Why all the rough? Why greens that roll like table tops?
I can't believe that the course designers ever imagined these setups. The
really good designs don't need all the tricks anyway. You can separate the
good from the great with pin placements on any track worthy of hosting a
So why does the USGA insist on making the course the headline?
It's like bringing in all of the players for a MLB all star game and then
letting the umpires narrow the strike zone. Letting the grass grow up over
everyone's ankles so there are no ground balls. Silly & needless really.
You've got the best golfers in the world assembled for one of 4 major
tournaments a year. Why not just let them play and not try to make the
course setup such a big story.
USGA, stop the nonsense, take a lesson from Augusta National.
Despite what the USGA does I still love the US Open. It is the highlight of
the golf season IMHO. That includes all the qualifying events that lead up
to it and I love the fact that anyone who has enough game and the
(small/token)entry fee is welcome to participate.