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The U.S. Open will make history in its 115th edition.
For the first time, the major tournament will be played in the Pacific Northwest.
The pros will tee it up at Chambers Bay, a public golf course in University Place, Washington, which is on the Puget Sound southwest of Tacoma.
The U.S. Open begins Thursday, June 18.
Chambers Bay, which opened in June 2007, is a British-links style course. For the U.S. Open it will play at 7,585 yards over a par 72.
The course resembles one which you would see at the British Open. In the traditional links-style, Chambers Bay features rolling fairways, wavy greens and, of course, coastal sand dunes. The added unpredictability of the Puget Sound winds is another dimension of potential obstacle.
Chambers Bay was designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr., and was the host course for the 2010 U.S. Amateur.