A guide to Chambers Bay's hole 4 ahead of the 2015 US Open.
Chambers Bay hole 4 – Hazard’s Ascent – Par 5 – 530 yards
A reasonably straight shot off the tee from a big hitter could see a player go for birdie from here. The likes of Bubba Watson and Rory McIlroy could thrive.
However, a bunker sits in front of the green and reaches all the way down the right-hand side.
Players will need to aim right to find the green once they’re settled on the fairway, but not so far right that they find the bunker. A long iron should see they make it to the green while staying under par.
Although the name is a reference to the climber Hazard Stevens, who made it to the peak of Mt. Rainier in nearby Pierce County, it should also act as a warning to players when approaching the green. Three evenly spaced bunkers sit in the banks just behind the green, ready to punish inaccuracies.