My (new) theory is that sometime between Aug 2009 and when WGT photographed Chambers Bay, the wooden sign in the pic above was moved
First this can't possibly be one of the 2, yet to be discoverd, signs on Chambers. The seven that have been found were all darker, woodtone, signs which provided the mileage to various courses (all of which are not on WGT).
Second, that is most definately not what is in your pic (besides being the wrong size and shape) and further, IT JUST ISN"T!!!
OK, heres the scoop boys:
I tried to enlarge Sams pics in order to read the signage better. It was difficult because the pics were horrible but, with my trained eye, I was able to make out the #16 and what appeared to be the word "Beached"...hmmmm.
I then, utilizing my extensive network of friends (Google), very quickly (by entering "Chambers #16 Beached") was able to deduce that the 16th Hole on Chambers is known, and referred to, as, yup.... "Beached". So, the sign has always been there as it is a directional sign to the 16th Hole (Beached).
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BTW: If Scotty comes to the same conclusion, as he most definately will, and should his reply appear before mine, because he is special and not under moderation, just know that I figured it out first.