A few weeks ago, we posted a video from PGA Tour member Wesley Bryan’s practice round at Erin Hills, the site of this year’s U.S. Open. In the video, Bryan showed us how truly brutal the rough was looking. Turns out, the USGA decided to keep that rough as penal as ever for the U.S. Open and Kevin Na is not too thrilled about it.
Na has a point here, that rough is pure insanity. But the U.S. Open has always rewarded fairways and greens and the USGA has always had a boner for the winning score to be right around par. So while it will be a bloodbath for guys who are hitting it crooked, the course might be ideal for players coming into the week in top form. And if the USGA wants the winner to be someone who can keep it in the short grass, then Erin Hills might be set up perfectly. I guess we’ll all see what happens come Thursday.