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Pinehurst Receives High Marks At Conclusion Of Hosting Back-To-Back U.S. Opens
Published June 23, 2014
DOUBLE DIP: GOLF.com's weekly roundtable discussed the back-to-back Opens. Golf.com's Eamon Lynch said, "I'm not sure we'll see another double bill like this anytime soon, but here's hoping the setup and course conditioning are regular features going forward." Golf magazine's Josh Sens added, "Great fun to watch the women and men take on the same track back to back, and a good way to shine a brighter light on the women's game." SI's Gary Van Sickle: "Did more people watch the Women's Open because it was after the men's? I don't know, but I didn't get that feeling." Golf magazine's Jessica Marksbury added, "I can't imagine a better outcome. I actually hope another back-to-back doubleheader is in the works sometime in the next decade." Golf magazine's Joe Passov: "The women received more attention than ever. ... I didn't succumb to Pinehurst burnout as I thought I might, and the course held up beautifully" (GOLF.com, 6/22). GOLFCHANNEL.com's Rex Hoggard wrote the decision to hold back-to-back Opens was "not only doable but it was an inspired choice." It "may not be the best idea at many venues, but at Pinehurst it seems to have been the perfect one" (GOLFCHANNEL.com, 6/22).