In this week’s Cut Line, the powers that be at the USGA make the right call for an Open qualifier, but the jury is still out on the Chambers Bay experiment.
Fewer players are vying for this year's U.S. Open title. The USGA announced Thursday that it has accepted 9,882 qualifying entries for the Chambers Bay edition, down from last year's total.
The USGA may be taking the U.S. Open to New England for the first time in more than a quarter century.
The U.S. Open at Chambers Bay will conclude with a risk-reward par-5 at the 18th. Unless it's playing as a par-4 that day.