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Pinehurst No. 2 will stretch to 7,562 yards for the U.S. Open in June:

Pinehurst No. 2 will stretch to 7,562 yards for the U.S. Open in June:

PINEHURST, N.C. (AP) --- Pinehurst No. 2 is ready for its double dip of U.S. open s. In less than two months, it will host the U.S. Open and U.S. Women's Open in consecutive weeks. USGA Executive Director Mike Davis said Monday that he is expecting "a challenging test of golf, but ... a great test of golf" on the course designed by Donald Ross and recently restored to his specifications by Ben Crenshaw. When the men tee it up June 12-15 and the women follow a week later, they'll find wider fairways, no rough and only two cuts of grass - green and fairway. Ross' famed turtleback greens remain largely unchanged. Davis says the course is "going to give the best players in the world some shots that they simply haven't had to make in past U.S. open s." The distances will be different but the intent is for the course to play the same way in both opens. The course will play at 7,...

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