U.S. Amateur set for Chambers Bay this month

Updated: August 5, 2010

The world’s top amateur male golfers will put the spotlight squarely on the Pacific Northwest this month when the United States Amateur tees off at Chambers Bay and the Home Course.

The event will take place Aug. 23-29 with qualifying at both Chambers Bay and the Home Course. Following two rounds of qualifying, the top golfers will then head to Chambers Bay for the match-play portion of the tournament to determine a champion.

Puyallup native and PGA Tour star Ryan Moore is the honorary chairman of the event and has helped generate publicity for the first USGA championship to be held at Chambers Bay. The 2015 United States Open is also set for Chambers Bay.

Tickets are available for the tournament and cost $25 for a daily tickets and $65 for a week-long pass. A total of 312 players will take part in the tournament and NBC and the Golf Channel will televise the event. See www.2010usamateur.com for more.