Players usually pass on pleasantries and platitudes the week of a Major. It’s all game faces and Go Time talk.
So it was especially surprising (and refreshing) and when the likes of Tiger Woods and Brooks Koepka shared how special it was to them that they were playing this year’s U.S. Open at Pebble Beach.
On the fence about booking your buddy trip to Pebble Beach? Need to convince someone special?
Let these 10 pros do the talking:
It's just different than any other venue you ever play.
“I was out there, probably looked like a tourist taking all the pictures on my phone and forgot I was playing a practice round. But, yeah, that’s what this place does to you. When you get around holes like Nos. 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, and then you finish off with Nos. 17 and 18, it’s just different to any other venue that you really ever play.” –Louis Oosthuizen
“It’s got to be one of the most beautiful places in the world. This is as good as it gets for a U.S. Open.” –Justin Thomas
“There’s nothing like playing a U.S. Open setup at Pebble Beach.” –Tiger Woods
It's just one of the most amazing pieces of property in the world, and the fact that we get to play golf on it is pretty amazing.
“It’s just one of the most amazing pieces of property in the world, and the fact that we get to play golf on it is pretty amazing. And to have a major championship on it is even more special.” – Jordan Spieth
“How could you not like this place and get good vibes?” –Rickie Fowler
“The course is a really good, fun golf course. It’s not overly long. It sets up really well for amateurs as well as pros.” –Justin Rose
“The walk from the fourth tee to the 10th green is pretty hard to beat.” –Graeme McDowell
I think it’s as spectacular as anywhere. It's a golfer's heaven.
“There’s no more special place than Pebble Beach, period.” –Ernie Els
“It’s so beautiful. I think it’s as spectacular as anywhere. It’s a golfer’s heaven.” –Adam Scott
“I don’t think there’s a better place to win the U.S. Open. That finishing hole is the greatest hole in golf. If you have the chance to hoist the trophy here, it’s pretty special. It’d probably be the coolest feeling you could have.” –Brooks Koepka
Ready to see for yourself?