The Fairways Are Wider, A Lot Wider
If you, or a U.S. Open competitor, finds the fairway at Pinehurst No. 2, you can thank Ben Crenshaw and Bill Coore. One of the changes they made during the renovation of the course was to increase the size of the fairways by an average of 50 percent. "This place is what it is,'' Crenshaw said in 2011. "We tried our best to uncover it.'' Original designer Donald Ross, said Crenshaw, wanted it to be a "stern test, but he also wanted people of lesser skills to be able to play it as well."