Tommy Armour once remarked about Pinehurst, "the man who doesn't feel emotionally stirred when he golfs at Pinehurst beneath those clear blue skies and with the pine fragrance in his nostrils is one who should be ruled out of golf for life". The course was designed in 1898 by Scottish golf course architect Donald Ross, a recent redesign by Coore/Crenshaw, and plays 7,335 yards from the back tees with a 76.0 handicap and a 137 slope. The simplicity of Pinehurst is brilliant, wide fairways through the pines to diabolical green complexes where you can forget about getting up and down from just off the green in most cases. The greens are large, on average 5,000 feet, but over half of the green area is not available for pin placements due to the slope and undulations. More professional championships have been held at Pinehurst than anywhere else in the US, including the 1936 PGA won by Denny Schute, 1951 Ryder Cup,-US, 1999 US Open-Payne Stewart, and 2005 US Open-Campbell, and will again host the US Open in 2014.