The U.S. Open merchandise tent erected at Chambers Bay is bigger than the one at last year’s tournament in Pinehurst, North Carolina.
The 41,000-square-foot tent is 2,000-square-feet larger because the USGA decided to add 10 more cash registers to reduce lines.
The tent opens for shopping June 11, four days before the first practice round. Those four days will be the only time visitors can shop there without a ticket for the event.
Typically the USGA sells 5,000 to 7,000 items during this four-day window, but USGA merchandise director Mary Lopuszynski expects to sell even more this year.