KENOSHA, Wis. — Washington Park Golf Course met my two most important criteria for playing a course. One, there was only one other car in the parking lot. (It was 2:30 on a Monday afternoon and the temperature was a sizzling 95 degrees.) Two, the first tee was open. The greatest joy of golf is playing unimpeded. I’ll play any course, no matter how shabby, if I don’t have to wait. And Washington Park wasn’t shabby, it turned out, just delightfully empty.
Jon Brackett is ready for his role reversal this week. Normally, the 47-year-old high school history teacher spends his summer working as a caddie at Erin Hills, which recently hosted the U.S. Open. This week, he’s helping train a batch of new caddies there, a task that requires him to play the course while ordering the newbies around so that they learn all of a caddie’s many duties. “Yeah, it’s pretty strenuous,” he said, laughing. “It’s one of those little perks.
ERIN, Wis. – The 117th United States Open came off exactly the way the U.S. Golf Association needed and wanted it to be: incident-free. There were no controversial penalties, dubious rulings or clown’s-mouth-windmill-like course-setup blunders. By Sunday night, only two questions still needed to be asked. 1. Was Erin Hills too easy to be a real U.S. Open course? 2. Should Erin Hills get another Open, or will it be like a Kentucky basketball player: one and done? Let’s dispatch the first question.
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