USGA mows down some fescue at Erin Hills after Tuesday’s heavy rain
It was fun while it lasted – depending on who you ask.
Due to heavy rains on Tuesday morning, the USGA decided to cut down a good portion of the fescue on the course, noting that the precipitation had matted down certain areas. As a result, they said, an already-difficult part of the course became too chastening.
The crew is mowing down areas of fescue roughs that were knocked down by heavy rains. "It would be unplayable," @USGA's Darin Brevard said pic.twitter.com/5TtEQOaM5e— Golfdom (@Golfdom) June 13, 2017
Some golfers took issue with the fescue on Monday, while others took a lighter approach, such as Lee Westwood:
By no means will Erin Hills be easy, but golfers are likely thankful for the move. U.S. Open play is set to begin on Thursday.
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