Tiger Woods says he's unsure of his feelings towards Chambers Bay, the location of the 2015 US Open.
Tiger Woods has admitted he isn’t certain how he feels about Chambers Bay, the location of the 2015 US Open in Washington.
The 14-time major winner played Chambers Bay recently as part of his preparation for the tournament, the first to be played in the Pacific Northwest.
When asked whether he liked the course, Woods responded: “Depends how it’s set up.
“Because it can be played so many different ways. It could be a golf course in which, hey, this golf course is pretty easy.
“Or he’s [Mike Davis, USGA director] going to set it up the other way,” he added.
Woods, speaking at a press conference ahead of his attempts to win a sixth Memorial title, also said that the number of options on the course meant he took longer to practice than he normally would.
“I don’t take a long time in practice rounds, but we played in three and a half hours, just the front nine, had lunch, kind of sat down there and talked about it and played another three and a half on the back.”
The American last won the US Open in 2008 and said he believes that this year’s tournament will be completely different to previous years.
“Generally you look at old school US Opens, it’s narrow fairways, high rough, miss it, hack out, try and make a par from the fairway.
“Here at Chambers, there’s so many different landing areas and aggresive or passive lines, run the ball up, 40 feet, 50 feet, even sometimes 30 yards right of the green or left of the green, and it comes back ten feet.
“It’s a different type of golf course. We don’t even see this in British Opens because they’re not banked like this,” he added.
Woods finished T69 in his last tournament at the Players Championship and will tee off today at the Memorial alongside Jason Day and Patrick Reed.