Chambers Bay plans on a different look for players, fans at the 2015 U.S. Open

Updated: February 22, 2013

The 2015 United States Open set for Chambers Bay might seem like it’s a long way off, but if you listen to the talk about the tournament you might think it’s coming real soon. There are still two U.S. Open Championships to be played before the event hits the Pacific Northwest, but listen to some of the chatter that’s going on already.

• The USGA says that the grandstands along the 18th hole will be the largest in U.S. Open history. In fact, the grandstands will look a little like those at the British Open, stretching long down the sides of the fairway.

• The par for the tournament could change from day to day during the four days of the tournament. The par can be switched from 70 to 71 to 72 on any given day.

• And the yardage will be like nothing ever seen at a U.S. Open. The course could play as long as 7,900 yards. The longest tees on the scorecard is 7,547 but the U.S. Amateur yardage was played at 7,742.