Chambers Bay the winner at U.S. Amateur

Updated: August 30, 2010

An estimated 33,000 people attended the 2010 U.S. Amateur at Chambers Bay over the seven-days of the event. Sales of tickets, merchandise, food and beverages were above what the planners had expected or hoped for.

The course, which lost an estimated $1.4 million last year, is perhaps the biggest winner as television coverage has generated an unusual amount of interest by golfers across the country wanting to play the course.

It was a nice warm-up for the USGA who will have their work cutout preparing for the 2015 U.S. Open. Course setup, maintenance and crowd control were mentioned as areas that will need to be addressed for the Open.

At the close of the trophy ceremony Pierce County Executive Pat McCarthy said, “This is the first national championship at Chambers Bay. We look forward to the next one – the 2015 U.S. Open.”

The U.S. Amateur is one of 13 national championships conducted annually by the United States Golf Association, which include the U.S. Open, U.S. Women’s Open, U.S. Senior Open and 10 strictly for amateurs.