The following is a statement by Pierce County Executive Pat McCarthy about the conclusion of the 2015 U.S. Open:
"Congratulations to Jordan Spieth on winning the 2015 U.S. Open Championship. It was a thrilling week with lots of dramatic lead changes, and Chambers Bay proved worthy of the toughest test in golf.
"This was one of the most extraordinary weeks in our region's history. Our communities hosted thousands of visitors, and tens of millions of people saw spectacular views of our beautiful home. On behalf of Pierce County, I offer our thanks and appreciation to the local, state and federal partners who helped make this a huge success, as well as the championship volunteers and residents who provided such a warm welcome to all of our visitors.
"I especially want to thank the United States Golf Association for selecting Chambers Bay as the site of the first U.S. Open in the Pacific Northwest. Our county-owned golf course sets a great example for the USGA's goals of sustainable, accessible golf. I look forward to the post-championship reviews with county and USGA staff in the coming months. Our goal has always been to do this again and again, but first we have to take the time to analyze how it went.
"In the meantime, I am already looking forward to watching next year's championship at Oakmont Country Club in Pennsylvania."
Hunter George, Pierce County Communications