"For those players who are making a big deal about the high, thick fescue along the 7,800-yard setup at Erin Hills, host of the U.S. Open this week, saying it's" unplayable", "unhittable", "unfindable", and that it's, yes, all so "unbelievable", I say, "quit whining!" In comparison, some of the fairways at Erin Hills are as wide as 70 yards. Although the newest US Open venue may have hazardous rough, they felt that as Erin Hills has the widest fairways in the event's history the fescue should just be treated as normal a hazard. "We're going to have to be prepared for whatever the USGA throws at us from a layout standpoint, from a course setups standpoint, so there will be a lot of preparation going into the tournament". Who would have thunk it?
"I think past year there were two things we fell short on - it took too long to make the ruling and it left uncertainty with the competition", said John Bodenhamer, the USGA's managing director of rules and competition. But if you let it get into your head you really have no chance.
MCILROY'S SUMMER: Rory McIlroy has played only six tournaments this year because of a rib injury that cost him seven weeks at the start of the year, and a recurrence of the injury that made him sit out six weeks ahead of the U.S. Open. So I hope that trend continues this week. "It constantly tests that barrier to see if I can push myself further and further". "I don't want to stop by just qualifying and being here ceremonial". And he certainly passes that eye test as well as anybody in the game today. Both are renowned for their short games, as is Spieth. "So it would be a great week to put it all together". Although the Queenslander has not won in more than a year - his last victory was the 2015 Players - he arrived in Wisconsin on the back of a play-off loss to Billy Horschel at the Byron Nelson Classic in Dallas and a steady T15 finish at the Memorial Tournament in his adopted home of Ohio. In that department, Erin Hills' closing par-5 18th fits that bill to perfection.
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Her mother has said victor was a specialist in Pashto, Farsi and Dari, languages spoken in Afghanistan, Iran and Pakistan. There were no records of victor misbehaving or receiving disciplinary action when she served the military.
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Both nights, they found cause to chant, "Draymond sucks" - earlier in Game 4 than in Game 3. Their 53% three-point shooting also was significantly better than in any other Finals game.
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Telfair was arrested in 2007 after a loaded gun was found in his auto , and pled guilty to criminal possession of a weapon. The former National Basketball Association player now faces weapons charges, and three and a half to 15 years in prison.
Dustin Johnson claimed his first major title at Oakmont 12 months ago, but only after being given a one-shot penalty following an incident which left players, officials and spectators unsure of his score with just seven holes to play. Now, the wind will probably blow most of the week, but even if it dies slightly, the course seems gettable. Attitude makes up for at least 25 per cent of your performance. "If I can get that in my hands more regularly, and the field has to hit driver more, that plays into my hands too". With all the slopes going off the green, you might miss the green by three feet, roll off to 30 feet and being able to putt those, or even if you want to bump, run, chip it close, it's going to be important.