Kaymer (Martin) has never visited Chambers Bay. In fact, he has not ever visited Washington or been to Pacific Northwest.
But then again, he has not ever defended the prestigious title of US Open. However, he would soon need to do everything mentioned above as the 2015 US Open is about to be hosted by Chambers Open, starting from 18th of June.
Kaymer kind of created in his country as he was the first ever German golfer to triumph at US Open last year. In one of his recent interviews, he shared that he would soon be reaching Chambers Bay by 13th June to understand the entire ambience – that might help him to prepare better for his defence. The practice round for US Open this year is dated for June 15th.
“That is when you generally have the course all to yourself”, noted the US Open defending champ.
His early reach at the ground would enable him to understand the distinct links layout of Chambers Bay with tee boxes at the declines or inclines.
“This is quite a bold golf site, in fact, it is your ‘wow’ site”, noted Mike Davis, the executive director of USGA.
“We do not have anything which we have played for US Open which is ever hardly close to it.’
As Martin has ever visited the site, whatever information he has gathered about this 8-year-old site is from is snaps. The European has liked the site’s 120-yard-wide fairways- which is around 4x bigger compared to usual width of traditional US Open field.
The defending champ has also apparently seen only the pictures (Chambers Bay) of Pierce County Chamber of Commerce- that included one from a very sunny morning.
“For GB people it seems as a good links course”, he added in.