Saturday, June 20, 2009
FARMINGDALE, N.Y. — If this U.S. Open proves anything, it is that if the greens are soft and receptive you can make the course 8,000 yards and someone is still going to go low.
Sure, the USGA moved up some tee boxes to shorten water-soaked Bethpage Black from playing 7,400+ yards, but we’ve already seen a pair of 64s, the second lowest Open round ever shot by an amateur (65 by Nick Taylor) and the 36-hole Open scoring record (132 by leader Ricky Barnes).
There better not be a drop of rain when the U.S. Open is contested at Merion, which plays under 7,000 yards, in 2013.
I’m just sayin’.