The locomotive, painted BNSF colors, is numbered "2015" with the "USGA" logo painted on the machine room doors.
the western boundary of the course. In the video, note the "artifacts" on the golf course. Northern Pacific pioneered this route along the Sound, later granting track rights to the Great Northern and Union Pacific.
several years ago, is about a mile south of the course.
By the Numbers
• Field: 156 players.
• Purse: TBA ($9 million in 2014).
• Defending champion: Martin Kaymer.
• Estimated 250,000 spectators.
• 2,000 media.
• 18,000 grandstand seats.
• 4,500 volunteers
• Course will play between 7,200 and 7,600 yards each day
• Par: 70 (36-34 or 35-35)
• Cut: Top 60 and ties after 36 holes.
• Playoff (if necessary): 18 holes on June 22
Public access to the course is unique in that public hiking trails abound surrounding the course. For security reasons, the trails are temporarily closed during the tournament.
Installing this overpass gives beachcombers the first access to this stretch of beach in more than 100 years!
There are many "back stories" of folks around the course renting out rooms in their homes, some even their homes, camping space in back yards, and parking space on their property, to cash in on the limited space at the golf course.
have been evicted, so that landlords can fill properties with out of townees looking for nearby accommodations! American greed knows no limits!
One of the parking areas is 12 miles from University Place. Located in Puyallup, folk face a 30 minute shuttle bus commute, depending on local traffic.
The best news of all is that the region is in the midst of a mini-heat wave, so there should be some spectaculars suntans at the end of the week!
• US Open Spectator Information Guide (PDF 4MB)
• Course Designer, award winning Robert Trent Jones II.
• The reason so many folk are upset with the increase in Oil Unit Trains — often referred to as "Bomb Trains."
* Tidbit vs Titbit