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USGA's Mike Davis on Chambers Bay: 'We've got it right where we want it'

June 17, 2015

USGA Executive Director Mike Davis said on Fox Sports 1's U.S. Open preview show Wednesday morning that "we've got it [Chambers Bay) right where we want it, which is wonderful."


Mike Davis and Chambers Bay architect Robert Trent Jones II (Getty Images)

Fox analyst Greg Norman interviewed Davis, who also ventured a prediction on the winning score. "I would guess, just a guess, maybe a few better than par,," he said. "But if it got windy and crusty on us par's always a good score."

Davis has been a target for criticism for how the course has been playing, but he is satisfied that the USGA has gotten it right.

"On the eve of the championship the golf course is superb," he said. "It's nice and firm and fast. And really, at this point, thankfully, we're getting blessed with this great weather, it's really down to managing the firmness. It's a water management thing. So we're looking at moisture levels in greens. We're looking at the firmness of greens. And we're also looking at what winds might be predicted for tomorrow. So we've got it really right where we want it, which is wonderful."