As expected, several media outlets covered the news conference. Here are links to some of that coverage:
Below, Pinehurst offers the most in-depth coverage of the news conference you will find anywhere with it’s running diary of the day:
Today, USGA Executive Director Mike Davis will be joined by U.S. Open Championship Director Reg Jones and Pinehurst Resort and Country Club President Don Padgett II for a news conference to preview the 2014 U.S. Open and U.S. Women’s Open Championships at Pinehurst No. 2.
The news conference will begin at 1 p.m. and the Pinehurst Blog will provide a live, running diary of the event. Refresh this page often to get a behind-the-scenes look at the news conference as we report live from Pinehurst.
7 a.m. Already tables, chairs, staging and video are in place for the news conference, which is still six hours away. Media are expected to arrive around noon.
10:37 a.m. While Reg Jones takes a moment to practice – and pantomime – his prepared remarks at the podium in a dimmed St. Andrews Room, the Pinehurst staff works on putting the finishing touches at each table, including a centerpiece that can only be found at Pinehurst.
Reg Jones: “We just want to send our thoughts and prayers to everyone in Boston.”
“Pinehurst has become the benchmark for our championships.”
“It’s not because it makes things easier for our team inside and outside the ropes. This was not a decision that was financially motivated.”