Score one for Erin Hills. But here’s five reasons why Chambers Bay is the better future US Open venue | Tacoma News Tribune

Jordan Spieth tees off with a sweeping view of Fox Island on the second day of the tournament at the 115th U.S. Open at Chambers Bay, Friday, June 19, 2015.

Jordan Spieth tees off with a sweeping view of Fox Island on the second day of the tournament at the 115th U.S. Open at Chambers Bay, Friday, June 19, 2015. Drew Perine – Staff photographer

ERIN, Wis. – And now we go to the scorecards.

In the matchup of U.S. Open course hosting the national open for the first time — Chambers Bay from 2015 vs. this year’s site, Erin Hills — the winner by split decision is … Erin Hills.

The reason Erin Hills gets the nod is because it holds the single-biggest advantage in plush conditions. The greens were perfect and not cauliflower, like Rory McIlory called the ones at Chambers Bay during the 2015 U.S. Open. But long term? Chambers Bay is the better site.

Source: Score one for Erin Hills. But here’s five reasons why Chambers Bay is the better future US Open venue