For weeks, we’ve heard that Erin Hills isn’t your typical US Open venue thanks to extra-wide landing areas off the tee that indicate an edge to golf’s longest hitters. But it appears that if you miss those fairways, the rough is as penal – if not more – than what you’d expect at America’s national championship.
On Tuesday, recent US PGA Tour winner Wesley Bryan shared a video from a practice round at the Wisconsin layout. Bryan showed that you can find two-foot deep rough just two paces from the fairway. And then? Good luck finding your ball, let alone playing it. Have a look:
The US Open starts on June 15 so there’s still time for the USGA to cut the grass a few times. But if it stays like this, we hope everyone playing that week brings some extra golf balls.