US Open 2015: What’s Buzzing at Chambers Bay?

June 17, 2015
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What’s going on during U.S. Open week? A lot. Here’s where you can find some of the best observations and tournament tidbits out there. We’ll update this several times per day, so don’t be afraid to be a return visitor.

Random Things You Can Buy in the U.S. Open Merchandise Tent

Need T-shirts, ball markers, flags, drinking glasses or more than a hundred different kinds of hats?

Well, then the U.S. Open merchandise tent is your one-stop shop. I spent some time there Wednesday and found some items you might be interested in (and others that I would hope no one might be interested in). Anyway, take a look.

Need a shirt? There are only about 300 plus in the massive merchandise building. These aren’t golf T-shirts, but I like them all the same. Casual, comfy, sign me up! $32 for the one on the left and $45 for the one on the right.

No, this isn’t a close up of a golf ball. These “oversized golf balls,” as they are called, are going for $12 each. Kind of like kickballs I guess. One guy walked by and even called them cool. They’re a popular item here to take to the practice area to get signed.

Want to be like Bubba Watson and Ian Poulter? Here’s your chance! These are just a handful of the visors on sale, and these are all $22 each.

Chambers Bay U.S. Open flags could also be yours. Different colors, too, and all $12 apiece.

Koozies! $3 a pop for these, which is probably the cheapest thing in the building.

These shorts … I guess .. you could buy … if you really wanted to. And for only $78!

Here are a bunch of stuffed bears, ranging in price from $12-25. They have names, too. There’s Frisky Fox, Rascal Raccoon and Maximilian Moose, to name a few.

The Greens Will Be Wild

This putt proves that, doesn’t it? Watch Alex Noren baby this putt only to see it land about six or seven feet past the hole.

Oooooookeeey….fast this week….

A video posted by @alexnoren1 on

The 1-Iron Is Back

Jason Day has a 1-iron. That’s pretty cool. He’ll need it this week with the baked out fairways allowing for balls to roll, and roll, and roll.

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