US Open 2015: Chambers Bay course is no concern for officials

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US Open
Venue: Chambers Bay, Washington Dates: 18-21 June
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Tournament officials are happy with the course at the US Open, despite concerns about conditions at Chambers Bay.

The firm, dry Seattle course is built on land formerly used as a rock quarry and has an unorthodox layout.

United States Golf Association director Mike Davis said players would face a "comprehensive test".

But Davis added: "From a set-up standpoint and really presenting the golf course for a championship test, we couldn't be happier."

Hosting the event for the first time, the par-70 course has only been open eight years and has a number of architectural quirks. When it opened in 2007, it was with the ambition of hosting a US Open.

"While it's going to be different, we are going to remain true to really what a US Open is and what it's been," said Davis.

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Graeme McDowell

"(That is) a great comprehensive test of shot-making skills, course management skills, ability to handle your nerves and there's a bit of an endurance test."

The tournament gets under way on Thursday, with world number one Rory McIlroy paired with defending champion Martin Kaymer of Germany for the first two rounds.

England's Justin Rose tees off alongside Masters champion Jordan Spieth and twice US Open runner-up Jason Day.

Rose won the title in 2013 and believes it is only a matter of time before he claims a second major.

"I feel like I've maintained my world ranking, I've won tournaments, I've done all the right things," said the world number five.

"I've kicked on from winning my first major, when sometimes it's difficult to live up to that.

"I'm doing all the right things. It's just a matter of everything lining up again."

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