Fathers celebrate special day with their kids at Chambers Bay

Ryan Damschen chuckled when a reporter asked if he bought his dad, Barry, tickets to Sunday’s final round of the U.S. Open at Chambers Bay as a Father’s Day gift.

“Yeah, right,” he joked.

Barry Damschen was just happy to be visiting such a beautiful golf course and spending quality time (“and money”) with his son. The Montana resident didn’t mind the walk around the golf course.

“I think there’s a lot of criticism, but I like it,” he said.

Meanwhile, along the ropes at the first hole, Heather Christensen of Tacoma said a Father’s Day outing at Chambers Bay was way better than sitting at home watching the championship on television.

Jason Christensen toted the couple’s cheery 2-year-old son, Peyton, around on his shoulders.

“He likes Chambers Bay park,” Peyton’s dad said.

Jim Colquhoun and his son, Michael — who bought his father the Open tickets — posed for a photo in front of the Chambers Bay sails in Spectator Square.

The Vancouver, British Columbia, residents were excited to see who would hoist the trophy, thanks to the tickets Michael bought his dad for Father’s Day.

“We both love golf and it seemed like it would be a good opportunity because it’s so close to Vancouver,” Michael Colquhoun said.