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