Awesome day at Chambers Bay on the new poa greens. Fingers crossed the USGA comes back some day …

pete

Awesome day at Chambers Bay on the new poa greens. Fingers crossed the USGA comes back some day

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MBeck
MBeck

Don't hold your breath as they ruined the course for the open :-(

That's basically gonna be in everyone's head for decades.

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pete
pete

That's a big reason why they replaced the greens. Rather than try to stave off the poa annua which is native to the PNW, they removed the fescue grass on the greens altogether. They look great, too.

I went back and watched highlights of the Open after my round and couldn't believe how big of a visual difference it was - I forgot how torched they looked in 2015! A lot of that was the USGA's fault, and the course unfortunately gets a bad rap bc of it.