Pinehurst anything but 'pristine' for Open
June 9, 2014
New Sportsbook.ag customers: Make your 1st bet, get your 2nd bet free, 100%, winnings paid in cash.
Already have an account? Click here to view new Exclusive Rewards!
PINEHURST, N.C. (AP) - Pinehurst No. 2 is anything but perfect for the U.S. Open.
There are weeds in the sandy areas to the side of the fairways. There are patches in the grass just off the greens. And the fairways are so brown in spots they look like a yard that hasn't been watered in a month.
The assessment from USGA executive director Mike Davis: awesome.
The U.S. Open returns to this Donald Ross masterpiece in the sand hills of North Carolina after a restoration project to make it look natural. Players have been raving about the new look.
Davis says the look is a tribute to Pinehurst's past. He hopes it's also a look to the future.
The Associated Press News Service
The Associated Press
All Rights Reserved
With a VI Gold Membership, you can SAVE 10%
off a Live Odds subscription, SAVE 20%
off Daily Pick packages, and receive access to up to 1,000
Member Plays each month!