17 Jun '17, 1am

Erin Hills could finally bite back this weekend

Erin Hills could finally bite back this weekend

ERIN, Wis.—You’ve heard the comments. This Erin Hills is no U.S. Open course. Where is the carnage? And the ultimate groaner for people of a certain vintage: it’s the Midwest Bob Hope Classic. If you’ve sat with other golfers in a 19th hole watching the 2017 U.S. Open or even dared to search “low scores” on Twitter, there is outrage over the vulnerability of Erin Hills. Even here in Erin where the passionate Wisconsin fans see all of the danger lurking and try to figure out how they’d break 150 if they played here, there is still a sense that each birdie delivers a blow to Heartland pride. “They’re tearing this place up,” Paul Azinger concluded at the start of Fox’s evening broadcast. The U.S. Golf Association can’t win. Coming off a bumpy few U.S. Opens, it has set up this gargantuan course to err on the side of moving the 156-player field around in what looked like six h...

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