SPORTS

Players begin crash course of Chambers Bay for US Open

  • Tiger Woods watches his tee shot on the 18th hole during a practice round for the U.S. Open golf tournament at Chambers Bay, Monday, June 15, 2015, in University Place, Wash. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

    Tiger Woods watches his tee shot on the 18th hole during a practice round for the U.S. Open golf tournament at Chambers Bay, Monday, June 15, 2015, in University Place, Wash. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)  (The Associated Press)

  • Robert Streb walks to the 11th tee during a practice round for the U.S. Open golf tournament at Chambers Bay, Monday, June 15, 2015, in University Place, Wash. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

    Robert Streb walks to the 11th tee during a practice round for the U.S. Open golf tournament at Chambers Bay, Monday, June 15, 2015, in University Place, Wash. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)  (The Associated Press)

  • Tiger Wood, right, hits his tee shot on the 17th hole as Jason Day, of Australia, looks on during a practice round for the U.S. Open golf tournament at Chambers Bay, Monday, June 15, 2015, in University Place, Wash. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

    Tiger Wood, right, hits his tee shot on the 17th hole as Jason Day, of Australia, looks on during a practice round for the U.S. Open golf tournament at Chambers Bay, Monday, June 15, 2015, in University Place, Wash. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)  (The Associated Press)

The courtship of Chambers Bay is underway for a U.S. Open unlike any other.

Some of the flags on the greens might as well be there for decoration. Robert Streb was playing to the fourth green when he consulted with his caddie and realized his best line was the third USGA logo from the left on a large grandstand.

Retief Goosen hit an approach into the first green that was at the flag. It rolled to the left and trickled off the green. When he got to his ball, he had to use a laser to figure out how far he had to get to the hole.

Chambers Bay was busier than usual for a Monday at the U.S. Open, mainly because so many players know so little about it.