From writer Dave Shedloski:
Not sure you could find a more difficult opening hole than No. 1 at Chambers Bay. It's a par 4 measuring 501 yards. Complicating matters is that it is playing into the wind with shifting breezes cutting across from right to left. Scoring average today might be a lot closer to 5 than 4 by day's end. Some days this hole will play as a par 5 of 542 yards. Why wait? It's a par 5 now.