A guide to the sixth hole at Erin Hills ahead of the 2017 US Open
Erin Hills Hole By Hole Guide: Hole 6
Hole 6 – Par 3 – 237 yards
The sixth hole provides the first par 3 of the round.
With its large green and apparent lack of defenses surrounding it, the 6th at first seems to be a breather, with a long iron being enough for the field to run the ball up towards the flag.
While it is true that a score of worse than 4 is unlikely, a 3 is definitely well earned.
With a strong westerly prevailing wind from behind and a false front followed by a green sloping away from the player, getting close to a hole location on the front half of the green is especially challenging. It could well be a pin placement that we’ll see for the final round of the US Open this year.