Chambers Bay greens get a facelift after issues in 2015 U.S. Open

In this June 26, 2017, photo, the hole on the sixth green at Chambers Bay in University Place, Wash. is shown surrounded by different shades of green grass. Chambers Bay hosted the 2015 U.S. Open, and a possible return of major championship golf to the Pacific Northwest may depend on the success of a significant shift in vision for Chambers Bay — the changing of the greens from dark-green fine fescue grass to lighter-colored poa annua grass, a dramatic adjustment from the original design by course architect Robert Trent Jones Jr. and his team. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

The changing of the greens from fine fescue grass to poa annua is a dramatic adjustment from the original design by Robert Trent Jones Jr. and his team. The process will take several years.

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