16 Jun '17, 10pm

On the longest course in #USOpen history, the shortest hole is giving the players fits

During a lengthy backup on the elevated tee at the 153-yard, par-3 9th hole Friday, Adam Scott and his caddie, Steve Williams, stood shoulder to shoulder as they discussed in hushed tones the vexing tee shot on what is the shortest hole at Erin Hills. Williams took control, as he is wont to do, imparting advice to Scott and gesturing with his arms as they debated the wind speed and direction. The tee shot at the 9th, particularly to the back-middle hole location the players faced during the second round of the U.S. Open, requires more precision than any other tee shot on the course—perhaps any shot, period. Miss left and players ran the risk of their balls trundling off the side or back of the green into one of seven deep, daunting bunkers that ring the putting surface. Miss right and players' balls fell into the swale front-right of the green, which funnels into a collect...

Full article: http://www.golf.com/tour-news/2017/06/16/shortest-hole-er...

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