The rough at U.S. Opens always gets all the attention, and rightfully so.
But the greens at this year’s Open at Winged Foot? They are so tough.
There are undulating hills, sometimes multiple ones on one hole. The ground is hard as a rock, punishing a miss by sending a ball far away. Extreme creativity ends up being rewarded, but it’s enough to make your mind melt.
Let’s start with a shot from Friday that punished Bubba Watson (who actually ended up having a pretty good second round with a 1-under). Some serious creativity … but down it went backwards. Yikes.
This is a very, very deflating feeling. pic.twitter.com/cwFoenyprM
— GOLF.com (@GOLF_com) September 18, 2020
And then there’s that epic Zach Johnson putt from Thursday:
— U.S. Open (USGA) (@usopengolf) September 17, 2020
This putt from Cole Hammer was impressive — right into a hill:
— U.S. Open (USGA) (@usopengolf) September 18, 2020
Look at where Dustin Johnson had to put this ball out of the sand:
— Golf Channel (@GolfChannel) September 18, 2020
There was this miss from Abraham Ancer. Welp.
— Fantasy Golf Pod (@fantasygolfpod) September 17, 2020
Good luck the rest of the way.