The US Open returns to Shinnecock Hills this week and the greens look rapid...
WATCH: Video Shows Shinnecock Hills 18th Green Is Unbelievably Quick
Jeff Smith (@radargolfpro on Instagram) posted this video of him dropping a ball on the 18th green and it ran the whole way off the front into a collection area.
Things could get interesting this week!
Watch the video below:
The USGA will hope the green isn’t this harsh during the Championship.
They certainly won’t want any repeats of the 2004 Championship where the 7th green became practically unplayable due heat, wind and a lack of water.
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Jeff Smith posted another video to Instagram of the rough at Shinnecock:
The European Tour posted this video of even tougher rough:
Last year, similar videos emerged of the rough at Erin Hills and it was then strimmed right before the championship.
Let’s hope that doesn’t happen again this year – we want to see tough conditions, right?
The US Open gets underway on Thursday with Brooks Koepka defending the title he won last year.
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