2014 US Open: The $20 concession challenge

Concession prices for 2014 US Open patrons at Pinehurst No. 2. (CBSSports.com)
Concession prices at the 2014 US Open at Pinehurst No. 2. (CBSSports.com)

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As you probably know, $20 dollars can go a long way at Augusta National for patrons looking to fill their stomach. The throwback prices have always been a staple of celebrating Masters week, and our own Mike Freedman detailed the extent of $20 worth of damage in April

That money won't go nearly as far at the 2014 US Open in Pinehurst. 

To be fair, the prices aren't "Super Bowl bad," as a domestic beer will run you $6.00 and there are offerings of fruit and granola bars for less than three bucks. 

Check out the full menu from the US Open below. 

1/3 Lb. Cheeseburger: $7.50

All Beef Hot Dog: $5.00

Grilled Chicken Sandwich with Cheese: $8.00

Grilled Pimento Cheese Sandwich: $5.50 

Garden Fresh Vegetarian Salad: $7.00

Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad: $8.00

Southern Pit Smoked Ham & Cheese Hoagie: $7.00 

Smoked Turkey & Cheese Hoagie: $7.00

Snacks: Pretzel, chips, pastries, bagels (all $3.00); jumbo cookie: $2.50; candy bar, granola bar (both $2.00); whole fruit: $1.50

Splitting the burger saved money, but required the addition of a hot dog. (CBSSports.com)
Splitting the burger saved money, but required the addition of a hot dog. (CBSSports.com)

Since we could not pull the impressive haul from the Masters with $20, we changed the challenge to "lunch for two" on Friday. Taking the tests of the day into consideration -- all day on your feet in the hot and humid sun of the Sandhills -- we decided on one 1/3 pound burger, two hot dogs and a bottled water. Split the burger and the water; fill your belly for twenty bucks. 

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Chip Patterson has spent his young career covering college sports from the Old North State. He's been writing and talking about football and basketball for CBS Sports since 2010. You may have heard him... Full Bio

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