The Big Mystery at U.S. Open and Winged Foot
Everyone knows about the rough. Everyone knows to avoid it. If you don’t, you’re screwed. Simple. Easy to understand.
By now, everyone knows the greens are much slower than anyone expected. Then why – time and time again – are they leaving it short? These pros, the best in the world, come in from the second or third round and say “gee, those greens are not as fast as I thought they’d be. I left some putts short.”
Who broke the big news to them? They should have known this after their first practice round early in the week. It isn’t like the USGA is keeping it a big secret that the greens are being watered.
It’s like they’re all thinking, “We’re here at the U.S. Open and by god these greens are going to start acting like U.S. Open greens.”
Is there something I’m missing here?
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Well, that doesn't really address the issue. You can throw in all the apices, apexes and poas you want, Mr. Wizard. The result is that the greens are slower than expected -- uniformly -- and the players have failed to adjust."
It is comforting to know that Michelle Wie is not alone with her problem of adjusting to slower greens. One day she is playing in a US Open sectional with greens running at 12 to 12.5 and the next she starts a tournament where they barely hit 10 on the sunny days. Of course she just failed to adjust...
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