In hindsight, it might have made more sense to play the Women’s PGA at fescue-laden Erin Hills, a marvelous but brand-new course that produced a U.S. Open that left many golf fans unsatisfied. Erin Hills wiped out a cache of superstars before the weekend, then yielded low scores to relative unknowns. But hats off to the USGA for thinking outside the box and taking on another new venue, rather than returning the U.S. Open to Olympia Fields, where Jim Furyk won in 2003.
Training Camp doesn’t have the same ring as Spring Training. Spring Training is a fresh start on life. Training Camp is back to work. And the concept of strapping young men donning way-too-much gear on sweltering-hot days seems impractical as well as unwise. Baseball smartly goes to Florida and Arizona for appropriate weather. If football did that, it would be a boon to the economies of the Upper Peninsula and the Yukon. But we love our football.
Some thoughts on the U.S. Open at Erin Hills. But first, some preamble. Once upon a time, the U.S. Open would go from one fancy tree-lined country club to another, grow the rough and give the championship trophy to the guy who hit his ball in the rough the fewest times. That’s why I always preferred the Masters and the British Open. At the Masters, there was no rough. There was risk-reward joy mingled with crash-and-burn disaster.
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