It’s Time for Chambers Bay to Get Another Major (But Can It?)
Garrett Morrison spent this past Sunday watching Japanese sensation Saki Baba become the latest U.S. Women’s Amateur champion. He joins Andy Johnson to share his impressions of the course where all the action took place, Chambers Bay, and its role in future USGA championships after the controversial 2015 U.S. Open. With “anchor sites” like Pebble Beach and Pinehurst No. 2 booked into the 2050s, there’s not much room for underdog courses to elbow their way in. Andy and Garrett dig into the why the USGA (and, to a slightly lesser extent, the PGA of America) have pursued this model of venue selection, the issues it’s creating, and what they’d like to see change.