Oklahoma State University Turfgrass Science

U.S. Open at Pinehurst No. 2

U.S. Open at Pinehurst No. 2, Oklahoma State University, USGA, Justin Quetone Moss, OSU Turfgrass Science

 

2014 U.S. OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP

PINEHURST NO. 2 - BY THE NUMBERS

 

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Here are some interesting figures to keep in mind as you watch the U.S. Open:

 

11 to 12: The target green speed measured by a USGA Stimpmeter.

 

0.45: The approximate mowing height of the fairways in inches.

 

40: The acres of rough turf removed during the 2010 restoration project, reducing maintained turf to 50 acres.

 

650: The number of irrigation heads removed during restoration project. Total water usage was reduced 70%.

 

70: Number of plant species found in the sandy wiregrass areas.

 

111: Number of bunkers found on the course.

 

6,570: Average green square footage.

 

1907: Year of the original design by Donald Ross.

 

2: The number of mowing heights featured in this week's championship- putting greens and the rest of the playing areas.

 

7,562: Scorecard yardage for the U.S. Open. Par is 70.

 

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