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Chambers Bay

It will be a whole new, quirky world this week for U.S. Open golfers at Chambers Bay in University Place, Washington. The course has only eight years of history, only one tree (a Douglas fir, not in play) and hundreds of mounds and slopes that will put a completely unpredictable spin on the national championship.

A golfer tees off the 16th hole at
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A golfer tees off the 16th hole at Chambers Bay golf course in University Place, Wash. Chambers Bay will host the 115th U.S. Open golf tournament next week, but the course is a mystery to the majority of the players because it opened only eight years ago.

The 10th hole of the Chambers Bay golf
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The 10th hole of the Chambers Bay golf course at sunset in University Place, Wash. The course opened in 2007 and is the youngest golf course to host the U.S. Open since Hazeltine in 1970.

The U.S. Open 18th hole flag is shown
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The U.S. Open 18th hole flag is shown at Chambers Bay, the host course for the 2015 U.S. Open, in University Place, Wash.

Pavilions that will be used during the U.S.
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Pavilions that will be used during the U.S. Open Championship stand at the Chambers Bay golf course in University Place, Wash. The course, which opened in 2007, will become the youngest golf course to host the U.S. Open since Hazeltine in 1970.

The 16th hole of the Chambers Bay golf
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The 16th hole of the Chambers Bay golf course as a freight train passes at left in University Place, Wash.

Bruce Murray, a greenskeeper at Chambers Bay golf
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Bruce Murray, a greenskeeper at Chambers Bay golf course, waters the 16th tee next to the course's signature lone fir tree, Thursday, June 11, 2015, in University Place, Wash. Chambers Bay will host the 2015 U.S. Open golf tournament.

Chambers Bay golf course is shown at sunset
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Chambers Bay golf course is shown at sunset in University Place, Wash. Chambers Bay will host the 115th U.S. Open golf tournament June 18-21, 2015, but the course is a mystery to the majority of the players because it opened only eight years ago.

Technicians adjust a long video camera slider rail
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Technicians adjust a long video camera slider rail Thursday, June 11, 2015, on the 18th hole at Chambers Bay golf course in University Place, Wash. In its bid to take over the U.S. Open from NBC, Fox promised innovative coverage and will feature new graphics and cameras as the network broadcasts the tournament for the first time next week.

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