US Open 2015: Chambers Bay patience is key for Darren Clarke

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Darren Clarke predicts the Chambers Bay course has the potential to make a lot of golfers "look stupid" during this year's US Open.
US Open
Venue: Chambers Bay, Washington Dates: 18-21 June
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Darren Clarke is looking forward to the challenge of tackling the links-style course at Chambers Bay in Washington.

The 2016 Ryder Cup captain describes the slopes around the US Open venue as "severe" and says patience will be key.

As the course is only eight years old, Clarke is unsure what winning total will be required to triumph at the second major of the year.

"Because we haven't been here before, all the guys are asking themselves the same sort of question," he said.

"There are lots of roll-offs.

"One bounce that is a bit too firm and because of the speed of the greens, it rolls maybe one hundred yards back off the green. I like it."

The course has the appearance of a links, similar to Irish venues such as Royal Portrush and Royal County Down, which staged the Irish Open last month.

Clarke said: "It's got that sort of feel to it, but it definitely has the potential to make us look stupid with some of the shots we're going to hit.

"You're going to hit some great shots that aren't going to be rewarded but you may hit one or two that gets a fortuitous bounce and go close.

"Everyone is going to have a few funny ones this week, and it's part and parcel of it."

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