I came across this piece in USA Today about Ryan Palmer's recent practice round in Chamber's Bay. He wasn't exactly glowing in his praise of the course.

" … The green complexes are something else. With some of the pin placements, you will see some guys play it 30 yards left, 30 yards right or 30 yards long, and next thing you know you'll have a 2 footer. Or you'll be 75 feet from the pin. … You have to spend so much time on the greens, practice rounds are going to take eight hours. Every green has like five or six greens on it."

Mike Davis of the USGA went on record as saying some of the tee box in play at Chambers Bay will feature even ground/slopes.  That didn't go down too well either with Palmer.

"His idea of tee boxes on down hills, up hills and side hills is ridiculous. That's not golf. I don't care what anybody says.  It will get a lot of bad press from the players. It is a joke. I don't understand it. I just don't know why they would do it."

Usual US Open fare so!

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