After a lengthy tour Tuesday morning with general manager Matt Allen, I wanted to get at least an overview of the changes that will occur at Chambers Bay over the next few months (and a story will publish next week sometimes):
The tweaks were all highly recommended by United States Golf Association officials on site visits since the 2010 U.S. Amateur in August:
All work will be done in distinct phases:
PHASE I, Oct. 20
First hole - Entire green will have new sod, and the area short right of the putting surface will be softened. The hole will be closed starting Oct. 20 for roughly six weeks. Golfers will play the 10th hole twice.