U.S. AMATEUR
A Different World August 21, 2010 By Ken Klavon

While hanging out at the range this morning, one player could be overheard saying that Chambers Bay is a different world. He's not wrong. The place is breath-taking. The former gravel pit is expansive and sits next to the South Puget Sound. On the right day, Mt. Rainier and the Olympic Mountains can be seen in the distance.

A transportation driver estimated that the sun shows its face about 100 days a year. The rest of those days are overcast or rainy. There was a noticeable drop in temperature between the hotel and course this morning. Roughly 20 degrees. Players practicing today are subjected to the wind and clouds.

It's estimated to walk this course is between 7 1/2 and 8 miles. So it's long.

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