USGA's Davis looking to make golfers 'think on their feet'
UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. -- On the eve of its first men's major championship in the Pacific Northwest, the U.S. Golf Association senses that it is on the verge of something extraordinary. Executive director Mike Davis welcomed the challenge Wednesday.
Questions about how Chambers Bay Golf Course, a rock quarry just eight years ago, will play have dominated pre-tournament discussions here on the banks of the Puget Sound.
Davis, the man primarily responsible for how the 2007 Robert Trent Jones Jr.-designed course (No. 29 Golfweek's Best Modern Courses) will treat golfers, concedes that mistakes will be made regarding setup but that he hopes they will be minor.