Kevin Na Demonstrates Unplayable Fescue Rough at Erin Hills

By: | Mon 12 Jun 2017 | Comments


This week's 117th U.S. Open is being played at the imposing Erin Hills in Wisconsin, a modern venue that has drawn a wide range of responses. It's a striking layout, visually intimidating and long, but the main feature grabbing most attention is the significant fescue, which frames the relatively wide (for a US Open) fairways.

PGA Tour winner, Kevin Na demonstrated the impossibility of this long grass on Instagram, illustrating that anyone who narrowly misses the fairway will find themselves with an unplayable shot. It's a severe penalty, one that will lead to many lost balls and potentially add significant time onto rounds during the year's second major.

It's most certainly going to be a point of discussion throughout the championship. Many will view it as needlessly excessive, while others will enjoy the macabre delights of watching the game's best players reduced to hackers.


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