I loved watching that course on TV. Can't wait for 2015. I traveled to Scotland in 1989 and played many great courses - still cherish those memories.
A 16-year-old kid on my son's high school team was there. He had a great day qualifying for it - shot 5-under over 36 holes.
He shot 79-89 in the stroke play - guess which round was on Chambers Bay? The poor kid came home with a wicked case of tendonitis in his left wrist from hitting down on that hard turf. He finally played again today so all is good.
About the fescue grass all over the course - fairways, rough, tees and greens - what don't more courses do that? My course here in southern New Hampshire browned out too, but it's dead not dormant. They said on TV that the root structure is 11 inches deep! I think they did a great job building that course. The 2015 Open will be a blast!