CHAMBERS BAY GC, UNIVERSITY PLACE, WASH.
Course: Chambers Bay, a public course located south of Seattle along the Puget Sound on what used to be a sand and gravel pit that first was mined in the late 19th century. The USGA plans to change par on two holes — Nos. 1 and 18 — which will play as either a par four or a par five, though each round the course will play to a par 70.
TV: Thursday and Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Fox Sports 1; 5-8 p.m., Ch. 11. Saturday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Ch. 11; Sunday, 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Ch. 11.
Last year: Martin Kaymer of Germany became only the seventh wire-to-wire winner in U.S. Open history with an eight-shot victory at Pinehurst No. 2. Kaymer opened with 65-65 to set the 36-hole U.S. Open scoring record at 130. No one got closer than four shots to him over the final 48 holes.