Could this be the most difficult U.S. Open ever?
It's not out of the question, as videos and photos rolling in from players at Oakmont showcase lightning-fast greens and rough so thick you need a weed-whacker.
A difficult course setup is something on which Oakmont and the U.S. Open has prided itself. The 2007 U.S. Open held at Oakmont had a winning score of five-over-par 285. Depending on the weather, it could be even higher this year.
With greens this week running as high as 14.5 on the stimpmeter, and rough high enough to hide golf balls, what score might win this week?
The highest winning score in U.S. Open history, since World War II, was 293 by Julius Boros in 1963. While it's unlikely that record is in danger, it may not be far off. The highest score on one hole was a 19 by Ray Ainsley in 1938, another record that I shamefully hope gets challenged.
Here are some of the photos and videos shared by players during their practice rounds:
Max Kieffer showing everyone that Happy Gilmore's "just tap it in" advice may not help players this week.
AP Golf writer Doug Ferguson has had enough. I think he'd prefer to stick to writing this week.
Justin, I would suggest not leaving your approach shot short on 17.
How many of us could reach this hole?
How did he even find his ball in there in the first place?
This won't be the last time we're all saying "bye" as a ball rolls of the green this week.
Are you sure there is a ball in there Keegan?
After seeing these, what do you all think? Is this going to be the most difficult U.S. Open of all time?