event that attracts 235,000 people takes
a lot of coordination.”

Danny Sink

A member at Canterwood Golf & Country Club, Gig Harbor, Wash., since 2012

BY PAULA FELPS / PHOTO BY RICK DAHMS — Spring 2014

Who he is: While most golf fans’ eyes will be on Pinehurst for this year’s U.S. Open, Sink, director of the 2015 Open, has been plotting out next year’s tournament at Chambers Bay in University Place, Wash.

Point of interest: The much-heralded public course had been open just eight months when it was selected in 2008 to host the 2015 event — the first U.S. Open in the Pacific Northwest.

Course appeal: It’s a true links course similar to those found in Scotland and Northern Ireland. “This gives us the opportunity to test the best players in the world on a layout they aren’t accustomed to seeing at the U.S. Open.”

How else this Open will differ: For the first time, the Open will be played on fine fescue grass. “Most of the players have never played golf on a true fine fescue golf course, which provides the best true roll for the ball.”

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