U.S. Open: Lee Westwood has some fun with the “rough” at Erin Hills

By Joe Boozell
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U.S. Open courses are notoriously difficult, and Erin Hills is no different. At over 7,700 yards, it will play as the longest course ever for a major championship.

Other factors make Erin Hills challenging, too, as Lee Westwood (hilariously) pointed out on Instagram late Monday. Watch as Westwood shares a practice shot gone awry in an extreme version of “the rough.” One of his team members goes to great lengths to retrieve it:


@westwood_lee's team having some fun in the, uh, "rough" at Erin Hills.

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What we don’t know: how long it took him to find this errant shot – or better yet, if this was staged. Either way, prepare to see some outstanding golfers placed into difficult situations beginning on Thursday.

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