PGA Tour pros show how insanely difficult the U.S. Open will be
The world's best golfers are bracing for what will likely be the toughest golf tournament of the year next weekend at Oakmont at the U.S. Open, and a few players already on-site to practice are sharing some incredible previews of the course. Phil Mickelson said last week that be believes Oakmont will be the hardest course pros have ever played, and it's easy to see why.
Dicky Pride, who made it into the field through a sectional qualifier, battled rough up to his shins.
Graeme McDowell shot a video of a reporter trying to escape the rough that guards the 17th green. The ball barely moved.
The rough almost completely hides the ball.
The greens themselves, however, will pose the biggest challenge. The greens at Oakmont are notoriously quick, and on a windy day the ball may never stop rolling.