Take a look back at the 2015 U.S. Open at Chambers Bay, which launched recently crowned Masters champion Jordan Spieth to the top of the golf stratosphere
The 2015 U.S. Open Championship at Chambers Bay
The 2015 United States Open Championship was marking the 115th edition of this prestigious tournament. Held from June 18th to 21st, 2015, at the scenic Chambers Bay golf course in University Place, Washington, this event left an indelible mark on the golfing world.
Jordan Spieth’s Triumph: Youth Meets Excellence
The standout highlight of this championship was the emergence of a young prodigy, Jordan Spieth.
At the tender age of 21, Spieth captured his first U.S. Open title, propelling him into the realm of golfing legends.
What made his victory even more remarkable was that it came on the heels of his Masters triumph earlier in the year, making him the youngest golfer to achieve this dual feat since Bobby Jones in 1923.
The list of those who had managed to secure the first two major championships of the year was indeed illustrious, including names like Craig Wood (1941), Ben Hogan (1951, 1953), Arnold Palmer (1960), and Jack Nicklaus (1972).
A Landmark Event in the Pacific Northwest
The 2015 U.S. Open also etched its place in history by being the first of its kind to be hosted in the Pacific Northwest.
The stunning Chambers Bay course, located southwest of Tacoma on the picturesque shore of Puget Sound, served as the perfect backdrop for this memorable tournament.
Golf enthusiasts from around the world were treated to breathtaking views of this unique coastal landscape.
A New Broadcast Era Begins
Another noteworthy aspect of the 2015 U.S. Open was the change in television coverage.
This edition marked the inaugural broadcast by Fox Sports 1 and Fox Sports, signaling the beginning of a 12-year partnership with the United States Golf Association. This move opened up new possibilities for golf fans, enhancing the overall viewing experience.
Washington’s Golfing Legacy
Chambers Bay’s hosting of the U.S. Open also added a significant chapter to the golfing legacy of Washington state. While this was the first U.S. Open to grace the state, it was the third major championship to be held there.
Washington had previously hosted the PGA Championship in 1944 and 1998, further solidifying its status as a prominent destination for major golf events.