Will Chambers will lose the 2015 U.S. Open?

Updated: August 5, 2010

For those Pacific Northwest golf fans that already have reservations for the 2015 U.S. Open at Chambers Bay, never fear says Mike Davis of the USGA. The tournament isn’t going anywhere.

Davis, who is in charge of picking venues and setting them up for the world’s toughest championships for the USGA, had one message to relay in regards to Chambers Bay Golf Course.

The 2015 U.S. Open will remain in Pierce County – period.

Mike Davis, the USGA’s senior director of rules and competitions, visited the University Place course in June, and said he could not be more pleased with the way the course is coming together for the U.S. Amateur in August.

“They’ve made so much progress in terms of getting some of the construction things that hadn’t been done – done,” Davis said. “They’ve made incredible progress with the agronomics.”

Davis said he’s aware rumors persist that if the course doesn’t show well for the U.S. Amateur, the USGA will pull the plug on the 2015 U.S. Open at Chambers Bay.

“There is zero chance, and you can quote me on that one,” Davis said.

Concern has been expressed over the greens at Chambers Bay and the way they are shaping up for this year’s United States Amateur championship.

Davis explained that the fine-fescue grass on the Chambers Bay greens gets “real dry … and real firm.” But they don’t respond well to constant foot traffic, and therefore have to be allowed to grow, making the speed of the greens slower for daily play.

“We will start to prepare them the weeks coming into the U.S. Amateur,” Davis said of the Aug. 23-29 competition.

“They’ll be cut lower and they’ll be rolled and all the things that I think will make them in marvelous condition.”