Ongoing turf project at Chambers Bay forces switch to USGA event.

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The United States Golf Association has announced that the 2019 U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Championship will be relocated from Chambers Bay in University Place, to Bandon Dunes Golf Resort in Bandon, Ore., to accommodate a turfgrass transition project being worked on at Chambers Bay.

“The USGA is extremely grateful to owner Mike Keiser and Bandon Dunes for agreeing to host the 2019 U.S. Amateur Four-Ball while this work occurs at Chambers Bay,” said John Bodenhamer, the USGA’s senior managing director of championships and governance.

“We also acknowledge the foresight and initiative of everyone at Chambers Bay in undertaking this work.”

The ongoing turfgrass project, which will transition the putting surfaces at Chambers Bay from fescue to Poa annua grass, will provide long-term benefits to the facility.

The course has previously hosted the 2010 U.S. Amateur and 2015 U.S. Open.

Chambers Bay will host the 2021 U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Championship from May 22-26. The Home Course in DuPont will serve as the stroke-play co-host for the 2021 U.S. Amateur Four-Ball.


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