In 2014, the USGA did the double, by hosting both the Men’s and Women’s US Open’s over the famed Pinehurst (NC) Number 2 course. Pinehurst was established in the early 1900’s by a New Englander looking for a place for a nice retirement community. Donald Ross was hired to layout some golf courses, and Number 2 has long been recognized as his American masterpiece. Donald Ross was a Scotsman from Dornoch in the Sunderland region but spent most of his career in the United States. The Men’s Open was won by Martin Kaymer of Germany while the Women’s Open was won by Michelle Wie of the USA.
The USGA continues its series of posters proclaiming the US Open, in 2015 at Chambers Bay Washington. Chambers Bay is a municipal course and the first course in the Pacific Northwest to host America’s most prestigious tourney. The course was built on the site of a former mine, and over 100,000 truckloads of soil were removed from the site, cleaned, and then returned to form a beautiful links style course on the edge of Puget Sound. A railroad line that carries freight trains and Amtrak’s Cascades between Portland and Vancouver, BC runs between the course and the Sound. This poster is available signed and unsigned, by noted artist Lee Wybranski.