2014 U.S. Open at Pinehurst Preview, Picks + Predictions Plus the Driver-Off-The-Deck BOLD Play of the Week #RestoredMasterpiece

It’s impossible to improve on perfection, but somehow that’s what golf course architects Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw did with their renovation of Pinehurst No. 2.  Original course architect Donald Ross is surely smiling down from above this week as the course’s rough has been removed, replaced by waste bunkers and wire grass, giving it a brownish/rugged, almost Scottish look (Ross’ heritage).  [Read more…]